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Yomiuri Group will retain three top executives during board and shareholder meetings

The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, the Yomiuri Shimbun, the Yomiuri Giants, Chuokoron-Shinsha, Inc. and Yomiuri Land, Co. each held a meeting of their boards of directors on Tuesday, where they approved their preliminary profit results for the 2023 financial year and decided on the appointment of directors, among other things.

The decisions will be finalized at their general shareholders’ meetings and subsequent meetings of the boards of directors, scheduled for June 11.

The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings will retain its top three representative directors: editor-in-chief Tsuneo Watanabe, chairman of the board Shoichi Oikawa and president Toshikazu Yamaguchi.

Takayuki Tanaka, senior managing director and chief officer for administration, who is also responsible for group operations, at The Yomiuri Shimbun, will serve as director in charge of Osaka operations at The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings.

Masaki Masuda, senior managing director and chief officer for production, who is also responsible for technology, at The Yomiuri Shimbun, will serve as director in charge of Seibu operations at The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings.

The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka will hold a board of directors meeting on Thursday, and the Yomiuri Shimbun Seibu will do so on Friday.

During these meetings they will each approve the preliminary profit results. The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka will decide that Tanaka will assume the position of representative director and president, while the Yomiuri Shimbun Seibu will decide that Masuda will assume the position of representative director and president.

At The Yomiuri Shimbun, Riichiro Maeki, senior managing director and managing editor, will become senior managing director in charge of editorial.

Kazuyuki Fujita, director and head of the presidential office, and also responsible for compliance and corporate communications, at The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, will be appointed director and chief officer for administration, also responsible for group companies and the Tsukiji project.

Koji Tanaka, director of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc., will assume the position of director in charge of real estate management on June 21.

The Yomiuri Giants will appoint Toru Kunimatsu, representative director and president of The Yomiuri Shimbun Seibu, as representative director and president.

At Chuokoron-Shinsha, Junichi Abe will be reappointed to the positions of representative director and president.

At Yomiuri Land, Takeshi Mizoguchi will be reappointed to the position of representative director and president.

Yomiuri Land is going to set up its own company

Yomiuri Land has decided to start its own company on July 1 to work on the Tokyo Giants Town project, which it is developing together with The Yomiuri Shimbun and the Yomiuri Giants.

During Tuesday’s board of directors it was decided to approve the preliminary profit results.

Tokyo Giants Town Management Company will work on preparing to open a stadium, aquarium and commercial facilities, and operate the town after the opening. The proposed company wants to create a lively atmosphere in the area by integrating sports and entertainment attractions.

Seiji Hasegawa, who will take over as director of Yomiuri Land on June 11, is expected to be named president of the new company.

Newly appointed executives:

(Effective from June 11)

The current position of each newly appointed person is stated in brackets. The main areas of responsibility are listed next to the titles.

The Yomiuri Shimbun Companies

Director, Osaka Operations: Takayuki Tanaka (Senior managing director, chief officer, Administration Bureau, group companies, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Director, Seibu Operations: Masaki Masuda (Senior Managing Director, Chief Officer, Production Bureau, Technology, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Business Officer, Chief of the President’s Office, Compliance, Corporate Communications: Takanori Haraguchi (Senior Deputy Chief Officer, Administration Bureau; Manager, Group Businesses Dept, The Yomiuri Shimbun; Senior Deputy Chief Officer, President’s Office, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings)

Pension

Gaku Shibata, who took over as director and vice president of Nippon Television Network Corp. on June 27. (director, operations in Osaka)

Toru Kunimatsu, who will assume the position of representative director and president of Yomiuri Giants on June 11 (Seibu operations director)

Kazuyuki Fujita, who will assume the position of Director, Chief Officer, Administration Office, Group Companies, Tsukiji Project, The Yomiuri Shimbun on June 11 (Director, Chief of the Presidential Office, Compliance, Corporate Communications)

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Representative Director, President: Akitoshi Muraoka (Representative Director, President, Real Estate Management)

Senior General Manager, Editorial: Riichiro Maeki (Senior General Manager, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Office)

Director, Chief Officer, Administration Office, Group Companies, Tsukiji Project: Kazuyuki Fujita (Director of Compliance, Corporate Communications)

Director, Chief Officer, Culture and Sports Projects Office: Takashi Yamada (Corporate Officer, Chief Officer, Culture and Sports Projects Office)

Director, Chief Officer, Digital Media Bureau: Ryuichi Hori (Corporate Officer, Chief Officer, Digital Media Bureau)

Director, Chief Officer, Production Office, Technology: Ayumu Tsuda (Representative Director, President, Yomiuri Logistics Co.)

