Directors

KAORU HAYASHI

Representative Director
KAORU HAYASHI

Apr 1983
Representative Director, From Garage, Inc.
Aug 1995
Founded Digital Garage, Inc.
Representative Director, Digital Garage, Inc.
Jun 2003
Representative Director and Chairman, Kakaku.com, Inc. (current)
Nov 2004
Representative Director, President and Group CEO, Digital Garage, Inc.
Jun 2009
Representative Director and Chairman,
DG Incubation, Inc. (current)
Jun 2016
Director, Credit Saison Co.,Ltd. (current)
Jul 2016
Director Chairman and CEO,
Digital Garage US, Inc. (current)
Sep 2016
Representative Director, President Executive Officer and Group CEO,
Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
JOICHI ITO

Member, Board of Directors and Co-Founder
JOICHI ITO

Aug 1995
Founded Digital Garage, Inc.
Representative Director, Digital Garage, Inc.
Jun 1999
Director, Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
Apr 2011
Director, MIT Media Lab (current)
Jun 2012
Director, The New York Times Company (current)
Jun 2017
Strategic Adviser, Sony Corporation (current)
MAKOTO SODA

Member, Board of Directors
MAKOTO SODA

Jun 1994
Joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Securities, Ltd.
Jun 1997
Joined Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.
Apr 2000
Joined Monex Securities Inc.
Mar 2007
Joined Digital Garage, Inc. Executive Officer in charge of the Corporate Strategy Division
Sep 2009
Director, Head of the Group CEO Office, Digital Garage, Inc.
Jan 2012
Director, in charge of the Corporate Strategy Division, Digital Garage, Inc.
Sep 2016
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer,
in charge of the Corporate Strategy Division and
the Media Incubation Technology Segment
Apr 2017
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer,
in charge of the Corporate Strategy Division
Apr 2018
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer,
in charge of the Corporate Strategy Division and
the Long-term Incubation Segment (current)
KEIZO ODORI

Member, Board of Directors
KEIZO ODORI

Apr 2000
Joined Faith, Inc.
Jun 2005
Director, Faith, Inc.
Sep 2010
Director, Digital Garage, Inc.
Sep 2012
Director, Digital Garage, Inc.,
in charge of the Payment Segment (now the Financial Technology Segment)
Oct 2013
Representative Director and President, Econtext, Inc. (current)
Sep 2016
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer,
in charge of the Financial Technology Segment
Jun 2017
Representative Director and President,
DK Gate, Inc. (current)
Oct 2018
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer,
in charge of the Financial Technology Segment and
the Marketing Technology Segment (current)
MASASHI TANAKA

Member, Board of Directors
MASASHI TANAKA

Aug 2001
Joined Digital Garage, Inc.
Jul 2006
Director, DG&Ibex Company (now Marketing Technology Company)
Jan 2011
Senior Operating Officer, Digital Garage, Inc.
Executive Vice President, DG&Ibex Company (now Marketing Technology Company)
Sep 2012
Director, Digital Garage, Inc.
Head of Corporate Strategy Division
Executive Vice President of DG&Ibex Company (now Marketing Technology Company)
Jul 2016
Director and President,
Digital Garage US, Inc. (current)
Sep 2016
Representative Director,
DG Technologies, Inc. (current)
May 2017
Director, Vice President and COO,
DG Incubation, Inc. (current)
Jun 2017
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer,
in charge of DG Lab and Incubation Technology Segment
May 2018
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer,
in charge of DG Lab and Incubation Technology Segment, and Group CEO Div. (current)
HIDEO EDASAWA

Member, Board of Directors
HIDEO EDASAWA

Apr 1984
Joined Recruit Co., Ltd. (now Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.)
Oct 1999
Joined Digital Garage, Inc.
Sep 2002
Director, Digital Garage, Inc.
Nov 2008
Vice President, DG Communications Co., Ltd.
Jun 2009
President, DG Communications Co., Ltd. (current)
May 2017
Joined Digital Garage, Inc.
Jun 2017
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer, in charge of the Marketing Technology Segment,
and Company President of Marketing Technology Company
Oct 2018
Member, Board of Directors,
Senior Executive Officer,
Company President of Marketing Technology Company (current)
MASAHITO OKUMA

