D13.1.3. Past business operations/entity history. History, date of formation, legal status/type of entity, initial services, duration of provision of services and products.

KDDISOL is a 100% owned subsidiary company of KDD, and fully supported by KDD was established on March 24 1953 based on the “KDD Law” by being spun off from NTT and started as a international telecommunication services exclusively.

In 1985 Telecommunications Business Law was enforced and since that the Company has been acting as a leading role in the competitive telecommunications market in Japan.

No sooner than deregulation by revision of the “KDD Law” in 1997, the Company started domestic telecommunications services.

In 1998 the “KDD Law” was repealed and the Company merged with Teleway corporation which was one of main domestic telecommunications operators. Currently the Company is a fully privatized corporation.

Main topics after the establishment are as follows.



-In that time international telegram was a main service


-International telex services in operation


-KDD R&D laboratories established


-Listing of stock in the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchange 2nd section


-Transpacific Cable 1 in operation *

-Joining in INTELSAT(International Telecommunications Satellite Organization)


-Ibaraki Satellite Earth Station in operation international

-television transmission service started


-Yamaguchi Satellite Earth Station in operation

-Japan Sea Cable in operation


-Listing of stock in the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchange 1st section


-International Direct Dialing service started


-Transpacific Cable 2 in operation*


-Joining in INMARSAT(International Maritime Satellite Organization)

-Okinawa-Luzon-Hong Kong Submarine Cable in operation*


-Japan - Korea Cable in operation*


-international public packet switched service started


-Okinawa Cable in operation*


-Telecommunications Business Law in force


-TELEHOUSE International Corporation of America established in NY

-international digital leased circuit service started

-international television convention service started

-international store and forward facsimile service started


-TELEHOUSE International Corporation of Europe established in London


-Transpacific Cable 3 in operation*

-international ISDN service started


-Hong Kong-Japan-Korea Cable in operation


-KDD-SCS, a world leading submarine cable constructor, established

-Transpacific Cable 4 in operation*


-Asia Pacific Cable in operation*

-China-Japan Fiber Optical Cable in operation*


-international frame relay service started


-Russia-Japan-Korea Cable in operation*

-Transpacific Cable 5 Cable Network(South Route) in operation*

-international Internet gateway service started


-Transpacific Cable 5 Cable Network(North Route) in operation*

-internet service started (by KDD Communications Inc.)


-Asia Pacific Cable Network in operation*

-international ATM service started

-domestic telephone service started

-domestic leased line service started

-domestic frame relay service started

-internet service started (by former Teleway)


-merger with Teleway


-Japan-Information-Highway Cable in operation*

-SEA-ME-WE 3 Cable in operation*


-merger with DDI and IDO

* KDD is one of main owners of the submarine cable and acts as a leading role in construction of the cable.

D13.1.4. Registry/database/Internet related experience and activities. Experience with database operation, Internet service provision.

KDDISOL, fully supported by KDD, is hosting the name servers of the existing gTLDs in LA and Tokyo and it is a part of the core of the Internet operation.

At the same time KDD has been playing a main role in the Internet technology history of Japan since the dawn. In detail it is described in item E15.1, below.

In terms of internet service, KDD started international internet gateway service in 1995 and started internet service via KDD Communications Inc., wholly owned by KDD, in 1996. Teleway Corp., currently merged with KDD, started internet service in 1997.

D13.1.5. Mission. The registry operator's mission and how it relates to expansion into the registry operation field.

KDDISOL’s main mission as a registry operator is to introduce new TLD into the Internet community in a reliable, responsive and convenient manner, which will contribute improving the ever progressing Internet world. It is our wish to support the IT evolution through executing the above mission, and particularly by expanding the Internet community in the Asia/Pacific region

D13.1.6. Management. Qualifications and experience of financial and business officers and other relevant employees. Please address/include past experience, resumes, references, biographies.

KDDISOL’s Board Members:

Tohru Asami (CEO)

He was born on March 26th, 1952 in Gunma, Japan. He received B.E. degree in electronic engineering in 1974 and M.E. degree in electrical engineering in 1976 from Kyoto University.

In 1976, he joined Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (KDD). Since that time, he has been working at KDD R&D laboratories. From 1976 to 1980, he joined a project to investigate analogue and digital facsimile terminals. From 1981 to 1986, he and Prof. Jun Murai of Keio University surveyed a data communication service based on UNIX systems and PSTN using a domestic academic network called JUNET in collaboration with Japanese major universities as well as major companies such as NTT, NEC, etc. This project was put into a semi-commercial gateway service between Japanese academic networks and the Internet until 1994.

From 1986 to 1991, his major concern was to build a commercial expert system for trouble shooting of the international telephone switches. From 1992 to 1993, he drove network management projects based on TMN as a manager of Network Support Software Laboratory. From 1993, he managed as a manager of Network Engineering Support Laboratory research projects in network management for LAN's and the Internet as well as commercial product survey projects with KDD's test bed facilities. In 1997, he drove the first open xDSL Field Trial in Japan

(http://www.kddlabs.co.jp/ina/), with several companies such as Sumitomo Electric (SEI) and Yokogawa Electric Corporation, in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture to promote the possibility of ADSL in the Japanese environments. Since 1996, he is a vice president of KDD communications Inc., an Internet Service Provider since 1995. Since 1998, he is also a executive vice president of KDD R&D labs.

