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Nippon TV appoints Board Director and Operating Officer Mr. Yoshio Nakayama to oversee the International Business Division (IBD)

2017.06.01
IN CELEBRATION OF ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY AND CONTINUED SALES SUCCESS, NIPPON TV APPOINTS BOARD DIRECTOR AND OPERATING OFFICER MR. YOSHIO NAKAYAMA TO OVERSEE THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DIVISION (IBD)

Currently ranked as the #1 commercial TV broadcaster in Japan, and in honor of the 5th Anniversary of its International Business Development (IBD) division where revenue and sales are at an all-time high, Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) announced today that Board Director and Operating Officer Mr. Yoshio Nakayama has been appointed to oversee the IBD division for Nippon TV. He will report directly to Nippon TV's President and Chief Executive Operating Officer Mr. Yoshio Okubo. Mr. Atsushi Hatayama, President of IBD since June 2016, will continue to serve in this role and will now report directly to Mr. Nakayama.

With over 30 years of experience at Nippon TV, Mr. Nakayama assumes his leadership role at the IBD division with a commitment to spearheading the company's global growth through new relationships and business opportunities.
In 1983, Nakayama joined the News Division of Nippon TV. For over 20 years as a foreign news reporter, Nakayama covered frontline news including the devastating 9/11 attacks from the ground in Afghanistan. In 2004, he became the Chief Producer of the Programming Division and went on to produce some of the company's core news programs. In 2014, he was promoted to President of the Business Development Division and has continued to serve in various roles in this division. In addition, Nakayama has also led efforts to bring large-scale art exhibits to Japan such as the Louvre Museum, which Nippon TV has a longstanding partnership with, the Walt Disney Animation Research Library's (ARL) Concept Art Exhibition, as well as the original arena show for the popular game "Dragon Quest", which attracted over 300,000 visitors.

Nakayama has a passion for all sports, especially soccer which we started focusing on in his early teens. He was scouted as a candidate for the Japanese National Team while still an undergraduate student at Waseda University. He went on to Tsukuba University Graduate School, and at the same time, was recruited as a professional goal keeper for the legendary Yomiuri Football Club.

Mr. Yoshio Nakayama / © NIPPON TV
Mr. Yoshio Nakayama / © NIPPON TV