mk_portraitPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Michinaga “Michi” KOHNO
Date of Birth November 21, 1948
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Dec. 2013 – President & CEO, Michi Creative City Designers Inc.
2010 – 2013 Senior Chief Engineer, Smart City Project Div., Hitachi, Ltd.
2006 – 2010 Senior Chief Engineer, Corporate Planning Office, Hitachi, Ltd.
2004–2006 Senior Vice President, Innovation Research Institute
2000 – 2004 Division President, Information Technology Div., Hitachi, Ltd.
1994 – 2000 Deputy Head, Corporate Information Systems Office, Hitachi, Ltd.
1972 – 1994 Production Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
(Engagements include Robotics and Production Planning)
1977 M.Phil., Production Engineering,
The University of Nottingham (UK)
1972 B.Sc., Precision Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • Industrial Professional, Low Carbon Model Town Taskforce,
    Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • Registered International Expert, ISO TC268/SC1
    “Smart Community Infrastructure”, and Member of Japan’s Mirror Committee
  • Senior Fellow, Global Cities Institute (Canada)
  • Members of The City Planning Institute of Japan,
    and Japan Society of Civil Engineers

Corporate Profiles

Corporate Name Michi Creative City Designers Inc.
Headquarters 982-6 Oigamori, Nagasaka-cho,
Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture,
408-0032 Japan
Founded November 14, 2013
Management Michinaga Kohno, President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital 10 Million JPY

Nonresident Advisors

Prof. T. Onishi Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo (Urban Engineering)
President, Science Council of Japan
Mr. H. Suzuki   Ex-Lead Urban Specialist, Finance, Economics and
Urban Development, THE WORLD BANK
Ex-Director and Principal Engineer, a major engineering company(Japan)
Ex-Principal Architect, a major architect company(Japan)

Strategic Partners

  • Goto and Town Organizers Inc. (Japan)
  • Regional Plan Association (US)
  • Global Cities Indicators Facilities (Canada)
  • Smart City Tech Group LLC (Russia)