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Cool Japan Ambassador

We hope that "Cool Japan Ambassador" will proactively publicize information that we will deliver to you, and moreover, any aspects of Japan’s features which you consider to be "cool" using various channels, which is why we would like to ask for your kind cooperation in publicizing Japan’s charms in the role of our "Cool Japan Ambassador".

"Cool Japan Ambassador" List(2016.3)
  Name Title Origin Place of Residence Area
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Country City
1Chris AshtonEvent Director,
William Reed Business Media
(Organizer of the International Wine Challenge)
UKUKLondonFood / Restaurant
2Masayoshi KazatoChairman, International sushi AssociationJapanJapanChibaFood / Restaurant
3Elizabeth KiritaniJournalistUSAUSABostonCulture
4Isao KumakuraPresident, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Chairman, The Washoku Asocciation of Japan
Japan Japan KyotoFood / Restaurant
5Shinya KoikeSocio Chef Exectivo, Restaurante Sakagura A1JapanBrasilSao pauloFood / Restaurant
6Kinji KobayashiGeneral Manager /
Total Chef de Cuisine,
Beijing Zanshan Japanese Restaurant Corporation
JapanChinaBeijingFood / Restaurant
7John GauntnerPresident, Sake World, Inc.USAJapanKanagawaFood / Restaurant
8Misha JanetteFashion journalist, stylist, bloggerUSAJapanTokyoFashion
9Suetsugu YosukeOwner Chef, Nonbe DaigakuJapanBelgiumBruxellesFood / Restaurant
10Anna StefaniakPhD student, Tokyo University of the ArtsPolandJapanTorideDesign, Art
11Shinji TanakaOwner Chef, TANAKAJapanSwitzerlandBernFood / Restaurant
12Takashi TamuraOwner & Chef of Tsukiji TamuraJapanJapan TokyoFood / Restaurant
13Haiteng ChenPresident, Towa Company LimitedChinaJapanTokyoTourism, Culture
14Yoshiki TsujiPresident, TSUJI Culinary InstituteJapanJapan OsakaFood / Restaurant
15Diletta FabianiMusic Journalist
Ph.D Student, Waseda University
ItalyJapanTokyoMusic
16Hiroshi NagashimaRepresentative Managing Officer/Executive Chef, Tokyo Airport Restaurant Co., Ltd.JapanJapanTokyoFood / Restaurant
17Neil HartmannDirector / President, IAC Co. Ltd.USAJapanSapporoMedia
18Yukio HattoriPresident,
Ecole de Cuisine et Nutrition Hattori
JapanJapanTokyoCulture
19Tetsuro HamaChairman, Jem Ltd
Owner, So Restaurant
Owner, Sozai Cooking School
Chairman, Japanese Culinary Academy UK
Board Member, Japan Society
JapanUKLondonFood / Restaurant
20Greb BartholomeusSales & Marketing Manager, Kiya RyokanPoland / GermanyJapanUwajimaCulture, Tourism
21Martin BarrowVisit Japan Ambassador (also Honorary Chairman of Tankokai UK, Urasenke, and former Vice-Chairman of the Japan Society of the UK)UKUKLondonTourism
22Francesco FIOREGeneral Manager, Zen Tiger and Managing Director, Axxe LtdItalyUKLondonCulture
23Muneaki FUKASAWAChef & Owner, RESTAURANT FUJIJAPANPERULIMAFood / Restaurant
24Benjamin BoasAuthor, Translator, Visiting Scholar at Keio University, Tourism Ambassador of Nakano CityUSAJapanNakano City,
Tokyo
Tourism
25Edgar Santiago Pelaez MazariegosPhd Student, Waseda UniversityMexicoJapanTokyoTourism
26Hidejiro MatsuPresident, JPN Mart Inc.JapanUSALos AngelesFood / Restaurant
27Yoko MiyakeChairperson, The association for the advancement of the Japanese culinary artJapanJapanTokyoCulture
28Dharshan MunidasaOwner Chef,
Nihonbashi Restaurant
Japan / Sri LankaSri LankaColomboFood / Restaurant
29Yoshihiro MurataOwner & Chef of KikunoiJapanJapanKyotoFood / Restaurant
30Rossella MenegazzoPh.D, Associate Professor, East Asian Art History, Università degli Studi di MilanoItalyItalyMilanArt, Design, Fashion
31Mao DanqingKobe International University (KIU)ChinaJapanKobeCulture
32Haruhisa YamamotoFounder, Former President, Denver Tofu Co. Ltd.JapanUSADenverFood / Restaurant
33Stephen LymanJSS Support Desk in New YorkUSAUSANew YorkFood / Restaurant
34Lee YongsookVisiting Professor, Kansai University of International StudiesKoreaJapanOsakaTourism
35Andrew ReedMD, Events and Exhibitions,
William Reed Business Media
(Organizer of the International Wine Challenge)
UKUKLondonFood / Restaurant
36GEORGE LIMVisit Japan Ambassador, Japan Traveler, Publisher, Producer & Tourism ConsultantSingaporeSingaporeSingapore cityTourism
37Tiffany LimWriter, Tokyo Cheapo and Japan CheapoPhilippinesJapanTokyoManga, Animation
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