News AKB48 Producer, Kadokawa Head Join 'Cool Japan' Council
posted on 2013-02-27 00:09 EST by Lynzee Loveridge
Yasushi Akimoto, the producer of the Japanese pop idol supergroup AKB48, and Kadokawa Group Holdings Chairperson Tsuguhiko Kadokawa joined the seven-member "Cool Japan" promotion council that the Japanese government founded on Tuesday. "Cool Japan" is a program supported by the Japanese government and various companies that promotes modern Japanese culture such as anime and manga abroad.
The other members are critic Kin Bi-Leng, designer Junko Koshino, Minokichi Foods President Rikifusa Satake, Sōshitsu Sen (the 16th and current head tea master of the Uransenke School of Tea Ceremony), and GAGA President and CEO Tatsumi Yoda.