Hironao Kunimitsu was born in Hyogo, Japan. After graduating from Okayama High School, he spent several years traveling around the world. He visited over 30 countries including the US, China, India, Canada, and others in Central and South America.
In 1996 he entered Fudan University in China, and then later went on to study at Santa Monica College in the US. In 2004 he entered Atmovie Inc. where he produced movies and televised dramas, and was appointed company director in the same year. In 2007 he founded gumi Inc., and it started listing on first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December, 2014.
|Dec 18, 2014||TechInAsia - Gumi files for IPO and Japan prepares to welcome another gaming unicorn (UPDATED)|
|Aug 21, 2014||Venture Beat - Japan's Gumi hires former Xbox game exec to storm North American mobile game market|
|Aug 21, 2014||TechCrunch - Game Developer Gumi, A Sega And Line Partner, Enters North America With Four New Studios|
|Aug 8, 2014||Venture Beat - Line and Gumi team up to take Japanese mobile gaming to a global audience|
|May 8, 2014||TechInAsia - Japanese mobile game company Gumi will file for IPO by end of this year|
|Dec 4, 2011||TechCrunch - Japanese Mobile Social Gaming Startup Gumi Raises $26 Million|
|Dec 2, 2011||TechCrunch - How Zynga Stacks Up To Japan’s Social Gaming Giant, GREE (Hint: It Is Less Profitable)|
|Jun 12, 2010||Wired News - Augmented Reality: Tonchidot’s evolving air tags|