Names Takahito Uezono as President of Japan Operations


DALLAS, Sep. 24 – announced today that Takahito Uezono has been named president and country manager of Japan K.K. In this role, Uezono is responsible for all business and operational activities in Japan and will report to Carl Leubsdorf, Jr., senior vice president, Asia-Pacific operations. Uezono previously led the Japan business operations for an international Internet community site.


“Japan is a market where foresees great opportunities for growth,” Leubsdorf said.. “We are confident that Mr. Uezono’s extensive online and communication experience will help us dynamically drive and grow our Japan operations.”


" is a great way to meet people at one’s own pace. I’m excited to elevate’s brand awareness in Japan and help singles find love and happiness,” said Uezono. “I believe can play an important role in Japan, where finding love and getting married is becoming increasingly difficult.”


About Takahito Uezono

Takahito Uezono joined in September 2009 as president and country manager of Japan K.K.  Uezono has a wide range of business experience in Japan at international corporations as an expert in marketing/communications and electronic media. Prior to joining, he served as Japan representative of world-leading avatar chat service Habbo. Uezono arrives at Japan K.K. via National Westminster Banking Group, Knight-Ridder Financial News, Hakuhodo, J. Walter Thompson (JWT), DoubleClick and Vodafone. Born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, Uezono holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Sophia University, Tokyo. He lives in Ichikawa, Chiba.


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