Sakuji Tanaka

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Sakuji Tanaka
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Hometown Yashio, Saitama, Japan
Current Location Japan
Birthday  ?
Profession Former chairman of Daika Company
Rotary Club Affiliation Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan
Rotarian Since 1975
Education  ?

Sakuji Tanaka is from the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan and has served as Rotary International President from 2012-2013. The theme he chose for his Rotary year is Peace Through Service.

Past Titles

Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2006-10
Director, Rotary International, 2003-05
District Governor, 1994-95


Sakuji Tanaka is the former chair of the Daika Company and former president of the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan. He also has been vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of Commerce.

A member of the Rotary Club of Yashio since its charter in 1975, Tanaka has served RI as a director, Rotary Foundation trustee, chair of the 2009 Birmingham Convention Committee, member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force and Future Vision Committee, and regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, district governor, and training leader. Working with his district, he helped to construct a school building in Bangladesh.

Tanaka has received the RI Service Above Self Award and the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, Major Donors, and members of the Arch C. Klumph Society. In addition, Tanaka has established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship. He and Kyoko have been married since 1963 and have three children and six grandchildren.

Citations and Footnotes

All of the above information was taken from's RI President Biography page
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