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September 1, 2019
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Chief Judge

Takayuki Kishii

Professor, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University/President of“The Institute of Behavioral Sciences” 

1953: Born in Kobe. 1975: Graduated, Urban Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. 1977: Completed master’s degree, Graduate School of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo and entered the Ministry of Construction. 1992: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University. 1995: Associate professor. 1998: Professor. 2010-12: President, The City Planning Institute of Japan. 2016-18: President, Urban Design Center Japan.



Ryue Nishizawa

Professor, Y-GSA, Yokohama National University / SANAA / Office of Ryue Nishizawa

1966: Born in Tokyo. 1988: Graduated, Yokohama National University. 1990: Completed master's program, Yokohama National University. 1990-: Kazuyo Sejima & Associates. 1995: Founded SANAA with Kazuyo Sejima. 1997: Founded Office of Ryue Nishizawa. 2001: Assistant Professor, Y-GSA, Yokohama National University. 2010-: Professor, Y-GSA. 2010: Pritzker Prize.


Takeshi Kito

Crowd Realty, Inc. Founder & CEO

2005: BS in Architecture from Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
2007: MS in Architecture from Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
2007-10: Boston Consulting Group
2010-14: Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co. Ltd.
Worked in the Investment Banking group and involved in many projects including lead management of IPO/ POs of corporate mainly engaged in real estate companies and J-REITs, advisory on development, and securitization of real estate.
2014-: Crowd Realty, Inc.
Founded the company as Representative Director.
2017-: Fintech Association of Japan
Appointed as a director of the board of the association.
2018-: Committee for the Government of Japan's Regulatory Sandbox
Appointed as a member of the committee by the prime minister of Japan.


Eriko Ozaki

CEO, Shinsenryoku, Inc.

Based in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, Ozaki has been involved in producing privately funded daycare centers for school-going children and entrepreneurship schools together with government bodies. She also served as a member of the local review committee for child-raising for 4 years. In 2016, she opened the shared satellite office Trist in a vacant shop space.
Developed in accordance with the three themes of community, education, and office, Trist reached full occupancy within a year. In April 2018, Trist opened its second location in a vacant government building. Ozaki has won several prizes for her efforts, including the Telework Advancement Prize and Work Story Award.
Her work has been featured on NHK and Nippon TV programs as well as numerous Japanese newspapers. Ozaki also serves as vice-chairperson of the NPO Kodikara Nippon. She is currently a mother to two children aged 8 and 6. Last year, she graduated from the 13th class of a school for comedians run by Ohta Production (a one-year program).


Tadao Kamei

President and CEO, Nikken Sekkei Ltd

President and CEO, Nikken Sekkei Ltd

1955: Born in Hyogo. 1977: Graduated, Department of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. 1978:Master of the University of Pennsylvania. 1978-79: Employed at HOK New York. 1981: Completed master’s degree, Waseda University. 1981: Entered Nikken Sekkei Ltd. 2015: Chief Executive Officer, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.