iLEAP TOMODACHI FIRST Delegate, 2017
Originally from Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture, Kenji is the CEO of 47PLANNING. While his parents’ house was destroyed by the Tohoku Earthquake, he set up Dawn Market, the restoration restaurant area in front of Iwaki city station in Fukushima. He revived the dead area into the place where 100,000 people visit a year. He is passionate to revitalize all prefectures in Japan by increasing the number of tourists and visitors. He has been engaged in business marketing of commercial facilities and building communities all over Japan to maximize attractiveness of local areas. He expects to build a strong network with peers who also try to revive and innovate Tohoku.