Hajime Satomi

About Hajime Satomi

Birth Day: January 16, 1942
Birth Place: Japan
Occupation: CEO Director and Chairman of Sega Corp Chairman and Director of Sammy Corporation Chairman, CEO, President and Director of Sega Sammy Holdings

Hajime Satomi

Hajime Satomi was born on January 16, 1942 in Japan. Satomi is the president and CEO of Sega Sammy, a Japanese pachinko machine and gaming software firm. He founded pachinko machine maker Sammy, which got into the videogame business when it acquired Sega in 2004. Sega Sammy has a 45% stake in South Korean gambling-and-entertainment resort Paradise City, scheduled to open in April 2017. Satomi is also a top ranked owner of thoroughbred horses.
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Currently, Hajime Satomi is 79 years, 3 months and 6 days old. Hajime Satomi will celebrate 80rd birthday on a Sunday 16th of January 2022. Below we countdown to Hajime Satomi upcoming birthday.

Popular As Hajime Satomi
Occupation Gambling & Casinos
Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 16, 1942 (Japan)
Birthday January 16
Town/City Japan
Nationality Japan

🌙 Zodiac

Hajime Satomi’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Hajime Satomi was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

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Hajime Satomi withdrew from Aoyama Gakuin University November 1975 and founded Sammy Corporation. Sammy experienced significant growth when it began Manufacturing machines for the pachislot and pachinko industry (one of Japan's most popular forms of gambling) and was successfully listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in March 2001. Sammy Corporation is now the leading manufacturer of pachislot and pachinko machines.


With 22% shares bought in 2003, Sammy then bought a controlling share 1.1 Billion dollars in Sega in 2004. Hajime Satomi heads the newly combined $4.5 billion (sales) group, now called Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. with its main businesses being those of Sammy Corporation and Sega Corporation.


At the Asia Business Leaders Award in 2005, The Sega Corporation named Satomi as the new chairman in a realignment of management, after the Sammy Corporation became Sega's biggest shareholder. Satomi, Sammy's President, succeeded Hisao Oguchi, who has now become vice chairman and chief creative officer of the new board. The announcement came two months after Sammy, bought 22.4 percent of Sega for 45.33 billion yen ($427 million), becoming the largest shareholder in the company.

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