Chairman and Founder
BA, University of Tokyo; studies in Product Design, Kuwasawa Design Institute. Formerly: Consultant, McKinsey & Company, primarily handled new product development projects. Founder, Cuusoo.com. Member: Innovators Network, Japan Society; International Selection Committee for the 2014 designation of World Design Capital, International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Adviser, public user innovation platform, JOIN.dk. Committee Member and Judge, New Frontier Category, National Good Design Award. Board Member: ICSID and Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). Recipient of awards: Kuwasawa Design Award (2001); Good Design Award (2001); one of Most Creative People in Business, Fast Company (2009).