This series of programs features interviews with business leaders about the resilience of Japanese companies.
The Takarazuka Revue Company is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. It was created by a railway company called Hankyu to lure people to Takarazuka, the last stop on the train. They perform about 1200 shows and draw 2.5 million people annually. In April 2013, they launched their first self-produced show in Taiwan. The company is entering a new stage for another 100 years.
We interviewed the president and a great-grandson of the founder, Koichi Kobayashi, about the secret of their long-lasting popularity and their future strategies.
Koichi Kobayashi, President, Takarazuka Revue Company