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President and CEO, Naoki Kitagawa

CEO, Naoki Kitagawa

I believe that presenting Japanese content, food, and service to the world has extremely high potential. I have seen this in entertainment industries, such as music and film, in which I have spent a long time working. Japanese food was very popular at the Milan World Fair and a steadily increasing number of tourists visit Japan every year.

Due to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, recently the world is paying more and more attention to Japan. Cool Japan Fund has reached its fifth year and I believe it is time to move forward to a new stage. We would like to contribute even more to industrial development in the field of Cool Japan by promoting excellent Japanese products and services that we are proud of and passionate about while accurately judging the ever-changing world market.

We hope that numerous companies will be with us to take on the world.

Naoki Kitagawa
President and CEO, Cool Japan Fund Inc.

【History】

Born September 11, 1953
1977
Graduated from B.A. in commerce, Chuo University (Tokyo, Japan) and joined CBS Sony Inc.
1993
Transferred to Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
2001
President, Sony Music Associated Records Inc.
2004
Chief Operation Officer, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
2007
Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
2015
Executive Corporate Adviser, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
2016
Corporate Adviser, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
July 2018
President and CEO, Cool Japan Fund (Present Post)