Leadership Team

Seiichi Mizuno

The Honourable Seiichi Mizuno

(1995 - 2001 Senator, Japan House of Councillors, Chairman Policy Unit, New Party Sakigake)

Chairman, Prideco Holdings Japan Corp.

  • President, Institute of Marketing Architecture Co., Ltd.
  • CEO, Re-Project Partners Co., Ltd.
  • External Director, BALS Corporation
  • Director, Oricon Inc.
  • External Director, X-Com Global Co., Ltd.
  • External Director, UNI K.K.
  • Executive Advisor to the Chairman, K.K. Modi Group / India
  • Executive Advisor to the President, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
  • Auditor, Virgin Cinemas Japan, Ltd.
  • President, Institute of Marketing Architecture Co., Ltd.
  • Advisor, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • President & CEO, The Seibu Department Stores Ltd. (several posts held consecutively.)


  • B.E. Keio University
  • Guest Professor, Keio University, Faculty of Policy Management

Cultural Activities & Outreach

  • Chairman, Japan Institute of Design
  • Chairman, Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award Committee
  • Chief Director, Think the Earth Project
  • Chairman, Japan-Lithuania Friendship Association
  • Chairman, Raymond Loewy Foundation Japan Committee
  • Chairman, Japan Inter-Design Forum
  • Director, Watanabe Foundation for Music & Culture
  • Chairman, Tokyo Creative Committee
  • Trustee, Wakita Museum of Art
  • Director, The Star Dancers Ballet Foundation (several posts held consecutively)
Pieter du Toit

Bethseus E (Pieter) du Toit

Director & Chief Technologist, Prideco Holdings Japan Corp.
CEO and Founder, Prideco Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

  • CEO & Founder, Godis Furniture Group (Pty) Ltd.
  • CEO & Founder, Arrow Exclusive Furniture Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd.
  • CEO & Founder, Arrow Mining Contractors & Supplies (Pty) Ltd.
  • CEO & Founder, Lubrioil Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. / Lubrioil USA Inc.


  • BA-Admissie, University of the Orange Free State
  • Rand Afrikaans University (RAU)
  • University of South Africa (UNISA)

    Paul Kallender

    Paul Kallender

    Director & CEO, Prideco Holdings Japan Corp.

    • Visiting Scholar, Keio University Global Security Research Institute (G-SEC) (Tokyo)
    • CEO, New Standard Japan K.K. (Tokyo)
    • PR Specialist, Public Relations Office, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan
    • Japan Correspondent IDG News Service (Tokyo)
    • Japan Correspondent, Editor (Semiconductors) Electronic Engineering Times (New York & Tokyo)
    • Intern, Forbes (New York)
    • Japan Correspondent, Space News, Defense News (Tokyo)
    • Tax Accountant, Ernst & Young Private Client Services (London)
    • Tax Inspector, HMIT (London)


    • Ph.D. Candidate Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance
    • M.S. Columbia University in the City of New York, Graduate School of Journalism
    • B.A. (Hons) University of East Anglia

    Qualifications and Awards

    • CITI Japan Course on Responsible Conduct of Research
    • Bronze Medal, American Society of Business Publication Editors
    • Horgan Prize for Excellence in Science Writing (awarded by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism)

    Key Academic Works

    • In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy, Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 2010 (with Saadia Pekkanen, Associate Director, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor Jackson School of International Studies; Founding Director, JSIS Ph.D. Program)
    • "National Security in Japan's Space Policy," in Japan in Decline: Fact or Fiction? ed. Purnendra Jain, Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc. 2011 (with Saadia Pekkanen)
    • "Hiding in Plain Sight? Japan's Militarization of Security, Breakout Space Capabilities, and the Demise of the Yoshida Doctrine as Grand Strategy," Security Studies (2016, with Christopher M. Hughes, PhD, FAcSS, Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, Co-Editor The Pacific Review)
    • "Japan's Emergence as a 'Cyber Power': From Securitization to Militarization of Cyberspace," Journal of Strategic Studies (2016, with Christopher Hughes)
    • "Japan, the Ministry of Defense and Cyber Security: Progress and Pitfalls," RUSI Journal (2014)
    • "Waking Up to a New Threat: Cyber Threats and Space," Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology of Japan, 2014
    • "Enacting Japan's Basic Law for Space Activities: Revolution or Evolution?" Space Policy, 2013
    • "A Market for Cleaning Up Space Junk?" G-SEC Working Papers (GWP), Keio University Global Security Research Institute, May 2011

