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Kono Ryuji

Kono Ryuji

高野 隆嗣
Director/General Manager

Although I am from the eastern part of Japan, I feel that I have now become a part of Kyoto community after getting acquainted and developed friendship with so many native “Kyotoites” and “Oumi marchants”.
After my long university life, I joined Arpak, a well-established think tank and consulting company in the Kansai region. During the first 10 years I had learned the techniques of consensus building and research & planning for administrative measures in community development field. In the recent 10 years, I have been working with the local economic organizations, shopping district associations, and small- and med-sized manufacturers for the development of active community and mechanism to create customer needs, with my brain working at full capacity.
“Not be conspicuous”, “not be frolic”, and “be helpful” are both our corporate culture and my own mottos. My hope is to be a reliable think / do tanker for my fellow clients.


Harada Hiroyuki

Harada Hiroyuki

原田 弘之
Team Leader

Born in the Tango region, Kyoto, I enjoyed a laid back life in a little town until I graduated from high school. Since entering the university, I have been in the big city Osaka and worked for 20 years for the Arpak Osaka office. I started working for the Kyoto office from April 2012. I am more interested in minorities rather than majorities, micro rather than macro, local cities rather than the capital area. Something new always seems to start from something small. I want to help develop local communities through rural area revitalization, branding of local food, and regionally-initiated efforts to develop tourism industry. To this end, I am working hard to travel back and forth between cities and local areas to make the connection trying to create a new value.


Eto Shinsuke

Eto Shinsuke

江藤 慎介
Chief

Although born and grew up in Tokyo, I had once lived in Osaka in my childhood. With the nostalgia and admiration for the life in Kansai, I came back and settled in Kyoto when I started my business career 5 years ago. I enjoy city walking, cafe-hopping, mountain climbing and running as well as traveling by train or bike on my days off.
I studied architecture at the university and urban planning at graduate school. Here at Arpak I am engaged in planning and business operation support services mainly for manufacturing and tourism industries. While feeling the fluctuation between “space” and “people”, I hope to embrace the thoughts of people who wish to keep living in their beloved community.
I will work hard with the spirit of “Yes, and”, not “Not because”.( As of August 2012)


Matsuda Go

Matsuda Go

松田 剛
Researcher

I am a native born Kyotoite. I enjoy water sports on Lake Biwa on my days off.
After wandering about America, I was engaged in NPO activities based in Tokyo, and 5 years ago I came back to my hometown Kyoto and started working for Arpak. I am mainly engaged in industrial policy related projects, event producing and its secretariat operation. One of the attractions of this job is to be able to meet and work with a lot of people from various fields. I really appreciate to have such a great learning opportunity with support from so many people. Trying never to lose my initial enthusiasm, I will devote all my energy to the task in front of me both carefully and swiftly.


Muto Kenji

Muto Kenji

武藤 健司
Researcher

I was born and grew up in Osaka and I learned environmental policy at the university in Shiga, an environmentally advanced prefecture. I am interested in making systems that can provide citizens and companies with the opportunities to get involved in their communities.
After joining Arpak, I am mainly engaged in the projects for constructing sustainable society, as well as in the fields of food, agriculture, and tourism.
While working in local communities, I learned the importance of approaching issues from various angles without being stereotypical. I hope to broaden my horizons and expand potential by meeting more people and communities. I will work hard to be helpful for the development of active communities.