The Gohan Society


Masahiro Takeda Biography

Masahiro Takeda, Esq. is the Vice President of Sanwa Trading Co., Inc. and Wine of Japan Import, Inc.;    Sanwa, a prominent  importer and distributor of Asian foodstuffs over the last 30 years, and Wine of Japan, the leading national importer and distributor of Japanese beverage alcohol for the last 40 years.  Mr. Takeda oversees a comprehensive portfolio of 250 brands of Japanese beer, sake, and shochu, distributed in over 32 states.  Mr. Takeda is frequently retained as a consultant for restaurant sake and shochu beverage programs as well as for distributor sales and on/off premise staff training.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Takeda practiced commercial law in Florida and New York.  Hailing from New Jersey, he started his career at an international architecture firm after completing undergraduate study in Political Science and Economics at The George Washington University on a Presidential Scholarship.  As the real estate market peaked, Mr. Takeda was awarded a Governor’s Scholarship to pursue legal studies at the Florida Coastal School of Law.  While at law school, he founded the school’s chapter of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and also served as an editor on Law Review.  He is currently an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and is a member in good standing of the bars of New York and Florida.

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