She holds MBA/MA in Education from Stanford University and BA of Economics from Tokyo University.She is now struggling (and gradually moving forward!) to plan and execute national policies that aim to develop the level of creative industries in Japan and also to promote Japanese culture and creativity abroad.
Being a Director at Cool Japan department inside Ministry of Economy Japan, Mika explains the importance of knowing the needs of the rest of the world in order to promote what’s “cool” in/about Japan.
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