(L-R): Mastsu Furuichi, Daiso Finance Officer; Jun Tomioka, Daiso Singapore Head; Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Daiso Philippines President; Seiji Yano, Daiso President; Stanley Co, Daiso Philippines Group General Manager; and Katherine Yu, Daiso Philippines General Manager, at Daiso in Robinsons Galleria.
Daiso Japan Philippines welcomed newly-appointed Daiso Industries Co., Ltd President Mr. Seiji Yano and his team during a trip to the Philippines last February 2, 2019. Mr. Yano assumed leadership of the parent company succeeding his father, Daiso Founder and former President Mr. Hirotake Yano, one the pioneers of the one-price-concept business model in Japan.
Daiso’s executive counterparts in the Philippines Ms. Robina Gokongwei-Pe, President of Daiso Philippines.; Mr. Stanley Co, Daiso Philippines Group General Manager; and Ms. Katherine Yu, Daiso Philippines General Manager, met with Mr. Seiji Yano to celebrate the success of the Daiso brand in the Philippine market since signing the franchise license agreement in 2009. As of end 2018, the brand has grown to 87 branches nationwide and is set continue expansion. Alongside opening more physical stores Daiso Japan is also pursuing growth online, and last December, it launched a partnership with Honestbee.