Amakasu & Associates is one of the leading independent Furniture Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) Purchasing Companies servicing the hospitality industry, based in Tokyo, Japan. As an experienced provider of FF&E and OES procurement services to hotels and resorts worldwide, ranging from business hotels, luxury boutique properties, to 5-star international hotel chains, A&A excels at creating FF&E value and fulfilling client objectives. The company was established as a Purchasing Agent that not only handles FF&E Procurement services, but also introduces and recommends International Designers to the Japanese market.
Founded in 2002, A&A has gained unparalleled purchasing and negotiating power through highly qualified manufacturing resources, and an ever-increasing global vendor base which includes East Asian countries: China, Thailand, and Indonesia, as well as the European countries: England, France, Italy and Germany. Teamed with the company’s market strength, extensive experience and personalized client service, A&A has found success in offering a full spectrum of procurement services.
The President Junichi Amakasu has had extensive experience working abroad for a total of 14 years in Singapore, California, and Hawaii. He has cultivated relationships with FF&E suppliers and contractors throughout his experience, and while in Hawaii – acting as President of Takashimaya Pacific Inc., he was responsible for handling numerous PA projects. Amongst these projects, he handled the entire FFE and OES procurement for the Grand Hyatt Wailea (regarded as the best resort in the world at the time). After returning back to Japan, Mr. Amakasu took part in several PA & Supply projects including: The Yokohama Bay Sheraton, Nagoya Marriott Hotel, and the Sendai Royal Park Hotel. It was during his experience in Japan that resulted in him having an impression that the Japanese market was in need of a dedicated PA focused company. It was at this time that Mr. Amakasu decided to start his own business.