FAST RETAILING CO., LTD. operates as a holding company that engages in the management of its group companies which centers in casual wear. It operates through the following segments: UNIQLO Japan, UNIQLO International, GU, Global Brands, and Others. The UNIQLO Japan segment manages UNIQLO clothing business within the Japan. The UNIQLO International segment handles UNIQLO clothing business outside of the Japan. The GU segment deals with the GU business in Japan and overseas. The Global Brands segment handles the Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand clothing operations. The Others segment includes the real estate business. The company was founded by Hitoshi Yanai in March 1949 and is headquartered in Yamaguchi, Japan.