Kiminori Hisanaga (COO)

He was born on January 30th in 1960, Tokyo, Japan.

He received B.E degree in 1982 and M.E. degree in 1984 in electrical engineering from Keio University. In 1984, he joined KDD. From 1984 to 1987, he was in charge of operation & maintenance of Ibaraki earth station.

From 1987 to 1993, he worked for INTELSAT in Washington D.C. as operational planner. In that duration, he was in charge of introduction of new services/technologies into INTELSAT VII series satellites and related operational planning. Also, he was in charge of CCITT(ITU-T) activities as a delegate of INTELSAT.

In 1993, he returned to KDD. Since then, he has been in charge of network planning and network operation at KDD Headquarter, especially in the area of development of broadband access/backbone network including circuit planning, submarine cable projects such as JIH(Japan Information Highway), China-US, Japan-US as well as various access network such as FTTB, FWA, xDSL.

At present, as Deputy Director of Network Planning Office, he is in charge of developing KDD's network strategies as well as executing associated network plans.

Shingo IZAWA (CTO)

He was born on August 29th, 1961 in Hyogo, Japan.

He received B.E. degree in 1984 and M.E. degree in 1986 in electrical engineering from Keio University.

In 1986, he joined KDD Corporation (KDD). From 1986 to 1988, he was in charge of construction and maintenance of the international private network for trade companies and maintenance for the international data communication service. From 1988 to 1990, he was engaged in technical planning and developed the application of the switching systems for message stored service and forward system. From 1990 to 1993, he was engaged in the planning and developing of private customer networks, and in the marketing and sales support on international data and telephone related services. In the same period, from 1989 to 1993, he had a lot of activities on X.400 series in ISO&ITU.

From 1993 to 1994, he was engaged in network planning of the enhanced international leased line service and the international frame relay service cooperating with international telecommunication companies (AT&T, SingTel and Korea Telecom, etc.). From 1994 to 1998, he worked in Virginia office of KDD America, Inc. which was established in 1989 as a 100% subsidiary company of KDD Headquarter. In that period, he was engaged in developing and managing new services and business for multimedia telecommunication network including the Internet business area. In 1998, he returned KDD Headquarter (Tokyo) and since then, he has been in charge of Internet service planning and Internet business planning.

Takashi Kamiyama (CFO )

He was born on April 30th, 1964 in Gunma, Japan.

He graduated Kyoto University in 1987. In the same year, he joined KDD Corporation (KDD). Since that time, he has been working mainly at business and management field.

From 1989 to 1992, he was engaged in research activities in KDD Research Institute mainly regarding the field of European telecommunications field proceeding to unified market.

From 1992 to 1995, he was engaged in company budgetary planning activity in KDD Headquarters.

From 1995 to 2000, he developed as a manager a lot of products and optional calling plans of voice telephony in service planning and marketing division and especially in 1997 he played a main role in KDD’s entry into domestic telephone market in Japan.

Yoshiaki Kobayashi (Auditor)

He was born on December 28th, 1958 in Osaka, Japan.

He graduated Kyoto University in 1982.

In the same year, he joined KDD Corporation (KDD). Since that time, he has been working mainly at business and management field.

From 1986 to 1989, he worked for legal affairs division.

From 1989 to 1993, he engaged in voice telecommunication service planning and especially he made a big contribution to introducing VPN (on PSTN) service in 1991.

After 4 years’ working in finance and accounting department, since 1997 he has been engaged in finding and financing a new IT related business as a deputy director and undertook establishment of J-Stream Inc., which is a Japanese leading media-delivery company on the Internet , JV with RealNetworks Inc.

D13.1.7. Staff/employees. Current staff size, demonstrated ability to expand employee base, hiring policy, employee training, space for additional staff.

The hiring policy of KDDISOL has not been fully developed due to the fact that it has only recently been incorporated. However, as it is a 100% owned subsidiary of KDD Corporation, such policy will be consistent those of the parent organization.

It should be noted, however, that as with many sections required in this proposal the basic document or the corporate practices differs substantially from that applicable in the United States. Our base documents are not written in English but rather Japanese. This is also true for matters of overall corporate policy. If ICANN requires more specific information regarding such matters during the course of our negotiations, we will be happy to make translations of specific policies.

In the absence of such translation, the following summary is provided;

1. The outline of KDD’s hiring policy

l Hiring of staff is based on the result of employment examination.

l A person passing the examination is employed in good standing after three months of probationary employment period. But in some case a special skilled person is employed without the period.

2. Basic principle of KDD’s employee

l Developing staff who positively carry out his or her task with a sense of ethics and responsibility, understanding company's basic principles and recognizing hoped-for mission.

l Developing staff who give full play to one's ability and perseveres in one's efforts to development one's skill and knowledge.

l Developing staff who has creativity, sound sense of judgment and penetrating insight for responding to change of environment around the company.

l Developing staff who has rich humanity, deep insight, a sense of international sensibility and broad outlook.

D13.1.8. Commercial general liability insurance. Address/include amount of insurance policy, provider of policy, plans for obtaining additional insurance.

It is not the standard practice of Japanese companies to maintain the type of insurance about which you inquire. If during the course of our discussions and negotiations with ICANN concerning our award of new gTLDs this insurance matter becomes an important issue, KDDISOL will take necessary action to acquire such coverage.