HYPEBEAST Japan President Akihiro Wajima leaves the company | WWDJAPAN.com

Akihiro Wajima, president of HYPEBEAST Japan, a Japanese subsidiary of HYPEBEAST (Hong Kong), which operates the online media “HYPEBEAST” for street fashion and culture, left the company on December 31, 2020. No successor has been announced.

Mr. Wajima was born in 1974. After graduating from Arizona State University in the United States, he worked for an advertising agency, Sotheby League, and Rakuten before launching Farfetch Japan in 2014. On March 15, 2019, when HYPEBEAST Japan was established, he became president and managing director of the company. We strengthened our understanding and dissemination of Japanese culture and worked to expand our business in Asia.

After leaving the company, Mr. Wajima will establish a new company and start a new business related to fashion.


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