The Japan Society

Tadaharu Iizuka

Tadaharu Iizuka has been living in the UK since 1981. He made the decision to come to the UK after working for seven years as a sales representative with a foreign-owned pharmaceutical company.

Tadaharu was born in Niigata Prefecture and raised there until the age of 15. He attended high school in Kanagawa Prefecture and studied politics at Hosei University in Tokyo. After arriving in the UK in 1982, Tadaharu joined the Tazaki Group, working for 16 years across various business sectors, including the import of Japanese food, residential property and recruitment, and being appointed in turn as manager, general manager, and director. uring his last three years with the Group he served as its Deputy Managing Director.

In 1998, Tadaharu took up the position of Managing Director for Centre People Appointments Ltd in London and has worked with the company to the present day. Centre People Appointments Ltd was a subsidiary company of Japan Centre until September 2017, before recently being taken over by Quick Co. in Japan.

Outside his work, Tadaharu is a committee member of the Japan Association in the UK and the Chairperson of Niigata Kenjin Kai.

He belongs to a Japanese Working Group which aims to establish a Japanese care home for Japanese elderly residents in the UK, as well as serving on the Sakura Cherry Tree Project committee.

Tadaharu enjoys playing golf and reading.