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Uniqlo has more stores abroad than in Japan

The number of Fast Retailing Co.’s overseas Uniqlo stores outnumbered its domestic outlets for the first time at the end of November, the company said.

Fast Retailing had 864 of the casual clothing stores overseas and 844 in Japan, it said Wednesday. It now plans to speed up store openings overseas, mainly in China, forecasting foreign sales will soon exceed domestic sales.

By region, Asia accounts for the biggest chunk of stores overseas, with some 410 Uniqlos in mainland China alone.

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