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Uniqlo shutters 100 China stores as coronavirus spreads

Japanese retailers Muji and Yoshinoya also suspend locations in Wuhan amid travel ban

People at a shopping district in Beijing on Jan. 25. The coronavirus outbreak in China is believed to be dampening consumer spending over the Lunar New Year holiday, the country's busiest shopping season.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Fast Retailing has temporarily closed more than 10% of its Uniqlo fast-fashion stores in China, Nikkei learned Tuesday, as retailers grapple with the country's fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.

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