Taste of Japan

Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador

The title is the one at the time of certification.

Japan
UMEZAKI Masatoshi
2015/02 Appointment
Former head chef, Kasuga Hotel
President, Nara Japanese Culinary Expert Association
KATADA Katsunori
2015/02 Appointment
President, Kasugaro (Japanese style inn offering traditional cuisine)
Chairperson, Japan Federation of Japanese Culinary Expert Associations
KAZATO Masayoshi
2015/02 Appointment
President, Sakae Sushi
Chairperson, All Japan Sushi Associations, Sushi Skills Institute
KANDAGAWA Toshiro
2015/02 Appointment
President, Kandagawa (Nouvelle-style Japanese restaurant)
Honorary Chairperson, Japan Chef Association
KIURA Nobutoshi
2015/02 Appointment
Representative Director and President, Nadaman
President, Japan Federation of Japanese Culinary Expert Associations
TAMURA Takashi
2015/02 Appointment
Third-generation owner, Tsukiji Tamura (Japanese restaurant)
Professor, Association for the Advancement of the Japanese Culinary Art
NAGASHIMA Hiroshi
2015/02 Appointment
Former head chef, Tsukiji Honganji Shisui
Senior Director, Japan Federation of Japanese Culinary Expert Associations
MURATA Yoshihiro
2015/02 Appointment
Owner, Kikunoi
President, Japan Culinary Academy
YAMAGATA Tadashi
2015/02 Appointment
Owner, Miyako Sushi
Chairperson, Federation of All Japan Sushi Associations
KUMAKURA Isao
2015/02 Appointment
President, Shizuoka University of Art and Science
TSUJI Yoshiki
2015/02 Appointment
Chairperson and President, Tsuji Ryori Gakkan, Tsuji Culinary Institute
Representative, The Tsuji Group
HATTORI Yukio
2015/02 Appointment
Chairperson and President, Hattori Gakuen, Hattori Nutrition College
Chairperson, Japan Association of Training Colleges For Cooks
MIYAKE Yoko
2015/02 Appointment
President, Association for the Advancement of the Japanese Culinary Art
ASO Shigeru
2016/02 Appointment
Secretary General, Kyoto Japanese Culinary Expert Association
Owner, Hanakagami (Kyoto-style cuisine restaurant)
OHTA Tadamichi
2016/02 Appointment
President, Hyogo Japanese Culinary Expert Association
OBATA Kotaro
2016/02 Appointment
Vice President, Association for the Advancement of the Japanese Culinary Art
Representative Director, Koshuya Employment Agency
KATO Tatsuo
2016/02 Appointment
Counsel, Garden Court Club KATO’S
KURISU Masahiro
2016/02 Appointment
President, All Japan Food Association Owner, Tankuma Kitamise (Kyoto-style cuisine restaurant)
SHIMAMIYA Tsutomu
2016/02 Appointment
International Relations Committee Chairperson, Federation of All Japan Sushi Associations
Representative Director, Sushizen
TAKAHASHI Takuji
2016/02 Appointment
Representative Director and President, Kinobu
NAKAMURA Shoji
2016/02 Appointment
Director, Educational Foundation Goto Gakuen, Musashino Cooking College
IRIGUCHI Shuzo
2017/02 Appointment
Council, Shikinoaji Hanaakari
ENOMOTO Keiji
2017/02 Appointment
Executive Managing Director and Head Chef, Kenken-ochin
ENDO Toshio
2017/02 Appointment
Representative, Cuisine Institute Aoyama Club
OGAWA Hirotoshi
2017/02 Appointment
Director and Secretary General, All Japan Sushi Associations, Sushi Skills Institute
KATO Tsunao
2017/02 Appointment
President, Shinkameya
SAITO Akio
2017/02 Appointment
Owner and chef, Shichi Ju Ni Ko (Japanese restaurant)
TAKAGI Shinichiro
2017/02 Appointment
Nihon Ryori Zeniya
TAKAHASHI Yukio
2017/02 Appointment
President, Tokyo Cook Promotion Association
President, Shinko Cook Employment Agency
TASAKI Shinya
2017/02 Appointment
Chairperson, Japan Sommelier Association
TOMISAWA Hirokazu
2017/02 Appointment
General Manger and Head Chef, Yoshimura (Japanese restaurant)
NAKAGAWA Junichi
2017/02 Appointment
Vice Chairperson, Japan Association Of Training Colleges For Cooks
NAGATSUMA Satoru
2017/02 Appointment
Beijing Yongchang Restaurant Management Co., Ltd
MAEKAWA Keiichi
2017/02 Appointment
