It is with deep regret that we must inform you that Toshiaki Ogasawara died on Nov. 30 (Wednesday) in the U.S. from heart failure following a long illness.


This announcement is being made following the funeral of Mr. Ogasawara in the U.S.

At the last wishes of the deceased, the ceremony was attended only by close family.

At a later date there will be a gathering of business partners and those who knew him to celebrate his memory. Details will be announced in the near future.



    Name: Toshiaki Ogasawara

    Born: March 30, 1931 (85yrs)

    Deceased: Nov. 30, 2016 (17:48)

    At the wishes of the family, kindly refrain from sending condolence messages, flowers and so on.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in advance.


    History of Toshiaki Ogasawara

    Nifco Inc.

    1967: Representative Director & President

    2001: Representative Director & Chairman

    2016: Founder & Special Advisor


   Nifco Group

   1983: Representative Director & President (The Japan Times)

   1985: Representative Director & Chairman (The Japan Times)

   2016: Honorary Chairman (The Japan Times)


   1996: Representative Director & Chairman (Simmons Co. Ltd. of Asia)



   1983: Executive Secretary, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (until 2003)

   1986: Director, Keidanren (Currently Keidanren Japan Business Federation) (until 2012)

   1986: Head Director, The Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science & Engineering


   Please direct enquiries to the Executive Office, Nifco Inc. (Tel +81-3-5476-4890)