【熊谷 正寿】-Masatoshi Mark Kumagai-Founder & Group CEO

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Profile

(March 9, 2019)

Born in Nagano Prefecture on July 17, 1963. Blood type: O.
Founder, Chairman, and Group CEO, GMO Internet, Inc.

――Leading the GMO Internet Group, which is comprised of 110 Group companies including 9 listed companies, some of which are listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The number of employees is 5,767 (as of the end of December 2018).

――Founded Voice Media (currently, GMO Internet) and was appointed as President and Representative Director in 1991. In 1999, the company became the first “Independent Internet Venture” to be listed in Japan.

――Under the corporate slogan “Internet for Everyone” GMO Internet Group comprehensively develops Internet Infrastructure, Online Advertising & Media, Internet Finance, and Cryptocurrency businesses.

Internet banking business was launched in July 2018.

Partners will unite to comprehensively develop Internet businesses by creating new Internet culture and industry, smiles, and excitement, and striving towards contributing to society.

――Main awards won by Kumagai include Nikkei Venture’s “Venture of the Year 1999” (for the category for IPO) won in 2000,
Newsweek’s “Super CEOs (10 innovative businessmen from around the world)” in 2005,
Keizaikai’s “38th Outstanding Businessman Award” in 2013,
Zaikai’s “58th Zaikai Award & Businessman Award” in 2016,
and Kigyoka Club’s “19th Entrepreneur Award” in 2017.

-―In addition to work, I realized dreams that I wrote in my diary one after another, which were related to health, spirit, education and private life.

Air: private pilot certificate for helicopter
Sea: permit of first-class boat’s operator and PADI’s qualified rescue diver
Land: medium vehicle class 1 license


1-year-old

* Motto

Where there is a dream, there is action
Action creates habit
Habit creates personality
Personality creates destiny
When I was 20 years old, I wrote down all of the dreams of my life, used a notebook to build habits, and realized my dreams.

These words are my life.

* Hobby

Challenge myself in new ways to create more smiles. If you read this profile, you will understand my character.

* Liquor

I love wine and whiskey, especially red Bordeaux wine and Islay whiskey. I also like relatively old champagne.I also enjoy blind tasting to identify the type of wine by the smell, taste, color, etc., though I often make mistakes.

However, in order to improve my performance, I have recently reduced the amount of alcohol intake.I intended to invest only in the Internet industry but I became a major outside shareholder of the wine importer VIN PASSION because of my hobby.


I’ve always loved dogs.

* Cigarette

I don’t smoke. I quit smoking when I was 20 years old.Smoking in front of me is a group taboo (if I understand correctly lol).

A customer who read this profile hesitated to smoke in front of me lol I lacked consideration. I don’t mind people smoking in front of me at a party.


I always liked cleaning

* Educational background

I did not study at all as I was confident, for no good reason, that I could achieve anything.

During the career counseling in my third year at junior high school, I told my form teacher that I would like to go to Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School or Kokugakuin High School. (I simply wanted to enjoy my time at a coed high school around Aoyama.)


Kindergarten entrance ceremony lol

He said, “You can try but you will never pass the exam.” Furthermore, he asked the other teachers surrounding us, “Do you think that Kumagai will pass the exam?” They all laughed at me.

The standard score of both schools is 65 or more. It certainly seemed impossible to pass the exam, considering my academic results then. However, the words and attitude of the form teac


Sixth-grade elementary school student wearing a pantaloon.

As a result, I was able to pass the exam of Kokugakuin High School with the highest mark!At the entrance ceremony, the school requested me to make a speech on behalf of the freshmen.

The president of Kokugakuin University and the principal of Kokugakuin High School told me to go to the University of Tokyo rather than Kokugakuin University.

I was the male version of Flying Colors until then.This experience led to a false belief that I can achieve anything if I put an effort into it.


The third grade of junior high school. I, right, am pictured with my classmates.

