Yoshiaki Ito
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Yoshiaki Ito named president of One Championship (Japan)

Singapore-based MMA organization One Championship announced yesterday executive Yoshiaki Ito will head up its Japanese operations.

The move is in alignment with a targeted push to expand into Japan and other Asian countries like South Korea, Vietnam, and even Australia “in the near future,” according to a ONE press release.

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Ito’s credentials include founding X-TANK consulting and being the former CEO of Haier Asia Group. Ito is from Bangkok, Thailand, but speaks Japanese Thai, and English.

“ONE Championship continues to seek out the top executives from various fields to become part of our elite senior management team,” ONE Championship CEO Victor Cut said. “Yoshiaki Ito is an excellent asset to have on our team. He, along with our very capable leadership, will be responsible for taking our organization to the next level and beyond. We are excited at the possibilities and welcome Ito-san to the ONE Championship family.”

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  Yoshiaki Ito named president of One Championship (Japan)

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