Volume 15 Issue 1 » 21 DRIVERS Taking Action SEIGO NAKAMURA Interview by Christian Chia Photos by Todd Duncan » Seigo Nakamura is both the owner of the Tora Corporation in Japan and the visionary behind Aburi Restaurants Canada. Building on his family’s restaurant business of nearly sixty years, Nakamura expanded into North America, opening Miku Waterfront a decade ago. 2018 marks the tenth anniversary for Miku in Vancouver. Nakamura carried an ambitious vision to introduce Aburi flame-seared sushi to Vancouver palates. It has been a resounding success. In addition to Miku, the Aburi group now operates two other restaurants in Vancouver - Minami and Gyoza Bar - and has expanded into eastern Canada with Miku Toronto. Both Miku locations have been voted among the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable diners, a sort of people’s choice award. After our recent talk, it seems Seigo-san is just getting started.