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About Us

Company Name Sakura International Inc.
Representative Ken(Kaneyuki) Myohdai
Headquarters

【Headquarters】
ENDO Sakaisuji Building 3F and 4F, 1-7-3 Bingo-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 541-0051, Japan
Tel:06-6264-3900 Fax:06-6264-3901 

Office

【Tokyo Headquarters】
Daini Kamei Building 5F, 2-17-13 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0042, Japan
Tel:03-5646-1160 Fax:03-5646-1161 

【INTEX Office】
Intex Osaka Center Building 2F, 1-5-102 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 559-0034, Japan
Tel:050-5804-1783 Fax:050-5804-1784 

【Tokyo Studio】
3-19-27 Matsue, Soka-shi, Saitama 340-0013, Japan
Tel:048-930-0750 Fax:048-930-0751 

【Tokyo Studio (Soka Depot)】
6-6-31 Matsue, Soka-shi, Saitama 340-0013, Japan

【Nara Factory】
1121 Washika, Higashi-Yoshino-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara 633-2422, Japan
Tel:0746-42-1097 Fax:0746-42-1096 

【USA Office】
555 E.Pamalyn Ave. Suite C Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Tel:+1-702-816-2800 Fax:+1-702-816-2801 

【UAE Liaison Office】
Road #D-62, Opposite Nad Al Hamar, Dubai, UAE
(c/o Index Conferences & Exhibitions)
Tel:+971-4-520-8888 Fax:+971-4-338-4193

【China Liaison Office】
4839 Shanghai Hongmeinan Road, 201109, PR China
(c/o Shanghai Harmony Advertising & Decoration Co., Ltd.)
Tel:+86-21-6450-3208 Fax:+86-21-6450-1886

【Overseas Offices】
London, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Myanmar will open soon.

Incorporation February 2, 1980
Capital 72.7 million yen
Annual Sales

5.61 billion yen (fiscal year ending August 31, 2019)

4.1 billion yen (fiscal year ending August 31, 2020)

Corporate Banks

Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Tamade Branch

Mizuho Bank, Abenobashi Branch

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Tennoji Corporate Sales Dept.

Resona Bank, Abenobashi Branch

Nanto Bank, Tezukayama Branch

The Bank of Kyoto, Namba Branch

The Senshu Ikeda Bank, Sakaisuji Branch

Officers

Representative Director / Ken (Kaneyuki) Myohdai

Director / Naoto Igarashi

Director / Masashi Ueki

Director / Justin August

Director / Nobue Nagaoka

Auditor / Hitoshi Matsui

Auditor / Keizo Sakata

Corporate Auditor / Kazuo Kaneko

Number of employees 207(as at March 2021)
Business Scope

■ Full turnkey event servicing for all kinds of domestic and international shows (MICE, Sports, B2C) including planning, 2D/3D design, production, onsite construction, operations and organizer support and management.

■ Extension of the above real events globally (glocal) and online

■ Digital/online development (IT NOW Unit)

■ Online content/Video content production

■ International advertising and PR business (overseas media agency)

■ Security & temp staffing

■ Promotion of reuse system (SRDS²) for decorative materials used in real exhibitions Sakura modular system rental
(Octanorm, Smart Partition Panel ®, Poster Panel Stand ®, etc.)

Registrations and Permits

General Construction (Construction Industry and Interior Construction Industry) Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Permit (General-29) No. 23638

Security Tokyo Public Security Commission Permit No. 30003524

Temporary Staffing Licensed by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, No. 27-301845

Employment Agency Business Permit 27-YU-303348

Outdoor advertising business registration (Osaka Government No. 2020109)

Certification

Privacy Mark No. 17001295(05)

ISSA GBAC STAR certification (Osaka Head Office/Tokyo Global Office)

Organization

■Japan Space Design Association (DSA)

■Japan Exhibition Association (JEXA)

■Osaka Display Association (ODA)

■Japan Institute of Eventology (JIE)

■Japan Congress and Convention Bureau (JCCB)

■Japan Convention Management Association (JCMA)

■Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 

■ Kansai Association of Corporate Executives (KACE)

■ Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN)

■IBPC Osaka Network Center (Osaka International Business Promotion Center)

■Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)

■Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

■Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau

■Kobe Convention & Visitors Bureau

■Chiba International Convention Bureau

■Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB)

■Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau

■Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau

■Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau

■Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

■Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

■Ota City Industrial Promotion Association PiO Club

■Okayama Prefecture Industrial Promotion Foundation

■Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry

■Higashi Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

■Yao Chamber of Commerce and Industry

■Osaka SME Investment Incubator Annual Meeting

■National Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ) 

