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Kazuko Yamakawa

1942

Born in Tokyo. 

1959

At the age of 17, flew to Moscow of the former Soviet Union to study for three years.

1964

After returning to Japan, worked as a Russian language interpreter for the Tokyo Olympics. Then moved to France to study business at LITZ, a luxury duty free store in Paris.

1970

Married. With her husband Ahron Yamakawa, founded Montrive and Feiler Japan. Introduced a German company Feiler's Chenille fabric to Japan and  developed it into a big household brand.

2004

Received the Honorary Citizen's Award from Hohenberg, Germany.

2007

Retired from the post of Honorary Chairman of Montrive.
Asahi Shinbun run a feature story in the newspapers "Front Runner"pages.

2016

Received the Golden Ring Award from Hohenberg.

2017

Established Yamakawa Seniorenhaus, a care facility for the elderly in Hohenberg, inaugurated in November. Received Special Honorary Citizen’s Award from the city.

2018

Awarded the Bavarian State Medal for Social Welfare.

Kazuko Yamakawa is currently active as a lecturer and writer on business theory that incorporates "Intangible Power" into management.

By the author, to name a few:
“Fateful Encounter, A Piece of Cloth,” published by Asahi Shimbun
“Business is the Power of Seeing the Unseen,”published by Random House Kodansha.
"Intangibles Change the Company,” published by PHP Institute, Inc.


          
 Awarded the Bavarian State Medal for Social Welfare Yamawaka Senioren Haus
Groundbreaking ceremony
 
           
Intangible Power Fateful Encounter
with a piece of cloth
 Intangible Power
changes your firm
Founder,Feiler Japan  Made honorary
itizen of
Hohenberg,
Germany
Golden Ring of
The city of Hohenberg,
Germany