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

Weathernews: The place to gather have fun!

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 finds new discoveries.
  • the more one plays and learns, the more one's interest grows,
  • the better one becomes, the more one's interests deepen.
  • one finds wonderful colleagues to play with.

When one Plays along with wonderful colleagues,

  • one definitely discovers greater pleasure.
  • one discovers another side of oneself.
  • one can reveal themselves to others.
  • one develops a feeling of mutual concern for others.
  • one finds even more wonderful colleagues.

When one Plays together with other colleagues,

  • one discovers greater satisfaction.