Universal Music Japan appoints new COO

Kazu Koike has been appointed as Universal Music Japan's president and chief operating officer, with effect from January 1, 2007. 

In his new position, Koike will be responsible for three key domestic labels - Nayutawave, Universal Sigma and Far Eastern Tribe - and will oversee the International, Classics & Jazz and Universal Strategic Marketing divisions.

Koike is currently managing director of the company's Universal Sigma label. The promotion was announced today by Universal Music Japan's chairman and chief executive officer ...

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