JPH Co., Ltd.

  • "JPH" meansJapan Perpetual Holdings

For excellent privately-held Japanese companies to continue and grow,
JPH provides perpetual sponsorship and permanent business succession.

Wishing to be your trusted partner


JPH’s Roles

JPH provides straightforward solutions to private company owners and other group holding companies who are facing the following problems:

  • No business successors within your family members for your company
  • Limited funds available to pay inheritance taxes when inheritance takes place
  • Family concern about the fair treatment of employees and the continuation of cherished company philosophy cannot usually be addressed with a conventional company sale to another company or investment fund
  • Similar concerns with other private company disposals cannot be addressed by conventional company sales

Solutions provided by JPH:

1. As a perpetual sponsor, JPH will purchase shares of your company
Once JPH acquires the shares, they will not be re-sold.
JPH is flexible about ownership percentage and investment structures (The founding family can remain as a significant shareholder, for example)
Wealth transfer across generations is easier with receipt of sale proceeds in cash
JPH is a reliable destination for subsidiary companies being sold by their parent companies
2. JPH can nurture business leaders of those companies going with JPH
JPH can appoint the best conceivable manager/CEO for your company seamlessly
If the existing CEO wishes to continue, JPH will support him/her.
In addition, JPH can train internal candidates to reach the required caliber of manager/CEO
3. Support long-term prosperity of your company
Explore appropriate business sectors
Form long-term strategies
Build robust internal and financial control systems
Perpetual Public Platform


JPH was established as a natural development from DRC Capital and its predecessor, ACTIV Investment Partners. Both prior companies are regarded as having been pioneers in the Japanese private equity investment industry

  • JPH Group as such has managed 5 investment funds in the past 20 years which have yielded consistently high returns (gross IRR 20-40%) by enhancing the intrinsic values of investee companies without the use of any external leverage.
  • DRC Capital received the “Operational Excellence Award” in 2016 in the segment of small cap/Asia-Pacific Area from Private Equity International (PEI) for its Paydesign investment performance and operations.
  • Rich and lengthy experience in business turnaround, family business restructuring and succession
  • JPH was established to overcome those limits and constraints observed in conventional PE funds whose time-framework of involvement with investee companies is rather short.

Investee companies:

Nissen, Hanae Mori, Sotec, Toptour, Yumeshin Holdings, Casa, Paydesign, Universal Home, HUBees, Kojitsu-Sanso, Seiban, Chan Luu

Expert in Intrinsic Value Enhancement


The JPH team consists of members who have extensive experience in management consulting, investment banking, trading house, manufacturing, financial administration, auditing firm, and international organizations such as the World Bank.

Toru ShikibuChairmanMore

Toru Shikibu Chairman

2016 : Joined DRC Capital
2015 : Advisor/Auditor of Societe General
2013-2015 : Representative in Asia, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
2010-2013 : Advisor for Asia, Office of Outreach and Partnerships, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
2007-2010 : Executive Director for Japan , The World Bank Group, Washington, DC.
2006-2007 : Director-General , Kinki District Finance Bureau, Ministry of Finance
2004-2006 : Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency Previously : Financial Minister-Embassy of Japan (London), Director for Securities Business Supervision-Financial Supervisory Agency, Dean of the Faculty and the Graduate School of Economics, Nagasaki University, Director-Securities Bureau Ministry of Finance, First Secretary-Delegation of Japan to the OECD (Paris, France), Deputy Budget Examiner-Budget Bureau Ministry of France
1977 : MA in International Relations from The University of Tokyo
1975 : BA in Liberal Arts (British Studies) from The University of Tokyo

Hideo AomatsuCEOMore

Hideo Aomatsu CEO

1999- : CEO and Head of investment management team at ACTIV Investments Partners now DRC Capital
1996-1999 : President of Rothschild Japan K.K.
1992-1996 : Japan Representative of N M Rothschild & Sons, Ltd.
Previously : VP-M&A for JPMorgan (New York), Industrial Project Finance Officer for the World Bank (Washington D.C.) and a corporate strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. (Tokyo).
1977 : BA in Economics from Hitotsubashi University. Joined McKinsey & Company, Inc. (Tokyo).
Holds an MBA from Harvard University 1981
A member of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), Lecturer of Kyoto University School of Management, Author of the book "Kigyo Kachi Kohgi" (Lectures on Corporate Value Management) published by Nikkei Publishing Inc. 2008, Regular writer of Nikkei Evening Edition column “Jujiro” (Crossroad) since 2014

Takuro YamakawaCFOMore

Takuro Yamakawa CFO

2021 : Joined JPH in Sept. 2021
2016-2021 : Engaged in preparations for IPO at various business companies
2014-2016 : Joined Deloitte-Tohmatsu for various auditing professional services
2013-2014 : Joined SBI Business Solution for accounting / disclosure of SBI/Softbank Group
2010 : Became CPA and joined Shinohara CPA Office Group
2005-2007 : JAL Cargo Service
Certified Public Accountant of Japan and Certified Tax Accountant of Japan
2005 : Nishinihon Academy Airline College
2023 : BA in Economics from Hosei University

Yusuke SuzukiAuditorMore

Yusuke Suzuki Auditor

2023 : Joined JPH.
2012 : General Manager of IHI Rotating Machinery Engineering Co., Ltd.
2007 : Head of internal control assessment in design and implementation of internal controls at IHI Corporation.
1990 : Joined Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (current IHI Corporation).
1990 : BA in Economics from Hosei University

Aki TsurumakiOutside AuditorMore

Aki Tsurumaki Outside Auditor

Attorney at Law
2023 : Joined JPH
2016 : Outside Director of BELLSYSTEM24 Holdings, Inc. (current position)
2012 : Outside Corporate Auditor of Ichiko Industries, Ltd. (current position) 
2002 : Partner of Kamijo & Tsurumaki Law Office (current position)
1997 : Registered as Attorney at law
1993 : BA in Law from Hitotsubashi University.