In my second year, I didn’t study at all and my ranking fell to 500 out of 600 students, and the head teacher kept an eye on me. I dropped out in the summer of that year.I strongly realized the need to study after I turned 20 years old.

The Open University of Japan was founded in 1985, and I entered the university as a member of the inaugural class (student number 4) using the special enrollments program but my work was busy and I was expelled after the end of the period of attendance at the university.

I feel ashamed. Afterward, I have been studying by myself.

Books that changed my life

* Reading

I love reading. To learn is to know what you do not know. It was reading that made me realize this.When I was 20 years old, my father asked me, “Can you tell the difference between animals and humans?”

“Humans can experience the life of a person in a few hours through books, so read books and keep studying throughout your life.”

People tend to misunderstand that they know everything. I was like that.However, if you read a book, you will notice your ignorance.

“I should have read this earlier! I didn’t know this!” I only have superficial knowledge, and I am responsible for that.To realize what you do not know is “learning.”

Although I buy a book, I recently do not have time to read the entire book, so I read only parts of the book. Books do not rot but it is meaningless to just own them.

Shorinji membership card

* Sports & health

When I was a child, I went to the Ikebukuro Kyokushinkaikan to learn Kyokushin Karate but was so frightened that I immediately quit.

When I was in my thirties, I obtained the brown belt in Shorinji Kempo. I learned Shorinji Kempo at Nippon Sport Science University on Sundays.

When I was in my fifties, I learned Krav Maga, the world’s strongest self-defense technique.I love swimming. I used to go to TAC in Nakano.

When I was in junior high school, I was addicted to basketball. I practiced every day and every night at a park.

When I was living in Nagano Prefecture, I skied a lot, so I’m a good skier.

When I was in junior high school, I went to Hokkaido alone and worked part-time at the ski school of the Otaru Tenguyama Ski Resort’s youth hostel.

I wore a pair of jeans and skied behind the students as an assistant of the coach. I was young.

My dream is to win triathlons. For swimming, I support Japan’s national swimming team as the main sponsor. As for running, I support professional runners through the corporate team GMO Athletes, hoping to fulfill my dream.


I bench-pressed 110 kg at the age of 52

I have been doing weight training 2-3 times a week for over 35 years.
I do 1 rep in the bench press with 110 kg. I am quite muscular.
I like golf. However, since both practicing and playing golf takes a lot of time, I quit golf temporarily in consideration of the priority of my life. I will resume golf in the future.

* Health

On the health side, I pay attention to the balance of exercise, nutrition, sleep, medical examination, and positive thinking.For nutrition, I reduce calories and aim to sleep 7.5 hours.I undergo a comprehensive medical examination twice a year and have a blood test and microarray test every month lolWhat is most important is positive thinking. I am always positive.For relaxation, I like shiatsu. I also like relaxing music and incense.As for exercise and health, I recommend the following 2 articles.

– Prioritize health to achieve high performance: Why Japanese businessmen do weight training more than 30 years (PHP/THE21ONLINE

– Health capital: what one in one thousand does for health [President Kumagai, GMO] (Nikkei/Gooday)

* Qualifications

Conquered land, sea and air at the age of 55 lol

For land, I have a medium vehicle class 1 license. I am aiming to acquire a heavy motorcycle license!For sea, I have a permit of first-class boat’s operator and I am PADI’s qualified rescue diver but my skin is weak and I do not want my skin to be suntanned.

For air, I have always dreamed of flying and acquired a private pilot certificate for a helicopter at the age of 55. This year, I am aiming to acquire a private pilot certificate for the airplane!

