Company info01 - Company Profile

Company name
BLUE UNITED CORPORATION
Address
1460 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Established
2015
President
Takehiko Nakamura

Our
History02 - Our History

  1. 2015
    Founded Blue United Corporation in New York, NY
  2. 2016
    Opened Nagano Operations
  3. 2017
    Opened Tokyo Operations
  4. 2017
    Opened Kashima Antlers New York Operations
  5. 2018
    Founded Pacific Rim Cup
  6. 2018
    Founded Blue United eFC
  7. 2018
    Launched Blue United Athletics Service

Message03 - President & CEO Message

Blue United Corporation was born in late 2015 in New York. Our company name embodies our strong will. "Blue" represents the sky and the ocean that connect the world. "United" is our wish to unite and excite people around the world through sports, which is a global language.

It was a decision with determination I made before I turned 40, and with the desire to revive the “Pacific Rim Cup”, which is my lifework. The journey started from buying a laptop computer and searching for café’s where I could use wifi in Manhattan.

When I look back at my career, I have been fortunate enough to work with many talented people from around the world. Americans who were fully confident to build a new league, Major League Soccer, which is considered one of fastest growing professional soccer leagues in the world. FC Barcelona, that is more than a club. It is the symbol, identity, and history for the Catalans. Italians working with pride for, Alessandro Del Piero being like a god for them. Working with people like that made me think about my career and about myself as a Japanese.

Soccer is the reason where I am, and who I am today. Soccer has always created a place for me to belong wherever I was on earth. Through my international experience and sport business knowledge I have gained to this day, I would love to be part of building soccer that Japanese can be proud of, confident of, and be part of its identity.

Although I have spent more than 2/3 of my life abroad, my heart is Japanese, where I was born. My goal and grit are to keep contributing to the development and internalization of Japanese sport business, based on what I have seen, learned, and experienced from around the world, with the mentality to localize - “Japanese spirit with Western learning”.

中村 武彦

中村 武彦

  • Profile
  • Education・Licence
  • Writing・Lecturer
  • Award
  1. 1976.04Born in Machida,Tokyo
  2. 1999.04 - 2001.10North American Sales Division, International Business HQ, NEC
  3. 2001.10 - 2002.08Consultant, for sports navigation
  4. 2004.05 - 2009.03Manager, International Business, Major League Soccer (Founded Pan-Pacific Championship)
  5. 2009.03 - 2010.03Director, International Business, FC Barcelona (North America, Asia, and Oceania Markets)
  6. 2010.03 - 2015.08General Manager, LeadOff Sports Marketing
  7. 2010.03 -Consultant, Players and International Relations, MLS
  8. 2011.04 - 2014.04Invited Lecturer, Real Madrid MBA
  9. 2015.09 -Founded Blue United Corporation
  10. 2015.11 -Invited Lecturer, Columbia University
  11. 2016.02 - 2019.12International Business Development, J.League Sports Human Capital
  12. 2017.01 -Adjunct Lecturer, Aoyama Gakuin University School of Global Studies and Collaboration
  13. 2017.01 -Global Strategy Officer, Kashima Antlers FC
  14. 2017.11 -Founded PACIFIC RIM CUP
  15. 2018.08 -International Business Development and Special Career Advisor, Pacific League Marketing
  16. 2018.10 -SPORTS TECH TOKYO Mentor (DENTSU x SCRUM VENTURES)
  17. 2019 -Global Partner, Engate Inc.
  18. 2019 -Supervisor & Co-Founder, SPOND Inc.
  19. 2020 -International Technical Advisor, Omiya Ardija
  20. 2020 -Business Strategy Counselor, Plus Class Sports Incubation
  21. 2020 -HALF TIME Global Academy Principal
  1. 1999.03Bachelor of Laws, Aoyama Gakuin Univ.
  2. 2002.09 - 2004.05MS, Sport Management, Isenberg School of Management, UMASS Amherst
  3. 2012 -FIFA Match Agent
  4. 2014.01 - 2014.12Masterʼs Degree, Global Executive Master in International Sports Law, ISDE Law & Business School
  5. 2019.05Leadership Principles, Harvard Business School Online Course
  6. 2020.07 -PhD - by Thesis only - Collaborative Research, Social-Strategic Engineering Lab., The University of Tokyo
  1. Aoyama GakuinUniv., Keio Univ., etc.
  2. Real Madrid MBA Invited Lecturer
  3. Japan Olympic Committee, Global Staff Course
  4. Lecturer, J.League Human Capital
  5. Invited Lecturer, Columbia University / ISDE Companion Course
  6. Adjunct Lecturer, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. School of Global Studies and Collaboration
  7. Key Note Speaker at the annual 「Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at Isenberg, UMASS Amherst Career Fair」
  8. ISDE Sports Convention 2019, Panelsit (Grandes eventos y sostenibilidad)
  9. Industry CoーCreation Panelist 2018 & 2019 ー Future of Sport Business
  10. Moderator - Half Time Conference 2020 - Future of Global Sports Business FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Real Zaragoza
  11. Sports Management thorough Major League Soccer
    - Analyzing the rapid growth of soccer in the US (Toyokan Publishing) (2019 Football Book Award Grand Prize)
  12. Colum (Soccer Magazine ZONE, Soccer Critics, NewYork Japion, Kashima Antlers Freaks etc.)
  1. 2015UMASS ”Alumni on the Rise Award”
  2. 2017"Chairman's International Entrepreneur Award of Excellence" by the Tokyo New Business Conference
  3. 2018Appointed US-Japan Council Leader
  4. 2018 & 2019Shortlisted Finalist for SPIA Asia - Sports Industry Awards &Conference
    - Best International Sporting Event of the Year
  5. 2019Pablication : "Sports Management thorough Major League Soccer - Analyzing the rapid growth of soccer in the US (Toyokan Publishing)"
    (2019 Football Book Award Grand Prize)

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