Highly experienced trainer and facilitator with 19 years of experience in the corporate training and development field in Asia. Specializing in impactful training programs, organizational development, and project management. Focused and passionate about Edutainment (Education x Entertainment), with a history of consulting for multinational clients.


Western Oregon State University, Graduate in Psychology and Art

Languages: Japanese (Mother Tongue), English (Second Language)


Professional Experience
Principal, Kyoto University of Art and Design High School, Kyoto, Japan (2019 - Present)
Newly opened in Spring 2019; appointed as Principal after 15 years of teaching at various universities.

Lead Trainer and Facilitator, Various Clients (2000 - Present)

  • Lead hundreds of programs for clients including IBM, Sony (various divisions), Olympus, Infocom, and more.
  • Specialized in training workshops in Human and Communication Skills, Leadership Development, Team Building, Cross Cultural Customer Service, and others.
  • Consultant and Instructor, IBM Learning Service Corporation
  • Coordinated and designed human and communication skills training, corporate training programs, and coaching skills for IBM sales managers in the Asia Pacific Area.
  • International Conference Coordinator, IBM Asia Pacific Corporation


Special Focus

  • Edutainment (Education x Entertainment)
  • Actively involved in teaching, coaching, and leadership in the field of blending education with entertainment.
  • Partner: Social Venture Partners Tokyo


Board Membership & Global Networks

  • Board Member, Applied Improvisation International Network (2010-2014, 2017-2019)
  • Founder, Applied Improvisation Network Japan (2009)
  • Founder, Applied Improvisation Facilitator Academia (2015)
  • Leader, Global Play Brigade One Asia and co-leader of GPB Japan
  • Co-Leader, AIN Asia Pacific Open Space
  • Co-leader, Global Play Brigade Educator Salon


Skills & Capabilities

  • Training & Facilitation: Storytelling, Improv/Applied Improv, Resilience and Mindfulness, Public Speaking, Team Development, Leadership & Manager Development, Train-the-Trainer
  • Coaching: Self Producing Coach, Certified Coach of GROW Model, Certified Assessment Coach for DISC
  • Academia: Professor at Shonan Institute of Technology, Researcher of Active Learning, Faculty Developer/Trainer
  • Academia: Lecturer and Facilitator at Keio University of Shonan Fujisawa Campus
  • Wellness & Lifestyle: Hula Dancer, Deep breathing Yoga Instructor, Fasting Master/Coordinator, Adviser of Dietary Nutrition, Surfing
  • Event Management: Event Producer, Event MC
  • Certifications: Certified Practitioner for Applied Improvisation Network


Pioneer Of Creative Breakthrough Learning

CEO of Ena Communication Inc.
Professor of Shonan Institute of Technology
Associate Coach of The Core Story

Certified Applied Improvisation Network Practitioner

Doninto Agent

President of Applied Improvisation Facilitator Academia

Yoga Instructor

Mindfulness Instructor

Dietary and Fasting Coordinator

Professional Executive Coach

Carrier Counselor

Event Producer




- History - 

Principal of Kyoto University of Art and Design Senior High School

Associate Professor and Freshmen Program Director

 of Tohoku University of Art and Design

Faculty Developer & Consultant

 of the following schools

 - Kyoto University of Art and Design

 - Kindai High School


‘When we are playful, it helps us remember things and learn from each other. It creates an impressional and emotional component that is key to building memories.’