Jury Members of UFPFF 2018

Takashi Inoue

President and CEO of LIFULL Co., Ltd.
Director of Japan Association of New Economy
Representative Director of Next Wisdom Foundation
Representative Director of PEACE DAY Foundation
Councilor of Well-being for Planet Earth Foundation
Director of Living Anywhere Foundation

After graduation, INOUE began working at Recruit Cosmos Co., Ltd. (now Cosmos Initia Co., Ltd.). While working there, he became driven to change the real-estate industry, which led to his establishment of NEXT Co., Ltd. (now LIFULL) in 1997. Aspiring to construct an online platform for real estate information, he launched the real estate information website “HOME’S (now LIFULL HOME’S),” which has become the most extensive library of property information in Japan.
The company began expanding overseas in 2011. In 2014, the company acquired Spain’s “Trovit Search S.L.U.”, who operates the largest aggregation website in the world. LIFULL currently operates 20 group companies around the world, and provides services in 63 countries.
His ultimate goal is “World PEACE” . He is also involved in NPO IFE,which works to support industries in the Republic of Benin.

Katsuzo Takahashi

Director of UFPFF.
Graduated from Musashino Art University.
Has produced and developed curriculum for schools of moving image, broadcast, animation, music,
theatre and dance performance, and worked as the director of Toho Gakuen Collage, and the Japan
Institute Of The Moving Image.
Has published occupational guidebooks from Pia, as well as Shinko Music Entertainment Co.Ltd.,
for people aiming to work in the music, broadcast and film industries. Currently works as the
representative director of Watsons Inc., as well as teaching at Komazawa University,
and collaborating with Kita-ku in Tokyo to make a moving image archive. He is a member of the
Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences and the Japan Academy Prize Association.

Taii Kin

Born in China and now resident in Japan. He developed an integrated approach between music, visual and art, utilizing his unique skills and imagination. Recently he has received high acclaim from home and abroad, creating Asia-themed art in different genres. He released 13 albums so far, including Waterland (’97), Shin Chugoku Kiko (’00), DRAGON (’00), TOMPA (’03), Tao Series (’05), TOMPA2 (’07), TOMPA3 (’07), and the latest called Suikyo, Shoko. His visual works include Shuriri Enen (’04), Kairei no Miya (’06), and Suikyo, Shoko (’10).

Yukari Tatsumura

The huge impact of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 made her decide to change her career as a visual producer to express hope and dream through visuals. Since then, she has worked on different TV documentaries as well as programs as a director. She has produced the film GAIA SYMPHONY.

Kouki Tange

Film Director / Art Director / Human Being
Studied under the leading Buto dancer Kazuo Ono. Directed several hundred music videos and published the ‘TANGE KOUKI MUSIC VIDEO COLLECTION’.
Also worked on DVD, record jacket and book design, as well as producing art events and providing support for disabled people to commence work. Following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, he declared his anti-nuclear policy and suspended the running of his company. He started the NOddlN movement with fellow artists and friends to work on contemporary social problems.

Reiko Yamazaki

External Relations, Japan for UNHCR
Engaged in film screening events for the general public for many
years through “UNHCR Refugee Film Festival” from 2006 to 2018 and “Human
Cinema Festival supported by AEON” from 2011 to 2013 and reached out to
over 100,000 people across Japan in order to raise awareness and funds to
support refugees in the world.