Executive Board

Executive Board Members..

Yoshiki Sasaki

 BE mechanical engineering(1973) and ME systems engineering(1976) at Kyoto University. Sales manager and engineer at Hitachi, Ltd. ( Steel rolling plants, FA systems) Industry Consultant at SRI International(1988). Board member at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd (JAIC) (1996), Managing Director of International Operations(1998). Retired as Senior Managing Director after its listing on main board of TSE(2008). CEO at JSC(2004~), President at JAIC Seed Capital(2005~2013), Director at TSI(2002~), CEO at Human Life Management(2008~). At JAIC, invested in Alibaba.com and was board member, also invested in Saigon Securities , and was responsible for more than 100 companies.

Hiroshi Sasaki

 BA in Economics at Tohoku University, Sales manager at Nissho-iwai (Sojitz) for ships, machinery and power plants. During that time arranged many structured finance and equity investment projects stationed in US. General Manger at Japan Asian Investment and managed Asian growth and secondary funds(2001). Director at TSI(2008~), Director Vietnam Growth Capital LLC(2005~), Director JSC(2009~)

Kazutaka Fujiwara

 BA in Law at Jochi University, Investment professional, financial advisory consulting, investment banking and turn around of companies, branch manager in Fukuoka at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd(1988~2001) , join SIP(2001),CEO and president at SIP investment(2005~2009) Director at JSC(2013~)

Executive Board Members and Auditor..

Ken-ichi Uehara

 B.E. in applied physics and  M. A. in Economics at University of Tsukuba, Director (CEO) of JSC(Tsukuba Technology Seed) 2004-2009(CEO), 2014- (Director),Director of Tsukuba Incubation Lab. Inc. 2001-2009,2014-Professor of Tsukuba Industrial Liaison and Cooperative Research Center, University of Tsukuba 2009-2014,Professor of Graduate School for Management of Technology, Nippon Institute of Technology 2005-2009 CEO of Institute of Tsukuba Liaison Inc. 1999-2002, Senior manager of JAFCO Co., Ltd. 1998-2001 Manager of Nippon Mining Co., Ltd. 1983-1998

Masayuki Saito

 Saito joined JSC in April 2014, bringing 35 years of financial industry experience. Until March 2014, Saito was with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (MSIVC) for 12+ years and involved in 100+ investments as Partner. The latter half of the work in MSIVC, Saito headed the investment division as Director and was a member of the investment committee. Before joining MSIVC, Saito worked in Indonesia for 3 years  and in the UK for 5 years as Finance Director of the  insurance subsidiaries of The Sumitomo Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.


Hitoshi Yasukawa

  BA in Commerce at Keio University,  Hitachi Chemical, Hitachi Works of  Hitachi Ltd, Shimodate Works of Hitachi Chemical then Accounting at Head office (1973),  Executive Director and General Manager of Accounting at Hitachi Chemical in 1993, Managing Director for corporate planning. Acquired US diagnostic drug manufacturer and became chairman. CEO of JV with Sumitomo Bakelite(1999-2006)Auditor at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd.(2007-) Auditor at JSC(2013-)


Tadao Ozawa

  B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Kyoto University (1972) Master of Engineering, Hokkaido University(1974) Hitachi Zosen Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Osaka)(1974-1988), NGK Insulators, Co. LTD. (Nagoya),Director(1990), Engine Ceramics Research Lab. Manager, Environmental Equipment Design Div. NGK, Director, R&D Div. Kyobashi Corporation Inc. (Osaka)(1999)
Chubu Technology Licensing Office (CTLO, Nagoya)(2004-), Director(2007), President of Chubu Technology Seeds Inc. (CTS)(2008)

Masami Goto

  B.E. in Chemical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology(1971), SUZUKEN Co., Ltd. (Nagoya)(1972-1975), Director, Nippon COLIN Co., LTD (Nagoya)(1975), President, Nippon COLIN Co., LTD (1999), Partner Coordinator for CTS (2008-)  Chubu Technology Licensing Office  (CTLO, Nagoya)(2009-)

Mariko Takahashi

  After working at a patent office she started her own business of supporting companies in textile and water purification to develop business in Africa. She is in charge of START program administration at JSC from May 2012. Director at Arenabio(2015~) and SIRC(2015~), BA in global policy study at Chatham University in US(2006)

Kazuaki Okawa

  Held management positions at domestic and Japanese operations of US companies. More than 20 year experience of licensing deals of semiconductor IPs. He is a consultant in systems engineering and semiconductor software. He is board member of an IT company. MA in economics at Wako University. CEO of OSSJ (One Smart Star Japan)(2015~)

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