Member, Board of Directors
MASAHITO OKUMA

Apr 1999
Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
Mar 2011
Joined FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
Dec 2015
Vice President, UNIQLO USA LLC
Nov 2016
Joined Digital Garage, Inc.
Apr 2017
Executive Officer and COO of DG Lab
May 2017
Director, DG Incubation, Inc. (current)
Dec 2017
Director COO, Digital Garage US, Inc. (current)
Apr 2018
Executive Officer and COO of DG Lab
Jun 2018
Member, Board of Directors, Senior Executive Officer,COO of DG Lab, and Head of Group CEO Div. (current)
KENJI FUJIWARA

Outside Director
KENJI FUJIWARA

Apr 1969
Joined Shufu-no-mise Daiei, Inc. (now The Daiei, Inc.)
Jun 1994
Representative Director & President, Daiei Convenience Systems, Co. Ltd. (now Lawson, Inc.)
May 2000
Director, President & Chairman, former Econtext, Inc.
Sep 2008
Director, Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
Jun 2009
Director, Kakaku.com, Inc. (current)
EMI OMURA

Outside Director
EMI OMURA

Oct 2002
Admitted to practice law in Japan (Tokyo Bar Association)
Jul 2008
Partner, Athena Law Office (current)
Sep 2010
Associate Expert, International Labour Office in Geneva, the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Jan 2014
Director, the Office of International Affairs, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Sep 2014
Director, Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
YASUYUKI ROKUYATA

Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
YASUYUKI ROKUYATA

Dec 1995
Director, Digital Garage, Inc.
Mar 2011
Representative Director and President,
DG Incubation, Inc. (current)
Jul 2011
Director and COO, Digital Garage, Inc.
Sep 2012
Director and Vice President,
in charge of the Incubation Segment
(now the Incubation Technology Segment), Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
Jul 2013
Director, Digital Garage US, Inc. (current)
Jun 2015
Representative Director and President,
DK Gate, Inc.
Jun 2016
Member, Board of Directors, Vice President Executive Officer,
in charge of the Incubation Technology Segment
Apr 2017
Member, Board of Directors, Vice President Executive Officer
Jun 2018
Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
MAKOTO SAKAI

Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
MAKOTO SAKAI

Apr 1986
Admitted to practice law in Japan (Nagoya Bar Association)
Apr 1989
Registered to the Tokyo Bar Association
Aug 2000
Established the Sakai Makoto Law Office
Mar 2005
Established the Sirius Law Office (current)
Sep 2010
Auditor, Digital Garage, Inc.
Sep 2016
Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
JUNJI INOUE

Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
JUNJI INOUE

Apr 1974
Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
Apr 2003
Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Corporation
Jun 2003
Director, Executive Officer & President,
IT Frontier Corp.
Jun 2007
Director, e-Access Ltd.
Sep 2012
Auditor, Digital Garage, Inc.
Sep 2016
Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
KOJI MAKINO

Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
KOJI MAKINO

Oct 1988
Joined KPMG Minato Audit Firm (now KPMG AZSA LLC) Tokyo Office
Aug 1992
Became a Certified Public Accountant
Jan 2006
Established and Representative, Makino Koji Certified Public Accountant Office (current)
Feb 2009
Director, BE1 Accounting Office (current)
Sep 2012
Auditor, Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
Sep 2016
Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, Digital Garage, Inc. (current)
MINORU OHNO

Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
MINORU OHNO

Jan 1977
Established Labor Consultants Ohno Office
Apr 2003
Representative Member, Labor Consultants Ohno Office (current)
Sep 2003
Auditor, Digital Garage, Inc.
Jun 2015
Advisor, Japan Federation of Labor and Social Security Attorney's Associations
Jun 2017
President, Labor and Social Security Attorney's Associations of Tokyo (current)
Jun 2017
Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, Digital Garage, Inc.(current)
Jun 2017
Vice President, Japan Federation of Labor and Social Security Attorney's Associations (current)

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