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A Family Business: Tsuchiya's Strategy and History

Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

A Family Business: Tsuchiya's Strategy and History

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CJEB welcomes you to a lunchtime "zadankai" seminar:

A Family Business: Tsuchiya's Strategy and History

featuring

Koichi Ohara ’04
President and COO, Tsuchiya Co., Ltd.

Moderated by

Hugh Patrick
Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Tsuchiya was founded by Kounosuke Ohara in 1950 originally as a paint shop. The company went on to becoming a leading company in automotive parts and chemical sales after forging ties with America’s DuPont. Mr. Ohara’04 will talk about: 

  • Tsuchiya’s corporate strategy and its structure
  • History: Family business in trading for nearly 70 years
  • Lessons learned in the States 

Biography:

In 2012, Mr. Koichi Ohara was appointed as President of Tsuchiya Co., Ltd., succeeding his father, Mr. Yasuyuki Ohara. As President and COO, he is particularly focused on managing three domestic sales and marketing companies, and fourteen overseas subsidiaries.      

 

Since assuming the presidency, Mr. Ohara has placed special emphasis on further vitalizing Tsuchiya Group’s integration of both domestic and overseas business operations, and on the development of the its human resources, so that the global consolidated capability of the group can be maximized.                    

 

Immediately after joining Tsuchiya in 2000, Mr. Ohara was assigned to 3M in the U.S. and gained significant multi-national business experience. He then returned to Japan in 2004, and, before being assigned to Tsuchiya Decal Industrial Co. Ltd, Mr. Ohara had the opportunity to study at Central Japan Industries Association ("Chu-San-Ren"), a think tank where he acquired extensiveknowledge in manufacturing leadership.  In 2008 Mr. Ohara was appointed Senior Managing Director of Tsuchiya.                                                                                          

Mr. Ohara graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences in 2000, and received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2004.                                    

 
Lunch will be served. Advance registration is required. *

General Contact: Emiko Mizumura, em2265@columbia.edu 
Media Contact: Ryoko Ogino, ro2213@columbia.edu

 

 Please kindly note the following:

• Registration will begin at 12:00 pm. Doors will open at 12:15 pm. All guests must be seated by 12:30 pm.  
• Please arrive early as seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration does not guarantee your admission. 
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Your presence at this event indicates your willingness to appear in any photos or videos produced by Columbia and by third parties.If this is an issue, please let us know. Thank you.

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Uris 330, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)


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Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School


Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. The Center is a research organization widely recognized for its international programs, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy.

www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb

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