Tatsuo is a communication designer specialized in sports industry. As co-founder and board member of Japan Sports Analyst Association, he created the annual flagship conference event ‘Sports Analytics Japan (SAJ)’ in 2014. The event has been growing and becoming one of the most influential conferences in sports community in Japan and aiming to develop the event as a leading sports analytics conference in Asia. He also created a space to share values, with the concept of jumping out of the sports community – a meet-up space dubbed “HiVE” in SAJ2020 to aim it will become a multi-cultural interactive festival.
Until the end of 2021, he was serving as Project Director of International Communications at Tokyo 2020, where he was leading the international communications team to convey the message from Tokyo 2020 to global audience. Before joining Tokyo 2020 on May 2016, he had been working for Japan Swimming National team as a Public Relations manager where he took part in number of international competitions including FINA World Championships and the Olympic Games with the national team.
He received Master of Arts degree in Sports and Recreation Management from Indiana State University.