As the local Representative in Japan, Goichiro Yukawa is focused on involving stakeholders such as AB, CBs, TOs, Organizations, and Authorities to participate in FSSC activities. For 30 years, Mr. Yukawa worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF), which included maintaining a government-owned product certificate scheme: the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS). From 2018 he has been an independent consultant for HACCP and FSMS. Mr. Yukawa was a part of the discussions for ISO 22000 from the early stages and is an expert for TC34/SC17. He is also the chairman of the National mirror committee of TC34/SC17, a position held since 2011. Mr. Yukawa's mission is to connect Japanese stakeholders to FSSC and involve them in the improvement and operation of the scheme - expanding the opportunity for stakeholders in Japan to exchange information and to have face to face conversations about FSSC.