■Osaka Food Service Industry Association

■Osaka Cosmetic Goods Cooperative Association

■Japan Information System Users Society (JUAS)

■ITS Japan (Intelligent Transport System)

■Japan Council of Shopping Centers (JCSC)

■International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES)

■Life Support Robot Business Study Group

History

  • April, 1972
    出来事の見出し Founder Ken(Kaneyuki) Myohdai, starts business as an overseas advertising agency, acting as the exclusive Japanese agent for the German publishing company Meisenbach GmbH, Bamberg.
  • February 1980
    出来事の見出し Reorganized and incorporated as a private company under the name “International A&M Corporation”.
    Initial capital set at 1 million yen and headquartered in Osaka.
  • December 1981
    出来事の見出し As exclusive agent in Japan for the British publishing company Publex International Ltd., acted as Japan Secretariat for the Singapore edition of the International WIRE Exhibition held in Asia for the first time with 23 companies from Japan participating.
  • November 1982
    出来事の見出し Invested own capital to establish a branch office in Japan after working with the Singaporean decoration company designated as Official Contractor for the Wire Asia exhibition. Started sales activities in Tokyo.
    Established a business model of "local production" in Southeast Asia, China, etc.
  • February 1989
    出来事の見出し Dissolved alliance with Singapore decoration company. Established Sakura Display Co.
    Began domestic and international event and display business and activities to promote use of modular decoration system.
  • February 1990
    出来事の見出し Nara Factory established.
  • December 1994
    出来事の見出し Company name changed to Sakura International Co.
    Authorised capital increased to 10 million yen.
  • February 1997
    出来事の見出し Became Official Contractor for East Hall 3 of the 43rd Tokyo International Gift Show. The company continues to increase business utilizing its past achievements, know-how and network.
  • February 2003
    出来事の見出し Capital increased to 42 million yen with investment from Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co. The first depot in Kanto region opened in Higashisuna, Tokyo, and Tokyo office opened at the same time.
  • November 2004
    出来事の見出し Head office moved to 1-22-11 Harimacho, Abeno-ku, Osaka City.
  • April 2005
    出来事の見出し A second warehouse/factory was set up in Shin-Kiba, Tokyo as Tokyo No. 2 Studio, 5 minutes from Tokyo Big Sight.
  • May 2006
    出来事の見出し Sales and design departments are relocated from Tokyo Studio 1 to 1-15-1 Botan, Koto-ku, Tokyo (Monzennakacho), and Tokyo Global Headquarters is established.
  • December 2008
    出来事の見出し The first "SAKURA International Decennial Meeting" was held at the Tokyo Big Sight Reception Hall.
    All 100 employees plus more than 200 people from 80 overseas and domestic partner companies attended.
  • April 2009
    出来事の見出し Became designated contractor for Tokyo Big Sight (Big Site Workshop)
  • October 2009
    出来事の見出し Sakura International Employee Stock Ownership Plan established.
  • October 2009
    出来事の見出し Became a designated contractor for Saitama Super Arena.
  • January 2010
    出来事の見出し Tokyo Studio 1 and 2 were merged and a new Tokyo Factory opened in Soka City, Saitama Prefecture.
  • December 2011
    出来事の見出し Liaison office established in Dubai.
  • May 2012
    出来事の見出し Authorised capital increased to 72.7 million yen.
  • June 2012
    出来事の見出し The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), chaired by Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, held at Pacifico Yokohama.Sakura International appointed Official Contractor for the exhibition and poster panel area.
  • August 2012
    出来事の見出し Tokyo Head Office moved to Fukagawa Sanwa Building, 2-5-9 Monzennakacho, Koto-ku, Tokyo.
  • October 2012
    出来事の見出し SIBOS (SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar) held at INTEX Osaka, with Sakura International acting as local partner for the UK-based Official Contractor to set up exhibition and seminar area and arrange utilities and exterior signage.
    *SWIFT International Interbank Commerce Association【Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication】
    A privately owned co-operative that provides cloud services for communications between financial institutions. The headquarters is near Brussels in Belgium, but the association has offices worldwide to service its shareholding financial institutions located in various countries. All kinds of international payments and transfers are made through Swift.
    Sakura International has worked major banks every year since Osaka in locations such as Dubai, Boston, Singapore, and London.
  • November 2012
    出来事の見出し Opened US office in Spokane, Washington.
  • December 2012
    出来事の見出し India office opened.
  • March 2013
    出来事の見出し Opened liaison office in Shanghai, China.
  • December 2013
    出来事の見出し Appointed Official Contractor and acted as Secretariat (AMC – Association Management Company) for Semicon Japan, the world's leading international exhibition for microelectronics.
  • October 2014
    出来事の見出し In the presence of their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan and Prime Minister Abe at the opening ceremony, IBA (International Bar Association) International Conference and Exhibition held at the Tokyo International Forum, with Sakura International acting as official contractor for the exhibition.
  • June 2015
    出来事の見出し Opened office in INTEX Osaka.
  • August 2015
    出来事の見出し Opened USA office and factory in Las Vegas, USA. (Sakura International USA, Inc.)
  • March 2016
    出来事の見出し Head office moved to ENDO Building, 1-7-3 Bingo-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.
  • une 2016
    出来事の見出し At IFCAA (International Fire Chiefs Association in Asia), we received orders for the Asian Fire Chiefs Conference and the Disaster Prevention Exhibition. At the Disaster Prevention Exhibition, actress Ms. Norika Fujiwara was the mascot girl, and there was a demonstration of a rescue from all kinds of land, sea, and air disasters. In the basement exhibition hall, an actual earthquake experience room was built. Sakura International was involved in all aspects of the event, including organizing the international conference in cooperation with the Hyatt Hotel and producing posters.
  • April 2017
    出来事の見出し Gastech held for the first time in Japan at Makuhari Messe. Sakura International appointed as Official Contractor handling the organizer's secretariat, venue decoration and exhibitor liaison, based on our experience in exhibition management and ability to handle overseas and domestic business. Gastech is one of the largest events of its kind in the natural gas industry, attracting major international oil companies, national oil companies, global utility companies, engineering contractors, shipbuilders, manufacturers, distributors and service providers.
  • December 2018
    出来事の見出し The second "SAKURA International Decennial Meeting" was held at the Tokyo International Forum, Imperial Hotel and Happoen Garden. A total of 220 employees and more than 470 people from overseas and domestic partner companies gathered for the two-day event.
  • January 2019
    出来事の見出し Moved the Tokyo Headquarters office to the 5th floor of the Daini Kamei Building, 2-17-13 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo.
  • August 2019
    出来事の見出し Annual sales achieved new high of 5.61 billion yen before income tax.
  • February 2020
    出来事の見出し First half-year sales hit 3.87 billion yen with pre-tax profit of 650 million yen.
  • August 2020
    出来事の見出し The 41st fiscal year ended with sales of 4.10 billion yen and income before tax of 0.03 billion yen due to the impact of the Corona pandemic.
  • August 2020
    出来事の見出し In order to strengthen Sakura International by promoting DX and other IT, we divided our business into three sectors and named them as Sector 1 (AMC and CMC business), Sector 2 (new business/DMC and VMC business) and Sector 3 (IT NOW business).
  • February 2021
    出来事の見出し Exhibited at the 8th Events and Amusement Expo.
  • March 2021
    出来事の見出し Exhibited at Osaka MICE Safety Promotion Expo 2021.

