The core of
the UNIVA Group
the Group as a whole
Working to ensure
lives for everyone
creating energy, making
energy cheaper and easier
Quality and safety
life more delicious
Beauty and beyond
Not products alone
Driving growth through
building new systems
in the mid to long term
worry free lives
new values by
through the media
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UNIVA CAPITAL Group
Chairman and Group CEO
We are not an investment fund.
UNIVA CAPITAL Group was founded in 2006 with the idea of creating a growth-oriented enterprise group through integration of multiple values. Its form can be called a “federated company group”.
I believe that the culture of greed and competition has gone too far, which is one of the reasons for the current economic crisis.
This is not to say that we reject competition.
We intend to press forward together in these challenging times by maximizing the synergies between companies of value, through recognition and leveraging of their own strengths, to gain greater competitiveness.
UNIVA CAPITAL Group comprises 62 operating companies, 15 businesses in 14 countries / regions and approximately 700 employees. Each company’s strengths act as a catalyst for the evolution of the others. The Group will continue to move ahead boldly in this changing world, powered by the resulting synergies that generate energy.
The federation comprises 62 operating companies in 15 businesses, in addition to the UNIVA CAPITAL companies that support them.
The businesses run the gamut from health care to advertising.
Each of these companies could stand on its own. But by melding their strengths across industry boundaries,
we have created a more prosperous group, with annual sales for the group as a whole reaching US$570,000,000.
Whereas corporate groups in general branch off from a single business and form conglomerates,
the operating companies in our group stand on equal footing, with their independence secured.
The companies of UNIVA CAPITAL which are not directly engaged in business themselves provide support and coordination from a global perspective.
Their goal is to promote the integration of human capital and knowledge capital across firms, whether in the same or different businesses,
thereby increasing financial capital and helping the group become more resilient and powerful.
In other words, UNIVA CAPITAL Group is a corporate group uniting the values of each of its operating companies.
Capitalism based on co-creation Our aim in forming the group and building cooperative relationships is not “co-existence.” By combining and refining our strengths, we co-create new value.
People-focused management Our people are our most important asset. In evaluating our people we focus on two dimensions vital for creating new value: action instead of connection alone and tackling the unknown instead of remaining stuck in existing routines. We aim to transform each individual’s potential (Energy) into Synergy.
Global ambitions As a global enterprise, we must think freely and act flexibly, unhindered by existing norms and national or cultural differences. Diversity is our strength.
Our objective is to maximize group capital, not buy-outs.
To maximize group capital, we acquire majority equity stakes in firms joining the group, share risk and participate in their management. Mergers and acquisitions are a means to build relationships where we can work closely together.
Participating in management requires a shared vision.
Differences in vision make it impossible to co-create and develop synergies with the other group companies, engage in joint problem-solving, and grow all our companies.
Effective participation requires a shared understanding of common goals and strategies.
To us the directors and employees of all group companies are NAKAMA (Comrades).
"NAKAMA" is a Japanese term that means that we work, sweat, and grow together through relationships built on mutual understanding.
Without such mutual understanding, the group creates no synergies. That is why the UNIVA CAPITAL Group does not engage in hostile takeovers.
|Business :||Group strategy planning, managerial oversight|
|Location :||One Embarcadero Center, Suite 4100, San Francisco, CA 94111, U.S.A.|
|Director :||CEO||Shuji Inaba|
|Director||Jamie A. Karp|
|Location :||Suite 05B, 21/F, Tower 1, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Director :||CEO||Shuji Inaba|
|Business :||Private and Public Equity Investment|
|Location :||Suite 06, 21/F, Tower 1, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Director :||CEO||Daniel Kung|
|Business :||Group Finance, Business Development|
|Location :||Suite 2107A, 21/F, Tower 1, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Director :||CEO||Shuji Inaba|
|Business :||Management Business、Trading Business、R&D|
|Location :||Izumi Garden Tower 35F, Roppongi 1-6-1, Minato ward, Tokyo 106-6035|
|Director :||Representative Director and Chairman||Shuji Inaba|
|Representative Director and President||Atsuhiko Sano|
UNIVA CAPITAL Group Chairman and CEO
Mr. Inaba joined Recruit in 1985, working in the staffing and marketing functions. Was on a temporary transfer to JETRO, where he was involved in promoting exports to and investment in Japan. Later was on another assignment at Recruit Eizo (currently Jupiter Visual Communications) where he built their satellite broadcasting and broadband businesses as Director and General Manager.
In 2006, formed UNIVA CAPITAL Group, Inc. in the United States and assumed the position of CEO.
UNIVA CAPITAL Group, Inc. Director
After stints at Disco International Career Resource and Nambu International, Mr. Karp served as Senior Vice President of Recruit I.C.I., Director at IMCA America, and Director/HR Head at JustSystems North America, Inc. Joined UNIVA CAPITAL Group,Inc. as Director in 2007.
UNIVA CAPITAL Investments Limited CEO
Daniel Kung is also known as Lord of Smallborough. He began his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co in Manchester, England in late 1970’s and was trained and qualified as a professional accountant in England in 1980. He returned to Hong Kong in 1982 and worked for Price Waterhouse with a special responsibility of helping foreign companies investing in China. In late 1989, he founded his company Daniel Kung & Co as a business and investment advisor.
UNIVA CAPITAL Finance Limited Representative
Mr. Sano began his career at Recruit in 1988. He later founded Esco Co., Ltd. that provides consulting in the areas of energy conservation and cost reduction, assuming position of Representative Director. Appointed President of UNIVA CAPITAL Japan Limited in 2008, and Representative Director of UNIVA CAPITAL Finance Limited in 2009.
