A graduate of the Hosei University Faculty of Business Administration, Masamitsu Hirai engaged in forming investment funds and advising on investment strategy in a financial team at Funai Soken Holdings Inc. (TSE: 9757). He then became CEO at an independent investment management company in Japan and later a fund manager and a derivative head at a Malaysian hedge fund. He is now the CEO of Bullion Japan Inc. and the president and CEO of our company.
BLACK STAR CAPITAL INC.
After graduating from the Department of British and American Studies at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Tsunehisa Kasai joined UBS Group in London. He was in charge of Japanese securities in 1988, and then in 1991, worked at Crédit Lyonnais in London as a manager in charge of the Middle East. In 1995, he joined Yamaichi Securities Europe in London, and in 1996, he worked at a statistical arbitrage fund management company, iCos Partners. He is now the executive vice president of Bullion Japan Inc. and the CEO of our company.
BLACK STAR&CO., INC.,
Director and SPINDLE Founder
Upon graduation with a BA in Industrial Design from Kobe Design University, he joined Silvertail in England in 2002, where he worked on project finance for listed companies in the London AIM exchange and joint ventures. He also set up and managed MF/CTA funds, and then joined Funai Consulting Co., Ltd. (TSE: 9757) as Chief Consultant of the Finance Team. From 2007 to 2009, he broke the record for highest profits gained in the shortest period of time at his young age. He then joined Bullion Japan Inc. and now serves as a director of our company.
BLACK STAR&CO., INC., Director
After graduating from Keio University Faculty of Law, Takashi Koga joined Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd, and then worked at an independent investment advisory firm where he was in charge of analyzing international financial situations, developing investment strategies in East and Southeast Asia including Hong Kong and Singapore, and structuring general finance. He is now the executive director of our company.
Upon graduating from Tokyo Institute of Technology, TAKURO MIZOBE developed accounting systems and security systems for privileged accounts in the technology department of JP Morgan Securities, Inc. Then he created a leading cryptocurrency exchange and started a game developer and a supply side platform (SSP) developer. He also offers consulting and technology assistance, etc., of Blockchain technology.
Supreme Strategic Advisor
Supreme Strategic Advisor, BLACK STAR GROUP INC., Strategic Advisor
After obtaining an MBA at the University of Manchester, Dariusz Chrzastowski engaged in investment banking for 25 years in Britain with outstanding success. He specialized in emerging economies, and was in charge of a global executive section where he led international operations and various teams. At the peak of his career, he worked in the city of London overseeing 14 countries. He graduated from law school in Poland and obtained an MBA at the University of Manchester. In 1992, he started his career as a security trader. In 1995, he became a president in charge of sales and development when an Austrian investment bank opened a branch in Poland. After working there for three years, he became a top executive at ING Poland in charge of the stock market, where he worked until 2003. He then became the top executive in charge of emerging markets and moved to London. There he led ING Securities to become one of the leading companies in emerging markets and helped more than 30 companies successfully launch their IPO. He was awarded numerous prizes for his outstanding performance in emerging markets (prizes awarded by Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered Bank etc. in annual magazines etc.) and was promoted to the position of global equity head at ING Securities. He later became became an executive director at ING Group where he was engaged until 2012. After that, he established a private equity company in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and has been leveraging his experience and expertise ever since. He is a British national born in Poland.
After graduating from Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce, Masashi Sakuma worked as a certified public accountant, tax accountant and inheritance diagnosis consultant. Upon graduation, he joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, where he was tasked with auditing in the international department. In 1997, he joined Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office, where he was in charge of accounting and tax management with regard to derivatives and liquidation etc. Afterwards, he worked in the investment banking department of HSBC Securities Tokyo branch and later in the investment banking department of J.P. Morgan Tokyo branch. There he was responsible for providing financial advice on domestic and cross-border M&A etc. and funding, by means of stocks and convertible bonds. In 2004, he joined Fields Cooperation (JASDAQ: 2767). He was responsible for a wide range of tasks. He oversaw business development, he was an operations officer, he was a manager of the corporate development department, and he was an operating officer and manager of the planning administration division in charge of IR. R. In 2008, he established Saada Partners and became the president and representative director. He then took over the business of Saada Partners and established EMZ group and became its president and representative director. He is also the auditor of our company.