Business

Our new business concept: Real X Glocal X Virtual

Department Introduction

PLANNING AND SALESA group of specialists covering a wide range of fields

Our planning and sales departments are based in Tokyo and Osaka, and is comprised of numerous specialists to handle our wide range of promotions and events. We also have a large number of bilingual and non-Japanese staff with a proven track record in global events.

CREATIVEConstantly evolving solution proposals

Based on the three pillars of "Real × GLOCAL × Virtual," we provide three-dimensional solutions that combine multiple technologies to meet changing business models in DX. By harmonizing and amalgamating these technologies we can help companies achieve their goals and create memorable experiences and impressions for visitors.

ORGANIZER SUPPORTProviding international and IT-savvy secretariat services for the DX era

We offer the best solutions for event management in this era of remarkable change by creating and managing secretariat operations for organizers, exhibitors, and visitors. Our experienced staff provide a full range of services. In addition to handling domestic and international VIPs and managing international conferences, we offer advanced performance in the DX era at low prices.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT&
MARKETING
Specialist team for new business development and global expansion

We are a team of marketing specialists who developing new businesses in multiple fields from real to virtual, domestic to international. We offer a wide range of corporate PR services, from new proposals to project execution. Whether it is a one-off event or an entire branding campaign, we can help.

PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURINGThe front-line department immediately responding to customer needs

We have offices and subcontracting plants in the United States, Shanghai, and Dubai, in addition to inhouse factories in both East and West Japan to actualize our customer's requests based on the event plans and drawings. We have a wide variety of display materials to flexibly respond to various needs. We are also involved in the development of new products, and our production department can supply any kind of materials. Our supply capabilities are among the best in Japan. In response to the recent pandemic we have also launched a crisis response team and have created infection prevention equipment using proprietary materials.