Jun SatoOutside AuditorMore

Jun Sato Outside Auditor

Certified Public Accountant of Japan
2023 : Joined JPH
2021 : Corporate Auditor of Flier Inc. (current position)
2016 : Director of Succeed Co., Ltd. (current position)
2001 : Joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (now Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC) for various auditing professional services
1997 : BA in Law from Aoyama Gakuin University

Shunji Iwahara General Manager, Control Department More

Shunji Iwahara General Manager, Control Department

2023 : Joined JPH
2020 : General Manager, Finance and Accounting Division, Business Administration Department at Premium Water Holdings, Inc.
2009 : Joined Water Direct Inc. (now Premium Water Holdings, Inc.), responsible for accounting and disclosure
Previously: After graduating from college, worked for five years at Nagoya's long-established jazz bar "jazz inn LOVELY" before making his major label debut in 2006 as the guitarist for the rock band the ARROWS on Pony Canyon Inc. Released 3 albums and 6 singles
2001 : BA in Business and Commerce from Meijo University

Mayumi Takei A principal officer for investor relations More

Mayumi Takei A principal officer for investor relations

2011 : Joined DRC Capital
2010-2011 : Engaged in marketing for investment funds at United Asset Management
2008-2009 : Client service for hedge fund products at Ramius Japan
1997-2007 : An analyst of Japanese equities at Oppenheimer Capital in NY and at Fidelity Management & Research, and a researcher in M&As for an investment banking division of a Japanese brokerage firm
BA from West Virginia University; MBA from New York University

Mr Hideo Aomatsu, CEO, is engaged in various social activities such as teaching at Kyoto University Graduate School of Management since 2007, writing articles for Nikkei Newspaper Evening Version column ‘Jujiro’ (Crossroad) regularly (every two months) since 2014, and advising a start-up venture founded in Israel.

Experienced Senior Management


JPH Co., Ltd.
Kishimoto Building 5th Floor2-2-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-0005
TEL +81-3-3201-8605
FAX +81-3-3201-8686
Your Enquiry Welcome

Group Companies

Super Resin, Inc.

Super Resin, Inc.
2283 Sakahama Inagi, Tokyo 206-0822 Japan
TEL:+81-42-331-3611 FAX:+81-42-331-3100

An engineering company that focuses on research, analysis, design, and supply of special and high spec fabricated parts and components. Such activity is based on high technology composite materials such as carbon or glass fiber reinforced plastics, in particular for aircraft, space and military applications. In addition such technologies also serve makers of liquid crystal panel fabrication equipment under special supply contracts from those customers. Founded in 1957. Super Resin has supplied materials to many famous products including the face of The Tower of The Sun in EXPO ’70 and parts for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2. Such a history demonstrates that this company represents an unequalled technological force in the Japanese economy.


1 chome Wa 47 Tsurugi Honmachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa 920-2121 Japan
TEL:+81-76-273-1171 FAX:+81-76-273-3725

Manzairaku Sake Kura Co., a “sake” brewery with a 300 year history located in a town of Tsurugi, Hakusan City in Ishikawa Prefecture blessed with holy pure water from Hakusan Mountain. Its “sake” is held in high esteem and has been awarded a number of international prizes including Gold Prize in KURA MASTER Competition (France) in 2019. Further, its premium plum wine with the famous brand name of “Kaga Umeshu”, which the sake brewery produces based on the technology it has cherished for sake brewing, receives distinctive supports internationally as a special plum wine created from the pure water of Hakusan and plums from Kaga.

Kojitusanso Co., Ltd.

Kojitusanso Co., Ltd.
Hamabe-dori 2-1-30, 6th Floor, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
TEL:+81-78-231-1300 FAX:+81-78-231-1374

Established in 1924, Kojitusanso (KS) is Japan’s first mountaineering and outdoor equipment specialty store with “Make the next climbing a better day” as its mission. In the mountaineering goods retail industry, which requires a very high level of expertise, the Company offers specialized and extensive product line-ups with competent advisors in each store across the country. KS also operates “GsMall”, Japan's first comprehensive outdoor-related EC shopping mall as well as “Gravity Research”, sports climbing gym. The Company is highly regarded in the industry as a comprehensive outdoor service company that can provide mountaineering and outdoor goods, services, and information from 0m to 8,848m above sea level.

JPH Co., Ltd. Remains as their Perpetual Parent


June 6, 2023 “Manzairaku Kaga Umeshu” of Manzairaku Sake Kura Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa; CEO: Yasuyuki Kobori), our Group company, won the Alliance Gastronomie Award (Special Award) at the Kura Master Sake Competition 2023 (Concours Kura Master 2023: “Sakes Japonais & Umeshu”), held in Paris, France on May 22, 2023.

For details and results of the competition, please see below.
October 20, 2021 JPH Co., Ltd. acquired 100% of common stock of Kojitusanso Co., Ltd. as the third investment of perpetual business succession. For details, please see the list of group companies.
March 30, 2020 JPH Co., Ltd. acquired 90% of common stock of Manzairaku Sake Kura Co.,Ltd.
July 30, 2019 JPH Co., Ltd. acquired 100% of common stock of Super Resin, Inc.
October 18, 2018 JPH Co., Ltd. was established as a 100% subsidiary of JPH Group K.K..