Company Profile

Message from the Representative

Since my childhood, I have traveled back and forth between Europe, the United States, Asia, and Japan, and have always seen both sides of the world, where cultures and business practices are different. Through this experience, I have come to believe that it is my hope to serve as a bridge that will lead to a Win-Win situation for both sides. If there is a person who wants to deliver something good to Japan or Japanese people, I would like to enrich Japan by delivering not only the “product” but also the “desire” to deliver it to Japan.

Representative Profile and History


ITOCHU Corporation

  • Engaged in overseas steel plant business for the U.S. and APAC in the Steel Plant Department
  • Vice President of Labor Union and Tokyo Branch Manager

Corporate Director and General Manager, Relationship Group, Dell Computer Corporation (now Dell Inc.)

  • Dell Online Store in Japan opened.
  • Oversees consumer, small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, global corporations, and government, healthcare, and education markets

Served as Director of Vendor Management, Amazon Japan K.K.

  • Joined as general manager of all P/L immediately after landing in Japan
  • Successfully collaborated with Japan’s largest publishers and distributors, and was responsible for Amazon Japan’s rapid growth.
  • Build marketing programs and marketplaces

Co-investor and President of IP Rocks Japan K.K. (security software vendor) parent company

  • Series-B/C Major Investors
  • Sold to NASDAQ-listed security software vendor

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Sales & Marketing Division, Trend Micro Inc. (security software vendor)

  • Oversees sales, marketing, and systems engineering/li>
  • Achieved 60% share of the Japanese B2B market and 50% share of the B2C market

Crocs Asia Private Limited (footwear manufacturer) Vice President and Japan Representative of Crocs, Inc. and Representative of Crocs Japan, LLC

  • Evolved from a sandal manufacturer to a casual footwear manufacturer
  • Balanced management of wholesale sales, directly managed stores, and online store
  • Nearly doubled revenue in 3 years (increased Japan to 15% of global sales)

President and Representative Director, Next Chapter Corporation (to present)

  • Japan market entry, business start-up, and brand penetration for foreign companies
  • Domestic venture management support *See Appendix for examples of supported companies
  • Marketing Consulting
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Management, Globis University (Marketing for Executives)

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Vision Care Company, Johnson & Johnson K.K. (concurrently with Next Chapter at that time)

  • Oversees wholesale business with No. 1 market share in Japan
  • In addition to existing wholesalers, established a directly managed online store and directly managed stores for contact lenses
September 2021

Nord Trading, inc. is established. Appointed as Representative Partner.

Business Philosophy

Think Globally, Act Locally
Be yourself
Believe in yourself

Bringing good products and services from overseas to Japan
Creating and providing new value from the customer’s perspective
Determine market trends and look ahead
Pursue the essence of what we do, free from preconceptions

Company Profile

Company Name Next Chapter, Inc.
Representative Name Motofumi ‘Mike’ Onishi
Business Foreign Startups Launch
Corporate Advisory
Address 〒150-0034 Daiwa Daikanyama Bldg. 2F, 8-7 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Contact Tel 03-6778-8424
Fax 03-6778-8201
Establishment July 14, 2014
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