Tadayoshi Tazaki
Foundation Fellow

(1964, Economics)

After working in several City based companies, Tadayoshi 'Taz' Tazaki started his own business, The Japan Agency and Consultancy (JAC), in 1975 to pursue his idea to help and support the growing Japanese business community in the UK.  The company focused on staff recruitment for Japanese companies, rental accommodation for Japanese expatriates (JAC Property) and Japanese food for the Japanese community (Tazaki Foods). 

In 1996 JAC Property expanded outside the Japanese clientele sector to become JAC Strattons and now has several branches in Central and North London with a significant market share of the London residential sales and rentals sectors.  They also now include a division, JAC Interex, providing a comprehensive property ‘design and build’ and refurbishment service for both residential and office premises.

Tazaki Group was initially established in the UK and has subsequently expanded its operations into Japan, South East and East Asia.

In 1987 Barclay Vouchers, a luncheon voucher and food coupon system in Japan, was founded through a joint‐venture between Sir Frederick Barclay and the Tazaki Group.  Barclays Vouchers was bought by Barings Asia in 2007.