I'm regularly invited to speak at various conferences around the world. Previous appointments have included speaking at the Mobile World Congress on the topic of Startups and Entrepreneurship, for the advertising agency Dentsu at the Cannes Advertising Festival, Trend Day in Germany, Imprint Culture Lab in Los Angeles, Thailand Game Show, Promax DBA Asia in Singapore and more.
I also emcee for various stage events and broadcasts in English and Japanese. I have previously looked after many Japanese voice actresses such as Chiwa Saito, Miyuki Sawashiro, Hanazawa Kana and more.
Artists that I've looked after include LiSA, May'n, FLOW, Angela, Sphere and Hatsune Miku's Mikunopolis in Los Angeles concert.
I occasionally give lectures at universities in Japan and abroad on the subject of career development.
So far I have lectured at Kadokawa Contents Academy, Nihon University, Keio University, London University (SOAS), Digital Hollywood University and Nagaoka Institute of Design.
I was brought up on Star Wars and have always wanted to be a Stormtrooper since I was a kid - but had to wait until I was an adult to become one.
After getting hold of some armor with permission from my finance director (wife), I customised it so that it was a wee bit easier to move around in - then I tested it out on the streets of Tokyo.