Fast Retailing has inked a deal with real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan to speed up its expansion in East Asia.

The company announced yesterday (24 August) that the agreement will build on the "strong partnership" the two companies have formed over many years, which has led to Uniqlo stores in Mutsui Fudosan shopping developments.

Mitsui Fudosan will share information about its development projects in advance, discuss the possibility of opening Uniqlo stores and standardise store formats in its malls. The two firms also plan to share development ideas for commercial complexes in East Asia as well as information on retail estate properties.