• Kosuke Furukawa (Film director), studied filmmaking at Brooklyn College in 2002. After he graduated, he worked at a production company and built his career. In 2008, he became a freelance filmmaker in New York and was a part of numerous independent films. In 2011, he founded NYJCF. As the curating director of NYJCF, he discovered many great films and filmmakers in both The United States and Japan which were otherwise extremely hard to discovered. He gave chances and opportunities to those great talents and created the bridge between the Japanese Film industry and The United States. Most currently, he is producing a feature film, “The Apologizers” with Hiroshi Kono and NYJCF, with the director Yasu Suzuki.
    contact: email: kosuke[at]nyjcf.com
  • Hiroshi Kono (President of Mar Creation, Inc. and Vice President of CATCH US Performing Arts), a native of Nagoya, Japan, moved to New York in 1992 and established a record company, Mar Creation, Inc. in 2003. He has expanded its business with a broader range of the entertainment services; video/music/event productions, artist management, PR and booking. He works with various artists and producers in the fields of music, dance, theater, film and charity. Kono also writes music articles for YomiTime. Past/current works and projects include j-Summit New York, New York Japan CineFest, Loudness, Senri Oe, Tokiko Kato, Ka-Na, Orange Pekoe, Wowow, NHK Enterprises, Japan Information & Culture Center (Embassy of Japan), Asia Society, Rubin Museum of Art, San Francisco Public Library and others.
    contact: email: hiroshi[at]nyjcf.com
  • Yasu Suzuki (Actor, Film director)
    email: yasu[at]nyjcf.com
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