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Shanghai welcomes Uniqlo

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Customers wait to enter the newly opened Uniqlo flagship store in Shanghai, China, on Monday. The clothing outlet is owned by Japan's Fast Retailing Co, which also own the brands of PLST, G.U., Comptoir des Cotonniers, and Princesse tam-tam. The new store is the world's largest Uniqlo flagship store.

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Picture tells a thousand words, so much for the right wing popuganda saying the Chinese are anti-Japanese. In fact the Chinese love the Japanese.

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Chinese love the Japanese.

I think it is more likely that they love shopping. Or does Uniqlo suddenly represent everything Japanese

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Yes, some new store to wreck during the next manifestos ? I wonder why do Japanese companies try so hard to go to China, when it is more simple to ignore it and go to any other Asian country?

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ebisen - yeah, one wonders why...being the world,s largest market and all...what could the reason it possibly be?

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marcelito - most of the stuff sold there is Made in China (and available through other channels anyway). Oh yeah, Shanghai is far from being the world's biggest market, unless you confuse Shanghai with the rest of China.

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Picture tells a thousand words, so much for the right wing popuganda saying the Chinese are anti-Japanese. In fact the Chinese love the Japanese.

@Tiger_In_The_Hermitage - Yep. You get the wrong impression from news that filters out. Uniqlo is HUGE in Korea as well, people were lining up outside some of the Seoul stores during sales. Murakami and other Japanese novelists' works are very popular also, in fact they've topped best seller lists for some time.

Yes, some new store to wreck during the next manifestos ? I wonder why do Japanese companies try so hard to go to China, when it is more simple to ignore it and go to any other Asian country?

@ebisen - China is a huge market that Japanese companies can ill afford to 'ignore'.

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China is a huge market that Japanese companies can ill afford to 'ignore'.

Just make sure you don't ignore riot shutter installation, as Japanese car dealers can tell you.

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ebisen -"Oh yeah, Shanghai is far from being the world's biggest market, unless you confuse Shanghai with the rest of China." Last time i checked Shanghai was a part of China.

You did say "I wonder why do Japanese companies try so hard to go to China, "

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The moral of the story is, lets share the good stuff that we all have and try make a decent living out of it rather than the hate and war stuff that seems to be topical these days.

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Tiger...you would wish China would heed those words

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This is the China I know. Very welcoming for Japanese people and things. Always have a great time there. Also, Uniclo makes all its stuff in China, so it is inexpensive to transport to China stores.

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Uniqlo... The bastards who wouldn't sign up to an agreement to protect their workers' welfare until forced to by embarrassing campaigns against them. I'd rather go naked... though the rest of the world might not be too happy with that ; )

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ebisen - Though the products are made in China, that doesn't make them available in China. A few knock-offs and rechanneled rejects will make it to the market in China, but unless there's a Uniqlo shop, the stuff won't be easily available. There's tons of stuff that is made in China that can hardly be found in China at the retail level. It's a rather obvious move for Uniqlo to open stores in China, riots and all.

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So they are buying Chinese-made clothes, with any profits going to a Japanese company!!

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I strolled through Ginza last week and I saw plenty of Chinese people shopping.

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Oh dear, I seem to be the only person in the world that doesn't like Uniqlo. I've tried and tried, but I just don't get it. It's almost like buying disposable clothing, or something.

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Uniqlo clothing is all made in China, so theyre welcoming theyre own product. funny.

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Go Go uniclo great product

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China is becoming very materialistic and consumerists. Not good in the long run...

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