Message from Management

Message from Management

Akio Nitori
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
NITORI Holdings Co., Ltd.

Toshiyuki Shirai
President and Chief Executive Officer
NITORI Holdings Co., Ltd.

“I want to bring the comfort and luxury of American home living to the homes of Japanese People.”
This is what I felt when I visited the United States for the first time in 1972. What I saw there amazed me and touched me deeply.
In the United States, I found prices that are one-third of those in Japan, quality of products made from users’ perspectives, lineups of products in coordinated colors and styles, and the very fact that many chain retailers were doing the exact same practices and hence, supporting the everyday life of many people. “I want to create stores like theirs someday.” “I want to build a company that contributes to a better and more enjoyable everyday life for everyone.”
That deep impression, response and determination I felt on that day were the starting points on how NITORI Group is shaping its business today.

Today, with our mission statement of “to provide the foundation of prosperous home living to the global community” we take on challenges in Asia and other parts of the world. Never constrained by common industry practices and past glories, repeated denial of the status quo and continued provision of the foundation of prosperity to the customers are all key in determining our company’s significance in society.
In order to keep “offering the unexpected”, not only to our customers but also for our supporters - the stakeholders, we strive to keep striving for innovation and improving ourselves in the future.