President's message

Creating the Future with Excitement

- Challenge Excitement Creating the Future

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to our customers, shareholders, suppliers, and all our stakeholders for their continued patronage and support of ICHIBANYA.

In the more than 40 years since our foundation on January 17, 1978, we have expanded our business with the support of many people.
We have extended our operations beyond Japan’s shores, opening stores in various Asian countries, the United States, the United Kingdom, and even India, and have strived to deliver delicious Japanese curry and rice and excitement to the world, along with our company motto of “Briskly, Sharply, and with a Smile.” We will continue in our efforts to fill the bellies and hearts of our customers.

We have established “ICHIBANYA Long-Term Vision 2030,” a long-term management vision for the next ten years until 2030. Without fear of failure, we will continue to take on the “challenge” of new things. All of our executives and employees aim to engage in their work with feelings of “excitement,” in the belief that is a richer future lies ahead, one in which all of us as individuals and as a company will grow.
In April 2021, as a concrete action plan for the first three years of our vision to help us achieve that aim, we announced our 7th Medium-Term Management Policy (year ending February 2022 to year ending February 2024). I will stand at the helm and exercise firm leadership of the company with the goal of the certain fulfilment of that plan.

The entire ICHIBANYA Group will unite as one in our concentrated efforts to “Creating the Future with Excitement” with strong resolve, so that, in ten years’ time and beyond, we may continue to be a dining-out option of choice. I would like to ask for your continued warm support.

Mamoru Kuzuhara
President and Representative Director