NPO Akihabara Tourism Promotion Association Director & head of the secretariat, Tomio Izumi - CEO Interview

Interview NPO Akihabara Tourism Promotion Association Director & head of the secretariat, Tomio Izumi Bringing together the knowledge of the ever-developing town, Akihabara Creating new tourist attractions

Profile- Born in Hokkaido in 1954
- Joined Sony Group in April 1978
- Joined a foreigner-targeted sales company in Akihabara
In charge of domestic duty-free shops within the Tourist Department until 2007
- As working group leader of the commercial section of TIJ Tokyo, worked on transforming Akihabara into a tourist site, by providing free tours and the like between May 2005 and March 2007
- Worked for the complaints department of Sony Customer Service Inc. in 2008
- Appointed Director & Head of Secretariat at NPO Akihabara Tourism Promotion Association since May 2009

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Involved in promoting tourism in Akihabara since the time of employment by Sony
Working along with students and the creative people, while taking in just the right amount of business knowledge
Avoid targeting certain customers and presenting to all types of visitors