Management Team

Directors

Yasushi Fujita

Representative Director, President and CEO

Yasushi Fujita

Launched first business in 1994 while in university. Founded Fuji Techno in 1996 and MEDIA DO in 1999 (the former was merged into the latter in Nov. 2001). Involved in various businesses before launching eBook distribution business in 2006. Listed MEDIA DO on TSE Mothers Market in 2013 and moved its listing to TSE 1st Section in 2016. As CEO, is in charge of management strategy, particularly creation of new drivers of shareholder value.
Established Tokushima Innovation Base Association in 2020 in aim of supporting entrepreneurs and serves as its representative director. Actively involved in local economic revitalization since 2013 in hometown of Kito-mura (now Naka-cho), Tokushima Prefecture, while also contributing to society as an entrepreneur in roles such as president of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Tokyo.

Shin Niina

Director, Vice President, and COO

Shin Niina

Began career at Chuokoronsha (now Chuokoron-Shinsha) in 1980. Hired by KADOKAWA SHOTEN (now KADOKAWA CORPORATION) in 1996. Promoted to general manager of its book business in 2003. Appointed managing director of KADOKAWA SHOTEN in 2007, representative director of KADOKAWA EDITORIAL in 2008, director of BOOK WALKER in 2012 and executive director of Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation in 2013. Appointed president/representative director of DPIJ (renamed MEDIA DO in March 2019) in 2014. Has served as vice president/COO/board director of MEDIA DO since 2018. Appointed representative director of anti-piracy organization Authorized Books of Japan in 2020.
Heads core eBook distribution business and publishing support business as COO, capitalizing on his many years of literary editorial experience and quarter century of experience in digital publishing. Acts as MEDIA DO’s point man in dealings with publishing industry.

Yoshiyuki Suzuki

Director and CAO

Yoshiyuki Suzuki

Began career in 1986 at Takahashi Tax Office. Joined MEDIA DO in 2007 following stints at Red Hot Company, Asahi Intecc and World Bridal. Appointed executive officer/general manager of Management Administration Department in 2008, general manager of Administration Division in 2015 and board director in 2016. Appointed CAO in charge of administration, finance and accounting in June 2020.
Has been in charge of all administrative operations since joining MEDIA DO and, as CAO, will continue to oversee accounting.

Atsushi Mizoguchi

Director and CBDO

Atsushi Mizoguchi

Began career at NTT DOCOMO in 2000, working in its content business. Involved in launching “Chaku-uta” (musical ringtones) for i-mode handsets. Joined MEDIA DO in 2008. Appointed operating officer/general manager of Sales Division in 2010, board director/general manager of Business Development Division in 2016, group COO in 2017, representative director of subsidiary MyAnimeList in 2019 and CBDO in charge of new businesses and alliances in June 2020.
As CBDO, leads development of new domestic and overseas markets and expansion of content offerings, capitalizing on his IT and mobile telecom expertise and broad experience in core eBook distribution business, eLibrary business and new businesses.

Outside Director Keiichi Enoki

Began career in 1974 at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation. Joined NTT Mobile Communications Network (currently NTT DOCOMO, INC.), Inc. in 1992. Appointed Director and General Manager of the Gateway Business Department of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in 2000, Managing Director and General Manager of the i-mode Business Division of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in 2003, following stints as General Manager of the Corporate Sales and Marketing Department of the company. Appointed Representative Director and President of NTT DoCoMo Tokai, Inc. (currently the Tokai Regional Office of NTT DOCOMO, INC.) in 2005, Representative Director and President of DOCOMO Engineering Inc. in 2008. Appointed Outside Auditor of NDS Co., Ltd. in 2013, Outside Director of UNIMEDIA INC. in 2016. Has served as Outside Director of MEDIA DO since 2017.

Outside DirectorKen Takayama

Joined The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited (currently Mizuho Bank, Ltd.) in 1988. Became Chief Financial Officer of Rakuten in 2010, Inc. following stints as Managing Director of Rakuten, Inc. in 1999. Appointed Outside Director of STAR FESTIVAL INC. in 2014, Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of TECHMATRIX CORPORATION in 2015, etc. Appointed Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of MEDIA DO in 2017, Outside Director of MEDIA DO since 2019.

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board MemberKazuyoshi Ohwada

Joined Sony Audio Corporation (currently Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation) in 1969. Joined MEDIA DO in 2002, and appointed General Manager of the Administration Department of MEDIA DO. Appointed Director and General Manager of the Administration Department of MEDIA DO in 2003, Director and General Manager of the Administration Division of MEDIA DO in 2008, Senior Managing Director and General Manager of the Administration Division of MEDIA DO in 2012, Audit & Supervisory Board Member of MEDIA DO in 2014.

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board MemberToshiaki Morifuji

Joined ChuoAoyama Audit Corporation in 2003. Joined KPMG AZSA & Co. (currently KPMG AZSA LLC) in 2007, after registering as a certified public accountant in 2007. Established MORIFUJI Certified Public Account Office in 2009 as Director of MORIFUJI Certified Public Account Office. Appointed Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of MEDIA DO in 2010, Nagoya Tax Corporation, Representativeof Nagoya Tax Corporation in 2013.

