FOOD

CONTENTS

21 SATURDAY

22 SUNDAY

ACCESS

GUESTS

CARMINE AMARANTE

Executive Chef of Armani Ristorante

FABIO FILIPPINI

Car Designer, former Pinin Farina Design Director

YOSHIMASA HOSHIBA

Fashion Director

RYU MATSUYAMA

Musician

SAORI WATANABE 

Actress, Model

MATTEO INZEO

Italian Teacher, Model, TV Personality

M-Swift (IRMA Records) feat. XinU

Producer, DJ

ynkmr. a.k.a YUSUKE NAKAMURA

Composer, music producer

SUZUKI MASAFUMI

Editor, journalist

MINA KITANO

Photographer

CLAUDIA CASU

Cooking expert

CLAUDIO CUOMO

Fashion Model

CARMINE  AMARANTE

Executive Chef of Armani Ristorante

Born in Naples, Italy. After graduating from a cooking school in Naples, he first gained experience as a chef at the 2-star Michelin restaurant Nino di Costanzo in Ischia (Italy); then at Martin Berasategui, a 3-star Michelin restaurant in the gastronomic town of San Sebastian (Spain). In 2018, at the age of 28, he joined Heinz Beck Tokyo, where he became the Executive Chef and received one Michelin star after just one year.

In August 2020, he became Executive Chef of Armani Ristorante. He is currently in charge of the menu of Armani Ristorante and Emporio Armani Caffè.

Carmine’s goal is to create new menus with an eye to SDG (Sustainable Development Goals), food waste issues, and regional revitalization.

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FABIO  FILIPPINI

Car Designer, former Pinin Farina Design Director

Fabio Filippini (1963) is an Italian car designer, graduated in Architecture at Milan Polytechnic. In his professional career he has worked with Renault, the Volkswagen Group, and other international automotive companies, designing production cars, show cars, and other means of transport.

Design Director of Pininfarina from 2011 to 2017, since 2018 Fabio Filippini lives in Tokyo, where he established Accaeffe Creative Consulting, working as an independent Car Designer and Design Strategy Advisor for many international companies.

In 2021, for Rizzoli-Lizard in Italy, he published the book CURVE – 15 Lezioni sul Car Design.

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YOSHIMASA  HOSHIBA

Fashion Director 

CEO of Style Clinic Co.Ltd.

Born in Tokyo in 1973. After being involved in the editing of numerous magazines, including the launch of the popular men’s fashion magazines LEON and OCEANS, in 2010 he became an independent Fashion Director and established Style Clinic Co.Ltd. Since 2014, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Kodansha’s digital magazine FORZA STYLE. He is active in a wide range of media and brands.

Among others he published: “The essence of Yoshimasa Hoshiba’s fashion” (PHP Publishing), “Yoshimasa Hoshiba’s style and elegance” (Takarajimasha), “Ultimate casual clothes taught by Yoshimasa Hoshiba” (Nihon Bungeisha), and “This is all you need for men clothing” (Diamond).

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RYU  MATSUYAMA

Musician

A piano three-piece band that transcends genres and borders.

Born and raised in Italy, Ryu (piano and vocals) founded the Ryu Matsuyama band in 2012 together with Tsuru (bass). In 2014, Jackson (drums) joined the group. In 2018, the band released their major debut album “Between Night and Day”. In April 2020, the album “Borderland” was completed with Mabanua as producer.

In 2021, the band released their latest EP “And look back” with guest performances from Max Jenmana from Bangkok and MC・Daichi Yamamoto from Kyoto.

From May 22, 2022, a two-man live project called “Hands” will be held for three consecutive months.

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SAORI  WATANABE

Actress, Model

Born in Tokyo in 1988. She debuted in 2007 as a model. She has been active as an actress and television personality, and she has made various appearances in dramas, movies, commercials, and TV programs.

She is currently part of the cast of NHK TV program “Tabi Suru Itariago”.

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MATTEO INZEO

Italian Teacher, Model, TV Personality

Born in Latina, Italy. He graduated from the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Rome. He is part of the cast of the NHK TV program “Tabi Suru Itariago” and the NHK radio course “Mainichi Itariago”.

He is a language and cooking instructor at the Italian language school “Bell’Italia” in Ebisu, Tokyo. He is the author of the book “Italian Essay: Weird and Lovely Japan”.

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M-Swift (IRMA Records) feat. XinU

Producer, DJ

The M-Swift music project is centered on the transcendent genius of Shohei Matsushita. In 2007, his first original album was released by Italy’s IRMA Records.

After that, he released 7 albums from indie major labels all over the world. He is currently active in a wide range of fields such as cinema and music.

At IAM a special collaboration session will be held with the help of a guitarist and with the new generation singer “XinU”, whose musical genre goes back and forth between jazz, hip-hop and folklore, and whose transparent and smoky voice is quickly growing in popularity.

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ynkmr. a.k.a YUSUKE NAKAMURA

Composer, Producer

ynkmr. is a solo project by Japanese composer and music producer Yusuke Nakamura. In 2008, he made his major debut as a member of the band BLU-SWING. He provides music to various artists and media both in Japan and overseas.

He released two albums with IRMA Records Japan under the name of Yusuke Nakamura, with a style that closely combines jazz, soul, and electronic music.

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SUZUKI MASAFUMI

Editor, journalist

Born in Tokyo in 1949.
Presided over the multi-platform “Zeitgeist (ZG)” that explores the spirit of the times. He has an extensive experience as editor-in-chief for many publications (2012 to 2021 “GQ JAPAN”, 2000-2011 “ENGINE”, 1989-1999 “NAVI”.)

His books include “○ × (Marukusu)” (Nigensha), “Run! Yokoguruma” (Shogakukan Bunko), and “Suzuki-san’s Life and Opinions” (Shinchosha).

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MINA KITANO

Photographer

Born in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture.
Majored in photography at the New New York Film Academy. As a photographer she is interested in diversity and inclusion with a focus on women.

Solo Exhibition: 2020 “Shining Power Exhibition” Kantenpapa Museum Matsumoto Powered by Ina Food Industry Co., Ltd., 2020, 2021 “Mina’s Wonder Photo Gallery” FUJIFILM WONDER PHOTO SHOP Harajuku Powered by FUJIFILM Imaging Systems Co., Ltd.

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CLAUDIA  CASU

Cooking Expert

Born in Sardinia, Italy. Worked as a graphic designer in Rome, London and Tokyo for about 20 years.

Started activities as a pasta designer in 2012, and presides over the “Sardegna Cooking Studio” cooking class .

She is committed to spread artistic authentic handmade pasta and traditional Sardinian dishes to Japan.

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CLAUDIO CUOMO

Fashion Model

Claudio Cuomo is a passionate Italian based in Tokyo.

Arrived in Japan in 2015, he has appeared on several television programs, films, magazines, and musical videos – the most recent being “Matsuri”, by Fujii Kaze.

Claudio’s musical taste is influenced by diverse cultures combining Italian, Japanese, and North American, with Brazilian vibes and African beats.

Recently, his collaboration with jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda has beencovered by BRUTUS magazine.

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