• Company Information

  • Message from the CEO

  • To build a healthy and win-win relationship between creators and investors and breathe new life into the content industry!

    CEO, Royalty Bank, Inc.

    Ryuichi Sasaki

  • The evolution of the digital society has brought on major changes in the creation and distribution of cultural content. In the investment field, anyone can easily invest in stocks and trusts using their smartphone, and the number of users from both the wealthy and the middle class has grown. Digital investment and finance is now the norm.


    In such a digitalized environment, Royalty Bank will provide a platform that directly connects creators (music, comics, art) and investors (fans), and will bring on the development of attractive industry infrastructures that have never been seen before. By investing in the creation and distribution of new cultural works, we will contribute to broadening the appeal and excitement of content for everyone.

    The ability for many creators to raise funds in order to invest in their creative activities with more freedom, will also give fans and investors who support them the opportunity to experience and lead to the inspiration of brand-new works. This kind of “investing in excitement” means that you can enjoy both excitement and return on investment.


    We hope that many investors (fans) will be able to experience the joy of investing in culture. In order to do so, we are expanding our investment areas of high cultural intelligence such as music, comics and art. Wouldn’t you like to participate in increasing the value of a piece of work and, by extension, the creators themselves by investing in royalties?

    Now, digital services are often too good to be true, where on one hand, anyone can enjoy a large number of works at an extremely low price, but on the other, the value of each work plummets, which troubles many artists.


    For this reason, we are focusing on block-chain technology (NFT). By proactively and truthfully incorporating this technology into our business, we will develop another pillar of practice in order to increase the value of works created and maintain their ownership value.

    The aforementioned is just one part of our royalty loan investment business, which is a platform that guarantees owners the original value of their work. It is a digital rights platform that provides creators and work owners with a place of distribution that carries value, like a work of art that will be passed down retaining its value forever.

    Dear creators (rights holders) and investors who love culture (music, comics, art, etc.)!


    Let's share this dream together.

  • Team

    Ryuichi SASAKI

    Chairman, CEO


    He has established many companies and organizations such as the Copyright Data Clearinghouse (CDC), Rittor Music, Inc. Mobile Book.jp, and Music.co.jp (Japan's first music distribution company), etc.


    He is currently the Chairman of BRAVO Holdings, an expert member of the National Diet Library, the Vice-Chairman of AMEI, the Director ofJapan Musical Education and Culture Promotion Society, the Secretary of Association for E-publishing Business Solution, and the Chairman of Japan Association of Music Publishing.

    Shuichi HIDEMA

    Vice Chairman, CRO (Chief Rights Officer)  


    He is a first-class intellectual property management technician (specializing in content business). He served as a director of SHINKO MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. before going independent.


    At the Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPA), he was instrumental in establishing a redistribution system and copyright contract forms.

    Since then, he has served as a Director of Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and publishers (JASRAC) and as a committee member of the Federation of Music Producers Japan (FMPJ). He has published many books and is also a lecturer at universities. Currently, a representative Director of Real Rights Inc.

    Akira MATSUNO

    Vice Chairman


    Formerly with AMUSE INC. He is an Executive Officer/Executive Producer of artist management, IT, consumer business, and rights management.

    In the music industry, he has served as Vice President of the Federation of Music Producers Associations.


    He is also the Executive Director of Artist Commons(a general incorporated association), a member of the Digital Business Project of the Federation of Music Producers Associations, and a special advisor to the CiP Association.


    Currently a Representative Director of VVJ Inc.

    Toru MAEDA
    Vice Chairman


    At TOSHIBA-EMI LIMITED, he worked as a Content Planning and Production Producer using new media such as CD-ROMs, the Internet, DVDs, and DVD-ROMs to produce interactive works and electronic comics.

    After that, he established T.E.D., Inc. and started a music distribution company, a music portal site, and a website for music artists. He has worked as a Production Producer for an animation company, while exploring new business models using new media.

    Koichi SAKAUE
    President, COO


    Former director of Rittor Music, Inc. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of music, culture, and women's fashion magazines, and has produced and managed various media including print, video, and web as a Producer.

    After working for Impress Holdings, Inc. (listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange) as the General Manager of Public Relations and General Affairs, he established Featuring Co., Ltd. He has been involved in media writing, editing, production, and direction.

    Taisei IGARASHI

    Vice President, CTO


    While studying at the University of Aizu, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, he won the grand prize at JP HACKS, a hackathon hosted by the University of Tokyo.


    After graduating from graduate school with a master's thesis on block-chain, he designed and developed Hyperledger/Iroha, a system for the National Bank of Cambodia, at SORAMITSU Corporation.


    Focusing on the design and implementation of block-chain systems, he has developed servers, mobile applications, web pages, and various applications, as well as providing advisory services.

