Mister Hakuri (given name not recorded) was an employee of Hakuri Shipping Corporation, but also the heir to the entire company. In 3730 ELC he came into contact with a young Euryce Eilentes aboard the MICS Maidesvale, under slightly unusual circumstances.
Mister Hakuri occupied the role of Flight Operations Assistant (FOA) aboard the Maidesvale, despite the fact that this ship actually belonged to — and was run by — Mabius Intersystems, not Hakuri Shipping Corp. As Hakuri explained to Eilentes, his adoptive father wanted him to learn humility by having him experience life at the bottom of the ladder, and so he had been sent to spend a few Solar years working his way up from nothing. However it was a consideration of this scheme that while undertaking the task Hakuri might encounter employees against whom he could later bear grudges, and vice versa. A deal was therefore sought which would see him gaining these formative experiences under a different company altogether, hence how he came to be employed aboard the MICS Maidesvale (→TRD).
After Hakuri had been in the role of FOA on the Maidesvale for enough time to learn the operations and communications of a ship's command and control environment, he was given notice to return to his own company, where he was assigned a posting aboard the HSCS Copenhagen. It was intended that his skills and knowledge could be assessed aboard a Hakuri Corp. ship, before he was then returned to the development programme which would aim to place him on the board of directors. Euryce Eilentes, an up-and-coming crew member who had shown promise in her short time aboard the Maidesvale, was chosen to replace Hakuri when he left that ship, and he was given the task of training her into his old role (→TRD).
Mister Hakuri had daily contact with Euryce Eilentes, a fact which annoyed her then-partner Danis to the extent that the two men finally came to blows. This incident ended Eilentes' relationship with Danis, but there is no record of Hakuri and Eilentes having any sort of affair. While training Eilentes, beyond just demonstrating systems interfaces, Hakuri introduced her to the ways the ship worked and the crew interacted (→TRD).
Hakuri was greatly amused at Eilentes' confusion over his origins and family lineage, to the degree that it is certain these are facts he finds himself explaining often. Hakuri is of Japanese descent, but was born on Bennethium rather than on Earth. The Hakuri family, however, into which he was adopted, is from Japan, and rigidly maintains a set of ancient and proud family traditions. One such tradition was the adoption of an adult male to act as heir, much to the chagrin of the female children of the family (→TRD).