Creative Technologist / Technology Evangelist
Regardless of whether it’s digital or analog, Masayoshi Hashimoto is good at both scientific and artistic expression that utilizes the characteristics of various existing technologies and materials. He focuses not only on illusions caused by high resolution. He was responsible for a wide range of tasks. He oversaw business development, he was an operations officer, he was a manager of the corporate development department, and he was an operating officer and manager of the planning administration division in charge of IR. He aims to change the world through expression, to unite like-minded people, and to create a diverse society that can respect individual characteristics and backgrounds. His works include planning, production, management, and creating of VMD with major companies/organizations, local public entities and high brands such as Toyota Motor Corporation, Google Japan LLC, NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Mitsubishi Estate Company, Limited, Nike Japan, Inc., LVMH Watches & Jewelry Japan K.K., Richemont Japan Ltd., DeBeers Group, Central Community Chest of Japan, Mori Art Museum, and Yakushima-cho, also, research and development of the next-generation advertisement and Jury Council recommended works at "Japan Media Arts Festival". After joining Hakuhodo Product's Inc., he joined SPINDLE Lab in 2018. He was born at a Protestant church in Tokyo. He aquired the knowledge and skills needed to produce and operate electronics in the church from his family. Having studied how technology affects unconsciousness since childhood, he engages in developing products and communities.
SPINDLE PR Manager /
After working as a social media manager and music journalist in cultural magazines in Germany, Lina Seiche left the country and studied under GACKT in Malaysia. Upon pursuing comprehensive studies of economics, arts, and multiple languages, she became chief manager at GACKT & IKEDA Asia Bridge Partnerz Inc., and helped to strengthen businesses such as TOKYO CANDY FACTORY, a company know for introducing the art of Japanese confectionary to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was later appointed PR Manager/Evangelist for SPINDLE. She is in charge of PR and dissemination activities in the world.
Chief Strategic Partner & Asia
Having debuted as a vocalist of the band "MALICE MIZER" as a legend around the world, GAKUTO OSHIRO became a solo artist under the name of "GACKT" in 1999 and has released 48 CD singles and 19 albums so far. He ranks first place on the top 10 sales chart for male solo artist of all time. In addition to being a musician, appeared in Hollywood movies, Japanese movies and TV dramas, and was a voice actor in Hollywood movies, animations and games. He also succeeded as a fashion designer. The TV program in which he appears is broadcasted every year on New Year 's Day, and he maintains the highest viewer ratings and is known as the man of "first class" in both name and reality. He has been featured in TV commercials ranging from security to food, and is recognized as a top male artist with many clients. He is also familiar with all industries. He has launched many products, developed projects, and sent them to the world successfully. The number of his followers are 1.7 million on LINE, 930,000 on Twitter, 500,000 on Instagram and 500,000 on Facebook. He has many fans in Europe, Asia, and America, and continues to work as an "influencer" (key opinion leader) in the world. He is fluent in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. He has lived in Malaysia, the Philippines and moved to Hong Kong in 2012. He is active in the business of mainly business investment in many Asian countries. Currently, he has established close relationships with governments, royal families in other countries, and is working as a “bridge strategist influencer” (key opinion leader who creates business between countries) in Asian countries.
Upon Graduating Waseda University, School of Law, Junichiro Kawato offers legal advice on compliance, etc. to many domestic financial investment companies. He has a number of crowd-funding / social-lending companies, including Crowd Securities Japan, Inc. and EXIA Japan LLC. as clients.
Real Estate Economist/President of Housing, Real Estate Institute
Upon graduating from Waseda University Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law, and Rikkyo University’s Master’s Program, he joined Funai Consulting Inc., as a senior consultant, and later became a manager in charge of a real estate business team and basic research team. Afterwards, he became the president of De-Sign Real Estate Institute prior to his current position. Currently, he engages in data analysis in the fields of real estate and housing, market forecasting and consultation for businesses while giving more than 30 lectures every year on the invitation of leading mass media organizations, including national and regional newspaper companies. He is the author of 10 books, including The Knack of Managing Rental Houses Based on Data (February 2016), 2020—Upheaval in the Housing Market (Asahi Shimbun Publications, Inc.) and People who Buy Depleted Condos, People who Buy Condos with High Asset Value (Seishun Shinsho).
