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Silicon Valley

He established the Silicon Valley office of Global Brain, a Japanese venture capital firm, and made 14 investments. He later became head of startup investments in Japan at Plug and Play Japan, and is an advisor for innovation activities for Japanese companies. He is currently involved in setting up CVC funds for Japanese companies in Silicon Valley, supporting open innovation, and supporting the global expansion of Japanese startups. He spent 19 years at Sony, where he experienced many new business launches within the Sony Group, including the launch of the VAIO series of personal computers. He graduated from the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University.

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