Interview with Uniqlo founder, Tadashi Yanai

Tadashi Yanai was born in Ube in neighboring Yamaguchi Prefecture. He opened the first Uniqlo discount clothing store in Hiroshima city back in 1984. The company has become a retail giant with a reputation for stylish designs at reasonable prices.

In this 23 minute interview with Channel News Asia, Yanai talks about the company’s development, localization, the importance of failure and where the Q in UNIQLO came from.

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.

One thought on “Interview with Uniqlo founder, Tadashi Yanai

  • October 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I like how in the beginning of the interview he talks about how the Q in UNIQLO’s brand name was actually a mistake, but he was flexible enough to see the positive side of this and go on to help the global branding appeal. This is a lesson more entrepreneurs could take on for success. Thanks for posting this!


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