• Kazuyuki Matsumoto

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Kazuyuki Matsumoto

    April 1970 Joined Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd.
    (currently Nabtesco Corporation)
    June 2000 Executive Officer, Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd.
    June 2001 Director, Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Septemper 2003 Corporate Officer, Nabtesco Corporation
    June 2004 Director of the board, Corporate Officer, Nabtesco Corporation
    Deputy General Manager, Technology and R&D Div. (in charge of technological development), Nabtesco Corporation
    June 2005 Representative Director, President & CEO, Nabtesco Corporation
    June 2011 Director & Chairman, Nabtesco Corporation
    June 2013 Outside Director, Topcon Corporation (to present)
    Outside Director, KITZ Corporation (to present)

    Reasons for Appointment Mr. Kazuyuki Matsumoto has a wealth of experience and profound insight concerning corporate management gained through his many years of service in senior management of a company which operates globally and has advanced technology. He has been appropriately overseeing management as an Outside Director. There for he has selected as an Outside Director in the expectation that he will continue to oversee management and give advice leveraging his wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning corporate management so that the Company will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.

  • Akira Sudo

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Akira Sudo

    April 1980 Joined Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    (currently Toshiba Corporation)
    June 2007 Chief Technology Executive, Power Systems Company, Toshiba Corporation
    June 2008 Executive Officer, Corporate Vice President (Director, Corporate Research & Development Center), Toshiba Corporation
    June 2010 Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President, Toshiba Corporation
    June 2011 Executive Officer, Corporate Executive Vice President, Toshiba Corporation
    June 2013 Director, Representative Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President, Toshiba Corporation
    June 2014 Executive Adviser, Toshiba Corporation
    Outside Director, Topcon Corporation (to present)
    June 2017 Senior Fellow, Toshiba Corporation
    May 2018 Fellow, Toshiba Corporation
    Science and Technology Advisor to the Cabinet Office (to present)

    Reasons for Appointment Mr. Akira Sudo has a wealth of experience and profound insight concerning corporate management, especially in the R&D field, gained through his many years of service at a company which operates globally and has advanced technology. He has been appropriately overseeing management as an Outside Director. There for he has selected as an Outside Director in the expectation that he will continue to oversee management and give advice leveraging his wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning the R&D field so that the Company will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.

  • Naoko Yamazaki

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Naoko Yamazaki

    April 1996 Joined the National Space Development Agency of Japan (currently Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA))
    (retired in August 2011)
    April 2010 Crew Member of Space Shuttle Discovery as Mission Specialist, participated in Construction and Supply for the ISS
    September 2011 Honorary Chairperson, the National Soroban Education Association (to present)
    April 2012 Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University (to present)
    July 2012 Member, Committee on National Space Policy, the Cabinet Office (to present)
    May 2013 Visiting Professor, Joshibi University of Art and Design (to present)
    July 2015 Director, Japanese Rocket Society (to present) and Chairperson of Sorajo Committee (to present)
    March 2016 Outside Director, Nabtesco Corporation
    September 2017 Outside Director, Optorun Co., Ltd. (to present)
    April 2018 Director, Kitakamakura Joshi Gakuen (to present)
    June 2018 Outside Director, Topcon Corporation (to present)
    July 2018 Representative Director, Space Port Japan Association (to present)
    May 2019 Director, Sora Tourism Promotion Council (to present)
    June 2019 Director, Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum (to present)
    June 2020 Outside Director, FANUC CORPORATION (to present)
    June 2021 Representative Director, Young Astronauts Club - Japan (to present)
    August 2021 Director, ARIGATO Foundation (to present)

    Reasons for Appointment Ms. Naoko Yamazaki has a wealth of experience and profound insight about the science and technology field and risk management. She has been engaged in cutting-edge aerospace engineering. As an astronaut, she was a crewmember of Space Shuttle Discovery as Mission Specialist and participated in construction and supply for ISS and has experience in conducting crisis management in the harsh, resource-limited environment of spacecraft. She has been appropriately overseeing management as an Outside Director. There for she has selected as an Outside Director in the expectation that she will continue to oversee management and give advice leveraging her wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning the science and technology field and risk management so that the Company, which operates globally and has advanced technology related to space such as GPS, will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.

  • Yoshiharu Inaba

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Yoshiharu Inaba

    April 1973 Joined Isuzu Motors Limited
    September 1983 Joined FANUC CORPORATION
    June 1989 Director, FANUC CORPORATION
    June 1992 Senior Vice President (Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    June 1995 Executive Vice President (Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    May 2001 Senior Executive Vice President (Representative Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    June 2003 President and CEO (Representative Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    June 2016 Chairman and CEO (Representative Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    April 2019 Chairman (Representative Director), FANUC CORPORATION (to present)
    June 2020 Outside Director, Topcon Corporation (to present)

    Reasons for Appointment Mr. Yoshiharu Inaba has a wealth of experience and profound insight concerning corporate management gained through his many years of service in senior management of a company which operates globally and is a pioneer in factory automation revolution, and has been appropriately overseeing management as an Outside Director. There for he has selected as an Outside Director in the expectation that he will continue to oversee management and give advice leveraging his wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning corporate management and automation technology so that the Company will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.

  • Naoki Hidaka

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Naoki Hidaka

    April 1976 Joined SUMITOMO CORPORATION
    April 2001 General Manager, Chicago Branch, Sumitomo Corporation of U.S.A.
    April 2007 Executive Officer, General Manager of Metal Products for Automotive Industry Division, SUMITOMO CORPORATION
    April 2009 Managing Executive Officer, Head of Chubu Block, SUMITOMO CORPORATION
    April 2012 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Head of Kansai Block, SUMITOMO CORPORATION
    June 2013 Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, and General Manager, Transportation & Construction Systems Business Unit, SUMITOMO CORPORATION
    April 2015 Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Executive Officer, and General Manager, Transportation & Construction Systems Business Unit, SUMITOMO CORPORATION
    June 2018 Special Adviser, SUMITOMO CORPORATION
    June 2019 Adviser, SUMITOMO CORPORATION
    June 2020 Outside Director, BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. (to present)
    March 2021 Outside Director, Nabtesco Corporation (to present)
    June 2022 Outside Director, Topcon Corporation (to present)

    Reasons for Appointment Mr. Naoki Hidaka has a wealth of experience and profound insight concerning corporate management and overseas business, gained through his many years of service as a Representative Director of a company which operates globally in a wide range of industries and involvement in overseas operations. There for he has selected as an Outside Director in the expectation that he will oversee management and give advice leveraging his wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning corporate management and overseas business so that the Company will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.