Japan Import Tackle was found with one mission. To find difficult-to-find Japanese domestic fishing tackle and deliver to US anglers. We are currently three men team, all of us love fishing before doing anything else. Each of us has unique knowledge and expertise from different aspect of fishing; Saltwater, Bass, non-Bass freshwater species. Three of us combined, we can cover all aspect of fishing market. We only work with top tier Japanese suppliers such as (not limited to) Nories, Ecogear, Marukyu, Fish League, Gan Craft, Imakatsu, Fish Arrow, RAID Japan, Legit Design, Toray, Akashi Brand, OwlGene, Varivas, Flash Union, Nogales, Decoy, etc.
Munenori Kajiwara, President
Originally from Japan, Munenori is a founder of the company & a multi specie fisherman. In 2012, Munenori found & became first president of Japan Freshwater Fishing Federation (now director of International Relations). In 2013, Munenori competed Ice Fishing World Championship (Wausau, WI) as a captain of Japan National Team. Munenori enjoys fishing carp (common carp & asian carp), catfish, pikes, striper, salmon, trout & ice fishing (perch, crappie, walleye, pike, blue gill) etc. Munenori supports many local and national fishing events for both kids and adults, also organize volunteer effort for environmental conservation.
Jake Guston, Marketing department
Originally from Chicagoland, Jake is our leader in Bass fishing category. Jake was 2017 IHSA Bass Fishing Chicago regional Champion & competed state final. Jake has an excellent knowledge and experience of rare Japanese domestic Bass fishing tackle and technique. Jake now competes in adult Bass fishing tournament. While doing so, Jake is in charge of Marketing & Social Media projects.
Mike Fung, IT department
Originally from Antigua in the Caribbean, Mike has mastered fishing all kind of saltwater species include, but not limited to Marlin, Wahoo, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, King fish, Tuna, Permit, snapper, grouper etc. He is our leader in saltwater project. But more importantly, Mike was an IT administrator at one of top tier companies before & obtained unique IT skills and experiences. Mike joined our team & now oversees our entire IT department & building better system for rapidly increasing business. Mike occasionally competes serious saltwater fishing tournament.