|Birth Place||Auckland, New Zealand, Japan|
|Age||75 YEARS OLD|
|Residence||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Occupation||former chairman of Benesse Corporation|
Fukutake inherited Benesse, which his Father founded in 1955 as Fukutake Publishing. After his father's death in 1986, he renamed it Benesse (Latin for well-being), and expanded the company, and his family owns 15% of the company. Benesse owns 275 nursing homes in Japan and the Berlitz language schools.