Council, Hotel Seifu
MIYAKE Kensuke
2017/02 Appointment
Vice President, Association for the Advancement of the Japanese Culinary Art
MIYASHITA Minoru
2017/02 Appointment
Representative Director, Toyukai Cook Employment Agency
YUMOTO Tadahito
2017/02 Appointment
Owner, Yuan (Japanese restaurant)
INOUE Akihiko
2018/02 Appointment
Head Chef, Kasenkyo Izutsuya, Yunomura Onsen
UEKI Daihachi
2018/02 Appointment
Representative, Shunsai Ueki
KASHIWAGI Naoki
2018/02 Appointment
Hyogo College of Nutrition and Culinary
KADOWAKI Toshiya
2018/02 Appointment
Head Chef, Azabu Kadowaki
KIMURA Toru
2018/02 Appointment
Product Manager and Head Chef, Takashige Food Service
KURODA Hiroaki
2018/02 Appointment
Managing Executive Director and Manager of Restaurant Department, Tokyo Nadaman
KOYAMA Hirohisa
2018/02 Appointment
Owner, Aoyagi
SAOTOME Yoshikatsu
2018/02 Appointment
Head Chef, Mitsui Taipei (Japanese restaurant)
SHODA Hideyuki
2018/02 Appointment
Head Chef and Instructor, Miho-no-Matsubara Hotel Hagoromo
TAKEDA Toshichika
2018/02 Appointment
Head Chef, Restaurant Kobaitei, Kotohira Grand Hotel
TANAKA Seiji
2018/02 Appointment
Vice Chairperson, Japan Association Of Training Colleges For Cooks
Chairperson and President, Taiwa Gakuen Education Inc.
FUSHIKI Toru
2018/02 Appointment
Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Ryukoku University
Chairperson, The Washoku Association of Japan
MUROTA Daisuke
2018/02 Appointment
Osaka Shoin Women’s University,
Special lecturer, Food Studies Program
YANAGIHARA Naoyuki
2018/02 Appointment
Successor to Edo Kaiseki Kinsa School
Vice President of Yanagihara School of Traditional Japanese Cuisine
UCHIYAMA Hidehito
2019/03 Appointment
Owner Chef, Ginza Uchiyama
OMIYA Yasuo
2019/03 Appointment
Meiji Kinenkan Permanent Cooking Advisor
KIKUCHI Hideyuki
2019/03 Appointment
Master Chef, GINZA TENKUNI
TAKADA Haruyuki
2019/03 Appointment
Representative Director, Takada Hassho
NONAGA Kimio
2019/03 Appointment
Third Generation Owner, Nihonbashi Yukari
MATSUO Hideaki
2019/03 Appointment
Proprietor, Japanese Cuisine KASHIWAYA
MIYAKE Akira
2019/03 Appointment
Owner, unagi yuugetsu
Argentina
OHNO Takehiro
2016/02 Appointment
Head Chef, TEA CONNECTION & GREEN EAT Group
KOMIYAMA Iwao
2017/02 Appointment
Manager, Iwao Sushi & Cuisine (catering company)
Australia
Adam Liaw
2016/02 Appointment
Food personality, writer, presenter
DEKURA Hideo
2016/02 Appointment
Cooking expert
President, Culinary Studio Dekura
Ben Ungermann
2019/03 Appointment
Cooking expert,TV personality
WAKUDA Tetsuya
2019/12 Appointment
Tetsuya's Owner chef
ARAKANE Ikuei
2021/01 Appointment
Owner Chef, Wasshoi
Managing Director, Do Imaginia
Benin
KARAM Jean Charbel
2021/01 Appointment
Manager of WASABI sushi bar restaurant Cotonou
Brazil
KOIKE Shinya
2016/02 Appointment
Chef and owner, Aizome Aizomeand Sakagura Aun (Japanese restaurants)
Telma Yuca Shimizu Shiraishi
2019/03 Appointment
Owner and chef, Restaurant Aizome
Bulgaria
Petar Mihalchev
2021/01 Appointment
Owner of Japanese restaurant MIYABI
Canada
KIMURA Shigeo
2016/02 Appointment
Chef and owner, Ginko Restaurant
TOJO Hidekazu
2016/02 Appointment
Chef and owner, Tojo's Restaurant
Chile
NAITO Takeo
2021/01 Appointment
Owner of restaurant Japon
China
HONDA Junichi
2017/02 Appointment
President and head chef, Tokyo Washoku SUN with AQUA JAPANESE DINING
MIWA Kei
2018/02 Appointment
President, Japanese Cuisine Chefs Club in Beijing
ANDO Shinichi
2018/02 Appointment
Chef and Owner, Gensui
He Rongwan
2018/02 Appointment
President, YIJIBANG RESTAURANT GROUP CO.,LTD
ITO Mitsuru
2019/03 Appointment
Owner and Chef, FUJI TSURU KAPPO
TORIU Yutaka
2019/12 Appointment
SUSHI GEN President director & Executive Chef
IWAI Tomonori
2021/01 Appointment
Hotel Nikko Guangzhou "Benkei" Japanese Master Chef
KUSHIDA Naoji
2021/01 Appointment
EXECUTIVE CHEF Shanghai WaitanUrban Redevelopment Co.,Ltd.
