John Inada moves up to the role of General Manager

Following the trend of steadily increasing sales for the past three years, Tecmo has announced the promotion of John Inada to General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing for Tecmo, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Tecmo Ltd. Formerly the Marketing Director for Tecmo, Inc, Inada will now be responsible for overseeing the total operation for the North American market as well as advertising, public relations, promotions, and Internet strategy. Tony Tarpey will be joining Tecmo, Inc. as a new Marketing Manager.

Tecmo, Inc. President Isamu Fukada said, "We are proud to recognize Johnís many contributions in the past three years, which have been very successful. John has played a critical role in gaining widespread recognition for hit titles such as Dead or Alive 3, Fatal Frame, and Monster Rancher 3. We anticipate his additional influence in sales will have an even greater impact in the coming years and take Tecmo to an even higher level of profitability than it has already achieved. Tecmo has some major headline-grabbing announcements coming later this year. E3 will be the stage where we first start talking about this, our biggest year yet."