A Centennial Tribute to George Aratani


George Aratani (1917-2013)


By HOSHINA SEKI

One hundred years ago, George Aratani was born in Los Angeles. Raised with deep Japanese principles and educated both in America and Japan, he thoroughly learned to understand the value of both cultures. His smart entrepreneurship enabled him to form two giant international companies, Mikasa & Co. and Kenwood Corp. He was an intuitive businessman who made it big in postwar America.