President and Representative Director
We spare no effort to serve the world as a sustainable entity.
Way back in December 1980, The Seiyu, Ltd. (now Seiyu GK) launched MUJI as a proprietary brand with 40 items. Today, the brand includes as many as 7,000 items which are sold in more than 900 stores in 29 countries and regions including Japan. Established in 1989 as the purveyor of MUJI goods, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. handles every step from the planning, development and manufacture of MUJI goods to their distribution and sale. This year marks the 30th year that Ryohin Keikaku has been providing goods such as clothing, household goods, and food items to the world, where they play a central role in the everyday lives of people around the globe.
Fiscal 2018 marked the second year of our Mid-Term Business Plan and witnessed our continuous efforts on pursuing four priorities - "Global supply chain management" "Product development" "Global HR management" and "Group corporate governance".
In Fiscal 2019, we must question ourselves whether or not our products and services are really serving the people of the countries and regions. With the whole company, all departments and individuals, working together, we will make every possible improvement to achieve the increase in both revenue and profit. In April 2019, the global flagship store MUJI Ginza opened, together with Japan's first MUJI Diner and MUJI HOTEL GINZA. The site is ideally positioned to share MUJI's philosophy with the world. Also this year, we are expanding our efforts to deliver on the MUJI concept of "a simple, pleasant life" by, for example, working to revitalize the sense of community in housing complexes and offering a design for an autonomous bus.
We will continue to contribute to society as a sustainable global company that supplies products and services trusted by people worldwide. We would very much appreciate the continued support and understanding of our stakeholders.