Context / Architectural Advisor
Architect/ Artist/2016 Japan Cultural Envoy
Born in Nara in 1981, Fumihiko Sano did a carpentry apprenticeship with Nakamura Sotoji Komuten in Kyoto. After working in a design office, he established Sano Fumihiko studio PHENOMENON in 2011. Coupling the carpentry techniques, materials and cultures that he became familiar with through his fieldwork with modern-day sensitivities, he engages in design and installation while striving to maintain the wonderful Japanese tradition that is being lost due to the rise of capitalism and the rapid changes in our society. He adds a modern twist adds a modern twist to the culture developed by our ancestors and passes it on to future generations.
Cher Chen Lung
Global Alliance Advisor
Cher Chen Lung was born and grew up in Penang, Malaysia. Upon graduating from a local high school, he studied at Sophia University. After he successfully completed his academic curriculum, he worked at Kyodo News Service, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., etc. In 2015, he procured a total of 7.8 billion JPY in partnership with a Hong Kong-based leading financial company SUN HUNG KAI & CO. LIMITED and with an Indonesian leading energy provider Indika. He aslso took over a company listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and assumed the presidency. He succeeded in corporate rejuvenation by restoring profitability, and after stepping aside, he engaged in numerous investment projects that connect Japan and Great China as an executive of four companies.
Hemant Kumar Setya
Upon graduating from Chiba University, with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Computer Science), he worked in the missile space technology department for US-based munitions company Lockheed Aircraft Asia Ltd. He then served as Asia & Pacific Program Director and as representative of the Japanese office of Formtec. Inc., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin. He joined ORACLE Corporation Japan and then became Global Strategy Advisor for BLACK STAR&CO., Ltd. He has extensive experience working in various fields including space development, defense, manufacturing, healthcare and IT.He has served as an executive consultant of NTT Software Corporation, which introduced US state-of-the-art technological know-how to Japanese companies, and as a strategic consultant for India to AST Co., Ltd. (an IT-related company of Mitsubishi Corporation group, now Tata Consultancy Services Japan, Ltd). He has also established the most advanced cloud computing pioneers in Japan, the U.S. and India including Knowledge IT, Intelligent Hub, Smart Softech and Impact Technologies. He has obtained patents in the fields of project management, process control, knowledge management and security. In SPINDLE, he is in charge of formulating global alliance and KPI, guiding technical resources, and evaluation/risk analysis of technology from an international standpoint.
Julia Della Scala
Crypto-world PR Advisor
After graduating from Doshisha Junior High and High school and Waseda University’s School of Political Science and Economics, Julia Della Scala quit her embassy job within three months of joining and decided to attend and graduate from the University of California San Diego. After spending time as an interpreter in the technology, medical, and automotive fields, she decided to work with cryptocurrencies in May 2017. In June 2017, she successfully hosted a meetup with Agrello/ICO. By creating her own chat groups, she began jointly investing in ICOs around the world with her group. In October 2017, she was appointed as an advisor for micro money/ ICO and has since attended many international conferences. In February 2018, she invited and hosted a meetup event with the North American Bitcoin conference finalist, Shopin. Currently, she is focused on attending Bitcoin conferences in Tokyo and Hong Kong, and Fintech conferences to build her contacts. She shares SPINDLE’s image of autonomy and has been at SPINDLE since March 2018.
Upon graduating from the School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, Norio Yokoo joined Funai Consulting Incorporated (TSE9757), and in 2008, established a management consulting company, Y’s Creation Inc. At Funai Consulting Incorporated, he successfully organized many IPOs through Funai Capital Co., Ltd., and formed alliances with major investment companies. In his management consulting work, he has worked in the area of marketing, knowledge management, and company evaluation. He is also a director of the Strategic Management Institution, and a guest researcher at Chuo University’s Institute of Policy Studies. He is currently the CEO of Y’s Creation Inc. At SPINDLE, he is in charge of forming alliances with domestic partners and in establishing the infrastructure of the business.
Director of Blockchain Industry Alliance Shanghai
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) MBA holder. Zhuang is born and raised in Shanghai, China. He was in Delloite for 10 years, providing consulting services of capital market and risk management to many major listed companies in Japan and Hong Kong. In 2014 He joined a wealth investment management company as Vice President to conduct M&A of Japanese companies. From 2016, he joins a venture capital investment company and investing in Artificial Intelligent, Big Data and Blockchain technologies related companies.