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Prior to joining ATAP, I was the program manager at Social Impact team at Google, focused on Civic Innovation and Crisis Response. Social Impact is a team within Google that builds products to improve people’s lives by building and enabling disruptive technology that reinvents the way society addresses our shared challenges.
I started my career working at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)- the largest telecom in Japan for
7 years and moved to Interscope - an Internet marketing research company, then
joined Digital Garage which Joichi Ito cofounded where I worked on
localization of blog search engine Technorati to Technorati Japan, helped
Creative Commons Japan and iCommons, invested as VC (DG Incubation) and helped startups and
organized conferences such as New Context Conference and iCommons Summit. I joined Google after freelancing as a traveler, researcher,
consultant and a journalist.
I am currently a fellow of Creative Commons Japan, and fellow at International University of Japan, Center for Global Communications (Glocom). I initiated various projects including Hack For Japan (an initiative to use technology for Japan to recover from 311 disaster) Tohoku Tech Dojo (an initiative to help youngsters in Tohoku learn how to code, to cultivate new industry in the area to recover from 311 disaster), and Fukko Hangout (an initiative to help people in Tohoku to convey their message directly using the Internet).
Prior to joining current team, I was Google's Developer Relations Japan country lead for 3 years before moving to US as Developer Advocate of Project OPEN at Developer Relations Team.