ECD Hakuhodo Inc. Japan
In 1986, Morihiko Hasebe began his career as a copywriter at Hakuhodo. His passion to communicate drives him, and it’s apparent in his work. He has received awards for both local and global campaigns including ACC (Japan), NYADC, Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, as well as the Cannes Lions.
Over the years, Hasebe has sat as juries for the Cannes Lions (2003), AdFest (2005), One Show (2006), D&AD (2008), AdStars (2014), and SPIKES ASIA (2009 and 2014). He has also spoken to share his knowledge at AdFest (2013), SPIKES ASIA (2014), and Cannes Lions (2014).
Hasebe is an active independent film director. His first feature film, which he both wrote and directed, was released in 2014, and has received accolades around the world including the Canada International Film Festival. When he is not making advertising or movies, you might find him at the dojo practicing his blackbelt karate or impressing people with his voice at a karaoke booth.