Chihito Kusabiraki
President, Representative Director

CEO's Message

A tragic shipping accident in 1970 that claimed the lives of several crew members triggered our founder Hiro Ishibashi to establish Weathernews to realize the righteous idea, “I want to protect the lives of mariners”.

A market that started from maritime weather service has now expanded to land and air. Now Weathernews provides round-the-clock risk communication services everyday of the year to customers in over fifty countries to help people adversely affected by the weather and other natural disasters.

A changing global environment means more phenomena like typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones and flooding from torrential rains running rampant across our planet, so countermeasures against these risks has become a more important theme for us.

By developing unique sensory infrastructure for correctly identifying the meteorological and geological phenomena that occur in each global region, and deepening our collective understanding of their risks for every country, we shall provide each and every person on Earth truly useful weather-driven content service in their part of the world.

Corporate Motto

Play well, Play hard and Play together

When one Plays,

  • one is enjoying oneself.
  • one enjoys at one’s own accord.
  • one has a sense of adventure.
  • one is not afraid of failures.
  • one learns how to improve oneself.
  • one can enjoy freedom.

When one plays together with colleagues,

  • one grows a heart of integrity.
  • one develops a feeling of mutual concern for others.
  • one matures together with them.
  • one gains greater inspiration.

When one plays, one can discover one’s lifework.