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KOTO INC (dba KOTOBUKIYA)

CORPORATE OFFICE & FULFILLMENT CENTER          
22857 LOCKNESS AVE. TORRANCE, CA 90501, USA 
Phone:310-327-7359  Fax:310-538-8794

 

CEO/President:  Jeffrey Kashida    

Sales & Marketing: Anuj Pradhan (AJ)  VP/DIRECTOR

Sales & Marketing: Aiko Shoji   VP/DIRECTOR

Administration/Accounting: Maiko May Okabe  VP/DIRECTOR

Media Operation/Product Development: Dan Lujan  VP/DIRECTOR

Warehousing Operation & Logistic Management: Andy Chu

Fulfillment Operation: Sangay (Mote) Lama

General Affairs: Michiyo Minami

Art Department: Felipe Alberto Benavides

Customer Service & Online Marketing: Taku Tokioka

Sales Coordination: Asmit Pradhan

KOTOBUKIYA LIAISON OFFICE: Kimberly Miller

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Corporate Advisory Board: 

Yusuke Kawamura

Gerald Curtis

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INDIA/NEPAL OFFICE & TOKYO ZEROSTAR

● INDIA/NEPAL OFFICE: c/o Incessant Rain Studio, Museum Road, Chhauni-13, Kathmandu, Nepal

● TOKYO ZEROSTAR: 501/69 Mhypee Marg, Mhypee, Kathmandu-16, Nepal

● TOKYO ZEROSTAR Office & Distribution Center in Delhi: #A-2, East of Kaliash, New Delhi 110 065, India

● Office & Distribution Center in Mumbai: TBA

Operation: Anuj Pradhan, Managing Director

Accounting & Administration: Geeta Pradhan

Sales & Marketing: Abhisek Bohara

E-Commerce Operation Center: Pravin Thakur

Art Department: Abhinav Shrestha

Sales Staff: Krishan Verma

Legal Counsel: Shaurya Mitra Tomar, Attorney-at-Law

 

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ADVISORS:

Legal Counsel: William T. Gay, Attorney-at-Law

Financial: Takenaga, Hashizu, Jay & Co. / Cliff Suruki

Web Operation: Joe Gwan (ProsForPros)

New York Liaison: Richard Kashida

Technology and Mobile App Development: Eric Homier, PhD.

Strategic Financial Planning: Daniel Bennett & Glen Michel

 

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Koto Inc Office

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KOTO INC (DBA KOTOBUKIYA), A Koto International LLC Company

Koto Inc. has its corporate headquarters in Torrance, California.  Koto Inc. represents Kotobukiya for North America Market including Canada, United States, and Mexico. Koto Inc. also coveres most of the Central America Regions as well.   Its capability of E-Commerce, SNS marketing and Media Communications have been playing the vital role for the enhancement of Kotobukiya brand today.  With its network of the most talented US sculptors and artists in the arena of collectible statues and toys, Koto's highly capable USA team provides an invaluable resource to strengthen Kotobukiya's marketing and product development capabilities for its Global market.   

Koto Inc's marketing capability is also essential to meet its growing business needs.  In the midst of globalization and constant shifting of business trends and management styles, it is critical to manage and control various marketing resources to strengthen our position against the competition and maximize our growth potential.  Koto Inc. has been pushing a cost-efficient branding effort to capitalize on various emerging resources and media such as online search, display advertising, video games, internet TV channels, social networks, online user-generated content, and word-of-mouth marketing.

With a fusion of cutting-edge technology and creative craftsmanship, Kotobukiya is now much capable of responding to the sensitivity and fluctuation of market needs, as well as collector's persistent demands for product perfection.

The new website is now operational, and Koto Inc. is fully committed to developing an online experience that provides the highest level of customer service and support.

 

About KOTOBUKIYA JAPAN

In 1947, KOTOBUKIYA was built as a toy store in Tachikawa, Tokyo, and it became a limited liability company in 1953. While always continuing to focus on retail sales, KOTOBUKIYA first venture into original products as a model kit manufacturer began in 1983 with Armament, their first original model kit.  This was followed in 1985 with King Godzilla, their very first licensed kit. 

What really set apart KOTOBUKIYAfrom other model kit manufacturers was the acquisition of the model kit license for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam THE-O mecha, the first time a company other than Bandai was able to release Gundam products!

Their first foray into the non-kit busienss was in May of 1989 with soft vinyl statues and the Active Styling Figures (today branded as ARTFX Statues).  Since then, they have increased their lineup with fully assembled and painted resin statues (now known as KOTOBUKIYA Fine Art Statues), Action Figures, One Coin Mini Figures and more!

As a model kit manufacturer, they were always striving to further improve the material and detail and articulation of their kits.  That level of commitment has continued throughout all product types that they have developed, and KOTOBUKIYA is renowned for their quality and dedication to craftsmanship.

In their retail stores, they hold annual sculpting and painting contests, which is judged by their in-house and other known sculptors and outside judges, including the editor-in-chief of Hobby Japan, the Japanese model magazine.  The number of entries normally exceeds three hundred, with entrants from all over Japan.  In fact, many entrants at the contests have been scouted by the industry manufactures in Asia over the years.

They attracted the attention of not only top artistic talents, but also the favor of publishers and licensors who wish to work with only the best collectible toy industry has to offer.

KOTO Inc., and KOTOBUKIYA Japan today has a strong collaboration in the KOTOBUKIYA product development for North America Territory.

 

MASS RETAILERS

Inquiries from Mass Retailers and Operators....Please talk to our Sales/Marketing Div. (Aiko Shoji and A.J.)  aiko@kotous.com, anuj@kotous.com

OEM PARTNERSHIPS

Koto Inc. is always looking for potential opportunity for O.E.M Partnerships.  Please write to us: OEM Project 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Please send your resume to: Job Opportunities

Marketing Analyst: Please send your resume to Jeffrey Kashdia

Operation Manager: Please send your resume to Jeffrey Kashida

Sculpting Artist: Please send your portfolio to Dan Lujan

Painting Artist: Same as above.

Photographer: Same as above.

Warehousing & Fulfillment Operation: Andy Chu

E-commerce Engineers: Taku Tokioka

 

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Koto Inc is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employee-owners respect one another and share a commitment to our firm's values, mission, and strategies.  Koto Inc provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.