Japanese Game Leader DeNA’s CEO Steps Down

DeNA, which runs Mobage-town, one of Japan’s largest mobile gaming networks, said its founder, President and CEO Tomoko Namba, is retiring due to a family health issue but will continue as a board member and adviser, Reuters reports. Namba, one of Japan’s rare female executives, will be succeeded by Isao Moriyasu, DeNA’s COO and GM of Social Media Business and COO. Last year, DeNA acquired ngmoco in the U.S. for $400 million.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald