Company: Osaka City
Family Name: Yamaya
Given Name: Yoshiyuki
Organization: Kansai Airports
IR Stance: Advocate
Profile: Yamaya joined the Orix Corporation in 1980 and spent 35 years in the company, rising to the post of vice-president. He has held his current position as president of Kansai Airports since 2016.
Resorts and Orix Corporation clarified that all three regional airports—Kansai International Airport, Itami Airport, and Kobe Airport—will be associated with their consortium’s bid to build an IR at Osaka Yumeshima.
Yoshiyuki Yamaya, president of Kansai Airports, has revealed in interviews with the Japanese media that his firm is planning an additional 1 billion yen (about US$910 million) in investment to prepare Kansai International Airport for the 2025 World Expo and the anticipated opening of an IR at Yumeshima.