[Ended]The Philosophy and Design of MUJI – A Presentation by Masaaki Kanai

Saturday, November 24

For the first time in Eastern Canada, Masaaki Kanai, Chairman of Ryohin Keikaku, will discuss MUJI’s global strategy, philosophy and design for a one-time event at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall.


With the goal of making people’s daily lives comfortable and pleasant, MUJI is globally recognized for developing products that remain simplified and streamlined, yet fulfill their purpose completely. While being considerate of environmental issues, MUJI’s natural and functional design complements today’s lifestyle perfectly. But the company’s philosophy hasn’t changed since its beginning: MUJI continues to orient itself to the basis and universality of daily life.


This event, which marks the opening of Toronto’s MUJI Atrium flagship store, will feature a presentation by Masaaki Kanai followed by a discussion with guests from related industries. The presentation will look at the evolution of MUJI’s strategies since its founding in 1980, and explore how the brand is heading toward the future while maintaining its ideology.



Date: Saturday, November 24th, 2018


Time: from 2PM to 4PM



University of Toronto Convocation Hall

31 King’s College Circle

Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A1


General admission. Tickets are free, but registration is required to attend this event.


Tickets can be reserved:

Online at Hart House Tickets

In person or over the phone:

7 Hart House Circle

University of Toronto

(416) 978-8849

(Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-5PM)


For inquiries regarding reservations or ticketing, please contact Hart House Tickets at (416) 978-8849.


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Event date:
Saturday, November 24

    18下期良品集会_金井さん - CopyAbout the Speaker


Masaaki Kanai is the Chairman and Representative Director of Ryohin Keikaku, parent company of MUJI. He joined the company in 1993 after working for Seiyu stores. He contributed to the growth of Ryohin Keikaku for a many years as the head of household division, the main pillar of sales, and then successfully undertook structural reforms of the company. In February 2008, he became president and representative director, and in May 2015 he advanced to his present position as chairman and representative director.