Shinsuke Sakimoto


  • The popularization of internet auctions and flea market apps has made the reuse market a more familiar part of our lives. But many people are still uncomfortable selling items they no longer need or buying goods second-hand. Estimates are that the collective value of unused luxury brand goods tucked away in the closets of Japan alone may be as high as the trillions of yen. In other words, Japan has an enormous untapped mine of value capable of moving the needle on our economy. The phrases “Used in Japan” and “Guaranteed Japanese Quality” carry weight around the world due to the trust in Japan’s culture of treating possessions well. And, the scope of the global reuse market is significantly larger than Japan.
  • We began in 2007, purchasing and selling luxury brand goods from a small office in Osaka. In 2011, we established SOU Inc., growing our pre-owned luxury brand item buying business, launching and operating our own auctions, adding antiques and art objects to our product lines, and even expanding overseas.
  • In March 2020, we reorganized into a holding company structure, transitioning SOU Inc. into Valuence Holdings Inc. The former SOU Group has been relaunched as the Valuence Group. In this, our second founding, we will not be satisfied with the status quo. Rather, the entire Valuence team will be united behind our pursuit of further growth through the improvement of existing businesses and expansion into new businesses.
  • The Valuence Group provides life-changing value to the world that is tailored to each individual , encouraging people to live true to themselves.
Representative Director and President
Valuence Holdings Inc.
Shinsuke Sakimoto

Representative Director and President


From Professional Soccer to Entrepreneur

Born in Osaka in 1982. After graduating from Dai-ichi Senior High School, Shinsuke Sakimoto matriculated to Kansai University while also joining the Gamba Osaka J-League professional soccer team. Upon retiring from soccer, Sakimoto worked and learned at his father’s recycling shop. In 2007, Sakimoto opened Nanboya , a luxury brand item buying office in the Kansai region of Japan. In 2011, he established SOU Inc. (now Valuence Holdings Inc.), serving as representative director and president. From buying offices located throughout Japan to auctions, antiques and art objects, and even a personal asset management app, Sakimoto has led the way in building businesses that bring visibility to the value of personal goods. In March 2018, he led the company through a successful IPO on the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Today, Shinsuke Sakimoto continues working to expand the Valuence business throughout the world and generate ever-increasing levels of customer lifetime value.

Introduction of directors

  • CEO Shinsuke Sakimoto

    Group CEO

    Shinsuke Sakimoto

  • COO Susumu Muguruma


    Susumu Muguruma

  • CFO Shinichiro Sato


    Shinichiro Sato

  • Director Hiroki Tomiyama

    Outside Director

    Hiroki Tomiyama

  • Director Yoshihiko Takubo

    Outside Director

    Yoshihiko Takubo

  • Director Kenta Takami


    Kenta Takami

  • Outside director Masahide Kamachi

    Outside Director

    Masahide Kamachi

  • Outside director Kiyohito Hamada

    Outside Director

    Kiyohito Hamada

  • Outside director Takashi Goto

    Outside Director

    Takashi Goto

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