Fast Retailing is a global company that operates multiple fashion brands including UNIQLO, GU, and Theory. As the world's third-largest manufacturer and retailer of private-label apparel, the Fast Retailing Group offers high-quality, reasonably-priced clothing by managing everything from procurement, design, and production to retail sales. UNIQLO, our pillar brand, generates approximately ¥2.0 trillion in annual sales from approximately 2,250 stores in 25 countries and regions (FY2020). UNIQLO, with its LifeWear concept of ultimate everyday comfort, seeks to differentiate itself by offering unique products made from high-quality and high-functioning materials. The Group's main sources of UNIQLO-driven growth are gradually expanding beyond Japan to Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) and Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, our fun, low-priced GU fashion brand, primarily in Japan, is generating sales of approximately ¥240 billion. In terms of broad operational strategy and future direction, Fast Retailing is making progress on its Ariake Project, which aims to transform the apparel retail industry into a new digital consumer retail industry. We are working to build a supply chain that uses advanced information technology to create seamless links between Fast Retailing and its partner factories, warehouses, and stores worldwide. This transformation will minimize the environmental impact of our business, create a manufacturing environment that upholds human rights and ensures highly responsible procurement. Fast Retailing strives to harness the power of clothing to enrich the lives of people around the world and to create a more sustainable society.