    Major Presentations

    • "Toward a 5 Billion Yen Japanese Space Program," Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, 2015
    • "Japanese Space Policy: Revolution or... Just the 'Same Old Thing?'" The Security and International Studies Program (SISP) of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 2014
    • "Cyber Threats and Space," 29th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Nagoya, Japan, June 2013
    • "Space & Cyberspace - What's Driving Global Governance Issues?" Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance, Fujisawa, October 2012
    • "National Security Implications of Japan's Space Policy," Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan Campus, 2011

    Mitsuo Tamemasa

    Director, Business Development (India, Middle East, China, SEA), Prideco Holdings Japan Corp.

    • Founder and CEO Woood Corp.


    • B.E. Graduate School of Economics, Chuo University

    Cultural Activities & Outreach

    • Visiting Professor, Entrepreneurship, Takasaki City University of Economics
    • CEO, Denkin Corp.
    • Founder and CEO Giftken Inc.
    Yuko Umezu

    Yuko Umezu

    Director, Public Relations Prideco Holdings Japan Corp.

    • Personal Assistant, Satako Yahata (Japan Ambassador, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Japan Association for UNHCR; Director, Pacific Basin Economic Council, etc.)
    • Media Production Director, Editorial Engineering Laboratory Co. Ltd.
    • Internship, Downtown Communication TV Center (New York)
    • Internship, Nippon-TV, Tak Inagaki Productions Inc. (New York)
    • Account Supervisor, Hakuhodo Inc.
    • Project Planning Manager, Yohji Yamamoto Design Office (YDS)
    • Planning Director, Hiramatsu Inc.


    • M.A. New School Department of Media Studies (New York)
    • B. Engineering, Chiba University Department of Engineering (Japan)


    • Second Prize, Tokyo Design Center National Undergraduate Design Competition
    Anneke du Toit

    Anneke Grobler

    Director, Skin & Healthcare, Prideco Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

    • Beauty Consultant, MAC Cosmetics
    • Aesthetician in Media and Fashion Industry


    • Professional Make-up Artist, Kohl Make-up Academy
    • Diploma, Interior Design Institute Int.
    Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson

    Business Development Executive (North & South America), Prideco Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

    • Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, Indiana Wesleyan University
    • Instructor of Communication Arts, Taylor University
    • Vice President, Aquaticlear Water Company
    • CEO, Hekaton Properties, LLC
    • Instructor of Gaming, ITT Technical Education College
    • Live Television Director, WFLI-TV
    • Live TV Director, Sports and Music Programming, WFLI, Indiana Wesleyan University, Taylor University
    • Principal and Co-Founder, Harvest Time Christian Academy
    • Director, e-Commerce, "The Second is Best" e-Store


    • M.A. Regent University
    • B.A. Michigan State University
    • TV Operations Certified, Miami Lakes Technical Education Center
    • Certificate of Studies, New Life Bible College

    Cultural Activities & Outreach

    • Pastor, A Deeper Walk Ministries
    • Counselor, Mentor Mother Program
    • Youth Outreach Pastor, South Florida Christian Center
    • Volunteer, Faith in Motion Christian Arts Center
    • Volunteer, Faith in Motion Christian Arts Center
    • Associate Director at Community Youth Outreach
    • Advisor, Documentary, "Leading the Way out of Poverty"

    Cultural Activities & Outreach

    • "Love Sees" Music Video Dove Award