|Company Name||Creative Minds LLC|
9F, VORT Suidobashi III, 2-8-11 Kanda Sarugaku-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Japan 101-0064
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.
|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
Yamagata Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
TOHOKU Inbound Association, Animonsta Studios Sdn Bhd.
One of a Kind CGI Travel Show "Fly With Yaya TOHOKU" nominated for
"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.
“Jalan Jalan Halal di Jepang” project chosen as Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Project.
|2021||"Kiko in TOHOKU Jepang" chosen for Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Yamagata Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TOHOKU Inbound Association, Animonsta Studios Sdn Bhd., PT MNC Pictures
Co production with MNC Animation broadcasted on MNCTV, as well as distributed on RCTI+ and Vision+ platforms.
|Appointed as official Japan territory License Agent for Apex Legends™|
|2022||Following two projects chosen for Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications' Regional Information Dissemination Strengthening Project
Project partners: Yamagata Broadcasting Co., Ltd. and the Tohoku Inbound Association,
The program "Cara Mudah Penanggulangan Bencana ala Jepang" had the support of the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Dr. Soetomo University, and the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia.
|2023||Entered into a License and production partnership agreement with Indonesia's largest IP, "Si Juki.“|
|Appointed as Licensing Agent for Spanish Football League, LALIGA|