Staff

Kenji HARA

President

Graduated from the Economics Department at the University of Tokyo and joined Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1985. After working at the finance department, took a study leave for Waseda Business School at Waseda University. Returned to work in the Recruit Group Management, Human Resources, and Information Systems departments. Began working in technology transfer services in 2003, and established Tech Manage Corp. in 2012. Has coauthored "Knowledge management at Recruit Co.,Ltd." (Nikkei BP). Comes from Izumo city, Shimane Prefecture. In his free time, enjoys practicing with his band and going to soccer matches.

Naoki "Bookie" SUGIMOTO

Director
Licensing Associate

Graduated from Osaka University's Engineering School, majoring in Fermentation Engineering. Started working in Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1988. Helped start up the Technology Transfer Department in 1998, and worked for 14 years as a Technology Transfer Associate, in technology licensing services from universities to businesses. One of the founding members of Tech Manage Corp. Enjoys watching rugby matches. From Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture.

Keiji FUJITO

Director
Licensing Associate

Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Joined Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1987. Designed the company's data communication network as an Operations Engineer in the Information Communication and Network Department. Worked in corporate sales for employment information magazines, HR development, and organizational reform programs in the Human Resources Services Department from 1990 to 2002. Started working in Technology Management Department in 2004. Co-founded Tech Manage Corp. in 2012. From Kanzaki City, Saga Prefecture.

Akiko ONO

Director
Licensing Associate

Started working at Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1992 after graduating from Fuji Women's University's Literature Department. Joined the Technology Management Department at Recruit in 2002. For the next ten years, worked as a Technology Transfer Associate, responsible for the technology transfers of new materials and biotechnology. Co-founded Tech Manage Corp. in 2012. Hobbies include traveling, cooking vegetable dishes, and collecting handicrafts. From Sapporo City.

Hideo TAKAHASHI

Licensing Associate

Graduated from Tohoku University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Joined Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1987. Conducted Financial Management, International Operations(NY), Legal, Business planning of Human Resource Management. Joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2017. Enjoys sea fishing. From Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture.

Jun TAKAHASHI

Licensing Associate

Received a M.Eng. at the Tokyo Tech, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology. Joined the technology transfer department of Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 2005. Specializes in the bio-chemical field, and has research experience in organic synthesis, molecular biology, bioengineering, and protein engineering. Pursued his Ph.D. at Kyoto University from 2008, and does research about biominerals (organic-inorganic hybrid compounds) as a JSPS Research Fellow. Resumed work in technology transfer business in 2012, while Tech Manage Corp. was being founded. From Saitama City. Hobbies include laidback travels and scuba diving.

Yusuke OTA

Licensing Associate

Obtained his master's degree in Chemistry from Osaka University. After that, started working in the home furnishing company as store personnel. Then participated in Tech Manage Corp. in 2014. From Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. Hobbies are playing tennis and traveling.

Ryuichi USUI

Licensing Associate

After graduating from Keio University, obtained his Doctor of Science degree in the Department of Physics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His major is astrophysics. After that, started working as a programer. Then participated in Tech Manage Corp. in January 2015. From Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. His hobbies are reading comics and studying astronomy.

Ryo TAKAYANAGI

Licensing Associate

Obtained his Ph. D. at the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine. His major is the Infectious control of virus. After that, worked at a cosmetic company. Then participated in Tech Manage Corp. in October 2015. From Hachioji City, Tokyo Prefecture. His hobbies are playing tennis and reading books.

Ryota YOSHIMOTO

Licensing Associate

Earned a master's degree in Agriculture Science from Tohoku University. After that, started working as a Medical Representative at the pharmaceutical company, and then built up a career as a salesperson at a food company. Then joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2018. From Ninohe City, Iwate prefecture. His hobbies are cooking and making a tour of hot springs.

Yuki NOMURA

Marketing Support Specialist

After graduating from Toyama University, obtained her master's degree in the Graduate School of Nanobioscience at the Yokohama City University. Worked as a Medical Representative in the pharmaceutical company, and started working at the Technology Management Department in Recruit Co.,Ltd. in October 2005, responsible for transfers of university research-based inventions. Joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2013. From Nara Prefecture. Hobbies include photography and hand knitting.

Kanako FUKUMOTO

Marketing Support Specialist

Obtaind her master’s degree at the Tokyo Institute of Technology,technical management major. After that, started working in semiconductor manufacturer to develop liquid crystal displays and attend public relations of intellectual property. Then participated in Tech Manage Corp. in April 2017.From Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Her hobbies are to take pitures and to play the piano.

Tokiyo UCHIDA

Assistant

Graduated from the department of education at Kobe University and joined Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1989. After working at the finance department, joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2018. Comes from Osaka Prefecture. In her free time, enjoys reading, storytelling, making sweets and bread.

Ayaka HARA

Assistant

After graduating from Waseda University's School of Culture, Media and Society, started working at a retail store. And then joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2017. Her hobbies are drawing pictures and taking a walk.

Anna SUZUKI

Assistant

Graduated from Rikkyo University, majoring in Tourism and started working at a bank. Joined Tech Manage Corp. in December 2017. Her hobbies are travelling abroad and visiting hot springs.

Fumiko KOGA

Assistant

Over 15 years of working experiences include a financial associate generating and analyzing financial statements at a major publication and human resources company in Japan, and a captive manager preparing financial statements and complying all aspects of legal requirements for captive insurance clients at a major insurance company in the U.S, and joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2017.

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