The original disclosure in Japanese was released on May 14, 2019 at 16:00

Takara Holdings Inc.


Notice Regarding Changes (Retirement) of Representative Director and Changes of Director



Kyoto, Japan—Takara Holdings has announced that a resolution has been made at meeting of the Board of Directors held on May 14, 2019, to implement the following changes (retirement) of Representative Director and change of director. Further, this resolution will receive final approval at the general shareholders' meeting scheduled to be held on June 27, 2019, and the following meeting of the Board of Directors.


1 .Notice regarding changes of Representative Director (scheduled for June 27, 2019)


(1) Reason for change

He is going to retire from Director on expiration of his term of office as a Director, and thus retire from Representative Director.


(2) Retiring Representative Director


New position

Current position
Toshio Kakimoto Senior Adviser Representative Director and Vice Chairman
  • On the same day, Toshio Kakimoto will also retire from his position of Director of Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd., and Takara Shuzo International Co., Ltd.
  • As a result of this change, the Representative Directors of the Company will be two persons: Hisashi Omiya, Representative Director and Chairman, and Mutsumi Kimura, Representative Director and President.


2 .Change of Directors (scheduled for June 27, 2019)

(1) New Director


New position

Tomoko Kawakami

Director (External  Director)

  • She fulfills the requirements of the independence criteria for outside officers established by the Company, and the Company will submit notification to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc., where the shares of the Company are listed, concerning her appointment as an independent officer as provided for by the regulations of the aforementioned exchange.


 (2) Abbreviated history

Name: Tomoko Kawakami
Date of birth:  May 3, 1965
Professional history:

Apr. 2000: 

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Kansai University
Apr. 2002:  Associate professor, Faculty of Commerce, Kansai University
Apr. 2003:  Visiting Scholar, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
(Until March 2004, and from October 2007 to March 2008)
Apr. 2009:  Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Kansai University
(Until March 2015)
Aug. 2012:  Visiting Scholar, INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute
(France) (current position)
Jan. 2013:  Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Foster School of Business,
University of Washington (Until March 2013)
Oct. 2013:  Research Fellow, The Institute on Asian Consumer Insight,
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) (Until July 2018)
Apr. 2015:  Professor, Waseda Business School, Graduate School of 
Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University (current position)
Apr. 2016:  Associate Director, Waseda Blue Ocean Strategy Institute
(currently, Waseda Blue Ocean Shift Institute),
Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University (current position)
Apr. 2019:  Director, Marketing International Institute,
Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University (current position)