Counting with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and some remarkable achievements, I launched television stations for Hollywood Studios business development and distributed Japanese anime and characters throughout the world. While in Asia, I successfully established an eComics business using smartphones.
Currently, as a corporate consultant, I advocate the importance of branding to clients in various industries, such as Japanese media and cosmetics companies. Bringing new perspectives which contributes to corporate branding, I have launched a wide range of services, such as celebrity management in Tokyo and Beijing, as well as Al Salon in Tokyo.
I believe that entertainment should enrich people’s life However, before enjoying life, I’m reminded of the many people with difficulties. I question if there is anything I can do to the many challenges in this world. Poverty in Africa, deforestation, diseases… endless suffering.
May 2019, I opened a small gallery in Los Angeles. This gallery will introduce Asia’s top artists to L.A. My focus is not on selling artworks but to benefit the local community through art.
I’ve always had a passion for art and following that passion | graduate from one of the most prestigious art school in Japan. However, during the 90s in Japan, art and business were completely different paths and it was unimaginable for people who chose business to be involved in art.
In 2008, nearly 20 years later, I produced my first art exhibition.
Commissioned by Max Factor, the exhibition was held in Ginza, the holy land of art in Japan.
Through this experience I realized that art is much more efficient than advertisements. Art express cooperate messages to the wide public in a much deeper way.
In later years, after attending a number of art events of international scale such as, Tokyo Art Fair I became more involved with Asian contemporary art. I produced four art events in Ginza and Hakone for POLA, gaining popularity in the art scene.
In 2017, partnered with Google to open a VR Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
In the past 10 years the relationship between art and business has changed. Companies started to explore a relationship with society through art. People has also started to perceive social issues through art.
Most gallerists sell art for their livelihood, my goal is to connect people and companies through art.
I intend to return to society all the economic value produced by my gallery.
My commitment is to produce bi-monthly exhibitions where I’ll be donating 10% of all sales to a charity in L.A. In addition, | commit to donate 100% of profits to institutions working on solving social issues.
I will strive to contribute to the local community and the world using wonderful art to make our planet a better place. I deeply appreciate all of your support.
Speedy Group CEO
Atsushi Fukuda Profile
Speedy, Inc. President
Sony Digital Entertainment Inc. Founder
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1965 – Entrepreneur Graduated from Nihon University College of Art
K.I.T Graduate School & Visiting Professor
Yokohama College of Art Visiting Professor
Achante Mama : Chairman
Tiger Mask Foundation : Co-founder
Cartier Award “Change Maker of the Year” (2016)
Warner Brothers’ Award “Best Marketer of the Year” (2010,2011,2012) “21st Century’s 51 IT Key Person” (2001)
Government Commissioner :
Agency for Cultural Affairs: “Content Research”; member
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry : “Information Age of Discovery”; member Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications: “Media Study Group”; member
Books Published :
“Life Without Search” (2017), “This Is OK, 14 Years Old!” (2008), “Vox Pop Is A Lie” (2004), “You Are Not Thinking To Become Rich With Social Media, Are You?” (2018)