    Katsuhiko YOSHIDA


    He worked for Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. for 36 years. He worked in the sales, editorial, advertising, and management sections, and in the editorial department he worked on "Monthly Animage" and "Monthly Shonen Captain".

    Later, as a manager, he worked on subculture magazines such as anime, comics, and hobbies, and served as Chief Editor. After serving as a Director for two years, he resigned from his last position as Editor-in-Chief of "Arklight Editorial Department" and joined Royalty Bank. He is well versed in anime and comics.

    Keiichi KIMURA
    Operations Management


    At Yamaha Corporation, he was involved in the development and operation of ringtone and ringtone song websites and the overseas development of ringtone content.

    Since 2020, he has been involved in information management and new business development at BRAVO Holdings Inc. and participated in the establishment of Royalty Bank.

    Alivia DANDURAND
    International, PR, Marketing


    They studied intellectual property at Hiroshima University while also attending Florida State University. They went to graduate school at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, where they studied copyright and received a master’s degree in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management, with full honors (Summa Cum Laude).


    Interested in Japanese music, they moved to Japan. After working at Billboard Yokohama Live, they joined Royalty Bank, where they currently work in international operations, social networking promotion, and marketing.

  • Advisors

    Kohshi YAMAMOTO

    Director, COI Center, Tokyo University of the Arts

    Soichi KIUCHI

    Representative Director, SYSTEMS NOEL Inc.

    Tomohisa NAKAYAMA

    Director, Nippon Angels Investment Co., Ltd.

    Haruyuki NAKANO

    Freelance writer and manga anthologist

  • Company Overview

    Royalty Bank Corporation

    Address : 〒101-0047 Kato Building 2F, 1-5-4 Uchikanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
    Representative: Ryuichi Sasaki
    Established : January 18, 2021
    Capital : 60 million yen
    Business : Intermediary for royalty transactions, NFT development and granting