* ”I decided to fly” series: my path to acquiring a pilot certificate ――――――――――――――――――――――――
・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_1] I decided to fly (May 16, 2016) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=3695

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_2] Received a student pilot permit and a permit of aeronautical special radio operators (June 13, 2016) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=4137

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_3] Flew (July 4, 2016) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=4205

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_3] Flew (July 4, 2016)https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=4229

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_5] Passed 3 courses (August 18, 2016) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=4612

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_6] Boarded the real Black Hawk (October 17, 2016) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=4444

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_7] Took the national exam of the pilot certificate (cont.; November 14, 2016) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=4695

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_8] Received flight training 🚁 (November 24, 2016) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=4783

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_9] Bought a helicopter (November 28, 2016) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=4811

・[My path to acquiring a pilot certificate_10] Became a pilot, realizing my dream (December 3, 2018) https://www.kumagai.com/?eid=6461

* Food

I think everyone is the same but I love delicious food, though I don’t eat much.

Japanese, Western, Chinese… I like everything! I don’t have likes and dislikes but in the past, I’ve eaten my favorite food so much that I have acquired allergies.

My hobby is to find cheap and delicious restaurants.Cooking is the most difficult skill that is the closest to seeing people smile.

If I can retire in the future, one of my dreams will be to serve the best hand-made dishes and the best wines to the people around me.

I am planning to befriend the best chefs in Japan to learn cooking from them. (I would like to thank all the chefs I know!)

Julian Opie and Andy Warhol

* Design & Art

I like beautiful designs and contemporary art.

I am attracted to Julian Opie and Andy Warhol.

Opie’s drawing style is beautiful, mysterious, and pop, though it is the ultimate form of minimalism.

I feel that there is something in common between Opie’s artwork and computers, which process all information with “0” and “1,” and the Internet.If I become excited, I will not stop pursuing until I become No. 1, whether it be work or hobby. When I noticed, I was the world’s largest collector of Opie.I feel at ease when I look at the beautiful design and the wonderful art.

Please refer to this article for more details on art.

– Art in the Office is an “Expression as a businessman”: an interview with Masatoshi Kumagai
http://www.kalons.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11751&catid=333&lang=ja

– Kumagai Collection: a new relationship between office and art, and the world of Julian Opie
http://art.kumagai.com/JulianOpie/

– [Reception party video] Kumagai Collection: a new relationship between office and art, and the world of Julian Opie https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z-3h6F-fh10

A photo of me (the second from the right) traveling alone

* I love traveling

I think I have traveled more than 200 times overseas, including business trips, almost on a monthly basis.Since I was in elementary school, I was carrying a backpack and traveling alone, hitchhiking all over Japan.

Since I was in elementary school, I was carrying a backpack and traveling alone, hitchhiking all over Japan.

I stayed at a youth hostel or slept in a sleeping bag. I slept at the side of the road or at the station. When I was in junior high school, I dropped my wallet in Hokkaido and worked at a souvenir shop in Utoro, Shiretoko Peninsula, to earn money to return home.

After acquiring a pilot certificate, my goal is to travel by myself lol

Video of the 2015 businessmen DJ battle

* Music&DJ

I like any genre. I like dance music the best.When I was a teenager, I was DJ apprentice at a disco called B&B in Shinjuku.

I learned the DJ from TACO, who was the leader of EXILE’s predecessor ZOO, and B&B DJ Thomas. I still play DJ with a loud sound to relieve stress.Because of this, my father ran a legendary disco called “TWINSTAR” in Kagurazaka.

That’s why I am an organizer of EDC Japan as a part of culture support activities. Everyone, please come!Regarding an instrument, I was learning the electric organ as a child.I like singing Karaoke but no one listens lol


With my father

* Film

I love films. My father used to run a cinema called “Kasakuza” in Iidabashi.Kasakuza was a quite famous revival house. When I was a high school student, I always watched a movie for free while doing a part-time job lol (this was a secret).

My great uncle is Chōnosuke Iba, the founder of “Japan Natural Color Production,” which was the first to put commercials in the film in Japan. I have a connection to films.

Sometimes I feel that I’m imagining my future based on films. People only grow as much as they can imagine, so you should watch lots of great films to be inspired.

* Family lineage

Mr. Nishimura from yumekandou.com made my family tree! If you are interested, please visit here.There are warriors, politicians, doctors, etc.

