Between 1996 and 2000, he consistently placed in the top five in the Nikkei Financial Daily’s analyst ranking. In 2000, he was awarded the No. 1 analyst ranking (Computer Software Entertainment Section) by Institutional Investor magazine. In March 2000, he left the securities firm and founded TIW. Mr. Fujine has over 30 years of experience as a securities analyst. He graduated from the department of management of technology at Tokyo University of Science.