Bazaar Founders & Management

Kento Ohwada (Executive Director CEO)

During Ohwada’s study period in Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, He involved in the development of PlayStation2 Games in Sony Computer Entertainment Inc..
After graduate school, he joined the PlayStation’s Chinese business team and made important contributions to the foundation of PlayStation in Asian countries over ten years.
In this job, he visited 100 cities and over 1000 game shops in Asia. He listened to dealers and users’ suggestions and engaged in the planning and execution of marketing strategy from the bottom up.
What’s more, through communication with the Chinese government and Taiwan government, he made contributions to the development of digital content industry of the world. He obtained marketing authorization for arcade game in China which had been banned and laid the foundation of Chinese arcade games market.
In 2012, he resigned from sony and conducted games market research in Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.
In 2014, he found Bazaar Entertainment.

Shin Izawa(Executive Director CTO)

Izawa have engaged in the development of large-scale data system for more than 20 years.
So far, he not only carried out the construction of DeNA, Pia and other large-scale service for consumers, but also carried out the construction of Rakuten point and other next generation point system.
As CTO of Nobot Inc., he made contributions to the acquisition of KDDI through carried out the construction of the ad network for smartphone from Japan.

Hiromichi Takahashi (Outside Director)

As a director and producer, Takahashi has been active in 4 Japanese game companies and 2 Korean game companies, including Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Tecmo Co., Ltd. (presently Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd.) and so on. Game “Doko Demo Issyo” which he engaged in as director at Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has received numerous awards, including the 1999 Multimedia Grand Prix Minister of International Trade and Industry Award and the fourth Japan Games Award. Ten years after its release, with continuing sequels and the cumulative copies in the series exceeding two million, “Doko Demo Issyo” has firmly established itself as a long hit series. Takahashi possesses a broad understanding of the community gleamed from time spent in the online gaming industry in both Korea and Japan, coupled with abundant experience and knowledge in developing and managing online games.

Shinichi Okamoto (Outside Director)

Served as Head of Research And Development Headquarters, Executive Officer, Managing Director and CTO, etc. at Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., while additionally serving as Overseer for Playstation 2 Hardware and Broadband operations.
After retiring from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Okamoto became involved in the management of technology venture companies in Japan, America and Asia, in the form of technical and management strategy adviser, consultant and director etc.