Japanese business title, equivalent of the western President

Typical number of years of service to the company: 40 years.

Typical age: 60+ years.

Also note that in the newer generation of more entrepreneurial small Japanese businesses the owner (and sometimes sole employee of the firm) may also take the title Shacho.

REFERENCES: Passport Japan (Dean Engel & Ken Murakami, ISBN 1-885073-17-8), Japan Investor Relations Association.

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