Mr. Akira Hirabayashi has served as an independent director of our company since 2011. He currently serves as the president of JHAT Co., Ltd. starting from June 2018, after he took the role of the chief executive officer of Accordia Golf Co., Ltd. from January to March 2018. From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Hirabayashi served as vice chairman and a director of H.I.S. Co., Ltd. and also as chief executive officer of H.I.S. Hotel Holdings Co., Ltd. From 2008 to 2016, Mr. Hirabayashi served as the chief executive officer of H.I.S. Co., Ltd. From 2007 to 2008, he served as a director of H.I.S. Co., Ltd. From 1993 to 2007, Mr. Hirabayashi served successively as a supervisor, manager, deputy general manager, and senior general manager in the regional sales department of H.I.S. Co., Ltd.