Keisuke Hashimoto has been a
conferencing expert in Japan since 1997 and is now
working as self-employed at his home office just out of Tokyo
central area. He specializes in Japan conferencing market.
He provides consulting services to conferencing companies in Japan
for their new productoffering strategy, market trend analysis, etc , the same
to end users for their training. Also, he works with research firms in Tokyo
to deliver conferencing market reports
and end user
His newsletter has been published since 1999 and widely read and recognized by
and end users alike. His area of focus is on Japan.
Talking about his background, his first encounter with conferencing goes
back to 1992 when he first used audio conferencing and video conferencing at
first encounter, he moved to a different section at NTT to be involved in
marketing section focused on conferencing products and services (NTT/PictureTel
joint venture). He was a core member
of launching NTT’s first CSP bureau (NTT Phoenix, now NTT BizLink) in 1997.
He left the company in 2001 after 9 year tenure there to become a full-time
self-employed. So the time between 1997 and 2001 is when he was "wearing two
hats", one for NTT
and another for conferencing. For him, conferencing has been a labor of
As for academic experience, he graduated from two collages, one from Tokyo
International University and another from US Willamette University respectively. Political
science major at both collages. Added to that, while being enrolled in Willamette
Univeristy, he attended Washington Semester Program (organized by theAmerican
University) and interned
at the embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C (when the Gulf War was taking place).
He also has an one year stay experience in Australia(1985) when he was a senior
high student as AFS exchangestudent. He is married, and he and his wife has
daughter. He was born in Tokyo in 1967. He can be reached at
He loves movies particularly "Akira Kurosawa", and musicals like
"Les Miserables", and "Phantom of the Opera." He hold an
amateur radio license.