Faith, Inc.

Board Members

Directors and Auditors

CEO & President, Representative Director
Hajime Hirasawa


Executive Vice President,Director
Shinichi Yoshida
CSO,Senior Managing Director
Masato Nakanishi
CFO, Director
Chikayo Suzuki
Tetsuya Bessho
Elizabeth Masamune
Shigeyuki Mito (Attorney at law)
Tadashi Takiguchi

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Susumu Nagayoshi
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Akira Shimizu (Chartered accountant)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Takako Sugaya (Attorney at law)

Executive Officer

Executive Officer
Machiko Ozawa
Executive Officer, CTO
Shuichi Takeda
Executive Officer
Yoshitaka Domon
Executive Officer
Yushi Yamashita

Advisory board

Seiichi Shimada
  • Nihon Unisys,Ltd. Ex-CEO
  • Money Design Co., Ltd. Inspector outsider
  • The Kurosawa Joint Office Adviser
  • ISE Inc. Supreme adviser
  • Tsuda University Chief director
  • Chiba University Joint management council committee/President selection society committee
  • Musashi Academy of the Nezu Foundation Councilor
  • Musashi Academy Supportersā€™ Association Chairman
  • Japanese Cabinet Secretariat Expert Committee on the Industrial Heritage Committee
  • The National Theatre Okinawa Management Foundation Councilor
  • Global Incubation Fostering Talents Special adviser
  • The Japan-Italy Association Chairman
  • Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Councilor
  • Verdi Society of Japan. Director
Shigeo Ohyagi
  • Teijin Limited honorary advisor
  • Japan Productivity Center Director of the Board
  • Member of the Audit & Supervisory Committee, MUFG Bank, Ltd. Member of the Board of Directors
  • Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. Outside Director
  • Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Yutaka Hori
  • HORIļ¼†PARTNERS Senior Partner
  • The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific Managing Director
  • Public Interest Corporation Commission in the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan Former Committee Member
  • Group companies of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Legal Advisor
  • Pasona Group Inc. Senior Adviser
  • FIDEA Holdings Co. Ltd. Director
  • Group companies of Royal Dutch Shell PLC in Japan Company Auditor
  • Chiba University - Vice-president, Director, and Committee Member of the Management Council
  • Japan Foundation for United Nations University Auditor
  • Medical Common Achievement Tests Organization Director
  • Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation Director
  • Group companies of Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. Legal Advisor

Faith Inc. CEO & President, Representative Director

Born in Kyoto in March 26, 1967

March 1990 Gained a Bachelor of Arts in Musicology, Osaka University of Arts

Professional Career

Joined the Kyoto Headquarters of Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Founder, CEO and President, Representative Director, Faith, Inc. (present)
(September 4, 2001: listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange; September 10, 2002: listed on first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Chairman, Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. (present)
Chairman, DREAMUSIC, Inc. (present)

Experience in Private Organizations

Review Committee Member, Osaka Industrial Promotion Organization (-March 2006)
Executive Board Member, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (-March 2013)
Deputy Director, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (present)
Executive Board Member, Federation of Food and Entertainment(present)

Experience in the Public Sector

Member of the Council on Copyrighted Work Distribution and Contract System, Agency for Cultural Affairs (-March 2004)
Member of the Content Task Force, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters at Cabinet Secretariat, and an advisory panel to the prime minister (Junichiro Koizumi) (-July 2007)
Member of the Content Task Force, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters at Cabinet Secretariat, and an advisory panel to the prime minister (Shinzo Abe) (-October 2013)
Member of investigative commission on NHK to enhance the capability of information transmission for overseas broadcasting (August 2014-)
Member of the Advisory Board of the Parliamentary Union for the Promotion of the Creation of a Time Market (Night Time Economy Parliamentary Union), Liberal Democratic Party ( present )

Experience in Education

Director of Kyoto Soai Gakuen
Visiting professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy (present)
Chief Director of Kyoto Soai Gakuen (present)

Awards and Achievements

Awarded the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Award
(Faith rated an excellent company for its utilization of the industrial property rights system)
Received the Medal with Blue Ribbon (National Award)
(the youngest recipient in history)

Qualifications (Education-related)

Junior High School Teacher License Class I (Music)
Senior High School Teacher License Class I (Music)
Kindergarten Teacher License Class II 2

Talks & Lectures

Delivered at Osaka University, Waseda University, Keio University, Osaka University of Arts, Tokyo University of Technology, Doshisha University, and many other venues


Shigoto wa Tanoshimu ga Kachi! -Raku o suru Tame ni Doryoku Suru- (He Who Enjoys His Work Performs Better! -Make the Effort to Work Comfortably-), Kanki Publishing
Shigoto-tte ko Iu Koto Datta no ka (Now I Understand How Work is Done), Kanki Publishing