Nishii returns to Princeville Corporation

Takashi Nishii, who was executive vice president of Princeville Corporation from 1990 to 1998, was recently named corporation president.

He replaces Shiro Yasuno, who announced his retirement. He had been at Princeville since 1996.

Nishii’s appointment is effective immediately. Prior to his return to Princeville Corporation, he was president of Suntory International Corporation in New York City, where he was responsible for all of Suntory’s North American and South American operations.

In that capacity, he oversaw sales of more than $1 billion annually.

“I am very pleased to be back on Kaua’i at Princeville,” said Nishii. “It is an honor to return and work with such a fine group of dedicated and committed people. Takashi Nishii’s leadership skills and wealth of knowledge will continue to be an asset to Princeville Corporation’s vitality and economic growth,” said Yasuno.

Yasuno steps down as Princeville Corporation president, but remains a member of the board of directors in an advisory capacity. He will also represent Suntory Limited in Hawai’i.

Yasuno began his career with Suntory Limited in 1964. During his career, he held numerous executive positions, including director and general manager of the international division and Princeville division.

“It has been a privilege to serve as the president of Princeville Corporation and live in one of the most beautiful places in the world,” said Yasuno.

Princeville Corporation is a privately owned real estate development and sales company which owns and operates diversified resort facilities.

Princeville Corporation is owned by three Japanese companies: Suntory, Ltd., majority shareholder; and Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and Nippon Shinpan & Co. Ltd., equal shareholders.

Headquarters for Princeville Corporation are in Princeville Shopping Center.

Staff Writer Paul C. Curtis can be reached at or 245-3681 (ext. 224).


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