Born in Yokohama but grown up in Madrid, he absorbed all Spanish customs and culture while maintaining his Japanese origin by studying compulsory education in the Japanese College of Madrid. Subsequently, he became translator, interpreter and market researcher, and excelling at this last one granted him the position of Representative of the National Tourism Office of Japan in Spain from 2014, and Manager of Madrid’s office since its aperture in 2017. Daily work at the office includes gathering and analysing data of the tourism sector, both from the Spanish and Japanese markets, in order to identify this supply and demand that matches 100% the profile of the two counties; gastronomic tourism. During 2018-2019, more than 1.000 travel professionals have been provided information about the gastronomic appeals of different regions which can be enjoyed during a trip to Japan, through seminars and training courses imparted by Kosuke.