Hersey Shiga Global K.K. (HSG), is a media production and investment firm based in Tokyo. HSG is the publisher of The Hollywood Reporter Japan and Shiga Sports Japan a leading Formula 1 news portal in Japan.

Since its founding in 1970, Hersey Shiga Global has co-hosted and organized PR events for top brands and entertainment personalities visiting Tokyo. Thanks to principal co-founder Bill Hersey, we have organized and hosted parties for a Liza Minnelli, Halston, Thierry Mugler, Prince, Dustin Hoffman, Fendi, Fast & Furious, The Dance Theater of Harlem, Bon Jovi, INXS, the Japan Red Cross etc.

HSG has worked together with major domestic and international publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, the Japan Times and the Hong Kong Tatler. HSG continues to thrive through a partnership with PMC – Penske Media Corporation.

As shareholder, founding member and contributor the the Tokyo Weekender magazine, HSG has reported on Tokyo’s high society, visiting celebrities and its diplomatic communities since the 1970s. Bill Hersey’s Partyline column has been a must-read in Tokyo ever since.

David Schneider, CEO

Trained as a commercial banker and investment manager, David has more than 20 years of experience in investment management, project management and media content production. He is the Amazon bestselling author of The 80/20 Investor and Index Funds & ETFs.

Tsukasa Shiga, Chairman

Tsukasa Shiga is the co-founder of Hersey Shiga Global K.K. A graduate of Boston University, Shiga has co-produced and financed several domestic and international movies. Tsukasa Shiga is the President of Ceremony Group, the leading provider of event management and real estate services in the prefecture of Saitama, Japan. A family business founded in 1964, Ceremony Group is the official partner of the Urawa Red Diamonds soccer club and main sponsor of the Portimonense S.C. soccer club in Portugal.

Bill Hersey, Founder

Bill Hersey with Hersey Shiga Global
Bill Hersey

Bill, founder of HSG, was the original ‘influencer‘ and ‘society columnist’ in Tokyo. He passed away on March 14 at age 87. A fixture on the Tokyo social and entertainment scene for decades, he covered everything from openings of Hollywood movies, charity and embassy events. With his high-society photos and PartyLine column – ‘People, Parties, Places’ at the Tokyo Weekender he shaped the magazine since its founding in 1970.