Denmark
Ole G. Mouritsen
2016/02 Appointment
Professor in Biophysics, University of Southern Denmark
Estonia
SHIRAISHI Shuichi
2021/01 Appointment
Owner Chef of restaurant Haku
Finland
TOMIDA Norio
2018/02 Appointment
Owner, Tokyokan
France
OKUDA Toru
2016/02 Appointment
Owner, Restaurant Okuda in Paris, Ginza Koju and Ginza Okuda
Germany
SAKAMOTO Mitsunori
2017/02 Appointment
Head chef, Sushimoto
KOBATAKE Toshio
2019/03 Appointment
Chef,Restaurant TOSHI
Christian Bau
2019/03 Appointment
Head chef and host, Victor‘s Fine Dining by Christian bau
NAKAMURA Tohru
2019/12 Appointment
Head Chef at Werneckhof by Geisel
NAGAYA Yoshizumi
2019/12 Appointment
The chef owner of Nagaya
Hong Kong
Oscar Lau
2019/03 Appointment
Chef, KAETSU - Grand Hyatt
HIMURO Toshio
2021/01 Appointment
Zen Foods Co., Ltd. Chairman,
Hong Kong Japan Food Products Import Expansion
Council Chairman,
Hong Kong Japanese Restaurant Association Chairman
Mayuko Okada Picquot
2021/01 Appointment
Culinary Specialist & Owner of Mayu'sKitchen & Co.
Hungary
Maki Stevenson
2017/02 Appointment
President, Culinary Institute of Europe
President, Maki Food
Italy
SHODA Hirohiko
2019/03 Appointment
Chef, Cooking instructor
ICHIKAWA Haruo
2021/01 Appointment
Chef of Japanese restaurant ICHIKAWA
Korea
ISHIMOTO Junko
2021/01 Appointment
Dean, Division of Japanese Culinary Arts, SOL International School, Woosong Corellege
KWEON OH JOON
2021/01 Appointment
Owner Chef of Japanese Sushi Kaiseki "Takumi Gon“
Kuwait
MUTO Keiko
2021/01 Appointment
Managing Director / Owner of Kei Japanese Restaurant
Latvia
Martins Sirmais
2021/01 Appointment
Chef, Restaurant Owner, TV personality
Luxembourg
MIYAMAE Hajime
2017/02 Appointment
Owner, Restaurant Kamakura
Malaysia
KAWASAKI Naoya
2021/01 Appointment
Sushi Oribe Master Chef
Ling Teck Chong, Thomas
2021/01 Appointment
Principal Partner of Entwine Consultancy
Mexico
Edo López
2019/12 Appointment
Founder of Edo Kobayashi Group
Nepal
TOMITA Kensei
2019/12 Appointment
Director,Kotetsu (Japanese restaurant)
TAKADA Hideaki
2021/01 Appointment
Sales & Marketing Manager, Maharjan International Pvt. Ltd
Netherlands
TOMIKAWA Masanori
2019/12 Appointment
HOTEL OKURA AMSTERDAM Japanese Restaurants Manager and Executive Chef
Marinus Noordenbos
2021/01 Appointment
CEO of Hokkai suisan and Hokkai Kitchen
Norway
Vladimir Pak
2021/01 Appointment
Head chef of Japanese restaurant "Omakase“
Palau
MORISAKI Yoko
2021/01 Appointment
Chef and manager of the Japanese restaurant Tori Tori, ImpacTours Group
Paraguay
ODA Shunsuke
2019/12 Appointment
Owner and Head chef of Restaurant Hiroshima(Encarnacion)
HAYASHI Eijiro
2021/01 Appointment
Owner of Japanese Restaurant Deliciasjaponesas&A&E S.A.
