Message from the CEO
Starting with the launch of our QR code payment business in 2015, NETSTARS has steadfastly led the way as a pioneer of the transition to a cashless society.
At present, as digital transformation continues at a rapid pace, we are tackling solutions to issues faced by a diverse range of businesses, not only within the payment field.
Our mission is to let the payments go smoother.
In order to achieve this mission, we are progressing forward in two clear directions.
The first is the construction of an innovative financial architecture. We will further strengthen StarPay, our gateway that connects payment and businesses, and utilize data to seamlessly coordinate between individual consumers, businesses, and the entire financial industry. Furthermore, we will create innovative value that has never been seen before.
The second direction is our perspective, looking from Japan toward the world. Payment is inherently borderless and universal. This concept is our reason for taking on the challenge of tackling global issues, utilizing the insight and technology we have cultivated through StarPay.
As NETSTARS, we will continue to challenge ourselves in pursuit of these two key directions. In addition, while the social responsibilities borne by our business continue to increase, the meaning of our existence is called into question from a sustainability viewpoint. We will proceed to grow together with society, and strive toward the future with a new resolve.
We aim toward self-transcendence, without ceasing to pursue progress and challenges.
This is the value of NETSTARS’ existence, and it is also our mission.
Representative Director and President
NETSTARS Co., Ltd.
Representative Director and CEO
Graduated from the College of Physics, Jilin University.
Was responsible for Cisco network design and construction at CSK and NS Solutions.
Founded NETSTARS in 2009 and appointed as Representative Director and CEO.
Focused on the international communications gateway business from the time the company was founded, and is engaged in creating markets with the power of payment x technology and innovating behavior.
Director and COO
Graduated from the Graduate School of Business Administration, Rissho University.
Joined Livedoor (currently LINE) in 2009.
Appointed as Director and COO of LINE Pay in 2017, and Representative Director, President and CEO of LINE Pay in 2020.
Worked on LINE Pay and LINE@.
Joined NETSTARS in 2021, and was appointed Director and COO in February 2022.
Director and CFO
Graduated from Faculty of Law, Keio University.
Joined Citigroup Global Markets Japan in 2013, and was mainly engaged in stock and bond financing related business in the investment banking sector.
Joined Goldman Sachs Japan in 2015, and was engaged in a wide range of financing related operations for domestic and foreign clients.
Joined NETSTARS in 2021, and was appointed Director and CFO.
Director and CTO
Completed a Master’s of Engineering from the Faculty of Information Sciences, Jilin University.
After gaining experience in Singapore and the United States, joined eBay/PayPal in 2009, and designed architecture in mobile technology as a senior architect.
Appointed as CTO of Chinese payment company Yeepay in 2014.
Joined NETSTARS in 2020, and was appointed Director and CTO.
Graduated from the College of Business Administration, Yokohama National University.
Joined Hikari Tsushin in 2005, and worked on venture investment in numerous startups in Japan and overseas.
Appointed as Director of NETSTARS in 2018, and currently presides over overseas business operations.
Graduated from the School of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Science & Technology
After working in Chinese companies, joined Sanntsu in 2004 and worked as an engineer.
Appointed as Director of NETSTARS in 2011.
Worked on development of international transaction technology using QR codes, and currently mainly oversees StarPay.
Graduated from the School of Computer Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology
After working in Chinese companies, worked at Panasonic ITS and Fujitsu Frontech as an engineer.
Appointed as Director of NETSTARS in 2011.
At present, mainly oversees StarPay-mini and development of new products.
Completed his Ph.D at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo. From 2006 he worked as a securities analyst at Nikko Citigroup Ltd. (now known as Citigroup Global Markets Japan), and founded Future Bridge Partners Co. Ltd. in March 2009. Appointed a Director of NETSTARS in 2020.
Graduated from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA. After working at Uniden and SBI Holdings, he was appointed partner and CIO at LUN Partners Group, a Hong Kong-based investment company. Oversees the VC and PE investment business, and invests widely in fintech in emerging markets in the USA, Japan, China, Asia, Africa and South America, as well as the IT industry. Also serves as an external director for Onafriq and Quantifeed.
Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, then obtained a master's degree from the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo. After working at the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs, he joined KKR in 2006. Currently serves as Japan representative and partner of the Private Equity Investment Team.
Permanent Auditor (External)
Graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration, Tokyo Keizai University. After working at Sumitomo Corporation Power & Mobility Co., Ltd., among others, he was appointed auditor at Ray Corporation, and auditor at ZEN PLACE Inc. Appointed permanent auditor at NETSTARS in 2020.
Graduated from the School of Commerce, Waseda University. Became a registered attorney in 2007, and joined Minato International Law Office in 2009. Has successively held positions such as officer and legal advisor in payment-related companies, and was appointed auditor at NETSTARS in 2020.
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Seikei University. After gaining experience in auditing and advisory work at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, she transferred to Financial Advisory Services within Tohmatsu, and subsequently established herself as an independent in August 2022. Appointed auditor at NETSTARS in 2023.
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University. Leadership experience in corporate planning and management divisions at an IT consulting firm as well as multiple venture companies. Currently mainly focuses on overseeing the management and screening division.
Graduated from the Department of Economics, Kanto Gakuin University. After launching SI sales and recruitment projects at an IT-focused trading company, joined NETSTARS following experience as a director in the sales department of a payment company. Currently oversees sales within the payment business.
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University. Launched a venture following his experience of work at an IT consulting firm and the corporate planning department of a consumer goods manufacturer. Subsequently joined iRidge Inc., serving as a director of the development division and the chief manager of new business. Joined NETSTARS in 2022, where he oversees the DX support project.
|Company Name||NETSTARS Co., Ltd.|
|Established||February 12, 2009|
|Capital||7,761.5 million yen（As December 31,2022）|
|Representative||Tsuyoshi Ri, Representative Director and President|
|Members||Fintech Association of Japan, Wireless LAN Business Promotion Liaison Committee, Japan Consumer Credit Association, Payments Japan Association, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO),Japan Omni Chanel Association,ESG college, etc.|
|Registered||business operator for handling credit card numbers, etc.|
Tokyo Head Office
3F Sumitomo Fudosan Hatchobori Building,3-3-5 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Singapore Office (Asia Head Office)
NETSTARS ASIA HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.
4F, Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place, Singapore 048619
12th Floor, Licogi 13 Tower, No. 164 Khuat Duy Tien, Nhan Chinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, Vietnam
NETS TECHNOLOGY DALIAN CO.,LTD
2#, 21F, POSCO IT Center,NO. 555 Huangpu Road, High-Tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, China
Beijing Branch Office
1806, Fuer building, No. 9, East Third Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing