Mr. Michio Fukuda, President of OKWAVE Group

Medini City, Iskandar Puteri, 16 April 2020 – First and foremost, we want to express our heartfelt condolences to all the employees and families who are facing a difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we would also like to pray for the speediest recoveries for those who have been affected by the virus.

In this catastrophe of COVID-19, we are facing unprecedented times that have never been experienced before on a global scale, in a way that cannot be gauged with any existing theories.

Here, we need to contribute towards the betterment of the situation, incoherent to the foundation of OKWAVE corporate philosophy, that is “Contributing to the world development through the creation of platforms for mutual aid, thus fulfilling people’s physical and mental well-being.”

OKWAVE and the whole OKWAVE Group feel that this is the crucial time for “THANKS economy platform” to contribute to society. This platform will aid the fulfillment of physical and mental well-being by enriching lives. This platform is primarily powerful based on its strength to facilitate impartial evaluation to the gratitude recipients. Additionally, OKWAVE is also targeting the expansion of its FinTech Business domain to broaden the value of this platform.

Leveraging from this concept, OKWAVE also sees “THANKS economy platform” as another useful tool to be incorporated into the existing Enterprise Business Services segment. “THANKS economy platform” shall encourage more recognition of gratitude earned by the knowledge-sharing concept in its Q&A and FAQs platform. Similar recognition of gratitude may also be earned by the knowledge-sharing contributors.

To triumph this eminent mission, OKWAVE Board of Directors, in its AGM held on April 13th, 2020 has reached a resolution to announce Mr. Michio Fukuda as the newly appointed President of OKWAVE group. Mr. Fukuda brought more than 25 years of experience in IT industry and was the pioneer member of OKWAVE group since the year 2000. Mr. Fukuda has extensive experience holding various key positions in OKWAVE group worldwide, which includes OKWAVE Japan, OKWAVE USA, OKEIOS and OBC Malaysia. Mr. Fukuda appointment as OKWAVE group’s President will take immediate effect on April 27th, 2020.

Hereby, OKWAVE group of management would like to call all employees to unite and promote the OKWAVE ultimate commitment and alignment towards the corporate philosophy. Let us aim to “Contributing to the world development through the creation of platforms for mutual aid, thus fulfilling people’s physical and mental well-being.”

We would like to thank everyone for the continuous support and understanding as an OKWAVE family.

OKWAVE Management


OK BLOCKCHAIN CENTER SDN. BHD. was established in the Central Business District of Iskandar Puteri in 2018, it is responsible for the strategic advancement of blockchain technology for the OKWAVE group of companies. OBC aims to make Iskandar Puteri a special blockchain development zone by collaborating with the Malaysian government on research and development of blockchain technology with societal implementation and through collaborative research on shariah-compliant digital coins with the local university, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). For more information, visit

About OKWAVE Inc.

OKWAVE, Inc. was established in July 1999, it is known as a forerunner in running online community forums, it operates the largest Q&A community website in Japan with the purpose of “Establishing a space for mutual support that brings holistic happiness and thus contributes to world development”. OKWAVE provides solutions for enterprises, the services are backed by their know-how through operating OKWAVE. These include the FAQ system, “OKBIZ for FAQ/Helpdesk Support”, which was introduced in over 600 municipality websites, It is at the top of the domestic share of the market for that service, and the support community tool “OKBIZ for Community Support” which encourages the user to be interactive and mutually support solutions given by customer support AI. It also runs “OKBIZ for AI Chatbot” a Stock Exchange tool since June 2006 (Securities Code: 3808). The company aims to provide the services through the use of AI, Blockchain, and other technologies as well as information security, in order to expand the “THANKS ECONOMY” platform where those who have gratitude are rewarded within the society. For more information, visit

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