Mascot Selection Panel members

As of 22 May 2017

Chairperson

Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Ryohei Miyata

Vice Chairperson

Fashion Journalist
Art Producer
Yoshiko Ikoma

Members

AutherandIllustrator
Board Member, Japan Children’sbook Artists Society
Vice President, Japan Artistic Copylight Federation
Yasuko Ambiru
Lighting Designer Akari-Lisa Ishii
President, The Association of Japanese Animations Kazuko Ishikawa
President, Mirairo Inc. Toshiya Kakiuchi
Design Consultant Tatsuo Kannami
President, TOYS Co.,Ltd.
Director of Tin Toy Museum
Teruhisa Kitahara
Sports Commentator
Former Professional tennis player
Ai Sugiyama
Japanese national shooting team for the Paralympics
Director of Paralympians Association of Japan
Aki Taguchi
President, Hakusensha Inc. Kazuhiko Torishima
Singer
TV character
Shoko Nakagawa
Guest Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Takeshi Natsuno
Attorney-at-Law
Partner, Sakurazaka Law Offices
Visiting professor at Chuo Law School
Izumi Hayashi
President/CEO, LEVEL-5 Inc. Akihiro Hino
President, CHARACTER DATABANK,Ltd.
Executive Director and Secretary general, Character Brand Licensing Association
Kazuo Rikukawa

Chairperson

Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
Ryohei Miyata

Vice Chairperson

Fashion Journalist
Art Producer
Yoshiko Ikoma

Members

AutherandIllustrator
Board Member, Japan Children’sbook Artists Society
Vice President, Japan Artistic Copylight Federation
Yasuko Ambiru
Lighting Designer
Akari-Lisa Ishii
President, The Association of Japanese Animations
Kazuko Ishikawa
President, Mirairo Inc.
Toshiya Kakiuchi
Design Consultant
Tatsuo Kannami
President, TOYS Co.,Ltd.
Director of Tin Toy Museum
Teruhisa Kitahara
Sports Commentator
Former Professional tennis player
Ai Sugiyama
Japanese national shooting team for the Paralympics
Director of Paralympians Association of Japan
Aki Taguchi
President, Hakusensha Inc.
Kazuhiko Torishima
Singer
TV character
Shoko Nakagawa
Guest Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Takeshi Natsuno
Attorney-at-Law
Partner, Sakurazaka Law Offices
Visiting professor at Chuo Law School
Izumi Hayashi
President/CEO, LEVEL-5 Inc.
Akihiro Hino
President, CHARACTER DATABANK,Ltd.
Executive Director and Secretary general, Character Brand Licensing Association
Kazuo Rikukawa