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Tetsuya OZAKI

Journalist

Born in Tokyo in 1955, Tetsuya OZAKI is a journalist and a publisher/producer. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, and began work in the publishing industry. He joined Shincho-sha Publishers in 1984 (Paperback Division), and later became Deputy Editor-in-Chief of "03 Tokyo Calling," a city-culture/information magazine.

He opened his own office in 1995, and produced the CD-ROM "Encyclopedia of Kabuki," which received a Multimedia Grand Prix Award from the Multimedia Software Promotion Association as well as a Special Jury Prize of the MILIA '96 in Cannes, France.

He is an art and multimedia critic, as well as a producer, editor, and editorial director of Internet-related events, electronic publications, and other network communications products.

He is the author (under the alias of Mamoru Ozaki) of "Ernest Hemingway: End of a Dramatized Life," and works including interviews with Laurie Anderson, William Forsythe, Ingo Gunther, Jeffery Shaw, James Turrell, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yoko Ono, Masaki Fujihata and other artists.

In 1996, he worked for the Internet World Exposition 1996 as the editorial director of the Sensorium (http://www.sensorium.org/) Japan Theme Pavilion. Sensorium won the Golden Nica of the .net category of the Ars Electronica Festival '97.

In 1997, he edited "The Multimedia and Cultural Evolution," a commemorative publication for the opening of ICC (Inter Communication Center) in Tokyo, and collaborated with Ingo Gunther to make the TV program "The Refugee Republic."

In 1999 and 2000, he edited "Coucou no tchi," official journal for the 2005 World Exposition, which includes interviews with Claude Levi-Strauss, Michel Serres, Bruno Latour etc. and articles by Nakazawa Shinichi, Ito Toshiharu, Minato Chihiro and others.

In 2000, he started a web based cultural magazine, "REALTOKYO", which provides cultural information in the metropolitan areas, both in English and Japanese languages. (http://www.realtokyo.co.jp/) Apart from contributing to a serial column, he also appeals for thinking about war through the project called "ONWAR"

In the year 2002, he was in charge of editing a collection of photographs called, "ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF IDIOCY". He compiled the follies of a mankind in the 20th century, in 10 various subjects such as, the environment, technology, and war etc. comprising of 100 pages of photographs and essays of his own and of intellectuals in various fields. The same book has been given awards like the Tokyo ADC Award and the New York ADC Silver Award etc.

In 2003, he launched a bilingual (Japanese/English) art quarterly, "ART iT", which aims to cover the Japanese and Asian-Pacific art scenes. In 2004 he started to teach the media sociology at the Musashino Art University as an adjunct professor. In 2007 he starts to teach the art journalism at the Kyoto University of Art and Design as a guest professor and will start "REALKYOTO" web magazine which provides cultural information in Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe).

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