LIMA Japan Elects its 2017 Board of Directors

LIMA Japan members elected two new directors to its board at its annual general meeting held on the 14th March 2017 at the Agora Higashi Nihonbashi meeting venue in central Tokyo. The incoming directors are Kaori Kurobe of The Licensing Company and Kentaro Yoshida of Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.

The current board of directors are:



David R. Buckley, President, Copyrights Asia


Vice Chair

Takanori Ueno, General Manager, Licensing Dept., Laura Ashley Japan



Kaori Kurobe, General Manager, The Licensing Company (new)

Izuru Naito, Manager, 1st Business Department, Tezuka Productions

Atsushi Ohno, President, Cosmo Merchandising

Kaori Taniguchi, General Manager, LIMA Japan

Kentaro Yoshida, Senior Management, Licensing & Co-Production Management Division, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (new)



Koichiro Murotani, Attorney-at-Law, Murotani General Law Office


Legal Advisors

Jun Kanazawa, Attorney-at-Law, Field-R Law Offices

Kimihito Kato, Attorney-at-Law, Vasco Da Gama Offices


Yukari Takeuchi (CEO, Seven Seas) term as a director expired and has retired from the board.


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