Kaoru Ota

President
Kaoru Ota is a Japanese producer. Born in 1959, he started his business career at one of the major life insurance companies in Japan. In 1990, he started to work for Happy Science. Over 30 years, he contributed to the development of the organization as the Director of Personnel Division, the Director of Finance Division, and many more. In 2016, he entered into the entertainment field. Since then, he became a CEO of NEW STAR Production, a talent agency in Japan, and the executive president of HS Productions, LLC. He became a general producer of THE REAL EXORCIST in 2020. Through his work, he aims to make this beautiful planet even brighter.

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Yoichi Utebi

Executive Vice-President / Producer

Born in Japan in 1968, Yoichi Utebi grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and New York City.

Raised in a rare Japanese Christian family, he was deeply touched by Muslim culture and the beauty of Lebanon during his formative years in Beirut. However, the Middle East also exposed Utebi to the horrors of war, as he and his family dodged bullets and bombings before fleeing to London and back to Japan, leaving everything behind in a sudden evacuation. In the 7 th grade, Utebi moved to New York for 10 years, where he was exposed to friends from multiple cultures and ethnicities. His rock band produced a popular album and gained quite a following in the city before Utebi decided to forego his musical pursuits and return to Japan.

After 12 years of experience in marketing and senior management at various American IT companies in Japan, Utebi joined Happy Science in 2010, where he quickly rose to Director of International Communications. Utebi is currently leading Happy Science’s International Media Division and is the Executive Vice President of HS Productions.


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Serina Aramaki

Director of Production & Distribution
Serina was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1991 and the youngest among 4 siblings. She went to boarding school in Switzerland, then went on to study Studio Art and International Studies at a university in Rhode Island. She received honor cords as well Art Awards for her work but realized she wanted a more spiritual path. Right after graduation in 2014, she went back to Japan and started to work for Happy Science, the most influential spiritual organization in Japan. In Happy Science, she has worked in the Secretary-General department for 2 years, worked as staff in the head temple in Tochigi, and worked as a minister. She is now working in International media as a director of Production and Distribution.

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