STORIA - a Japanese story
Surrounded by the sea on all four sides, Japan has about 70% of its land covered with forests. It is a country blessed with water and greenery, rich in the changes of the four seasons. Cherry blossoms in the spring, the azure blue in the summer sea, the changing leaves in the fall, and the snowy landscape in the winter, nature changes its expression with each season, delighting the viewer.
The Japanese people have developed a rich sense of beauty and delicacy through their appreciation of nature and enjoyment of the changes of the seasons. With the sensitivity and sense of value that the Japanese have cultivated over the years, traditional methods of craftsmanship were born and nurtured in various regions and have been preserved and passed on to the present day.
Each piece of work has its own history, culture, and people's passions. What STORIA wishes to deliver is not the "product" but the "story" behind it. STORIA will send out to the world the stories of the gems that have been nurtured in the climates and lifestyles of various regions in Japan and that are born from the passions of modern creators.
|Keiko Yamamoto, Chief Catalyst & Founder
|Investment and consulting, E-commerce, Digital Media
|2-2-15 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1050013 Japan
With intensive experiences in financial investments at Sumitomo Corporation and Deutsche Trust Bank, she joined Japan business unit of The Coca-Cola Company in 2005. As Strategic Initiatives and Competitive Intelligence Director, she played the instrumental role in investments and M&As of consolidating Japan Coca-Cola bottling System as well as other key business projects. In 2017, she moved to Italy, as the first ever Japanese within The Coca-Cola Company, to lead strategic business planning and marketing insights identification as Strategy Director of Central Europe & Italy franchise unit (7 countries) followed by Strategic Planning Director of Central Eastern Europe business unit (26 countries). She started her entrepreneurial career in 2020, establishing Kometiamo Inc. based in Tokyo and Milan, where she plays a catalyst role for Japanese small businesses to go beyond Japan markets focusing on Europe. BA in Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo Japan), MBA in University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA). Trilingual of Japanese, English, and Italian.