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Aerial Law Offices:  Managing Principal

Harry Tanaka

  • Over 20 years of experience in entertainment and media space as business management and legal in Japan, Korea and the United States.

  • Engaged in management, sales, marketing and business development functions with all forms of content business including movies, home entertainment, television, streaming and interactive with up to 130+ people organization and P/L responsibility of three digit millions of dollars.

  • Held leading member positions within movies, home entertainment, and digital content industry association and committees in Japan.


The Walt Disney Company Japan (2002-2019)

- General Manager, Studio Motion Pictures

- General Manager, Media Distribution

- Sales & Marketing, Studio In-Home

- Business Development, Business & Legal Affairs, Television

- Representative Director, Broadcast Satellite Disney Co., Ltd. (2009-2011)

Covington & Burling (Washington DC, Brussels) (2001-2002)

Nishimura & Asahi (1996-2002)

Keio University, Faculty of Law (1992) Majored in international law, space laws and United Nations

New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Trade Regulation (2001)

Admitted in New York State (2002-) 

Admitted in Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar) (1996-) 

Tourist Guide License (1989-)

-   Juror, International Emmy Awards, The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2013-2017)

-   Visiting Professor: Graduate School of Film Producing "Strategies in Hollywood Business (2007) 

-   Lecturer at Keio University Graduate School of Media Design and Kansei Gakuin University Graduate School (2008-2017)

-   Vice-Chairman, Japan Content Group (JCG) (2016-)

-   Motion Picture Association (MPA) Japan (2018-2019) 

-   Examiner, Film Classification and Rating Association (2018-2019)

-   Board Member, Japan Video Software Association (JVA) (2015-2017) 

-   Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) (2014-2017)


-   "Post-Napster: P2P File Sharing" Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review Volume 22 (2001)

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