David Blecken
May 20, 2019

AKQA's leadership changes in Japan

Yoichiro Basso has left the agency after two years, one of which was its strongest so far.

AKQA's Tokyo office (image from AKQA's corporate website)

Yoichiro Basso has left AKQA Tokyo after two years as managing director. Aika Sawai, formerly executive director of delivery and operations, is to replace him.

Basso did not specify what his next move would be. Sawai joined AKQA seven years ago, starting out as an account manager for Nike.

In an emailed statement after Campaign first reported the management change, Brian Vella, managing partner for Asia-Pacific, said there is no one...

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