jinakinoPhotographer, Jin Akino

Jin Akino was born in 1970 and graduated from the University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Economics). After working for some companies, he turned to a photographer/writer.
He focuses on Silk Road, Southeast Asia, and the United States and photographs natural scenery, architecture, people’s lives and culture.
In Japan, he photographs nature in various places, mainly at the foot of Mt. Chokai (Yamagata/Akita).
His photoworks are adopted in photography exhibitions, magazines, international events, television, etc., both in Japan and abroad.
He also works in various ways, including a series of travel essays, presiding photography school, participating in regional revitalization projects of local governments.

Jin Akino Photography:https://www.jinakino.com

Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/jinakinophoto

 

Awards


International Color Awards 2017  (Wildlife | Professional)
International Photography Awards 2008 (IPA) (Architecture | Professional)
International Photography Awards 2007 (IPA) 1st place (Sunset | Professional)
International Color Awards 2006  (Architecture | Professional)
International Photography Awards 2006 (IPA) (Landscape | Professional)
International Photography Awards 2005 (IPA) (Landscape | Professional)
International Photography Awards 2004 (IPA) (Landscape | Professional)
The 1st Bungaku Melma! New Face Award | Travel journal | Grand prize “My Thoughts in Iran”(E-book (Amazon Kindle) “Hajimete no Iran Kikou”

 

Teaching | Photo school | Photo tour


Photo School “Alt-Focus”
Photo School for senior “Alt-Prism”
International and Domestic Photo Shooting Tours and Photo Courses by Club Tourism International Inc.
Asahi Culture Center (2007-2008)

 

TV | Media


2017 Hitomaro Vision (Shimane, Japan)
2015 TV Sayohat (TV Journey), Khorezm TV Uzbekistan
2012 NHK BS Premium “Gokujobi no kyoen” (Japan) “Challenge of Hirayama Ikuo, Part 1 – Obsession for Silkroad”
2007 NHK Special “New Silk Road”
2007 Nihon TV “Rajikaru”
2006 Nihon TV “Sekaiich Uketai Jugyo”

 

Talk Show


2017 “Uzbekistan Exhibition in Hosttown Maizuru” (Maizuru city, Kyoto)
2017 “Shimane – Tabi no enishi” Talk Session (Tokyo Marriott Hotel)
2015 “Uzbekistan Exhibition” at the World Heritage Tomioka Silk Mill
2011 JATA Tabihaku 2011 ( Tokyo Big Site )
2008 Uzbekistan Tourism Seminar in JATA World Travel Expo 2008 ( Tokyo Big Site )
2005 Slide Talk Show at the Embassy of Iran in Tokyo

 

Project for Local Government in Japan


2017 Maizuru City, Kyoto | Uzbeksitan Exhibition
2017 Shimane Prefecture | Tourism PR
2017 Minato Ward, Tokyo | Minato Eco-conscious Consortium
2017 Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture | Scenery Plan Workshop
2016 Minato Ward, Tokyo | Minato Eco-conscious Consortium
2016 Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture | Scenery Plan Workshop
2015 Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture | Uzbekistan Exhibition at Tomioka Silk Mill (World Heritage)
2015 Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture | Scenery Plan Workshop
2015 Odate City, Akita Prefecture | Regional Development
2015 Matsuzaki Town, Shizuoka Prefecture | Photo Exhibition and Talk Show at Shinjuku, Tokyo
2015 Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture | Photo Exhibition at Shinjuku, Tokyo
2014 Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture | Photo Exhibition at Haneda Airport & ANA Headquarters
2014 Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture | Photo Exhibition at Tabi college Festival (Tokyo Big Site)
2014 Matsuzaki Town, Shizuoka Prefecture | Regional revitalization support project
2014 Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture | Comprehensive support project for creating tourist business

 

Serial Publication


2014-current “Easy Travel Photo Lesson by Photographer Jin Akino” (Dinos Cecile Co., Ltd.)
2003-2004 “Escape -Travel Photo Essay-” (CyberAgent, Inc.)
2003-2005 “Tempu” (Tempukai Foundation)

 

