Ken K. Shida, the president of Shidax Corp., has international ambitions for his $1.5 billion Tokyo-based firm. With more than 303 karaoke shops and 3,000 on-site locations in schools, hospitals, businesses and nursing homes, Shidax already ranks as one of Japan’s largest foodservice companies, lining up behind McDonald’s, Skylark, Hoka Hoka Tai and Nichi-in Health Care. However, Shida—who took over the 45-year-old family business from his ...

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