Journalist, Media Activist and Chief Executive Officer
Graduate, Waseda University. Journalist and a media activist who practices new forms of journalism with social media. Presents TV and radio programmes for national broadcast stations in Japan, including NHK, J-WAVE, TV Asahi, FujiTV, and TBS radio. 2007, Founder, Movements for the Internet Active Users (MIAU). Founder, natalie.mu, for music and media arts. Founder, Pawakuro (powerofcloset.com), a social enterprise in Ishinomaki, one of the cities in the disaster area, selling celebrities' used items and using the profits for the recovery of the disaster zones. 2012-13, Visiting Professor, Kansai University. Currently, Visiting Professor, Osaka University of Economics; Visiting Lecturer, Waseda University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. Adviser to the Japanese Government. Former Member, Subcommittee for Digital Content, Council for Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government, to provide perspectives of civil society. Author of over a dozen bestselling books. Has written extensively on information technology, web services, online content, digital copyrights, Internet activism, and politics.