Tadashi Yanai Named One of TIME Magazine's TIME 100
TIME'S Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World
TOKYO, April 18, 2013
TOKYO, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TIME has named Tadashi Yanai, Chairman,
President & CEO of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., to the 2013 TIME 100, the
magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The
full list and related tributes appear in the April 29 issue of TIME, available
on newsstands and tablets on Friday, April 19, and now at
Commenting on the recognition, Tadashi Yanai said, "I am pleased to have been
named among this list of prestigious individuals, and wish to thank TIME for
having included me this year. Fast Retailing and UNIQLO aim to positively
impact the lives of people everywhere and change our world for the better,
through the clothing that we produce. We are serious about our commitment, and
it requires substantial influence. I believe that TIME's acknowledgement is a
reflection that as a company we are moving in the right direction."
The list, now in its tenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and
achievement of the world's most influential individuals. As TIME Managing
Editor Richard Stengel has said of the list in the past, "The TIME 100 is not
a list of the most powerful people in the world. It's not a list of the
smartest people in the world. It's a list of the most influential people in
the world. They're scientists. They're thinkers. They're philosophers. They're
leaders. They're icons. They're artists. They're visionaries. People who are
using their ideas, their visions, their actions to transform the world and
have an effect on a multitude of people."
Tadashi Yanai is Chairman, President & CEO of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., the
leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and
sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut
Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. Fast Retailing is
currently the world's fourth largest apparel retail company, with global sales
of approximately JPY 928 billion (approximately US$ 9.5 billion) for the 2012
fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty
retailer. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing
conventional wisdom and change the world, the company is dedicated to creating
great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people
Mr. Yanai started with a single UNIQLO store in Hiroshima in 1984, building
this to more than 1,200 UNIQLO stores today across 13 markets worldwide,
including Japan, mainland China, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines,
Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. The newest
market to welcome UNIQLO during summer 2013 is Indonesia.
Born February 7, 1949 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Mr. Yanai graduated from
Tokyo's Waseda University in March 1971, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political
Science and Economics.
For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit
www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.
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For media queries, please contact: Fast Retailing, Corporate PR Department,
Tokyo, Japan, Tel. +81 (0) 3 6885 0960
SOURCE Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
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