Alex Michaelson

Artist Manager - Associate Producer - Tokyo, Japan

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alex has also lived in Boston, New York City, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, and both Kanazawa and Kyoto in Japan before coming to Tokyo. A lover of music and the performing arts, as well as languages, cuisine, nature, and travel, Alex majored in Japanese at Tufts University with a minor in Mass Communications & Media Studies and further studies in the Russian language, as well as study abroad at Kanazawa University in Japan and Saint-Petersburg State University in Russia. Prior to joining Empire in 2015, he worked as full-time production staff for Fuji Television at their New York bureau office. With further experience as a freelancer in media production and communications, Alex gained experience producing live music events and FM radio, also spending time as a computer and audio technician, translator, interpreter, and cultural event specialist. Alex is fluent in written and spoken Japanese, and conversational in Russian.

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Japan's top event production company, empire entertainment japan produces music, press, product launch, keynote, premiere and experiential events for many of the world's most respected brands. Empire's award winning video and film production team produces commercials, film, Internet shorts and viral videos for our many clients. Empire Artists represents top talent from genres such as video, dance, fashion, technology and variety performance for both corporate and theatrical engagements. Artists represented by Empire Artists include, enra, Marco Tempest, Alexa Meade, Han Ahn Soon, Yo-Yo world champion Black, Circus of Now and Taiko performers Mico Rhythm. Empire Entertainment Japan, based in Tokyo, is the premier experimential marketing and corporate event production agency in Japan.