Zaikai issued on September 22, 2015

* Bonus

I really like organizing. Is my blood type really O?

I don’t think that I have the best understanding of my character lol. In terms of work, I seem to have the ability to endure, continue, and concentrate. I will do what I decide. I am determined.


Keizaikai issued on November 15, 2016

* My hobbies: smile and work

Looking back on my life at this age, I realized that my hobby was to see people smile. I always loved when people around me were happy and smiling, and enjoyed surprising people in a good way.

I traveled alone when I was a kid because, in addition to being able to gain 10 years worth of experience in just a month, I wanted to surprise my parents and relatives.

I am neither a talented sportsman nor a talented artist, so it is impossible for me to make people smile through my hobbies.In conclusion, my hobbies are to smile and work.I want to see people smile and surprise them, and I have many complexes, including academic background, which are the driving force behind my work.

* Venture Spirit Declaration

I am now 55 years old. GMO Internet Group is currently comprised of 110 group companies, 9 listed companies, 11.31 million customers, and 5,767 partners. As a result, the net sales exceeded JPY 185.1 billion. We will continue to make use of this driving force, share the Venture Spirit Declaration with the other partners involved, and achieve the 55-year plan, which is our great dream.

Main titles

* Founder and Group CEO of GMO Internet, Inc.
The First Section of the TSE; Code No. 9449

* Chairman and Director, GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
The First Section of the TSE; Code No. 3769

* Chairman, GMO CLOUD K.K.
The First Section of the TSE; Code No. 3788

* Chairman, GMO AD Partners, Inc.
JASDAQ Standard; Code No. 4784

* Chairperson of the Board of Directors, GMO Pepabo, Inc.
JASDAQ Standard; Code No. 3633

* Chairman, GMO Research, Inc.
Market of the high-growth and emerging stocks (Mothers) of the TSE; Code No. 3695

* Chairman, GMO TECH, Inc.
Mothers of the TSE; Code No. 6026

* Chairman, GMO Media, Inc.
Mothers of the TSE; Code No. 6180

Chairman, President, and Representative Director, and Director of other GMO Internet Group companies

Chambellan, Ordre Des Coteaux De Champagne

– [BLOG] Appointed as the Chambellan, the highest ranking among the members of the Ordre Des Coteaux De Champagne. June 20, 2016.

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Officier Honoraire, The Knights of the Drops of God (as of December 2015)

GMO Internet Group Profile

May, 1991
Founded Voice Media, Inc. (currently, GMO Internet, Inc.) in May 1991.
Dec, 1995
Appointed as the CEO.InterQ, Inc. (currently, GMO Internet, Inc.) launched an Internet business in December 1995.
Aug, 1999
InterQ became the first independent Internet start-up to be listed on the OTC market in August 1999 (Code No. 9449).

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Sep,2000
MagClick, Inc. (currently, GMO AD Partners, Inc.) was listed on NASDAQ Japan (currently, Hercules) SE 364 days after its foundation, the fastest ever listing on stock exchange.
February 2004
Global Media Online, Inc. (currently, GMO Internet, Inc.)was listed on the Second Section of the TSE

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April 2005
GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. was listed on the Mothers of the TSE, the third GMO Internet Group company to be listed.

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June 2005
Reassignment to the First Section of the TSE

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December 2005
GMO Hosting & Security, Inc. (currently, GMO CLOUD, Inc.) was listed on the Mothers of the TSE, the fourth GMO Internet Group company to be listed

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September 2008
GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. was reassigned to the First Section of the TSE , the second GMO Internet Group company to be listed on the First Section of the TSE.
December 2008
paperboy&co., Inc. (currently, GMO Pepabo, Inc.) was listed on the JASDAQ, the fifth GMO Internet Group company to be listed

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September 2012
FX Prime, Inc. (currently, FX PRIME by GMO Corporation), which was listed on JASDAQ, joined the GMO Internet Group, the sixth listed GMO Internet Group company.
October 2014
GMO Research, Inc. was listed on the Mothers of the TSE, the seventh GMO Internet Group company to be listed.