    Affiliation:Japan Blockchain Association


Terms & Conditions
These Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as "Terms of Use") are the services provided by Royalty Bank Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Company") on this website (hereinafter referred to as "Services") establishes the terms of use. All users (hereinafter referred to as "users") are requested to use this service in accordance with this agreement. By using this service, you are deemed to have understood and agreed to the contents of this agreement without any objection.
Article 1 (Applicable)
This agreement shall apply to all relationships related to the use of this service between the user and our company.
Regarding this service, in addition to this agreement, we may make various provisions (hereinafter referred to as "individual provisions") such as rules for use. These individual provisions shall form part of this agreement regardless of their name.
If the provisions of this agreement contradict the provisions of the individual provisions of the preceding article, the provisions of the individual provisions shall prevail unless otherwise specified in the individual provisions.
Article 2 (Prohibited matters)
The user must not do the following acts when using this service:
Acts that violate laws or public order and morals Acts related to criminal acts
Acts that infringe copyrights, trademark rights, and other intellectual property rights included in this service, such as the content of this service
Acts that destroy or interfere with the functions of our company, other users, or other third party servers or networks.
The act of using the information obtained by this service commercially
Actions that may interfere with the operation of our services
Unauthorized access or attempting this
Acts of collecting or accumulating personal information about other users
Acts of using this service for improper purposes
Acts that cause disadvantage, damage, or discomfort to other users of this service or other third parties
Acts of impersonating another user
Promotion, advertising, solicitation, or business activities on this service that we do not permit
Acts aimed at meeting unfamiliar opposite sex
Acts that directly or indirectly benefit antisocial forces in connection with our services
Other acts that the Company deems inappropriate
 Article 3 (suspension of provision of this service, etc.)
The Company shall be able to suspend or suspend the provision of all or part of this service without notifying the user in advance if it is determined that there is any of the following reasons.
When performing maintenance, inspection or updating of the computer system related to this service
When it becomes difficult to provide this service due to force majeure; such as an earthquake, lightning strike, fire, power outage or natural disaster
When the computer or communication line stops due to an accident
In addition, when we judge that it is difficult to provide this service
The Company shall not be liable for any disadvantage or damage suffered by the user or a third party due to the suspension or interruption of the provision of this service.
Article 4 (Disclaimer)
The services, etc. provided on the site moved by the link from this website are independently provided by the site operator. In addition, we strive to provide as accurate information as possible regarding the content and information of the services introduced on this website, but we cannot guarantee it’s accurate, safe, up-to-date, or effective. 
We will not be liable for any damages caused to the user due to this service unless we have intentional or gross negligence. In addition, even if we are legally liable, we will not be liable for incidental damages, indirect damages, special damages, future damages or lost profits.
Regarding this service, regarding transactions, communications, disputes, etc. that occur between the user and other users or third parties (including the site operator to whom the link from this website is moved), etc. It is the user's own responsibility to resolve the issue.
Article 5 (Changes in service content, etc.)
The Company shall be able to change the contents of this service or discontinue the provision of this service without notifying the user, and shall not be liable for any damage caused to the user by this.
Article 6 (Change of Terms of Use)
We may change this agreement at any time without notifying the user if we deem it necessary.
When changing this agreement, we will notify the user of the changed enforcement time and contents of this agreement by posting on this website or through another appropriate method.
Article 7 (Handling of personal information)
We will handle personal information acquired by using this service appropriately in accordance with our "Privacy Policy".
Article 8 (Copyright, etc.)
Unauthorized reproduction of texts and images posted on this website is prohibited.
Article 9 (Prohibition of transfer of rights and obligations)
The user may not assign the status under the usage contract or the rights or obligations based on this agreement to a third party or provide it as collateral without the prior written consent of the Company.
Article 10 (Governing law / jurisdiction)
In interpreting this agreement, Japanese law shall be the governing law.
In the event of a dispute regarding this agreement or this service, the Tokyo District Court shall be the exclusive agreement jurisdictional court of the first instance.
April 9, 2021
Privacy Policy
Royalty Bank Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "our company") handles the personal information of users in the service provided on this website (hereinafter referred to as "this service") as follows. We will establish a privacy policy (hereinafter referred to as "this policy").
Article 1 (Personal information)
In this policy, "personal information" shall refer to "personal information" stipulated in Article 2.1 of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (hereinafter referred to as the "Personal Information Protection Act"), and refers to living individuals. Information that can identify a specific individual by the name, date of birth, address, telephone number, contact information, and other descriptions contained in the information, as well as facial information, fingerprints, voiceprint data, and health insurance certificate. Information that can identify a specific individual from the relevant information alone, such as the insurer number (personal identification information).
Article 2 (How we collect personal information)
We may collect this personal information by the method in which the user fills in and sends the prescribed items in the "Inquiry" form and provides the name and e-mail address.
Article 3 (Purpose of collecting and using personal information)
The purposes for which we collect and use personal information are as follows.
For the provision and operation of our services
To answer inquiries from users (including verification of identity)
Please note that the privacy policy of each site applies to the personal information of users collected by the site operator on the sites of our business alliance partners that have been linked from this site. In addition, the personal information of users collected by each site operator will not be shared with us. However, it may be provided to us in the form of statistical information that cannot identify individuals.
Article 4 (Change of purpose of use)
The Company may change the purpose of use specified in the preceding article to the extent reasonably deemed to be relevant. If we change the purpose of use, we will notify the user or announce it on this website by the method prescribed by us about the changed purpose.
Article 5 (Provision of personal information to a third party)
We will not provide personal information to third parties (including those outside Japan) without the prior consent of the user, except in the following cases. However, the following cases are excluded.
When we outsource all or part of the handling of personal information to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use
When personal information is provided due to business succession due to merger or other reasons
When it is necessary for a national institution or a local public body or a person entrusted with it to cooperate in carrying out the affairs stipulated by laws and regulations, obtaining the consent of the person will hinder the performance of the affairs. When there is a risk of exerting
In addition, when permitted by the Personal Information Protection Law and other laws and regulations
Article 6 (Disclosure of personal information)
When we receive a request for disclosure of personal information from a user, we will confirm that the request is from the user himself / herself, and then disclose it without delay in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Law.
Article 7 (Correction of personal information and suspension of use, etc.)
1. When a user requests correction or suspension of use of personal information based on the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Law, we will conduct the necessary investigation after confirming that the request is from the user himself / herself. , Based on the result, we will correct or suspend the use of personal information and notify the user to that effect. If we decide not to make corrections or suspension of use, we will notify the user to that effect.
2. If the user requests the deletion of the user's personal information and it is determined that it is necessary to respond to the request, we will confirm that the request is from the user himself / herself. Above, the personal information will be deleted and the user will be notified to that effect.
The provisions of this article do not apply if the Company is not obligated to correct personal information, etc. under the Personal Information Protection Law and other laws and regulations.
Article 8 (Change of privacy policy)
1. The Company shall be able to change the contents of this policy as necessary. However, if changes are made that require the consent of the user under the Personal Information Protection Law and other laws and regulations, this policy after the change will be applied only to the users who have agreed to the changes by the method prescribed by the Company.
2. If we change this policy, we will notify the user of the changed enforcement time and contents of this policy by posting on this website or other appropriate method.
Article 9 (Inquiry window)
For inquiries regarding this policy and the handling of user's personal information, please contact the following window.
Address: 2-2-6 Uchikanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Tanaka Building 3F
Company name: Royalty Bank Co., Ltd.
Email address: info@royaltybank.jp
April 9, 2021