Shinichi Okada, the president of the Shinichi Pallet Projects, is set to leave his position as project manager of the new Shinichi Tokai project.
In an email to staff, Okada said he is leaving the position in August due to personal reasons.
“The project manager position is not the right fit for me, and my career will be different,” Okada wrote.
Okada, 55, is the project coordinator for the Tokai pallet project, which is aiming to build a $5 billion, 1.8 million square metre building on land owned by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation in Osaka.
According to Okada’s biography on the Shinicha website, he worked for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japan Forestry Association.
Pallet project manager, Shinichi Yano, was promoted to project manager in July.
Tokai Pallet, the largest pallet pallet construction project in Japan, is funded by a government-run fund, the Japan Development Bank.
The project has been under construction since September, and has been hailed as a significant step towards building a skyscraper with the potential to be the world’s tallest building.