We, GlocalK, are a fresh start-up company born out of Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting which is one of the leading broadcasting stations in Kyushu, Japan.
"We don't know what makes us attractive in the first place."
This is what we heard from many people as we visited all 60 municipalities in Fukuoka in the past 2 years during the process of the Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting's project, "Furusato Wish" which was focused on a community co-creation.
With the strength of the relationships and trust we have built through our long term of close contact with the local community, and the skills we have cultivated through our daily broadcasts, we go into the community to discover its authentic charms and plan and produce information that can be conveyed to the people we want to reach.
By doing so, understanding of the region deepens, products are sold, and the number of visitors and workers increases.
We believe that this is genuine regional development.
This local development will become more meaningful through the exchange of ideas and activities from the local to the world and from the world to the local.
Digitalization has made it possible to disseminate information on a global level, and through content, we can deepen our understanding of cultures and ways of thinking beyond national borders.
The door of opportunity is open.
Let's create a "revolution in interaction" from the "glocal" level.
As a news reporter, ANN Beijing correspondent, news editor, news producer, and documentary producer, Hideki lived with NEWS and locals for 20 years. During the 2 decades, He has seen Fukuoka and Kyushu deeply like no one has, and was convinced that we broadcasters have a mission to contribute to the society beyond terrestrial services. Hideki believes “Fukuoka and Kyushu have the fountain of great resources that are not yet known to the world, comparing to Tokyo or Osaka.” 2 times Prize Winner of Galaxy Award (Galaxy Award…One of the renowned award for TV programs in Japan)
Yudai Nakama joined Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting in 2013. After working as a director for one of the Regional No.1 rating programs "Asades. KBC," and a producer for several programs, he joined Glocal K in July 2022. During his time as a producer, he demonstrated the technique of crossing various things and linking them together to create content to further energize the local community.
He has the ability to develop customer-driven concepts and plans.
While a student at Waseda University, he was a member of the men's cheerleading team which is rare in the world that his cheerleading team was later made into an animation. Now, he is up to “cheerleading” the local connecting to the global, and the global to the local.