UNIVA Communications Limited Representative
Mr. Murakami started his career at Recruit in 1988, where he worked in business management. Thereafter he was on a temporary assignment at Recruit Eizo (currently Jupiter Visual Communications). Appointed Director of UNIVA CAPITAL Japan Limited in 2009 and Representative of UNIVA Communications Limited in November 2017.
Representative of UNIVA Social Limited & UNIVA Marche Limited
Mr. Mizuno started his career at Recruit in 1985, where he was involved in the information network business, pre-owned cars, and bridal businesses. Was then on an assignment at Recruit Health Insurance Society, where he built the healthcare business as Managing Director and General Manager. Joined UNIVA CAPITAL Japan Limited in 2010 and appointed Director in 2013. Appointed Representative of UNIVA Marche Limited in April 2017 and appointed Representative of UNIVA Social Limited in February 2018.
UNIVA Fusion Limited President
After working as the President of electronic component manufacturer and trading firm, Director of an investment company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Representative of a national chain bakery, a brand bag manufacturer, and Japanese arm of a Korean cosmetics company, Mr. Goto joined Index Co., Ltd. and was appointed as the President in 2009 to present. Appointed Director of ZYX International in 2010 and appointed Representative in 2012 to present. Appointed Director of UNIVA Fusion Limited and appointed President in 2014.
UNIVA Paycast Limited President
Mr. Nakao entered J-Payment Co., Ltd. (currently known as ROBOT PAYMENT Inc.) in 2003. Joined Internet Payment Service Co., Ltd. (current UNIVA Paycast Limited) in 2004 and appointed Director in 2010. And then appointed Managing Director in 2015 and President in April 2018.
Naturally Plus President
Mr. Nagoshi entered Naturally Plus in 2003. After working as the Osaka Salon Manager, was appointed as the President of Taiwan Naturally Plus Co., Ltd. in 2004. Appointed Chairman and President in 2005, appointed Director of Naturally Plus in 2007, President of Asia Pacific area in 2008, and appointed President of Naturally Plus in 2010.
ADFRONTE Co., Ltd. Representative
Mr. Kimura entered USEN Corporation after worked for Daily Yomiuri Newspaper. Successfully acquired 250 thousand USEN users through building the agent system throughout Japan. Later on, entered Hoso Shuppan Agency and was promoted to General Manager of Sales Department. Then entered ADFRONTE Co., Ltd. and helped it become an advertising agent from a production company. Three years later, appointed Representative.
ZYX International Representative
Founded ZYX International in 1986 while in college and appointed Representative to present. Except sales promotion, also engaged in space design, finance, rent office businesses and converted divisions to companies. Appointed Director of STRACTCAST Co., Ltd., President of Saikoh Co., Ltd., Director of Vista Communications KK, Representative Director of MotePAPA Laboratory INC. and Director of PATH Corporation.
From Internet to smart phones, proposing new ways to handle transactions
|UNIVA Paycast Limited (Japan)|
|UNIVA Paycast Limited (Taiwan)|
|EC GATE UK LIMITED (Japan)|
|NEXT POINT SERVICE (Japan)|
|EC GATE SG PTE. LTD. (Singapore)|
|EC GATE Limited (Hong Kong, China)|
|GPO Limited (England)|
|GPO LTD. (Japan)|
|EC GATE UK LIMITED (England)|
|EC Gate B.V. (Netherlands)|
Working to ensure longer, healthier lives for everyone
|UNIVA Health Limited (Hong Kong, China)|
|Naturally Plus Direct Marketing Co., Limited (Hong Kong, China)||
|Naturally Plus Co., Ltd. (Japan)|
|Taiwan Naturally Plus Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)|
|Naturally Plus Hong Kong Limited (Hong Kong, China)|
|Naturally Plus Singapore Pte. Limited (Singapore)|
|Naturally Plus Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)|
|Naturally Plus Korea Co., Ltd. (Korea)|
|PT. Naturally Plus Indonesia (Indonesia)|
|Naturally Plus (Thailand) Co., Ltd (Thailand)|
|Naturallyplus (Philippines) Inc. (Philippines)|
|Naturally Plus Viet Nam One Member Company Limited (Vietnam)|
|NATURALLY PLUS(B) SDN. BHD. (Brunei)|
|Naturally Plus USA, Inc. (The United States)|
Investment driven by faith in ability to create new value
|UNIVA CAPITAL Investments Limited (Hong Kong, China)|
|UNIVA Asset Management Limited (Japan)|
|UNIVA Trade Limited (Japan)|
|UNIVA Taiwan Investments Co., Ltd (Taiwan)|
Quality and safety obsessed, making life more delicious
|UNIVA Marche Limited (Japan)|
|Ginza Ogura in Haneda international Airport (Japan)|
Beauty and beyond Overthrowing conventional wisdom
|UNIVA Fusion Limited (Japan)|
Aiming at stable returns in the mid to long term
|UNIVA CAPITAL Finance Limited (Japan)|
Solid foundations for healthy, worry free lives
|UNIVA Mutual Aid Association (Japan)|
Bringing global perspective to developing resorts
|UNIVA Resort, LLC (The United States)|
|Big Island Holdings LLC (The United States)|
|BIH Golf LLC (The United States)|
|BIH Properties LLC (The United States)|
|BIH Utilities LLC (The United States)|
Pursuing efficiency and quality in world-scale procurement
|UNIVA (Guangzhou) Trading Co., Ltd. (China)|
|Bax Company Limited (Hong Kong, China)|
Creating new value in stimulating and beautiful spaces
|STRATCAST Co., Ltd. (Japan)|