August 9, 2019 / 3:53 AM / 9 days ago

Korea boycott has had impact on Uniqlo sales, Japan's Fast Retailing says

A Uniqlo store is seen on 5th Ave in New York, New York, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - A recent boycott on Japanese goods in South Korea has had an impact on casual clothing chain Uniqlo’s sales in the country, owner Fast Retailing said on Friday.

A company spokeswoman also said a recent decision to close a store in Seoul was not because of the boycott, but because it had decided not to renew the contract on the property.

Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Writing by David Dolan

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