On June 1st, 2022, SAKURA JAPAN Co., Ltd., SAKURA PLATFORM LTD., Kyoto-born comedian Seiji Chihara, and broadcast writer Masataka Suzuki announced that they have signed a joint business agreement for SAKURA NFTs.
Seiji Chihara, together with actual younger brother Chihara Junior, is a Japanese “owarai” comedian, on-screen talent, businessman, and actor. What is more, in 2018 he qualified as a mental care counselor. In 2021, he established “Giveaway”, a general incorporated foundation to help alleviate poverty and promote schooling for children in Africa. He is acting as the representative director for the foundation.
Masataka Suzuki is a Japanese broadcast writer. During his time at Nihon University College of Art, he was involved in the popular variety program "Downtown Gaki no Tsukaiya Arahende!". Subsequently, he participated in Fuji Television’s “Tousou-chu (English title: “run for money”), “sento-chuu” (English title: “battle for money”) and “namaarashi” (English title: “livestorm”), as well as Nippon Television’s "Hatsumei Shogun Downtown", "Gaki no Tsukai Ya Arahende! zettai ni waratte wa ikenai 24 hour" series, and "24-hour TV" in addition to many other TV variety programs, radio, events, commercials and WEB projects. He is currently a member of the Japan Screenwriters' Association as well as the Television and Radio Writers' Association.
The two run a YouTube channel "Seijin Toko".
Looking forward, SAKURA JAPAN Co., Ltd. and SAKURA PLATFORM LTD. are considering producing a number of projects with Seiji Chihara and Masataka Suzuki by utilizing the unique entertainment characteristics of our NFT PLATFORM. We are planning to have Seiji Chihara cover the travel metaverse business of a Kyoto-based Hotel Residence-its real and virtual spaces, virtual space road directions, the optional concierge service and, staying with children. Please watch this space!