About Us

Company Name Creative Minds LLC
President Ikuko Kogiso
Established July, 2017

President Profile

Ikuko Kogiso

Ikuko grew up in Southern California from ages 3-12 and returned to Tokyo, Japan for middle school.
Growing up with a western, out-going American mentality and having experienced the transition to the subtle, "follow the crowd" Japanese culture, Ikuko decided to major in Philosophy at University to better understand and bridge the foreign culture and Japanese culture.
Through Ikuko's 20 year+ experience in the entertainment industry, she has worked with Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Toshiba Digital Frontiers Inc., Toshiba Entertainment, d-rights Inc., ASATSU-DK Inc., She was also appointed as President of Axis Euroasia Ltd. in 2005 where she co-produced Appleseed Ex Machina with John Woo, Shinji Aramaki and Digital Frontier Inc.
During 2011-2015, as the Head of Licensing, Head of Global Sales and Co Producer at d-rights, her team brought phenomenal success to the "Metal Fight BEYBLADE Series" through creative business solutions between TakaraTomy, Hasbro, various brand agencies and broadcasters around the globe.
At ASATSU-DK Inc., she spearheaded the evergreen brand "Crayon Shinchan" first-ever Asian Brand Summit.
In 2017, she founded Creative Minds LLC., with an aim to evolve existing businesses with "creative mind", excellent communication channels and strategic network between Japan and the world.

Our Partners

  • YBC 山形放送
  • 一般社団法人 東北インバウンド協会
  • 株式会社テレモアドットコム
  • 手塚プロダクション
  • アスミック・エース
  • monsta
  • スージー・ズー Suzy's Zoo
  • Lawless Entertainment
  • BIG PICTURE LICENSING
  • Snap Entertainment

Corporate history

2017 Established Creative Minds LLC
2018 Launched Japan Inbound Muslim friendly promotion
"Fly With Yaya" project with Animonsta Studios Sdn Bhd.
2019 "Fly With Yaya TOHOKU" is chosen for Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communication project.
Project partners:
Yamagata Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
TOHOKU Inbound Association, Animonsta Studios Sdn Bhd.
2020

One of a Kind CGI Travel Show "Fly With Yaya TOHOKU" nominated for
‘The Newcomer Award’ in the 2020 Licensing International Excellence Awards

"Fly With Yaya TOHOKU" shortlisted for Content Innovation Awards 2020

Media Prima TV3 Wanita Hari Ini Resipi Masakan Jepun Sihat dan Mudah project chosen as Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Project.
Project partners:
Yamagata Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
TOHOKU Inbound Association, Media Prima Omnia Sdn. Bhd.

“Jalan Jalan Halal di Jepang” project chosen as Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Project.
Project partners:
Yamagata Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
TOHOKU Inbound Association, PT MNC Studios International Tbk