2015 Alex Chan, SACOM Uniqlo protest, Tokyo

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Alexandra Chan of Hong Kong based labour-right NGO, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), gave a talk about working conditions in Chinese factories that supply the iconic Japanese fashion brand, Uniqlo on Friday January 16th and demonstrated in front of Uniqlo's flagship store in Ginza, Tokyo on Sunday January 18th. The talk was facilitated by local activist group, Tokyo Spring and detailed the undercover investigation in 2014 that exposed excess overtime and dangerous working conditions at two clothing factories in mainland China. SACOM, along with other workers' rights NGOs in China and Japan, have been pressuring Fast Retailing, who own the Uniqlo brand, to ensure working conditions improve in their suppliers' factories and increase transparency in their supply structures..
Uniqlo and Fast Retailing quickly acknowledged the report when it was published and have stated they intend to investigate and correct the problems outlined.
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