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Chairperson Shuji Abe

In 1949, Mr. Abe was born in Fukuoka prefecture. He started working for Yoshinoya as part-time job when he came to Tokyo to be a professional musician. This was the beginning of his career and he worked his way up to the top.
In 1980, Mr. Abe led the reconstruction of YOSHINOYA CO., LTD. (Presently YOSHINOYA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.”YHD”) and appointed president in 1992 at the age of 42. He tackled the issues and lead to its growth during his tenure such as challenging 280 Yen for a regular beef bowl, BSE issue and price competition. “Yoshinoya” brand has been protected as the authentic beef bowl restaurant with his strong leadership.
In May 2014, Mr. Abe resigned president of YHD and handed it over to the young successor. He has been passing down his experience to the young generation as chairperson of YHD after his resignation.
The famous serial column “Watashino rirekisyo【My personal history】” was running in The Nihon Keizai Shimbun(”Nikkei”) during the month of September 2016.