1943年生まれ。四代目遠藤波津子の次男として東京に生まれる。慶應義塾大学商学部在学中に米国ブリッジポート大学に留学、卒業後、札幌テレビ放送 株式会社に入社。1973年、株式会社遠藤波津子美容室入社、常務取締役に就任。1993年、株式会社遠藤波津子美容室 代表取締役社長、株式会社遠藤波津子きものさろん（現 株式会社ハツコ エンドウ ウエディングス）代表取締役社長就任、現在に至る。
Biography: Akira Endo
Born in 1943, in Tokyo, the second son and 4th generation leader for Hatsuko Endo. Having studied abroad at the University of Bridgeport in the United States while at the Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce, joined The Sapporo Television Broadcasting Co. after graduation.
In 1973, he began working at Hatsuko Endo Beauty Studio Co., Ltd., and was appointed managing director. In 1993, he became president and representative director, as well as president and representative director for Hatsuko Endo Kimono Salon (currently Hatsuko Endo Weddings Co., Ltd.), where he currently continues to serve.
In the 1980s, as wedding outfits transitioned to Western styles, the "Hatsuko Endo Wedding Collection" was opened in Ginza, establishing a showroom where customers could leisurely choose from several hundred different styles of wedding dresses. In the 1990s, while maintaining their relationships with traditional hotels in Japan, the company began opening stores in foreign hotels as well. In addition to providing wedding outfits, the company expanded its business to provide a variety of needs, including general salon services, wedding beauty services, and aesthetic treatment.
As part of his life's work, he has served as vice-director and director for the Ginza Boulevard Union and held posts as representative secretary for the All Ginza Association, and currently has been serving as chairman since June 2016. Having established the "Ginza Town Building Conference" and the "Ginza Design Council," he has been involved on a daily basis in a variety of activities in the Ginza neighborhood. He also holds the post of chairperson for the "All Ginza Olympic/Paralympic Committee" which was established in anticipation of the Tokyo Olympics which will be held in 2020. He has served in various posts, including president of the Tokyo Ginza Rotary Club, director of the Ginza Hyakuten Organization, standing director of the Keio Club, and director of the Mita-kai (Keio Alumni Association).