research laboratories for advanced information science and technology

WIT Research Lab Inc.

About WIT Research Lab Inc.:


WIT Research Lab Inc. is a leading research laboratory in deploying of advanced information science and technology in high-technology and key industries, which has been founded in 2003 by Waseda Univ. and the management team, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

The mission of WIT Research Lab Inc. is to turn innovative technologies into successful businesses. Wit is focused on creating original businesses based on advanced technologies that have significant potential for sustainable growth.

 office:  Waseda Univ Incubation Center, 1-22-3, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0051, Japan
 founded:  2003
 description:  business development and research
 shareholder:  management team, individual, and Waseda Univ.
 map:  Waseda Univ. Campus map

management team:

Founder and CEO:
Kenny (Koichi) Kato

Executive, Entrepreneur and Investor - Business development, Life Science, Finance, Consumer, and Technology.

Kenny has business development and marketing backgrounds. From 1990 to 2001, Kenny worked at Microsoft, was responsible for Windows products, marketing, and partner/channel business for Japanese market place. Prior to Microsoft, Kenny worked as a strategic business planner at NEC in both Japan and US. Before founding Wit Corp. in 2003, Kenny co-founded MediaSelect Inc., a Tokyo, Japan IT publishing and consulting firm that focuses on IT, management and businesses. Kenny received an Master of Science degree from Waseda Univ.

Kenny is currently also:
- Managing Director of Executive Readers Forum*
- Visiting Researcher, Research Institute of Information Technology and Management, Waseda Univ.

Board Director:
Prof. Yoichi Muraoka, Ph.D.
President of Tokyo Online University

Career includes Research Institute of Electrical Communication of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (now NTT); Professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University; Vice President of Waseda University; Member of Science Council of JapanPh.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCurrently Professor Emeritus of Waseda University; General supervision of Waseda Junior Academy of Computer Science
Board Director:
Daiya Hashimoto

Professor, Digital Hollywood University. Tokyo

Board Director:
Tetsuhide Akaishi

Tetsuhide spent 9 years (1990-1999) at Microsoft Japan, most recently as Sr. Director of Systems R&D for Server products teams.

Tetsuhide is responsible for Technology Group, which encompasses all aspects of Witís system software and solutions businesses.

*Executive Readers Forum is one of the biggest exclusive community for CEO and COO of F1000 type companies in Japan