Josh Onishi

Josh Onishi

President/CEO - Hana Group North America


CEO, speaker and thought leader, Josh Onishi is head of Hana Group North America and Peace Dining Corporation, the largest sustainable sushi retail organization in North America. Onishi is instrumental in raising awareness and proliferation of high-quality sustainable sushi and pan-Asian cuisine in North America, through innovative retail concepts. Of particular note is Onishi’s commitment to global sustainability and responsible fishing practices, which are core principles of his company and in practice at every level, from vendor selection to distribution, packaging, energy consumption and more. In July of 2018, Onishi was named a “Sustainability Hero” by the Business Intelligence Group, the organization’s highest honor. Under his leadership, Peace Dining was the first sushi company to achieve ISO 14001:2015 certification, further demonstrating the company’s sincere dedication to sustainability and confirming Peace Dining’s commitment to identifying, assessing and improving the environmental impact of business. His company is also a pioneer and leader in the growing “grocerant” trend in food retailing, cultivating a restaurant experience within a grocery store environment. With more than 1400 employees, Peace Dining operates nearly 300 sushi boutiques in upscale supermarkets such as Whole Foods, grocery stores, as well as a central production kitchen, serving wholesale corporate dining clients. Onishi received his MBA at Columbia University and undergraduate degree from Osaka University.

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