Ishiwata Hiroshi started his career at Sumitomo Corporation and was in charge of Business Development & Investment, working closely with US High-Tech start-up companies including his assignment in Silicon Valley. He then joined the venture capital group Walden International and helped create spin-offs from large Japanese companies. He later joined ASML, a Semiconductor Equipment manufacturer in Netherlands as President of ASML Japan. Currently, he works to support foreign companies for their market entry to Japan and partnership with Japanese companies. He also providing support for SMEs and startup companies in Japan. He graduated from Waseda University, Science & Engineering Dept. Ph. D. for Management of Technology.