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About Noboru Watanabe

An accomplished business owner and senior executive, Noboru Watanabe studied business administration at Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan. While working toward his bachelor of science, he competed as a member of the university’s golf team. Noboru Watanabe has served as president of the Riviera Corporation since founding the organization in 1989. From its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan the international lifestyle company supports operations in the United States, Japan and China. One of Mr. Watanabe’s early investments was the Riviera Country Club, a world-class Pacific Palisades golf course and its accompanying facilities.

Outside of the professional arena, Noboru Watanabe supports youth marine education programs and has served executive roles with the Japan Cup, the East Japan Optimist Sailing Championship, and the IFDS Blind Sailing World and International Championship. He also does his part for the environment as a contributor to various marine and forest conservation, local organic farm-to-table, and electric-vehicle sharing initiatives.

Work experience

Jun 1989Present

President and Founder


Apr 1964Mar 1968


Meiji University