Meet Takahiro Nagata: The Kusaya Specialist with an Infectious Passion and a Lifelong Dream

Mr. Takahiro Nagata, a young native with decades of experience under his belt, has become somewhat of an ambassador of Kusaya in Hachijojima and beyond.

His love for the peculiar fish started at a young age, influenced by the fishing household that he grew up in. It was only a matter of time before the baton of the family business was passed on to him, and that came after his own successes. Mr. Nagata was the best for abalone production (a variety of sea snail) in Hokkaido, a feat that no doubt had a lot to do with his academic background in fisheries. He has brought to his father’s business, which is now his, the educational insight and experience necessary to make informed decisions.