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Global Management Forum 2019

Uniqlo's Tadashi Yanai defends Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon

The quartet known as GAFA offer the world a hedge against hegemony and conflict

Fast Retailing Chairman President and CEO Tadashi Yanai speaks at the Nikkei Global Management Forum on Oct. 28 in Tokyo. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

TOKYO -- Tadashi Yanai, the CEO of Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing, defended some of the biggest targets of technology skepticism: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.

Yanai made his remarks at the Nikkei Global Management Forum in Tokyo, which every year brings together a carefully chosen group of the world's most accomplished executives to discuss corporate strategy, management philosophy and the latest trends in management from a global perspective.

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