As a joint venture with CARAVAN, working in partnership with the USA’s most prominent talent agency, “Creative Artists Agency (CAA),”CARAVAN Japan will have vital access to entertainment, sports, and pop culture talent. This connection enables us to create new value and “Celebrity Leverage” globally, maximizing profit.
Founded in Vancouver, Canada, and Los Angeles, California, CARAVAN is a best-in-class digital product studio that identifies white spaces in popular culture and entertainment trends to ideate, co-found, and develop direct-to-consumer products, technology and companies in partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy.
The world's top celebrity portrait rights and merchandising rights business.
CARAVAN Japan uses the world's top celebrities, including CAA clients, to strongly support the business and marketing activities of companies and organizations with overwhelming recognition, influence, and optimal proposals based on data.
Leveraging the value and influence of the world's top celebrities to solve corporate issues.
CARAVAN Japan creates new brands and value by collaborating with CAA's global intellectual property (IP), Japanese and global IP, and outstanding Japanese and global brands, products, services, and designs.
We discover human resources, ideas, and products from Japan and Asia, and create a number of startups simultaneously.
Utilizing the resources of our clients and partners as well as CAA's global IP and connections, we create new brands and new values that are unique and full of appeal.
After joining Sony Corporation in 1991, Shiiki Ryuta was stationed in Singapore from 1992 and in Vietnam from 1995, and was selected as a member of the launch team of ANIPLEX in 1997. Since 2003, he has been working as a consulting producer for HASBRO, Inc. and has produced worldwide hit cartoons such as Transformers and GI Joe.In 2006, he made a big hit with the DLE original work "Eagle Talon.” He is currently the owner of seven companies including DLE. His daughter is Rika Shiiki, a well-known entrepreneur. The father and daughter have made numerous media appearances together. Author of "High School Girl Entrepreneur: Learning to Run a Business.
Leonard Brody oversees the building of new ventures for some of the most well-known celebrities and political leaders in the world. Recently named one of the top 30 up and coming management thinkers in the world, Brody is known as “a leader of the new world order”. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy-nominated media visionary. In addition, he is also one of the proud owners of the professional soccer team Coventry City in England, and is authoring a new book in partnership with Forbes Magazine, entitled, “The Great Re:Write."
Shojiro “Sean” Ito, a business agent in the entertainment industry and a marketing/branding expert, joined Avex in 1996 after graduating from the Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University. He was responsible for the promotion of top domestic and international artists, including Grammy Award-winning artists. After that, he established Avex Sports Inc. in 2013. As president and CEO, he managed professional and top amateur athletes, including MLB players, Japanese national team players, and Olympic gold medalists. He also developed marketing for sports teams and organizations. In 2017, as GM of International Business, he successfully led the expansion of a global brand produced by the world's top artists into Japan. Former President of Avex Sports Inc.. Author of “Great People’s Great Style”(Sunmark publishing).
CAA’s involvement is led by its Head of Business Development Michael Yanover. While at CAA, Yanover has represented major technology companies, including Amazon, Tencent, Cisco and Line. He has also been a co-founder of several businesses on behalf of CAA and its clients, like Haus Laboratories with Lady Gaga, Funny or Die with Will Ferrell, EmpowerEDU (sold to Qualcomm) and WhoSay (sold to Viacom). Yanover has also led several CAA investments, such as JBrand Jeans, Charlotte Tilbury, Patreon and Medium. Yanover also serves as a founding director of the Alliance for Southern California Innovation.
After graduating from Waseda University's Faculty of Sports Science, he joined a Japanese IT company. Since 2011, he has been involved in the global expansion of famous Korean and Japanese fashion, cosmetics brands and D2C brands, including the Korean entertainment company and Korean artists' entry into Japan. Since 2016, he has experienced the launch of e-sports and influencer marketing businesses, and has since been involved in various new and overseas businesses, mainly in Japan and Korea. Now he is currently also an executive producer of Future Lab Team, DLE Inc.