Fumio Kurokawa

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Fumio Kurokawa
Place of birth: Taitō City, Tokyo, Japan
Date of birth: 1960 (age 63-64)
Employment history:
Sega Enterprises (1993[1] – 1996)
Role(s): Marketing, Publicist, Journalist
Education: Musashi University

Fumio Kurokawa (黒川 文雄) is a Japanese publicist, journalist, and businessman. Born during late 1960 in Taitō City, Tokyo, Japan, over the course of his 40+ year career he has worked for numerous multimedia-related companies. Of these, he has seen both official and unofficial association with Sega more than once, through freelance writing and publicity work.

His younger sister is actress/singer Suzuko Mimori.[2]


Kurokawa was born during late 1960 in Taitō City, Tokyo. After graduating from Humanities studies at Musashi University, he found work at Apollon Music Industry and subsequently Gaga Communications. His first work related to Sega was within the company itself; over a three year-long period during the early to mid 1990s, Kurokawa was heavily involved in publicity and promotion work for many of AM2's arcade and early Saturn titles.[3]

Following his departure from Sega in 1996, he joined Digicube. Sometime after this, he moved into journalism, notably writing a serialized column for Dreamcast Magazine in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[4] 2003 saw Kurokawa establish Dex Entertainment, under which he was involved with Alteil until 2008. After this, he was vice president at Bushiroad and general manager of online games at NHN Japan, before beginning a freelance career.

During the 2010s, Kurokawa has primarily worked as a content advisor, consultant, and news columnist, as well as presiding over the "Kurokawa Juku" entertainment study group. His "Video Game Storytellers" series of articles for 4Gamer.net, primarily focused on historic Japanese gaming culture, have interviewed several Sega personnel including Hisashi Suzuki, Masao Yoshimoto, Hiroshi Yagi, and Seiichi Ishii.[5]

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Main article: Photos of Fumio Kurokawa

Magazine articles

Main article: Fumio Kurokawa/Magazine articles.

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