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October 2014
GMO CLOUD, Inc. was reassigned to the First Section of the TSE, the third GMO Internet Group company to be listed on the First Section of the TSE.

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December 2014
GMO TECH, Inc. was listed on the Mothers of the TSE, the eighth GMO Internet Group company to be listed.

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April 2015
GMO CLICK Holdings, Inc. (currently, GMO Financial Holdings, Inc.; Code No. 7177) acquired control of FX Prime byGMO through a share exchange and was technically listed on the JASDAQ.
October 2015
GMO Media, Inc. was listed on the Mothers of the TSE, the ninth GMO Internet Group company to be listed.

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Main achievements and awards

December 1999
appointed as a member of the “Investigation Group on Next-Generation Internet Policy” of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (currently, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
December 1999
the Japan Internet Providers Association was established and Kumagai was appointed as the Vice President
December 1999
[Nikkei] GMO Internet won fifth place in the new companies listed on the OTC market chosen by the market in
January 2000
[Nikkei Venture] 1999 Venture of the Year
September 2003
selected in “Technology Fast50 Japan” (a program that honors 50 fast-growing technology companies in Japan based on the revenue growth rates of the most recent three fiscal years calculated by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
October 2003
selected in the Forbes magazine “Best Under a Billion, Forbes Global’s 200 Best Small Companies for 2003” (ranked in the top 200 out of 19,000 growth companies outside the US with annual net sales of USD 1 billion or less or listed in the OTC market
November 2003
selected as one of the JASDAQ’s “J-Stocks,” which is a collection of start-ups in Japan
December 2003
selected in “Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific” (a program that honors the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in the Asia-Pacific region based on net sales growth rates of the most recent three fiscal years calculated by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
June 2004
[Kigyoka Club] the 6th Entrepreneur Award of the Kigyoka Network

September 2004
two consolidated subsidiaries – MagClick, Inc. (currently, GMO AD Partners, Inc.) and GMO Hosting & Technologies, Inc. (currently, GMO CLOUD, Inc.) – were selected in “The Second Technology Fast50 Japan” by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
December 2004
two consolidated subsidiaries – MagClick, Inc. (currently, GMO AD Partners, Inc.) and GMO Hosting & Technologies, Inc. (currently, GMO CLOUD, Inc.) – were selected in “Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific” by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
June 2005
selected in the Newsweek’s “Super CEOs (10 innovative businessmen from around the world)”

September 2007
a group company GlobalSign, Inc. (currently, GMO GlobalSign, Inc.) was selected in “The Fifth Technology Fast50 Japan” by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
October 2008
two group companies – GlobalSign, Inc. (currently, GMO GlobalSign, Inc.) and paperboy&co., Inc. (currently, GMO Pepabo, Inc.) – were selected in “The Sixth Technology Fast50 Japan” by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
October 2009
a group company paperboy&co., Inc. (currently, GMO Pepabo, Inc.) was selected in “The Seventh Technology Fast50 Japan” by Deloitte Touche TohmatsuNovember 2010: a group company paperboy&co., Inc. (currently, GMO Pepabo, Inc.) was selected in “The Seventh Technology Fast50 Japan” by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
September 2011
Kabushiki Nippon: one of the “Businessmen selected by eaders 2011

June 2012
appointed as a director of the Japan Association of New Economy
October 2012
a member of Education Rebuilding and Tokyo Round-Table Meeting (expired on March 31, 2013)
January 2013
Keizaikai’s “38th Outstanding Businessman Award”

January 2016
Zaikai’s “58th Zaikai Award & Businessman Award

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January 2016
“Corporate Value Development Category” in “Chivas Gold Signature Awards 2016 Presented by GOETHE”

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July 2017
the management magazine Kigyoka Club’s “19th Entrepreneur Award”

December 2017
“Businessman Division” in “WELLNESS AWARD OF THE YEAR 2017” sponsored by FiNC, Inc.

