Writer / Producer
Born in 1965, Mr. Sakurai is a content media producer, an author and a journalist. He is currently involved as cultural exchange spokesman, giving talks in 72 cities in 20 countries and produced fashion shows. He is one of the first persons to use animation and Harajuku fashion in cultural exchange programs and is often invited as a guest in events about Japan.
Mr. Sakurai is most famous as the author of books such as the Anime Bunka Gaiko (Anime Culture Diplomacy) and Sekai Kawaii Kakumei (World Kawaii Revolution), and for taking part in the establishment of "Kawaii Ambassadors" -- three Japanese girls who offer lectures on Japanese fashion at such events as Bangkok's Japan Festa and Paris's Japan Expo.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Otakon 2015 - July 24-26, 2015 in Baltimore, MD
- Hyper Japan 2015 - July 10-12, 2015 in London, UK 2013
- FanExpo Canada 2013 - August 22-25, 2013 in Toronto, ON, Canada
- Otakon 2013 - August 9-11, 2013 in Baltimore, MD 2012
- Anime Boston 2012 - April 6-8, 2012 in Boston, MA 2011
- Otakon 2011 - July 29-31, 2011 in Baltimore, MD
- Kintoki-Con 2011 - June 18-19, 2011 in Sacramento, CA
- AnimeNEXT 2011 - June 10-12, 2011 in Somerset, NJ 2010
- New York Comic Con 2010 - October 8-10, 2010 in New York, NY
- Otakon 2010 - July 30 - August 1, 2010 in Baltimore, MD 2009
- Salón del Manga 2009 - October 29 - November 1, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain
11 confirmed guest appearances