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  • Yuhei Watanabe
    Yuhei Watanabe

    Yuhei Watanabe

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    CEO / Producer / DJ

    Yuhei first started his career as a sound producer in Tokyo and started his DJ career in 2014, performing in clubs and events during his university years. Later, he gained his popularity as one of the leaders of the trance movement. After graduating university, he started working in the A&R department of an indies label company, producing numbers of compilation albums. In 2011, he noticed the potential of dance music and the night time economy. This motivated him to start his own company, Star Music Entertainment Inc. (SME)
    After founding SME, he continues producing events all around the world and produces numbers of hits with CDs and Album releases while evolving with music and technology with his team of DJs, creators and staff.

  • Yuta Nakamura
    Yuta Nakamura

    Yuta Nakamura

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    Music Department / Chief Manager

    Yuta works as a music producer and has produced numbers of original songs and CDs selling over 15,000 CDs. His produced works has ranked in 1st place in various charts of music streaming markets such as iTunes Store, Apple Music, YAHOO!JAPAN Shopping and more. He currently tied-up with the short music/video sharing application “TikTok”, producing and booking artists to create contents for national clients, creating trends for the millennial generation.
    He also has his own column at “DIGLE Magazine” featuring Music x Something, inviting guests from various fields and talk about the possibility of music.
    https://mag.digle.tokyo/category/interview/music-cross-talk

  • Jin Iwamoto
    Jin Iwamoto

    Jin Iwamoto

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    Chief Manager, Intellectual Property Rights Dept / HR, PR Dept.

    Travelled to Los Angeles in 2002, and later continued to travel the whole US, Europe, Middle East, South Asia exploring the dance music culture of the world. This experience made me want to pursue working in the music industry.
    After coming back to Japan, I started my career working at the International Department of an indies label, and worked with famous label companies from around the world and create songs with foreign artists and invite them to perform in Japan.
    In 2014, I transferred to Star Music Entertainment Inc., and expanded my work working with domestic and international artists, producing events and being in charge of the legal department.
    Aside from working as the chief manager of my department, I also put my work in the human resource and advertising department to train our staff, and create promotional contents for this company to grow and to continue being a better team.

  • Ryo Takeuchi
    Ryo Takeuchi

    Ryo Takeuchi

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    Music Department / Production Team

    Born in Chiba in 1996, he has cultivated his interest in designing and self-studied in high school. In his university years, he started focusing in “craftworks” working on his own projects creating graphic designs, illustrations, 3D modelling, logo designs, motion graphic and video making, and graduated in March, 2018.
    After graduating university, he started to work as a designer for an advertising company, designing commercials and UI designs, and learned HTML and CSS programming. He later joined SME, and is now working as a chief designer and media development. His daily goal is to combine the possibility of digitality and the power of music and share it to the world through his work.

  • Satoshi Hoshino
    Satoshi Hoshino

    Satoshi Hoshino

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    Music Department / Chief Director /A&R Team

    Satoshi started his DJ career in 2003, at the age of 17.
    Trance was his music roots and ever since then, he has always been catching the trend of music. He has released his own album as “DJ SATOSHI” in 2013, and ranked 1st place for 12 weeks in a row. Over the years, he has loved dance music and joined the A&R team of Star Music.
    Using his experience sense, he has produced many artists and lead them to world-class dance music festivals such as ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL and Sensation and more.

  • Aoi Ishii
    Aoi Ishii

    Aoi Ishii

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    Advertising Department / Media Team / Chief Director

    Aoi graduated from BLEA (Business Life Education Academy), obtaining various licenses for fashion merchandising and color coordination. She started her career as a sales staff for a foreign clothing line working as their leading staff for 7 years. She later joined SME in 2018. With her long experience in the field and strong connections with models and influencers, she now works as a consultant for SNS marketing, solving problems for brand promotion.
    She is also a member of “Shibuya Party Girls” which is a group competing in AbemaTV’s show, “ALL JAPAN PA RI PI CHAMPIONSHIP”.

  • Aki Nakano
    Aki Nakano

    Aki Nakano

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    Music Department / Music Ad

    Known as the short hair dancer, Aki started classic ballet when she was 3 years old.
    After enrolling in the Japan Junior BALLET of Akiko Tachibana Memorial Foundation, she performed in various stages such as “Glazunov Sweet” choreographed by Hideo Fukawa, “Ashura” choreographed by Taneo Ishida and Leningrad Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty”. She expanded her career in dancing as a choreographer for commercials, TV shows, stages such as HIRUNANDESU, KissMy CHO BUSAIKU!? And more.
    After joining SME, she works as a choreographer and produce contents and marketing for TikTok.
    She currently has more than 8million followers on TikTok with more than 220million views.
    Check out her hair on TikTok!

