WHO WE ARE

Ryota Hayashi

CEO of Nowcast

The first Japanese person to be locally employed by London Investment Bank Department, Deutsche Bank Group. 8 years of equity research experience in Deutsche Bank in London and 2 year product sales experience at GCI Asset Management.

Yuichiro Ito

CFO of Nowcast.

Leader of IPO and global M&A team as the member of UBS in 2010. During 2013 to 2016, Ito was continuously ranked into global top 5%.

Atsuo Akai

Chairman of board of directors of Nowcast

Formerly of Mitsubishi Bank, Kidder Peabody & Co. Senior advisory of Morgan Stanley. Member of Cabinet Secretariat workshop. Advisor of Cabinet Office hometown investment conference. Chair of estate investment conference, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Tsutomu Watanabe

Founder / Technical Advisor

Worked at Bank of Japan and Hitotsubashi University. Currently a Professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics (Economic Theory) / Faculty of Economics.
Also holds positions as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Central Banking, Cabinet Office Economic and Fiscal Advisory Council Policy Commentator, Canon Global Strategy Research Institute Research Division.
Publicly released the University of Tokyo Daily Price Index in "Research on long-term deflation" Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Kiyohiko Nishimura

Technical Advisor

Worked as member and later Vice President of the Bank of Japan Policy Board Deliberation Committee. Became Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo in 2013.
Currently also holds positions as Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade Editor, Policy Board, Cabinet Office Statistics Committee Chairperson.

Kazuo Ueda

Technical Advisor

After working as an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of British Colombia, became Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo.
Served as a deliberation committee member of the Bank of Japan Policy Committee, and also serves as director of the Center for Advanced Research in Finance at the University of Tokyo.

Satoshi Imai

Technical Director

Arrived at current post after time at the National Statistics Center and the Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. During his time at the Statistics Center and the Statistics Bureau, participated as government representative in the UN European Economic Commission (UNECE) CPI Expert Meeting and the Ottawa Group Meeting on Price Index.
Ottawa Group Meeting Organizer for the 14th Price Index.

Masashi Tsujinaka

Senior analyst / Sales manager

Current position after time at the Bank of Japan's Survey and Statistics Bureau, Shimonoseki Branch and Planning Bureau.
At the Survey and Statistics Bureau, worked on establishing and abolishing items of the BOJ Tankan Survey.
At the Planning Bureau, was in charge of monitoring financial markets, investigating monetary policy management of the UK Central Bank and preparing monthly economic reports and materials for the Economic and fiscal advisory council.