After working for Mitsui & Co. in China and the U.S., he supported athletes such as Hidetoshi Nakata at Sunnyside Up, a PR company, and worked as a secretary to the president and PR manager before starting his own business.
During his time with the Keio University baseball team, he was a two-time best nine winner and played cleanup with Yoshinobu Takahashi and others, helping the team to a league championship as an assistant captain.
Tsutomu earned PhD in biomechanics from Chukyo Univercity. He is a former researcher at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences(JISS). His main research theme is “Biomechanical analysis of pitching motion”. This paper clarifies the effect of the direction and rotation speed of a ball’s axis of rotation on the aerodynamic forces, and was awarded the Best Paper Award of the Japanese Society of Biomechanics in 2008.
He helped all japan women’s softball team to a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics and was part of the strategy R&D group of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles until 2016, where he helped strengthen the team.
In 1998, he was appointed CEO and Representative Director of NTT Plala, Inc. and achieved increased revenue for the next 21 years.
He is now engaged in developing a media business that brings new entertainment to sports viewing.
|Company name||NEXT BASE Corp.|
|Address||Sumitomo Fudosan Osaki Garden Tower 9F,
1-1-1, Nishi-shinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo
|Board member||CEO Shinichi Nakao
Executive director Hiroshi Kinoshita
Executive director/Executive fellow Tsutomu Jinji
Non-executive director Koji Bando