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Uniqlo Watch

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All is not quiet on Uniqlo's Eastern front. The company's president Tadashi Yanai told WWD that recent protests against Japan in China have not affected production (although 75% of the Uniqlo's production goes down in China) but has affected sales. Here in the US, however, things are looking up, especially since the company's new San Fran store has its own home grown cheerleader. Yanai notes that "The people of San Francisco really welcomed us, particularly the mayor. I almost think the mayor is our salesman." But really. Who wouldn't get excited about a magic mirror? [WWD, sub req'd]