OUTLINE

Company name

Ac-Planta Inc.

Address

Chidori Building 3F, 2-16-9 Yushima, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-0034, Japan

TEL

03-4405-1625

Mail Address

info@ac-planta.com

Date of establishment

February 7, 2018

Representative Director

Kim, Jong- Myong

CHEIF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jong- Myong Kim CEO President and Representative Director

After graduating from the Faculty of Fisheries, Nagasaki University, he received his degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Ph.D.: Bioscience). D. in Bioscience from Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He conducted DNA replication research using yeast fungi and discovered amino acid metabolic pathways essential for mitochondrial maintenance (dissertation). After that, he engaged in epigenetics research using yeast fungi at the UCLA Molecular Biology Laboratory. After returning to Japan, he became a researcher at the RIKEN Plant Science Center. After returning to Japan, he joined the RIKEN Plant Science Center, where he pioneered the field of plant research that links environmental stress and epigenetics.

From this research, he discovered that all plants can tolerate environmental stresses using acetic acid. In order to quickly implement his research results into society and solve the global food and environmental problems caused by global warming, he established ACPLANTA Corporation and became the President and CEO. He is also a specially appointed Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo.

Biography 略歴

2001
Graduated
D. (Bioscience), Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
2003
Research Fellow
Research Scientist, Institute for Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
2005
Researcher
Research Scientist, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2018
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo (concurrently)

TEAM MEMBERS

  • Koji Nakasaka COO

    While studying at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Hokkaido University, Takashi Nakasaka saw the deep relationship between environmental problems and society while researching forest fires in Mongolia, which led him to question the nature of a sustainable society. After graduating from graduate school, he worked for a general trading company for three years.

    After graduating from graduate school, he worked for a general trading company for three years but decided that he needed expertise and global colleagues in order to create the business he wanted. During his internship, he worked at the IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) Ghana office to promote bio-inoculants.
    Later, after working in international development and smart agriculture, he joined Ac-Planta as COO to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society in the world.

  • Toru Kudo R&D Group Leader

    Dr. Kudo received his Ph.D. in Agriculture from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Tohoku University. D. in Agronomy from Tohoku University, where he was involved in biochemical, molecular biological, physiological, and genetic research related to plant productivity at RIKEN and the University of Florida. Based on his experience here, he shifted his research field to bioinformatics at the Faculty of Agriculture, Meiji University. His research included the construction of an original tomato gene structure model and the analysis of cis-factors involved in the regulation of gene expression.

    Later, he joined a bio-venture company in the field of intestinal bacteria. While his main duties were the analysis and publication of clinical trial data and research and development, he was also involved in a wide range of tasks such as recruiting personnel, budget management, and networking with the pharmaceutical industry. At Ac-Planta, he is in charge of R&D and information technology (R&D).

  • Erina Isshiki PR Group Leader

    After graduating from the Faculty of Environment and Humanity at the University of Hyogo, Ms. Isshiki joined a major human resources company, where she worked as a sales representative and seminar instructor in the Education Business Division. After that, she became a newspaper reporter, and as an industrial and economic reporter, she interviewed business executives and reported on new products, technologies, and investments in the industries she covered, such as machinery, electronics and IT, construction and real estate, and universities and research institutes.

    Later, while working as a sales representative for a local Japanese company in India, she also gained experience as a writer.
    Since returning to Japan, she has worked as a writer and freelancer in the field of public relations and PR. At Ac-Planta, she is in charge of PR and overall internal and external communications.

  • Shoichi Ogushi Business Development

    After graduating from the Faculty of Business Administration at Kobe University, Mr. Ogushi joined an Internet-based business company as a new graduate. After graduating from Kobe University, he joined an Internet-based company as a graduate, where he worked in the Corporate Planning Department, focusing on corporate planning with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.

    IGPI, where he was involved in new business development, M&A strategy development, and other consulting work for the advertising, information service, and manufacturing industries. IGPI, where he was involved in new business development and M&A strategy development for the advertising, information service, and manufacturing industries.