UCHIYAMADA Kaoru
2021/01 Appointment
Owner of Japanese Restaurant Sukiyaki
Peru
MITSUHARU Tsumura
2019/12 Appointment
Owner/Chef of the Restaurant “Maido”
Poland
Alon Than
2021/01 Appointment
Owner of Alon Omakase,
Izumi sushi, Kago sushi restaurants
Portugal
ONISHI Masaki
2021/01 Appointment
Head Chef of Japanese Restaurant Ichiban
Qatar
NANRI Junko
2019/12 Appointment
Executive Chairperson of ‘JUNKO Sushi & Japanese Dining’
Romania
TUCHIYA Naofumi
2021/01 Appointment
President of Tokyo Group
Russian Federation
KISHIMOTO Hideki
2019/12 Appointment
Restaurant "Ichibanboshi" brand chef
MIYANISHI Yutaka
2019/12 Appointment
Owner of Japanese restaurant Furusato
KUSANO Kazuo
2021/01 Appointment
Head chef、Restaurant “SEIJI”
Saudi Arabia
SATO Taki
2019/12 Appointment
Executive chef of Japanese restaurant YOKARI
Singapore
WAKUDA Tetsuya
2019/12 Appointment
WakuGhin Owner chef
MAETOMO Akihiro
2021/01 Appointment
Japanese Cuisine Maetomo Owner Chef
Spain
Roger Ortuño Flamerich
2016/02 Appointment
Founder of Internet site “Comer Japones.com” featuring Japanese food
General supervisor, Japanese Cuisine Section of “Salón del Manga de Barcelona”
MATSUHISA Hideki
2017/02 Appointment
Owner and cook, Koy Shunka restaurant
AndoniLuis Aduriz
2021/01 Appointment
”Mugaritz” owner/chef
Sri Lanka
Dharshan Munidasa
2021/01 Appointment
Owener of Japanese Restaurant "Nihonbashi", Owener of Seafood Restaurant "Ministry of Crab"
Switzerland
NUMABUKURO Masahiko
2021/01 Appointment
Owner and Chef of Japanese restaurant nagomi
Thailand
WATANUKI Takashi
2021/01 Appointment
Second owner of Japanese restaurant HANAYA
UAE
OHKUBO Shiro
2019/03 Appointment
Managing Director and General Manager, Summit Trading Company LLC
TANIUCHI Shinji
2021/01 Appointment
Managing Director & Partner
BENTOYA KITCHEN LLC & GOURMET YA TRADING
U.K.
ISHII Yoshinori
2016/02 Appointment
Head chef, UMU Japanese restaurant
HAYASHI Daisuke
2019/12 Appointment
Roketsu Owner Chef Japanese Culinary Academy UK Deputy Chairman
Ukraine
FUJIWARA Yoshihiro
2021/01 Appointment
Owner Chef of Japanese restaurant Fujiwara Yoshi
USA
SUETSUGU Takayuki
2016/02 Appointment
President, Japanese Cuisine Association in Seattle
Manager, BISTRO SATSUMA
David Bouley
2016/02 Appointment
Chef and owner, Bouley
Co-owner, Brushstroke
MATSUHISA Nobuyuki
2016/02 Appointment
Owner, Restaurant Matsuhisa
Manager, Nobu
John Emerson
2018/02 Appointment
Vice President of Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Wegmans Food Markets
Andy F. Matsuda
2019/03 Appointment
Sushi Chef Institute Chief Instructor / CEO
KASHIBA Shiro
2019/03 Appointment
Owner and Chef, Suishi Kashiba
Ari Kastrati
2019/12 Appointment
MGM Resorts International Chief Hospitality Officer
David Schlosser
2019/12 Appointment
Chef/Owner of Shibumi
KURIBARA Masao
2021/01 Appointment
SASALADINING USA Inc. CEO
HINODEYA RAMEN BAR
UENO Toshio
2021/01 Appointment
Sake School of America, Co-Founder/ Executive Instructor
Viet Nam
KOBAYASHI Koujiro
2019/12 Appointment
The owner of Restaurant’Kyy’
UEMURA Koji
2021/01 Appointment
Owner chef of Japanese restaurant REN and Tonkatsu TONPEI
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