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I am the Japan Country Lead for Developer Relations Team at Google . I started my career working at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone ( NTT )- the largest telecom in Japan for years and moved to Interscope - a marketing research company, then joined Digital Garage which Joichi Ito cofounded where I worked on localizing blog search engine Technorati to Technorati Japan, helped Creative Commons Japan and iCommons, invested as VC and helped startups and organized conferences such as New Context Conference and iCommons Summit . I joined Google after freelancing as a traveler, researcher, consultant and a journalist. I am currently a fellow of Creative Commons Japan , and fellow at International University of Japan, Center for Global Communications ( Glocom ). My personal projects includes Hack For Japan (an initiative to use IT for Japan to recover from disaster) and social media team for TEDxTokyo