Taro Yaguchi

Taro Yaguchi's love for paper developed as a child growing up in Japan. His grandfather was involved with the business of washi, Japanese traditional paper. How a plant could transform into a strong shiny, thin yet strong fiber always captivated Taro. He grew respect for paper, plants and nature, which in turn helped him love folding origami.Instead of following his grandfather's footsteps in his career, he pursued his study at Tokyo University of Science with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently runs a multinational patent law firm with offices in the U.S. and Japan. It seemed his path was only going further away from paper. However, his interest in origami was sparked again in 2001 when he decided to exhibit at an inventor's convention. He needed an eye-catching novelty gift for his booth. He contemplated this problem and came up with a simple paper airplane design with his firm's information on one side and an aircraft design on the other. The idea was a hit and soon Read More chevron_right