Kenji Chiwaki


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Buffet Crampon Japan

Kenji Chiwaki followed in the footsteps of Toru Hora as the president of Buffet Crampon Japan.  Hora-san opened the branch in Tokyo in 1967 and helped establish the brand within the Asian market.  Kenji joined the company in 1986 and has focused on the three elements he learned from his predecessor to be key to the business; the dealer base, music education and artist relations.  With a strong musical background, Kenji played trumpet as a kid and engineered synthesizers in recording studios, Kenji brought his passion to Buffet.  That passion for music and the business is something he proudly sees on the faces of those he works with throughout the Buffet locations around the world!