At the age of 86, Tosaku Nishida, the founder of Goldwin Inc. of Japan, died on Sept. 1. Nishida started his career in 1951 by establishing a knitting factory. He moved on to found Goldwin, which became one of the most important market players for sporting goods in Japan. A milestone in the company's history was the Olympic Games held in Tokyo in 1964, for which Goldwin was a major supplier and supporter. In the 1970s, Goldwin began to license and distribute Western brands: It currently sells brands from Ellesse to The North Face, Scott, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Danskin and more. Goldwin went public in Nagoya in 1981 and made it to the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1995. The late Nishida served Goldwin as president and then as senior adviser.

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