Hajime ”Harry” Hara
Hara started his career working at a major Japanese music production company for the management and music/stage production of various artists. After he founded UNION ARTISTE, Inc., he produced artists in R&B, gospel, and traditional Japanese music and expanded his business to the U.S. One of his remarkable works includes the production of a CD album and a Japan tour with the legendary artist, Ben E. King.
Kono, a native of Nagoya, Japan, moved to New York in 1992 and established a record company, Mar Creation, Inc., in 2003. He is also the co-founder of a film festival, "New York Japan CineFest," and the vice president of a 501(c)(3) organization, "Catch Us Performing Arts." He works with both major and independent artists as well as for corporations/institutions in the fields of music, dance, theater, film, charity, and fundraiser for event/video/music productions, artist management, PR, and booking.