Main books,supervision,etc.

  • Media
    Venture NOW
    Publication date
    :From May 13, 2002, to August 5, 2002
    Title
    THE FOUNDER [The Third Series] Twelve Episodes “Ten Words That Changed My Life”
  • Media
    Yukan Fuji
    Publication date
    From June 5, 2003, to July 4, 2003
    Page
    11
    Column
    「The serial “Masatoshi Kumagai: make money with the Internet”
  • Publication
    Your dreams will come true with one diary: simple ways to become the person you wish to be
    Publication date
    March 24, 2004
    Publication
    Kanki Publishing
  • Title
    :Your dreams will come true with one diary
    Issued region
    Korea
    First published
    November 1, 2004
  • November 2004
    “An illustration: your dreams will come true with one diary” published by Kanki
  • December 2004
    Masatoshi Kumagai is an author of “Your dreams will come true with one diary.” The ultimate method he has invented is applied to a day planner developed jointly with the top brand “Bindex.” Launched “Dream Diary☆Kumagai Style”
  • Publication
    Start creating blueprints for your dreams in your twenties: five principles to ensure fast success
    Publication date
    April 20, 2005
    Publication
    Daiwa Shobo
  • Publication
    How to organize information: Kumagai style
    Publication date
    July 4, 2005
    Publication
    Kanki Publishing
  • Publication
    Your dreams will come true with one diary: simple ways to become the person you wish to be
    Issued region
    Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia
    First published
    January 1, 2007
  • Title
    How to organize information: Kumagai style
    Issued region
    Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia<
    First published
    January 1, 2007
  • Publication
    『:”Passion for success: messages from 11 entrepreneurs” supervised by Masatoshi Kumagai
    Publication date
    May 1, 2007
    Publication
    Kanki Publishing
  • Title
    “An illustration: your dreams will come true with one diary”
    Issued region
    Korea
    First published
    March 30, 2010
  • Title
    :Your dreams will come true with one diary: simple ways to become the person you wish to be
    Issued region
    Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia
    Revised edition
    March 8, 2011 (the 22nd impression)
  • Title
    Your dreams will come true with one diary: simple ways to become the person you wish to be
    Issued region
    PRC
    First published
    July 1, 2011

Main lectures,speeches,etc

September 1999
companies listed in the OTC market at the Bit Valley
November 1999
“The image of a public company that the market seeks” at the Initial Public Offering (IPO) Seminar of the Central Auditor.
December 1999
“The world of Internet start-ups from the perspective of InterQ” at the Soft Economics Center
December 1999
December 1999: “The establishment of Mothers and the IT industry” at the Nomura Securities
February 2000
“Chance to win” at the Chuokai Management Educational Center
February 2000
“The present and the future of Internet business” at the Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
March 2000
New Policy Study Group of Liberal Democratic Party
June 2000
“Next Generation Internet Business” at the NETWORLD+INTEROP 2000 TOKYO Conference
June 2000
“Ten keys to succeeding in the IPO” and a panel discussion “IPO and corporate value for IT start-ups” at the IT Start-Up Support EXPO “Foresight 2000”
July 2000
“What is the business leader of the 21st century?” at the Golden Jungle Convention 2000
July 2001
Master’s program in Management Philosophy at the Hitotsubashi University
June 2002:
“New Business Committee” at the Junior Chamber International Japan
July 2002
“Business plan for the IPO of the start-ups and its implementation” at the “The Second IPO Seminar” of the Akiyoshi Certified Public Accounting Firm
January 2003
“The 14th Entrepreneur Training Course” at Kenichi Ohmae’s Attackers Business School
January 2003:
“My Management Philosophy” at the 105th New Year National Businessman Seminar of the Japan Management Consultants Association
April 2003
“The business method to realize dreams” to the 16th batch of Kigyoka University
April 2003
“Start-ups: dream and success” to the first batch of CXO training course
September 2003
September 2003: the Second Association of Regional Banks
October 2003
“My Management Philosophy” at the joint seminar between Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO) Japan and the Lectures for the Future
November 2003
“My Business Strategy and Principles for Internet Business” at the Nagoya Branch Study Group of the Kigyoka Network
December 2003
the Founder Enterprise Conference in Henan Province, China (hosted by the All-China Youth Federation of the Chinese Communist Party)
February 2004
“Business Breakthrough Entrepreneurs Live #51: high ambitions, big dreams, and 55-year plan” at Kenichi Ohmae’s Attackers Business School
March 2004
“Successful start-ups: businessmen’s experiences” at the 17th Lecture for the Entrepreneurs and the Management of the Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
June 2004
gave a lecture at the 6th Entrepreneur Award to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Kigyoka Network, and received the Internet Infrastructure Construction Award

