Ryuichi “Richie” Nomura

Richie graduated from The University of Tokyo College of Arts and Sciences. While still enrolled he participated in a foreign exchange program and studied at The University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2001, he first worked as a TV program production director for NHK. After NHK he joined the corporate planning department of USEN then to Accenture as a member of the SBA. He is now the founder of the Logical Thinking Training School Lojim Inc. While in charge of the overall management of the school, he plans logical thinking training curriculums and teaches topics such as “how to handle complex problems without any clear answers.”


Takeshi Kinugawa

Takeshi graduated from Kyoto Sangyo University. He first worked for a Japanese-based security firm and eventually gained experience of managing an IT venture company. He has worked and is still currently working on countless amount of cases related to M&A and management consulting. After the earthquake disaster, he founded the Social Marketing CO., LTD which supports finances and consulting for the social sector.


Yoshifumi Komasa

Yoshifumi graduated from Keio University majoring in Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics. He also works with students at NPO Showa Gakuen. Founded Sky Sea International Academy in Ghana. Changing the world from Japan, “Move for One”.

慶応義塾大学理工学部卒。IT大手に勤務後、世界を教育で変えたいという夢を叶えるため単身ガーナに学校SkySeaInternationalAcademyを建設。インターナショナルスクール教員、家庭教師、日本で塾SkySeaAcademy開校後、NPO法人翔和学園にて、IQ130以上の子たちを集めたギフテッドクラスを創設、担当。その他、日本を世界に発信すべく友人とMove for Oneを始動。

Taizo Son

Taizo is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in investing and incubating IT related venture companies in Asia. He is the Founder & CEO of Mistletoe Inc., as well as board member and advisor to various IT companies around the globe.
He founded Gungho Online which was one of the most successful online gaming companies in Japan in 2002, which had its IPO in 2005.
With a vision to create Silicon Valley-like venture eco-system in East Asia by 2030, Taizo founded MOVIDA JAPAN in 2009. He then founded Mistletoe, Inc. in 2013 to commence comprehensive entrepreneurs support and startup ecosystem development activities. He strongly believes the world could be transformed into a better place by nurturing entrepreneurs who would lead the creation of the next generation.

【孫泰蔵(そん たいぞう) プロフィール】
Mistletoe株式会社 代表取締役社長兼CEO

1972年生まれ。佐賀県出身。東京大学在学中にYahoo! JAPANの立ち上げに参画。その後、インターネットのコンテンツ制作、サービス運営をサポートする会社を興す。2002年、ガンホー・オンライン・エンターテイメント株式会社を設立、デジタルエンターテインメントの世界で成功をおさめる。その後も、様々なベンチャーの創業や海外企業との大型JVなど、ある時は創業者、ある時は経営陣の一人として、一貫してべ ンチャービジネスに従事した後、2009年に「2030年までにアジア版シリコンバレーのベンチャー生態系をつくる」として、スタートアップのシードアクセラレーターMOVIDA JAPANを設立。2013年、単なる出資にとどまらない総合的なスタートアップ支援に加え、自らも事業創造を行うMistletoe株式会社を創業。21世紀の課題を解決し、世の中に大きなインパクトを与えるようなイノベーションを起こす活動を国内外で本格的に開始、ベンチャーの活躍が、豊かな社会創造につながることを目指している。

Gaku Nagashima

B.S. from SUNY Stony Brook.
While researching at Harvard University as a PhD candidate, Gaku began practicing meditation and yoga, and got into scientific investigations of spiritual practices and spiritual dimensions.
While conducting spiritual practices and their scientific investigations, Gaku helps the ISSJ founding project as a concept director, and also works in the field of health care as a data scientist.


Motoko Hasegawa

After graduating University, Motoko worked in the human resource division of an international automotive company, and experienced planning and management of both – domestic and international HR and recruitment. She left the position and joined the ISSJ project with the belief that, “the sooner we expand our horizon and recognize diversity, the richer and better our life becomes.”