Hideo Yura

Consellor, Japan Sports Agency

Assigned as the director in October 2015 when the Japan Sports Agency was established. The Agency is taking the initiative of policies fostering the sports industry as one of the rapid growing industry of Japan. Stadium and arena innovation program is one of the leading policies in it.

Before joining the Agency, he worked in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and took part in various national projects and events for appealing the Japanese industrial power and cultural potential. He joined the Ministry in April 1989 after graduating from Tokyo University. Born in 1967.