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June 2004
Waseda University
a volunteer group Ryozanpaku with high ambitions
August 2004
a memorial forum for the establishment of Independent School (NPO)

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Nikkei Seminar at the graduation ceremony of the 32nd batch of the Lectures for the Academy Hills Ark City at Mouchi OAZO Maruzen Marunouchi Main Store
September 2004
Meiji University
October 2004
Waseda University Business School
November 2004
Rikkyo University Business School

November 2004
Attended at “New Industry Leaders Summit 2004” hosted by CNET Japan
December 2004
Takahisa Iwamoto’s master mind marketing seminar
December 2004
“The 5th consortium/guest speaker lecture” at Hitotsubashi University
February 2005
“Special lecture for establishment and management reform” hosted by the Employment and Human Resources Development Organization of Japan in Saitama
August 2005
Keynote speech at “KING2005,” business contest for students

Had a talk with Seiichiro Yonekura, a professor at innovation research center professor of Hitotsubashi University at “Industrial Exchange Exhibition 2005”
October 2005
Had a talk with Seiichiro Yonekura, a professor at innovation research center professor of Hitotsubashi University at “Industrial Exchange Exhibition 2005”
July 2006

<dd”Requirement for winners in start-ups,” a donated course by GMO Internet at Waseda University Graduate School

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January 2006
Keynote speech about “Leadership” with Mr.Shinsuke Idei, a top adviser of SONY Corporation at New Industry Leaders Summit 2006 Fall

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November 2006
Gave a lecture at “legal work in Mergers and Acquisitions” of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
May 2007
“Entrepreneurship,” an MBA course of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

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August 2008
Gave a lecture on “Startup and Stock listing,” an MBA course at Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce
September 2009
“Your dreams will come true with one diary” to the 30th batch of Kigyoka University

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January 2010
Gave a lecture at “Start-ups finance” of Meiji University

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December 2010
Took a rostrum as a speaker for “Entrepreneur can change the world,” a special workshop at “Infinity Ventures Summit 2010 Fall Kyoto” hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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March 2011
Gave a lecture at “Entrepreneurs supporting program SPECIAL seminar” of Business bank
April 2011
“Theory of start-up management” at Aoyama Gakuin University

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May 2011
Took a rostrum as a speaker at ” Infinity Ventures Summit 2011 Spring” hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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June 2011

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July 2011
“Android Bazaar and Conference 2011 Summer” hosted by Japan Android Group

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September 2011
“The 404th September Meeting” hosted by Keizaikai Club Tokyo Branch

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October 2011
lecture about diversity management (“A company is a tool to make us happy”) at Women@Google Japan Summit

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December 2011
Took a rostrum as a speaker at “Infinity Ventures Summit Winter Workshop2011 (Kyoto University)” hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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January 2012
“Ideal Company,” Master of Business Administration course of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

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January 2012
“Your dreams will come true with one diary” of at ACCESSPORT and KINGSOFT

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February 2012
“Management of Internet company” at Hitachi, Ltd

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February 2012

<ddSFC, and Keio SFC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Platform Consortium

