Katsuya Abe, International Producer

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Pioneer of Diverse Cultural and Educational Exchange Programs

Promote Tourism and Global Economic Development

International Producer of New Heritage Theatre Group and co‐produced international festivals, tours and events including: JAZZ FOR PEACE, SAKURA CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, UNHEARD NOTES INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION (which had the participation of Artists with disabilities from 125 different countries, in events held in the USA, Japan, and Canada), INAMORI ART PROJECT: PRAYER OF LOVE AND PEACE and others.

Adviser to government and private sector including Japan, U.S. Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, South Africa, and Madagascar. Designed and implemented a promotional program for New York City including The World Trade Center, NY / NJ Port Authority, particularly for Harlem economic development, which garnered a visit from the Emperor of Japan to Harlem. Worked with Ambassador Andrew Young, Byron Lewis Chairman, Uniworld Advertising, the Japanese Government and Mr. Tabo Mbeki Mubeki (past president of South Africa) — on Cycle Aid for Africa, a hugely successful project that distributed more than 30,000 bicycles to South African schoolchildren who had to travel enormous distances to attend school every day.

Initiated a Peace through Tourism program, social economic development program for people with disabilities in Canada, a recycle conference in Barbados and International Small Business Conference in Tokyo.

Created a Tokyo exhibit which combined the pop‐music and visual art of African‐Americans, producing a diverse view of African‐American art in Japan. Publisher and headed operations for television for Japanese community in NYC.

 


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