Takao Yasuda

  • Yasuda founded discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings in 1980; as of February 2019 it’s being renamed Pan Pacific International Holdings.
  • It sells a wide range of products, from Rolexes to snacks to adult toys.
  • He stepped down as CEO and chairman in June 2015 and is now an advisor.
  • The retail chain has over 150 stores and is publicly traded.
  • In December 2017, the company opened up its first store in Singapore, called Don Don Donkey, part of an expansion in Southeast Asia.