ASICS U-Big Creation (AUC), an apparel subsidiary of ASICS, has the sub-licensing, import and distribution rights for Sergio Tacchini men’s and women’s apparel in Japan, following a deal with Itochu, the master license holder for the country. AUC will develop tennis, golf and sports lifestyle apparel under the Italian brand that will be available primarily at Japanese sports specialty shops and department stores. The collection is being offered this month and will hit the retail locations by Spring 2007.