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Billionaire Uniqlo Founder Wants a Woman to Take His Job

Japanese fashion retail giant Uniqlo will likely have a female leader in the future, setting an example of a corporate shift from traditional gender roles that have typically left women under the glass ceiling.

Tadashi Yanai, founder and chief executive officer of Fast Retailing Co., which wholly owns Uniqlo, has expressed his preference for a female successor on Tuesday saying that the job is simply more suitable for a woman.

Chinese Shoppers Go Absolutely Insane Over Uniqlo x Kaws Collection

Videos of chaotic crowds resembling a scene straight out of an apocalyptic movie emerged from China as shoppers went completely bonkers over a new collection from Japanese fashion company Uniqlo and American artist Kaws.

The summer collaboration, which dropped in mainland stores Monday morning, had people diving under security barriers, pulling clothes off mannequins and getting physical over certain items.

Tired of Wearing Uniqlo? Here are 9 Asian-Owned Clothing Brands to Check Out in 2019

Let’s face it: flexing your Uniqlo fits is getting harder and harder now that every Asian seems to be wearing the brand. But don’t worry; your friends at NextShark have you covered.

The following nine brands address a wide amount of price ranges with different styles, from streetwear to classics. These brands are also all Asian-owned. We’d like to give a special shout out to @asiangirlsunited on Instagram for inspiring our list; you can check out a link to theirs below.

HR Manager Sues Uniqlo, Claims Company Gives Favorable Treatment to Asian Employees

A payroll and HR manager at Uniqlo in the Melbourne, Australia branch is now suing the Japanese retail brand for alleged bullying and discrimination because of her “Caucasian heritage,” claiming that the company gives favorable treatment to its Asian employees.

Melanie Bell, in a statement on Friday, said that she was bullied on four occasions and that she was held back from a pay raise as well as promotions by Uniqlo executives, according to Daily Mail.

Uniqlo is Threatening to Leave the U.S. Because of Donald Trump

Uniqlo’s head and founder recently threatened to completely shut his clothing company’s operations in the United States should President Donald Trump insists on forcing firms to produce goods in the country.

Criticizing Trump’s policy, Fast Retailing Co. chairman and president Tadashi Yanai said he would rather withdraw from the United States if the government pursues imposing import duties, Asahi Shimbun reports.