GENERAL AFFAIRSThe administrative hub of the company promoting DX with the combined power of people, materials, funds, and intellectual property

We not only support our frontline teams with human resources, infrastructure, and funds, but we also aim to capture revenue through legal technology, including intellectual property rights generated by RGV promotion. We are also working on implementing ERP as an efficiency tool to further strengthen our role as corporate controller.

Recruit

Love events? We are recruiting new staff now!

Application Guidelines

Year-round recruitment

From the time we started recruiting new graduates, Sakura International has considered diversity hiring to be the standard for our company, and we want to establish a flexible recruiting framework that is not bound by the Japanese convention (lump hiring of new graduates). We are not limiting our recruitment to new graduates, but also opening to mid-career applicants to attract people with a wide variety of experiences and values.

Applicants

New graduates: Those who expect to graduate from a four-year university, graduate school, junior college, or vocational school in or after April 2021.
Graduates: Those who have graduated from (completed) a university, graduate school, junior college, or vocational school within the last three years but have no work experience.
Experienced graduates: Those who have graduated from (completed) a university, graduate school, junior college, or vocational school within the last three years and have work experience.

Qualifications

Any faculty, department, or major is acceptable
However, applicants who wish to become a designer must have a major in architecture or design.

We are looking for any of the following kind of people:

*Those interested in Sakura International and the MICE industry.
*Those interested in and have skills in promoting DX in corporate activities such as IT/Web/Online/AI
*Those interested in proposing/promoting Real x Virtual and B2B marketing
*People who like making things and creating/facilitating events.
*Creative people who are interested in graphic design, space design, planning, and direction.
*Those who can handle the above on a global scale and are interested in international events.

Salary

New university graduates: 220,000 yen
Junior college and technical college graduates: 205,000 yen
Experienced graduates: According to educational background and career.
※The salary includes 20 hours of fixed overtime. If overtime exceeds 20 hours, separate overtime pay will be provided.

Allowances

Commuting allowance (maximum 20,000 yen/month), overtime allowance, business trip allowance, onsite allowance (Production team only)

Salary Review

Once a year (in September) or at the time of contract renewal.
However, there may be a special salary increase for those who have achieved outstanding results.

Bonus

Twice a year (July and December) typically 3 months salary in total (depending on performance)
※One of the features of our bonuses is that they are not formulated on "base salary" but rather total monthly salary.
As a result, we have been able to distribute bonuses that exceed the average bonuses announced by major banks.

Work Location

Osaka Head Office, Tokyo Head Office, Tokyo Studio, Nara Factory

Working Hours

Standard working hours: 9:00-18:00, 8 hours actual work (60 minutes lunch break)

Vacations

Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, summer vacation (8/13-8/15), year-end and New Year holidays (12/30-1/3),
125 days off per year approx (actual number of days off in 2021)

Insurance

Unemployment insurance, worker's compensation insurance, health insurance, and employee pension

Welfare and Health

Employee stock ownership plan, internal recruiting system, maternity/childcare leave system, shortened working hours system, support system for thoseacquiring qualifications, regular health checkups, employee consultation service, subscription to welfare service (optional), etc.

Trial period

3 months (50% travel allowance, 50% field allowance (Production team only), other conditions are the same)

Application Process

Please click "Entry" at the top or bottom of this page to proceed to the application page.

Click on "Apply" on that page and fill in the required information.

When you have finished filling out the form, please confirm the handling of personal information and click "Agree and confirm your entry".

Please check the information you have entered, and if it is correct, click "Submit".
If you need to make corrections, click "Edit" and make your changes.

Application Completed

Application Screening ⇒ First Interview ⇒ Web Test (ability, aptitude) ⇒ Second Interview ⇒ Final Interview
※A "reference letter" is required for those who proceed to the final interview.

FAQ

  • Is it possible to do the job interview online?

    Yes. Applicants who are unable to travel or prefer to interview online may do so by Zoom or similar.

  • Is there a commuting allowance?

    Yes, up to a maximum of 20,000 yen per month.

  • What is the dress code?

    Office casual.

  • Please describe the training program.

    On your induction day a lecture is given with a general overview of the company. After that, you will be given OJT with your assigned team.

  • Are female staff welcome?

    We have a large number of female staff and provisions for maternity leave so they may stay on after having children. We are proud of the fact that all of our female staff who have given birth have returned to work after leave.

  • What level of Japanese language is required for international staff?

    We generally require the ability to communicate effectively, N1 of the JLPT or the equivalent.Internal communication is typically in Japanese language.

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