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Table Cloth Co., Ltd. Kotaro Tamura has been appointed as an advisor to Table Cloth Co., Ltd., which operates the gourmet platform “byFood.com” for foreign tourists visiting Japan.

Table Cloth Co., Ltd.
Kotaro Tamura has been appointed as an advisor to Tablecloth Co., Ltd., which operates the gourmet platform “byFood.com” for foreign tourists visiting Japan.
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Tablecloth Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO Kaoru Joho; Director and COO Toso Serkan; hereinafter referred to as Tablecloth) operates the gourmet platform “byFood.com” for foreign tourists visiting Japan. ) is pleased to announce that it has launched a new management structure with the addition of Mr. Kotaro Tamura, who has extensive knowledge and experience in politics, economics, and international relations, as a new advisor, with the aim of strengthening alliances both domestically and overseas. .
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Tablecloth entered its 11th term in May 2024.
In order to further promote the acceptance of foreign tourists visiting Japan, which has recovered, it will be essential to collaborate with travel-related companies from around the world. By appointing Mr. Kotaro Tamura, who has a wide range of knowledge, perspective, and experience in politics, economics, and international relations, as an advisor, we will be able to accelerate the further expansion of the services of our gourmet platform “byFood.com,” as well as our organizational structure.・We will strengthen our system and work even harder to realize our mission of “Happiness through food!” in Japan and around the world.
Officer structure
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New officer profile/comments
Kotaro Tamura
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Part-time professor at Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University Business School ICS (2023-2025), Fellow at Global Leadership Institute, University of California, San Diego, engaged in M&A brokerage at a securities company. After studying abroad in the United States, he became president of Osaka Nichinichi Shimbun. He was elected to the House of Councilors in 2002 and served as a member of the House of Councilors until 2010. During the first Abe
administration, he served as Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office (economy and finance, finance, re-challenge, and decentralization).
He was a Fellow at Yale University in 2010, a Research Associate at Harvard University in 2011, and the only Japanese researcher at the time at the Rand Corporation, the think tank that produced the most Nobel Prize winners in the world (29 people). Milken Institute Asia Fellow.
In 2012, he became the first Japanese politician to be the protagonist of a Harvard Business School case.
Since 2014, as an adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, he has run the Asian Geopolitics Program for businesspeople, which has been completed by over 500 business leaders over 24 terms. From 2022, he will also lead the American Geopolitics Program at the University of California, San Diego.
He is also an angel investor who invests in startups around the world, focusing on AI, space, Web3.0, climate tech, robots, and education, such as OpenAI, SpaceX, and Discord, in Silicon Valley, Israel, Africa, Southeast Asia, and India. .
Also made LP investments in venture capital in the United States, Singapore, Israel, and Africa.
He is the author of many books, including the bestseller series “Don’t fight idiots even if you’re mad!” which has sold over 900,000 copies, and “Geopolitics is the strongest education (SB Creative)”. 【comment】
It’s an honor to join the Tablecloth team. Although the company’s business is domestic, I feel that it is valuable to the Japanese economy as it will be able to secure more foreign currency in the future. Not only the company’s products, but also the management team is attractive, and I feel it has great potential. Most of all, I was impressed by the company’s commitment to selling products and allocating a portion of the profits to provide school lunches for children, and I wanted to help.
We love Japan and would like to contribute to the further development of tablecloths by leveraging our strengths as a resident of Southeast Asia, which will be a major market for inbound tourism in the future. We will do our best to help the company advance not only in inbound tourism, but also in outbound tourism from Japan, and ultimately at the center of the hospitality business around the world.
About ByFood.com
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP22eqK7hsw] “byFood.com” is a food-specialized and social contribution platform for foreign tourists visiting Japan that promotes gastronomy tourism by providing special Japanese gourmet food and food-related experience products.
Tabi Mae is a media that allows you to collect information on Japanese food and drink culture and trends in English for those who decide on their destination and itinerary in advance, a site for booking food experiences and restaurants during their stay in Japan, and a site for booking restaurants after returning home. We aim to be a one-stop service that has a variety of functions related to Japanese food, such as an e-commerce site where you can purchase Japanese food on TabiAto, and make you feel that “Japanese food is OK if you check out byFood.com!” I am.
Additionally, as part of the SDGs, we deliver 10 school meals per reservation and order to children in developing countries, and since our founding we have delivered approximately 670,000 school meals to date (as of the end of June 2024).
Service site: https://www.byfood.com/
Company Profile
Company name: Tablecross inc.
Address: Link Square Shinjuku Wework 16th floor, 5-27-5 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Founded: June 2014
Capital: 364,140,150 yen (including capital reserve)
Business details:
・Operation of “byFood.com”, a one-stop food platform for foreign tourists visiting Japan
・Marketing consulting for restaurants
・Consulting on food experience creation and product development ・Overseas promotion (video production, influencer marketing, etc.) More details about this release:
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