Solo & Group Exhibition


2017 “Uzbekistan Exhibition” at Maizuru City, Kyoto
2015 “Uzbekistan Exhibition – Culture flourished by Silk Road –” at Tomioka Silk Mill in Gunma, Japan
2015 “Stream & Life” at Cleinblue,Tokyo
2015 “Journey to the architectural beauty in Uzbekistan” at Uzbekistan Republic’s 24th Anniversary Reception at Hotel Okura Tokyo
2015 “Stream & Life” at Cleinblue,Tokyo
2014 The 7th International Tashkent Photo Biennale 2014, Uzbekistan
2011 “Choukai sansui” at Cleinblue,Tokyo
2009 Permanent Exhibition at International Museum of Peace and Solidarity in Samarkand, Uzbekistan
2009 “Great Nature in Xinjiang Uygur” at Cleinblue,Tokyo
2008 “Colors and Shapes throughout the Silkroad History” at the Samarkand State Museum of Cultural History of Uzbekistan
2008 “Western Turkey – Early Summer Sunshine” at Heikinritsu, Tokyo
2008 “Trees” at Heikinritsu, Tokyo
2007 “Samarkandiana 2750” at the Samarkand State Museum of Cultural History of Uzbekistan
2007 “Journey on Architectural Beauty in Uzbekistan” at Heikinritsu, Tokyo
2006 “Nature and Design in Silk Road – Xinjiang Uygur and Iran” at Heikinritsu, Tokyo
2006 “Journey on Architectural Beauty in Iran” at the Embassy of Iran in Tokyo
2006 “Patterns of Time, Colors of Time – USA Wild West” at Cleinblue,Tokyo
2005 “Arizona and Utah – breath of the earth” at Heikinritsu, Tokyo
2004 Arizona-Utah-Wyoming Tourism Seminar” at Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Importmart, Tokyo
2004 “Asian and Asiatic” at Heikinritsu, Tokyo
2003 “Art of the Earth 2 – USA Wild West” at Heikinritsu, Tokyo
2002 “Art of the Earth – USA Wild West” at Cleinblue,Tokyo
 

Project


National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo, Japan) | Digital Silk Road Project | Provision of photographs taken in Arg-e Bam, Iran before the 2003 earthquake
National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo, Japan) | Digital Silk Road Project | The Journey to Khiva, the world heritage in Silk Road through old photographs (Uzbekistan)

 

Newspaper | Radio


Akita Sakigake Shinpo (Japanese Newspaper), Hokuroku Shinbun (Japanese Newspaper), Shizuoka Shinbun (Japanese Newspaper), Pravda Vostoka (Uzbek Newspaper), Lady (Uzbek Newspaper), STR (Uzbek Radio)、FM Tokyo (Japanese Radio), others

 

Website


Wild World Educational Website (National Geographic and WWF), Weekend Art Museum (Record China), Travel Elite (All Nippon Airways), ABC News.com (USA), etc.

 

Books | Magazines


NEUTRAL (Byakuya Shobo), W’est (US Western Region Tourism Bureau), ANOTHER NEUTRAL 1 (Byakuya Shobo), Popular Science Japan (Transworld Japan Inc.), I’ll (JALPAK Co.,Ltd.), CLUB TOURISM STYLE (Club Tourism International Inc.)、Rumored photographer (Kin no Kuwagata Sha), Polar Mania! (Sansuisha and Kodansha), Magazine ALC (ALC Press Inc.), Chinese Journal (ALC Press Inc.)、Hanabasami (Kagei Adachi-ryu), Saai Isara (NEC Biglobe), MUTTS (Magazine House Co., Ltd.), International Journal “Collecting Patterns that Work for Everything” by Deborah Macpherson, etc.
 

Other Printed Matter


Event Poster : Uzbekistan Exhibition in Hosttown Maizuru (Maizuru city, Kyoto)
Event Poster : Great Silk Road Special Art Exhibition (Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Japan)
CD Cover Photo : Koji Tsumoto 3rd Album “Kinu-Michi 2nd”
Calendar : International Business Alliance (the Republic of Belarus) 2001 & 2002