Corporate Officer, Compliance, Corporate Communications: Takanori Haraguchi (Senior Deputy Chief Officer, Administration Office; Manager, Group Businesses Dept, The Yomiuri Shimbun; Senior Deputy Chief Officer, President’s Office, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings)

Corporate Officer, Senior Deputy Chief Officer, Digital Media Bureau: Kyoko Takita (Senior Deputy Chief Officer, Digital Media Bureau)

Editor-in-chief: Taro Takihana (deputy editor-in-chief, editorial office)

General Manager of the Hokkaido Branch: Shinichi Murao (Deputy Editor, Editorial Office)

Chief Executive, Hokuriku Branch Office: Hidetoshi Watanabe (Deputy Chief Officer, Circulation Bureau)

(Effective June 21)

Director of Real Estate Management: Koji Tanaka (Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.)

Pension

Masaki Masuda, who will assume the position of Representative Director and President of The Yomiuri Shimbun Seibu on June 11 (Senior Managing Director, Chief Officer, Production Bureau, Technology)

Takayuki Tanaka, who will assume the position of representative director and president of The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka on June 11 (Senior managing director, chief officer, Administration Bureau, group companies)

Pension

Takeshi Hirao, who will assume the position of Director and Editor-in-Chief of The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka on June 11 (Chief Executive, Hokkaido Branch Office)

For rent from June 13

Representative Director, President, Yomiuri Logistics Co.: Masaaki Enta, who will simultaneously be responsible for logistics coordination, Production Bureau, The Yomiuri Shimbun (Chief executive, Hokuriku Branch Office)

Yomiuri Giants

Representative Director, President: Toru Kunimatsu (Representative Director, President, The Yomiuri Shimbun Seibu)

Director, administration, Central League liaison, compliance; chief officer, headquarters; Manager, Legal Department: Harumi Hoshi (Director, Principal Officer, Administrative Headquarters; Principal Officer, Headquarters, Central League Liaison, Compliance)

Permanent Auditor: Kazuyuki Fujita (Director, Chief of Presidential Office, Compliance, Corporate Communications, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings)

Pension

Tsukasa Imamura, who will become a consultant on June 11 and assume the position of director and vice president of The Sapporo Television Broadcasting Co. on June 26. assumes responsibility (representative director, president)

Takayuki Tanaka (regular auditor)

Chuokoron-Shinsha

General Manager, editorial management; Chief Officer, Magazine & Business Projects Bureau, Industrial Relations: Tetsuo Miki (Managing Director, Chief Officer, Publications Editorial Bureau, Industrial Relations)

Director, Principal Officer, Sales Office: Hiromi Morimoto (Principal Officer, Sales Office)

Auditor: Kazuyuki Fujita (Director, Chief of Presidential Office, Compliance, Corporate Communications, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings)

Corporate officer, chief officer, Administration Bureau, technology: Yoshio Hanada (Chief officer, Administration Bureau, technology)

Chief officer, Publications Editorial Bureau: Kazunori Ota (deputy chief officer, Publications Editorial Bureau; editor, Paperback Edition Dept)

Chief officer, Production Office: Tomonari Morisue (Senior Deputy Chief Officer, Production Office)

Chief officer, Fujinkoron magazine Bureau: Shoko Takizawa (director, chief officer, Magazine & Business Projects Bureau)

Pension

Mitsuo Noriwa (Director, Chief Officer, Production Office, Publication Planning; Editor, Proofreading Department; Manager, Digital Production Department)

Takayuki Tanaka (controller)

Yomiuri land

General Manager, General Affairs, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, Group Companies: Shigeki Machida (General Manager, Finance and Accounting, Group Companies, Labor Affairs, Project Promotion)

Director of Asset Management, Project Promotion: Masami Namai (Director of Asset Management, Baseball Companies)

Director, Business Planning, Synergy Strategy, PokéPark, Food Service: Hiromichi Okubo (Director, Business Planning, Synergy Strategy, Minamiyama Project, Food Service)

Director, Baseball Companies, Tokyo Giants Town, Synergy Strategy Deputy: Seiji Hasegawa (Representative Director, President, Yomiuri Nippon TV Culture Center)

Director: Toru Kunimatsu (Representative Director, President, The Yomiuri Shimbun Seibu)

Permanent auditor: Masahiro Imaizumi (representative director, president, Yomiuri Support & Service)

Executive officer, PokéPark, Entertainment Company Deputy: Toshio Sohara (Executive Officer, Special Designate, Amusement Companies)

Executive officer, labor affairs, employee satisfaction: Rika Yamai (General Manager, Human Resources Department)

Executive officer, public sports deputy; General Manager, Funabashi Horse Racing Department: Junichi Sagawa (General Manager, Funabashi Horse Racing Department)

Executive officer, public sports deputy; General Manager, Kawasaki Horse Racing Department: Toshiharu Okada (General Manager, Asset Management Department)

Pension

Tsukasa Imamura (director)

Hiroshi Nakamura, who will assume the position of public sports advisor on June 11 (permanent auditor)

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