With over 25 years of experience as an international business and accomplishments, Mr. Fujita is considered a premier consultant on U.S. – Japan business relations. He has assisted over a hundred companies in expanding businesses to the Japanese markets, focusing on franchises, licensing, IT education and new products.


As the founder and Chief Executive of I. Fujita International, Inc. (IFI), Mr. Ichiro Fujita takes pride in his 25 years of experience as an international business consultant. Considered as a premier consultant on U.S. – Japan business relations, Mr. Fujita has consulted over a hundred companies in expanding businesses to the Japanese markets, focusing on franchises, licensing, and IT education and new products. Mr. Fujita started IFI,initially as a trading company in 1981. In 1985, he established Idea Link Japan as franchise consulting division of IFI. ILJ was among the first franchise consulting divisions in the country to specialize in consulting U.S. businesses and helped them successfully make the transition into the Japanese market. Idea Link Japan later merged with I. Fujita International.

Mr. Fujita has been regularly selected as a keynote speaker at various Franchise shows, in the U.S. , Japan, and many other Asian nations. In 2012, he was appointed by Japan External Trade Organization ( JETRO), Japanese government arm to identify investment and licensing opportunities.

Born and raised in Yokohama, Japan, Mr. Fujita was educated at Sophia University in Tokyo and the University of Southern California. He resides in Torrance, CA with his wife and children.