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Uniqlo and the Hawaii Market (Business in Hawaii)


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Only on Business in Hawaii. Fast Retailing, the parent, was established in 1949 in Japan by Founder, CEO and Chairman Tadashi Yanai, and its subsidiary Uniqlo is a leading global casual manufacturer and retailer. Nearly 2000 Uniqlo stores are in operation world-wide. Recently, the first Hawaii store was launched at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Hawaii COO Yuya Tanahashi is a graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University and entered Uniqlo after gradudation. He has worked in Uniqlo stores throughout Japan and also in Boston, New York City, and San Francisco. Uniqlo is a global brand based on Japanese style and branding — is Hawaii a unique market for Uniqlo? Are there special styles sold only in Hawaii? Can Hawaii designers became part of the Uniqlo inventory globally?

The host for this episode is Ray Tsuchiyama. The guest for this episode is Yuya Tanahashi.

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