Company: Rusutsu Village
Family Name: Kamori
Given Name: Hisatake
Organization: Kamori Kanko
IR Stance: Advocate
Profile: Hisatake Kamori took over Kamori Kanko as president in June 2018 after the 26-year tenure of his father, Kimihito Kamori. He is also the grandson of Katsuo Kamori, who founded the Hokkaido-based resort and leisure company in 1981. Hisatake Kamori has some education in the United States and spent more than eight years as managing director of the company’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Australia.
Kamori Kanko President Hisatake Kamori has stepped up his public campaign to gain an IR license at Rusutsu village, claiming that it could become the “first mover” in the industry as it is prepared to quickly open its doors.
Hokkaido’s leading tourism and hospitality company, Kamori Kanko, has reasserted its claim that its ski resort at Rusutsu village should become the basis for the prefecture’s hoped-for IR bid, attempting to shoulder aside the Tomakomai candidacy favored by most international IR operators and the experts advising the Hokkaido Prefectural Government.