Representative Profile

The President of NPO “Social Artist Village”
The CEO of Little Japan Corp.
A Former Government Official of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of JAPAN

Born in 1984. From Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, JAPAN.
Obtained a bachelor’s degree at Kyoto University, JAPAN, and a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Kyoto University, JAPAN.

He has lived in Brazil for three years and France for one year, as well as been to more than 40 overseas countries.
Visiting many foreign countries, he came to think that he would like to work for the country of Japan and started his career as a government official of the Ministry of Agriculture,
Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan in 2008. He was in charge of policies related to international negotiations, financing, agricultural lands, the public-private fund, and biomass as well as government accounting.

On the other hand, he realized how important grassroots activities could be when the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011.
In December, 2012, he established the NPO “Social Artist Village,” trying to solve the abandoned house issue of Japan and supporting various other NPOs.

He felt that it was the reality that the current Japan was not able to realize the Growth Strategy which the national government provided.
In order to resolve the situation, he thought that he should not wait for others to do so but should be the one of those who would take risks and challenge in the real “fields.”
Thus he resigned from the national government in January, 2017.

In February, 2017, he established the Little Japan Corp.,seeking to revitalize local communities of Japan by creating the new business which would utilize local resources.

In May, 2017, as his first action, he opened a guest house which would tie local communities of Japan with the overseas, making use of his extensive overseas experiences and activities at the local communities.

He aims to vitalize local communities, utilizing his experiences at public, private and social sectors, as well as increasing linkage and collaboration between these three sectors as a “tri-sector” player.
 
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