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katzueno


Katz Ueno


As a Japan's best English social media aggregator, Katz funded JapanExp and YokosoNews to provide the travel, culture and lifestyle information of Japan.

Katz has been growing up in Japan, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream to become a filmmaker. After graduating California State University, Long Beach, as he has worked on a dozen independent film projects as well as national TV programs as a producer, post-production and sound designer.

Then, he started working for a several publishing companies. He has self-taught himself a web design. In 2006, he started working for Entertainment Today, a entertainment weekly since 1967, then he became an editor-in-chief in 2007.

In 2009, he joined an open source software project, concrete5, to start translating and marketing in Japanese.

In 2010, after the years of preparation, he launched a social media web project, JapanExp, to explorer, express and export Japan. As one of its projects, he launched YokosoNews to introduce travel, lifestyle and cultural information of Japan to welcome people from overseas.

In 2011, during the aftermath of East Japan Earthquake, he immediately started an emergency updates via Ustream which caught the attention to one million viewers within a month. Those viewers include, ABC, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, German Public Radio, Russia Today and other media outlet.

He's always looking for a new ventures as the world evolves faster.