CSR Management Board of Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board Members, and Corporate Officers (As of March 31, 2013)

From left to right: Nobuyuki Oneda, Masa Matsushita, Akihiro Kuroda, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Takeharu Nagata, and Hisao Sakuta

Members of the Board

Akihiro Kuroda

Representative Director of the Board, President and CEO

April 1972 Joined KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
December 1977 Director of the Board, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
August 1989 Representative Director of the Board, President, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
March 2011 Representative Director of the Board, President and CEO, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Directors' Meetings Attended
    Attended all 13 sessions

Yasuhiro Kuroda

Representative Director of the Board, Executive Vice President

April 1975 Joined KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
June 1991 Director of the Board, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
March 2010 Representative Director of the Board, Vice President, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
March 2011 Representative Director of the Board, Executive Vice President, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Directors' Meetings Attended
    Attended all 13 sessions

Masa Matsushita

Director of the Board, Senior Corporate Officer

April 1989 Registered attorney (Tokyo Bar Association)
March 2003 Vice President and Director of the Board, General Electric Japan, Ltd.
September 2005 Director of the Board, Executive Vice President, FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
July 2010 Director of the Board and Executive Vice President, Siemens Japan K.K.
March 2011 Director of the Board, Senior Corporate Officer, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Directors' Meetings Attended
    Attended all 13 sessions

Takeharu Nagata

Independent Director of the Board

April 1967 Joined Sumitomo Bank, Limited
June 2002 Deputy President, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
June 2005 Outside Statutory Auditor, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (to present)
June 2010 Chairman, Keihanshin Building Co., Ltd. (to present)
March 2011 Independent Director of the Board, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Reasons for Election
    To substantially increase the transparency of the Company's management by drawing on Mr. Nagata's experience, knowledge, and professionalism that he has gained through many years in the management of a leading financial institution. We believe Mr. Nagata can provide high-level management judgments from his neutral and fair perspective.
  • Directors' Meetings Attended
    Attended all 13 sessions

Nobuyuki Oneda

Independent Director of the Board

April 1969 Joined Sony Corporation
June 2005 Deputy President, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
June 2005 Director of the Board, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sony Corporation
March 2011 Independent Director of the Board, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present),
Outside Statutory Auditor, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (to present)
  • Reasons for Election
    We look to Mr. Oneda to assist the Company in raising the level of corporate governance and transparency, based on his years of experience and knowledge gained in the management of a leading corporation.
  • Directors' Meetings Attended
    Attended 12 of the 13 sessions

Hisao Sakuta

Independent Director of the Board

April 1968 Joined OMRON Corporation
June 2003 Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of the Board, OMRON Corporation
June 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors, OMRON Corporation (to present)
March 2012 Independent Director of the Board, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Reasons for Election
    We look to Mr. Sakuta to provide appropriate advice for strategic decision making as the Company expands its operations globally, based on his broad experience and knowledge gained in the management of a leading company with overseas operations.
  • Attended 10 of the 11 Board of Directors' Meetings that were held after his appointment on March 29, 2012

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

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From left to right: Hiroshi Mizuno, Nobuyuki Miyagaki, Yoichi Kotani, and Tomomi Yatsu

Yoichi Kotani

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member

April 1972 Joined KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
June 2001 Director of the Board, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
March 2009 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Directors' Meetings Attended
    Attended all 13 sessions
  • Audit & Supervisory Board Meetings Attended
    Attended all 14 sessions

Nobuyuki Miyagaki

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member

April 1978 Joined KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
April 2011 General Manager, Process Reform Division, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
March 2012 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Directors' Meetings Attended
    Attended all 13 sessions
  • Audit & Supervisory Board Meetings Attended
    Attended all 14 sessions

Tomomi Yatsu

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

September 1990 Registered certified public accountant
November 2001 Registered attorney (Tokyo Bar Association)
April 2007 Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP (to present)
June 2009 Outside Statutory Auditor, CALBEE, Inc. (to present)
March 2012 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Reasons for Election
    Ms. Yatsu was selected to provide the Company with her professional knowledge, which she has gained from many years as a registered certified public accountant and her experience as outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member for leading corporations.
  • Attended all 11 of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board meetings that were held after her appointment on March 29, 2012.

Hiroshi Mizuno

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

April 1969 Entered Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (currently, Panasonic Corporation)
April 2003 Became vice president of Panasonic Automotive Systems and, concurrently, representative director and president of Panasonic Car Electronics
June 2011 Became outside auditor of Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (currently holds this position)
March 2013 Became Audit & Supervisory Board Member, KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (to present)
  • Reasons for Election
    Mr. Mizuno was selected to be outside auditor of KOKUYO Corporation to enable KOKUYO to draw on the extensive knowledge and experience as well as the broad perspective he has gained in senior management and the position of external auditor in other industrial corporations.

Corporate Officers

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From left to right: Yasuhiro Kuroda, Masa Matsushita, Motohiro Hojo, Takuya Morikawa, Hidekuni Kuroda, and Akihiro Kuroda

Akihiro Kuroda
President and CEO
Yasuhiro Kuroda
Executive Vice President
Masa Matsushita
Senior Corporate Officer
Takuya Morikawa
Senior Corporate Officer Representative Director and President,
KOKUYO S&T Co., Ltd.
Hidekuni Kuroda
Senior Corporate Officer Representative Director and President,
KOKUYO Furniture Co., Ltd.
Motohiro Hojo
Corporate Officer
General Manager of Group Strategy, KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
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