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Mikio Kiura

Service Designer and Design Strategist

Mikio was born and raised in Osaka. He has two master degrees in computer science at Nara Institute of Science and Technology and design at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Currently, he runs his award-winning design studio ANKR DESIGN in Tokyo and designs new products and services with his clients. He thoroughly understands the Japanese manufacturing industry, as well as, the workflow of large companies and startups in Japan. He also has a profound knowledge of Japan’s unique culture and market. By maximizing his knowledge and experiences, he believes that he would be able to contribute significantly to attractive product development aimed at the optimization of user’s value and business feasibility.