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In this Japanese name, the family name is Matsumoto.

Nozomu Matsumoto (松本望 Matsumoto Nozomu ?, 1906–1988) was a Japanese businessman who was the founder of the Pioneer Corporation. He was born in Kobe, Japan in 1906. He founded the Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho company in Osaka in 1936. In 1937 he created the A-8 speaker which he christened 'Pioneer'. Matsumoto relocated to Tokyo in 1938 and started a small factory which repaired radios and speakers. After the war the company expanded rapidly and in 1961 the name was changed to Pioneer Electronic Corporation, and it was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Matsumoto died in 1988 at the age of 83.

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