From left to right, Mr. Yamaguchi, Governor, Saga prefecture, Mr. Shiraishi, President, Life Ending Technologies, Ms. Yamada, Head of Influencer Marketing, Japan, AnyMind Group, Mr. Ushiyama, President, ENGAWA, Ms. Tsuruichi, President, Nano Association, Mr. Murakami, Mayor, Ureshino city.
AnyMind Group, a brand enablement platform that provides technology and solutions for influencers, marketers, publishers and business owners, has today announced the opening of a new office in Ureshino city in the Saga prefecture of Japan. This is the first time the company is opening a satellite office in Japan, and through this new office, the company will look to established specialized functions for its social media and influencer marketing businesses and will look to bring in talent from the region including the Kyushu area.
Through this office expansion, AnyMind Group will further accelerate business in Japan and look to revitalize local industries and realize diversified value creation for domestic businesses to go global.
The office is planned for an opening in August 2021 in Ureshino city within the premises of Wataya Villa, and in line with this initiative, a signing ceremony was held on 20 April 2021 at the Wataya Villa that included Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Governor of Saga prefecture, Daisuke Murakami, Mayor of Ureshino City, along with representatives from AnyMind Group and ENGAWA, a company that was acquired by AnyMind Group in January 2021.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Kaho Yamada, Head of Influencer Marketing, Japan, AnyMind Group, said: “We are very pleased to be opening a new office in such a historic place. With the opening of this satellite office, AnyMind Group can better attract talented human resources from the Kyushu region, and further enhance the value that we provide to our clients by building specialized functions in the social media and influencer marketing field, as part of our wider offerings for our customers. I would also like to thank Saga prefecture, Ureshino city and all parties involved for their great support in this project.”
Takanobu Ushiyama, President and CEO, ENGAWA and Director, Japan, AnyMind Group, said: “We have been operating Tokyo Weekender, an English-language media with a 51-year history since starting publication in 1970, and supporting inbound and outbound marketing for businesses in Japan. In recent years, we have been supporting an increasing number of companies and local governments in the Kyushu region, and with this satellite office as a starting point, we will look to further contribute to the value that is rooted in the region. In addition, Ureshino City and Wataya Villa are rich in local and cultural resources such as hot springs, tea, pottery and more. We would like to express our gratitude again to all parties and will continue striving to improve the value we offer globally.”
Yoshimoto Kohara, President of Wataya Villa Co., said: “In order to overcome the pandemic, Wataya Villa, which has been in business for over 70 years, has been taking on various challenges including the provision of our co-working space called “Onsen Workcation” together with Innovation Partners. We will continue to promote the creation of “spaces” for IT companies to gather, including the establishment of satellite offices for AnyMind Group and other companies.”