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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 

【Aichi Office】
Room 116, Taki Building, 23-16 Meieki 3-Chome, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002, Japan
Tel:052-433-2517  

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

【Tokyo Factory (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 

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

【Shanghai Office】
Room 716, Building 5, Oasis Middle Ring Business Centre,
1628 Jinshajiang Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, CHINA
Tel:+86-187-2130-1327

【Dubai 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

【New Delhi Liaison Offices】
B-48, Tarang Apts, 19 - I.P. Extn., Delhi - 110092, INDIA
(c/o Progressive International Enterprises)
Tel:+91-11-2272-6322

Incorporation February 2, 1980
Capital 72.7 million yen
Annual Sales

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

2.3 billion yen (fiscal year ending August 31, 2021)

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 Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank Head Office

Officers

Representative Director / Ken (Kaneyuki) Myohdai

Director / Naoto Igarashi

Director / Masashi Ueki

Director / Justin August

Director / Nobue Nagaoka

Auditor / Hitoshi Matsui

Auditor / Keizo Sakata

Auditor / Kazuo Kaneko

Number of employees 188(as June 2022)
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 pending(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)

■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.
  • June 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, Osaka and Aichi 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 Las Vegas, Shanghai, Dubai, and New Delhi 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

At Sakura International, we have considered diversity recruitment as our standard since we started recruiting new graduates.
We have been committed to establishing a flexible recruitment framework that is not bound by the traditional framework (lump-sum recruitment of new graduates) in Japan, and have been working on year-round recruitment that allows employees to join at any time of the year.
We have been working on a year-round recruiting system that allows employees to join the company at any time of the year, without limiting the month in which they join. We do not limit recruitment to new graduates only.
We hope to meet people with a wide variety of experiences and values by including former graduates and new graduates.

Openings

    Required Japanese language skills: Native level.
  • *Foreign nationals must have JLPT N1 or equivalent. No need to have taken the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
    Bilingual Japanese-English speakers who meet any of the following criteria
  1. International students who have graduated or will graduate from an overseas university or graduate school and those who have studied abroad
  2. Exchange students or students who are enrolled in a Japanese university and have studied abroad (including short-term and leave of absence study)
  3. Those who have lived and experienced abroad for a long time
  4. Exchange students and those with work experience with overseas experience, MBA graduates or those planning to obtain MBA

Accepted Departments and Faculties

Any faculty, department, or major is acceptable.
However, applicants who wish to work as designers must major in architecture or design.

Desired candidate image
*Applicants who fall under any of the categories on the right

  • *Those who are interested in our company and the MICE industry!
  • *Those who are interested in DX promotion in corporate activities such as IT/Web/Online/AI, and have the skills for it.
  • *Those who are interested in proposing/promoting Real x Virtual and B to B marketing.
  • *Those who enjoy manufacturing and creating/facilitating events.
  • *Creative people who are interested in graphic design, space design, planning, and production.
  • *Those who are interested in and can handle international large-scale MICE events with a global perspective.

Salary

230,000 yen/month for new university graduates or existing graduates.
205,000 yen/month for junior college or technical college graduates.
(actual as of April 2021)
Recent graduates: set according to educational background and career.
*Salary includes fixed overtime pay for 20 hours. If overtime work exceeds 20 hours, overtime pay will be paid separately.

Allowance

Commuting allowance (monthly limit of 20,000 yen), overtime allowance, business trip allowance, on-site allowance (Manufacturing Department and Production Department only)

Salary Revision

Once a year (September) or at the time of contract renewal.
However, special salary increases will be given to those who have made outstanding achievements.

Bonus

Twice a year (July and December), total standard 3 months (varies depending on performance)

The bonus is not multiplied by the base salary. It is multiplied by the total monthly salary.
Therefore, we are able to distribute bonuses that exceed the bonus averages researched by major banks.

Work Location

Osaka Head Office, Aichi Office, Tokyo Headquarters, Tokyo Factory, Nara Factory

Work Hours

Standard working hours 9:00-18:00/8 hours per day (60-minute break)

Vacations

Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and Summer vacation (8/13-8/15), Year-end and New Year holidays (12/30 - 1/3)/122 days off per year (actual for 2021)

Social Insurance

Employment insurance, workers' accident compensation insurance, health insurance, and employee pension insurance

Benefits

Employee Stock Ownership Plan, In-house Recruitment System, Maternity Leave/Childcare Leave System, Shortened Working Hours System, Qualification Acquisition Support System, Regular Health Checkups, etc. Employee consultation service, subscription to welfare services (optional), etc.

Trial period

3 months (50% business trip allowance, 50% on-site allowance (manufacturing and production only), other terms and conditions are same)

Selection Process

Press "Entry" at the top of this page or "ENTRY" at the bottom to proceed to the easy-entry page.

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

After completing the form, please confirm the handling of personal information and press "Agree and Confirm Input Details".

Please check the information you have entered and if all is correct, press "Submit".
If any corrections are necessary, please click "Edit" to correct the information.

Application Completed.

(Those attending the Career Forum on the day of the event)
Please bring your resume and work history if you have one.
You can have an interview during the Career Forum on June 25 (Sat.) and 26 (Sun.).

(Selection Flow)
Company Briefing (at booth) ⇒ First interview ⇒ Final interview ⇒ Final confirmation test ⇒ Offer

(Those who cannot attend the Career Forum on the day of the event / those who cannot be interviewed)
The person in charge will inform you of the future schedule after June 27.

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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