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board MemberTsuyoshi Shiina

Joined Kimura Law Office at the same time as registering as a lawyer in 2002. Joined Kandabashi Law Office in 2003, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in 2005, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. in 2011. In 2012, appointed Advisor to the House of Representatives (transferred from Industrial Growth Platform, Inc., appointed to the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission), Member of the Lower House of Representatives. Appointed Representative of Tsuyoshi Shiina Legal and Tax Accountant Office after registering as a tax accountant in 2014. Appointed Outside Director of Phone Appli Inc., Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of MEDIA DO in 2017.

Executive Officers

Kayoko Hanamura
Executive Officer and CEDO(Chief Ebook Distribution Officer)Kayoko Hanamura

Began career at Forside in 2000. Worked in content business throughout tenure at Forside, including as general manager from 2003, executive officer from 2007 and director from 2010. Since joining MEDIA DO in 2015, has been involved in all facets of eBook distribution business, including as general manager of Licensing Business Department, general manager of eBook Distribution Division and executive officer. Appointed CEDO mainly in charge of wholesaling operations within core eBook distribution business in June 2020.
Role as CEDO is to tap into her extensive experience in content businesses to build operational model encompassing entire eBook distribution business from planning through IT operations management while identifying unmet needs of publishers and book retailers.

Susumu Tsukamoto
Executive Officer and CPSO (Chief Publication Solutions Officer)Susumu Tsukamoto

Began career in 1980 at TOHAN before moving to KADOKAWA SHOTEN (now KADOKAWA CORPORATION) in 1998. Worked 10 years in magazine publishing and 8 years overseas. Established KADOKAWA TAIWAN and was its president for 4.5 years. Subsequently involved in setting up local operations in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Thailand, Malaysia and North America. Executive roles at KADOKAWA included director/general manager of KADOKAWA’s Overseas Business Division from 2012, managing executive officer from 2017 and advisor from 2019. Cofounded and appointed director of Japan Manga Alliance in 2015. Joined MEDIA DO in June 2020 as executive officer/CPSO mainly in charge of Overseas Business Department and PUBRID Department.
As CPSO, is responsible for IPO creation and proactive cultivation of overseas markets through, e.g., capital/operational alliances, capitalizing on his wealth of experience in publishing distribution and overseas businesses.

Junichiro Izumi
Executive Officer and CTOJunichiro Izumi

Began career in 2007 at Works Applications in ERP package software development. Hired by Recruit Technologies in 2015 to work on Rikunabi development project. Returned to Works Applications in 2016 to help launch SaaS ERP system. Joined MEDIA DO in 2018. Involved in introduction of cloud and development of new distribution system as general manager of Technology Division and New Services Development Department. Appointed executive officer/CTO in charge of developing new products and upgrading existing products to achieve strategic objectives in June 2020.
As CTO, is responsible for leveraging technologies to develop and deploy IT systems that contribute to entire publishing industry, not only eBooks.

Ryo Yamada
Executive Officer and CFO Ryo Yamada

Began career in 1998 at NEC, where his assignments included corporate planning and business development. Hired by Rakuten in 2010. From 2017, headed Rakuten Group’s M&A program as department manager of Corporate Development Department after working in business development. Since joining MEDIA DO in 2018, has served as general manager of Corporate Planning Division and Management Administration Department. Appointed executive officer /general manager of Finance and Accounting Department in 2019 and executive officer/CFO in charge of financial strategy and capital raising in June 2020.
As CFO, is responsible for financing, M&A and PMI to support MEDIA DO Group’s multifaceted and discontinuous growth, capitalizing on his long experience in business development.

Yoichi Chihara
Executive Officer and CHROYoichi Chihara

Began career in 1981 at NEC, where his roles included general manager of HR Department at NEC (China) from 1998, general manager of HR and General Affairs Department at NEC LCD Technologies (now Tianma Japan) from 2003, general manager of NEC’s HR Department from 2012 and managing director of NEC’s corporate pension fund from 2014. Joined MEDIA DO in 2019 as general manager of its HR Department. Appointed executive officer/CHRO in charge of HR, general affairs, legal affairs and corporate governance in June 2020.
As CHRO, is responsible for boosting both employee satisfaction and workforce productivity while building an organization compatible with diverse values and work styles.

Hiroshi Kanda
Executive Officer and CSOHiroshi Kanda

Began career in 2008 in UBS Securities Japan’s Investment Banking Division, where his roles included advising clients on M&A and capital raising. Hired by Frontier Management in 2009 to formulate and help execute business plans for B2C company turnarounds/management support. In 2013, cofounded and appointed Director/CFO of Flier, which became part of the MEDIA DO Group in 2016. Joined MEDIA DO in 2018. Appointed general manager of Corporate Planning Division in 2019 and executive officer/CSO in charge of management strategy formulation and IR in June 2020.
As CSO, is responsible for formulating corporate strategies and reconciling various stakeholders’ interests, capitalizing on his extensive financial knowledge, consulting skills and entrepreneurial experience. Has authored multiple books.