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March 2012
“Internet Company Management and 3 points” at”8th Cyzo presents Honneno business career school” hosted by Cyzo

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June 2012
慶Network Industrial Theory” of Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus

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June 2012
Took a rostrum as a speaker at “Infinity Ventures Summit 2012 Spring” hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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July 2012
Took a rostrum as a speaker at “Infinity Ventures Summit Summer Workshop 2012” hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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July 2012
“Internet Company Management and 3 points” at “Entrepreneurship Lecture meeting,” an opening ceremony for Tokyo Shibuya Learning Center of The open university of Japan

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October 2012
Invited to 4th “Regeneration of Education and Tokyo Round Table Conference”and discussed at “Internationalization and human resources development of economy” with Tokyo Governor
NovenberJanuary 2012
“Leaders Keynote Speech” hosted by Passion Leaders

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December 2012
Took a rostrum as a speaker at “Infinity Ventures Summit Winter Workshop 2012(Kyoto University)” hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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April 2013
“Secret of business expansion” at “Tohmatsu Venture Summit 2013” hosted by Tohmatsu Group
April 2013
a panel discussion on “How can we promote destructive innovation in Japan?” at “Japan New Economy Summit 2013” hosted by Japan Association of New Economy and supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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April 2013
“Internet Company Management” at Shimada School “101th Study Meeting”

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May 2013
イTook a rostrum as a speaker at “Infinity Ventures Summit 2013 Spring” hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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Novenber 2013
Lecture hosted by Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tourism and Transportation
December 2013
Took a rostrum as a speaker at “Infinity Ventures Summit Winter Workshop 2013 (Kyoto University)” hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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April 2014
Panel discussion on “Panel Discussion DAYS2 Summary” at “Japan New Economy Summit 2014” hosted by Japan Association of New Economy

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April 2014
Panel discussion on “G1 Venture” at “Innovation generated by entrepreneur can change the world” hosted by Japan Association of New Economy

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May 2014

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June 2014
Took a rostrum as a speaker at “Infinity Ventures Summit Summer Workshop 2014 Spring” (Keio University) hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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September 2014
“Internet Company Management” at “2014 Ishin Venture Conference” hosted by Ishin
December 2014
Took a rostrum as a speaker at “Infinity Ventures Summit 2014 Winter Workshop” (Kyoto University)hosted by Infinity Ventures LLP

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December 2014
Aoyama Gakuin 140th Anniversary Talk Session “Messages from three people pursuing their dreams to challengers”
December 2014
Took a rostrum as a panelist at “ ShippaiRyoku Conference“ hosted by Japan Association of New Economy

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April 2015
Took a rostrum at “New Economy Summit 2015” pitch event as a Jury hosted by Japan Association of New Economy

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April 2015
Took a rostrum at “Daiwa IPO Top Management Exchange Meeting”

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June 2015
“Network Industrial” of Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus

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December 2015
“Entrepreneurship,” an MBA course of Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

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April 2016
Took a rostrum as a panelist at “Daiwa IPO Top Management Exchange Meeting”

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September 2016
Took a rostrum on “What is business owner’s job to achieve their success” as a speaker at “ICC Conference KYOTO 2016”

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September 2016
a talk session with Hidetoshi Nakata about “What the world needs: the power of the future Japanese products” at Ad Tech Tokyo 2016

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January 2017
the talk session “Living 100 years: design your future” in “Financial planning to live 100 years: a long-term investment with TSE ETF” sponsored by the TSE

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June 2018
Took a rostrum on “CRYPTONOMICS starting from Japan” at “CRYPTONOMICS TOKYO 2018” hosted by TECH WAVE

 

September 2018
Took a rostrum at talk session of Keynote speech with Tomoko Namba, DeNA Executive Chairman, Susumu Fujita, CyberAgent CEO at “BIT VALLEY 2018” co-hosted by GMO Internet, CyberAgent, DeNA, and mixi

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