|Organization Name||Earth Media|
|Tokyo Office||B505, 1-3-18, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002|
|Singapore Office||Earth Media Ptd. Ltd.
10 Anson Road, International Plaza #18-17, Singapore 079903
|KL Office||Earth Media Educational Sdn. Bhd.
Suite 2B-2-1, Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
|Founder, Managing Director||Jun Matsumoto|
Profile of the Founder
Born in Osaka Japan and graduated from Doshisha University, Kyoto with a major in law in 1997. Currently living in Tokyo with wife who is an English teacher for children, and an eleven-year-old daughter.
While in university, served as a director of ESS (English Speaking Society) . Also traveled around Asia as a backpacker and saw the emergences of Asian countries in the 1990’s, which led to the decision to set up own business for Asia in the future.
After graduation in 1997, started to work at INTELLIGENCE Ltd. Tokyo, a recruiting and human resource consulting company that was willing to hire future entrepreneurs. There worked on launching a new division of HR business, as a manager of Business Planning Group (engaged in Business Strategy, Web Marketing, and Planning New Business System).
Left INTELLIGENCE, Ltd. and established JOBDIRECT, Inc. (Job Search Engine) as the founder and CEO in 2003, which was authorized by Tokyo Metropolitan Government as an Excellent Startup. (*annual sales as of Mar. 2007 : 300 million yen i.e. approximately 3 million USD / 28 employees) After 4 years operation, received M&A offer from RECRUIT Co., Ltd. and sold out the company.
Having completed the Business Transfer in 2007, started launching a new businessness to realize the vision for Asia. Through some feasibility studies carried mainly in Indonesia, came to decide to launch an educational media business, and established Earth Media in Tokyo and Earth Media Pte. Ltd. in Singapore in 2015. Start from Malaysia, now keep introducing Japanese educational content to Asia, and hopefully to the world.