    TikTok account:https://vt.tiktok.com/JJQoqj/

  • Shion Ogushi (SHiON)
    Shion Ogushi (SHiON)

    Shion Ogushi (SHiON)

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    Intellectual Property Rights Department

    SHiON is a mixed raised trilingual singer born in the Philippines. She experienced the difficulty of language in an early age and this is when she realized the possibility of music. When she first sang her own original song and saw the faces of the listeners expressing joy, she believed that music connects people, and this experience made her pursue her career in music.
    She starred as a featuring artist for DJ TORA’s song, “LOVE SUNSHINE” which was released in SME, and later on released her own EP “We Found Love”. She currently works in the music industry as a singer and topliner, and works at SME in the intellectual property rights department, managing contracts for artist and such.
    Her goal is to learn more about the music industry and connect the artists and listeners of the world and enrich the hearts of people through good music.

  • Shohei Kashima
    Shohei Kashima

    Shohei Kashima

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    Music Department / Production / Chief Director

    Shohei learned the roots of music as a resident DJ in a club in Roppongi, performing more than 300 stages per year. After joining Star Music Entertainment in 2018, he has been using his experience and knowledge by producing compilation albums which hits No.1 in iTunes Store charts. He also founded “ALL BGM CHANNEL” which theme is to design human acts through music and create music to various companies.
    His motto is “WORK HARD PLAY HARD”.

  • Keita Hosoya
    Keita Hosoya

    Keita Hosoya

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    Music Department / A&R Department

    A university student making his career as a Photo/Videographer. Keita started American Football at the age of 13 and retired due to injury at the age of 22.
    After retiring American football, he showed interest in music and started Photography and Filmmaking in clubs and festivals. He’s now working as an official photographer/videographer for famous night clubs, and produces his works to famous artists. He has also won the judges’ Best Student’s Special Award for the “owndays CM contest”.
    He is now using his creativity and experience in SME as a tour manager of artists, travelling around the world and photography for influencer marketing.
    He’s currently single and looking for a girlfriend! !

  • Mutumi Ohbayashi
    Mutumi Ohbayashi

    Mutumi Ohbayashi

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    Music Department / A&R Department

    After graduating university, I started my career working in the fashion and food industry learning customer service.
    I joined Star Music Entertainment Inc. in 2017, and started working for the Music Department. I was in charge of sales and compilation album productions.
    In the year 2019, I was assigned to work for the human resource and advertising department. We currently create contents to reach our fans, and introduce our works and services through various platforms. Join us if you have the same vision and passion!

  • Mio Yamanaka
    Mio Yamanaka

    Mio Yamanaka

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    Music Department / A&R Department

    I was born in the year 1994 at Nagasaki Prefecture, and I started learning the piano at the age of 3.
    My hobby is doing nail art and beauty sleep.
    I majored Faculty of Humanities and English Resources in my university, and studied English and web programming.
    In 2017, I first started working at an IT company, creating web contents and doing translation of English and Japanese.
    I transferred to Star Music Entertainment Inc. in 2019, working in the Media Advertising Department. We promote skin care products and fashion through social media marketing.
    I now manage famous influencers and train our new staff, with a big smile!

  • Takenori Koike
    Takenori Koike

    Takenori Koike

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    Music Department / A&R Department

    I used to play guitar in a band until I graduated school. My first career was at a major publishing company, and worked at the sales department selling CDs and Mangas.
    I was attracted with the vision and mission of Star Music Entertainment Inc. and joined the company in 2019. In my department, I get to indulge with interesting music contents. Especially with our TikTok project, I get to work with various companies and artists and create viral video contents for youth, which makes my job interesting.

  • Serina Kuri
    Serina Kuri

    Serina Kuri

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    Music Department / A&R Department

    I’m a mix of America and Japan, and I love HIPHOP and fashion.
    I spent my youth in Florida and after graduating university, I started my career working at a creative agency company, and worked as a creative director and operator for a foreign sports company.
    I joined Star Music Entertainment Inc. in 2019, and was assigned to the Music Ad Department.
    I currently create media contents focusing on women using TikTok. I plan and observe the voices of women and create “Kawaii(cute)” contents by catching the world’s buzz and create a new trend!

  • Serina Kuri
    Serina Kuri

    Akiko Nagano

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    Music Department / A&R Department

    I started my career as a DJ at the age of 19, and hosted and self produced my first event when I was 23 years old.
    I was deeply influenced with Japan’s trance music movement, and still play in Tokyo with the name “DJ ACO”.
    This lead me to join Star Music Entertainment Inc. in 2019. I get to use my 10 years of DJ experience and create compilation albums and get No.1 ranking on iTunes.
    I focus on the mission “enrich people’s hearts through music” by using my knowledge in the music industry and digital marketing.

JOB INFORMATION

GUIDELINE

Positions General service, Sales Department, Creative Director, Designer etc.
Location Shibuya
Working Hours Monthly Salary (45 hours + overtime allowance)
Additional allowance provided for work hours exceeding 45 hours.
Appraisal 1,2 times a year (Depending on work evaluation)
Bonus Twice a year (Incentive bonus provided depending on business performance)
Holidays Twice a week, Annual paid leave, Special leave
Benefits Midnight and Holiday work allowance
Insurance Health cost insurance (including nursing care insurance), Welfare pension insurance, Industrial injury insurance

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