Journalist and media activist. Born in 1973 in Tokyo. Graduated from Waseda University's School of Social Sciences. Visiting Professor at Osaka University of Economics. Representative director of the general corporation "Movements for the Internet Active Users" (MIAU). Engaged in a wide range of innovative activities that incorporates social media in journalism and social business. Has produced a wide variety of media to connect society with the Internet. Was chosen as one of the Young Global Leaders Class of 2013 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. His major books include "Using the Web to influence politics" (published by Asahi Shinsho),"Mobilization Revolution"(published by Chuko Shinho Laclef). In September 2011, started the online fee-based magazine "Media no Genba" (Media Site).