|Mei Kanayama||Representative Director, Director (Principal Executive Officer)|
|Youichiro Haga||Director, Corporate Officer (Principal Accounting and Financial Officer)|
|Yoji Takenaka||Independent Director|
|Tetsuya Sato||Independent Director|
Representative Director, Director (Principal Executive Officer)
Mr. Kanayama has served as our representative director since June 2009 and a director since January 2008, and the representative director and director of Tokyo Lifestyle since October 2019. Mr. Kanayama served as the president of Hirona Co., Ltd., a telecommunications company, between May 2008 and March 2012, and as a sales manager at Yonechiku Co., Ltd., a wholesaler and retailer of frozen marine products, dried foods, and livestock products, between July 2000 and September 2007.
Director, Corporate Officer (Principal Accounting and Financial Officer)
Mr. Haga has served as a director since June 2021 and a corporate officer since September 2020. Prior to joining Yoshitsu, Mr. Haga worked at MUFG Bank, Ltd. from April 1991 to August 2020, in various roles, including deputy branch manager, senior investigator, and investigator, among others. Mr. Haga received his law degree from Hitotsubashi University in 1991.
Mr. Takenaka has severed as our independent director since June 2021. Mr. Takenaka has been a lawyer at Takenaka Law Office, which he founded, since April 2005. Mr. Takenaka worked as a lawyer at Yamamoto Takayuki Law Office from April 1993 to March 2005. Mr. Takenaka received his bachelor’s degree in Politics from Waseda Univesity in 1986.
Mr. Sato has severed as our independent director since June 2021. Mr. Sato has served as the CFO of RSK Co., Ltd since July 2019, and served as president of WDM Co., Ltd between June 2017 and June 2019. Mr. Sato was in charge of business related to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone at Terrada Logicom Co., Ltd in Mitsubishi Corporation between January 2005 and May 2016. Mr. Sato also worked part-time at various Japanese companies, including MGB Co., Ltd where he has served as a corporate officer since April 2020, Japan Enmei Co., Ltd where he served as CFO between June 2018 and June 2019, as vice president and M&A division director between April 2018 and May 2018, and as M&A division director between September 2006 and May 2016, DDZ Co., Ltd where he served as president between July 2017 and March 2018, and Soken Beverage Co., Ltd where he served as auditor between June 2016 and May 2017. Mr. Sato received his Doctor of Business Administration degree from Josai International University in 2020.