The Michigan-based automotive market analyst and forecaster CSM Worldwide has announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. CSM says that the new office will enhance the provision of automotive forecast services and market assessments to clients in Japan and Korea.

The new office is located in the Shinjuku Park Tower and will be under the direction of Mr Hiromu Kakishita. As director of Asian business operations Mr Kakishita will be responsible for sales, customer service and marketing in Japan and Korea.

Prior to joining CSM Worldwide, Mr Kakishita worked for Kawashima Textile Manufacturers. CSM says that while there ‘he increased sales 150 percent while sales manager of Ford and Mazda business, and established a new marketing and sales forecast system while responsible for business with Toyota and Daihatsu’.