About

Hello, you’re reading the Mozilla weblog of Gen Kanai.

I am currently a member of the Contributor Engagement team and the Director of Asia Community Engagement for Mozilla. My area of responsibility is Asia, but not including China or Japan (as those two markets have dedicated teams supporting them.) I am also a Conductor for Mozilla.

Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We emphasize principle over profit, and believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. We work with a worldwide community to create free, open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web. The result is great products built by passionate people and better choices for everyone.

I previously held the Director of Marketing role at Mozilla Japan.

I am involved in many additional activities including supporting Mozilla’s localization communities, marketing efforts as well as evangelism across Asia.

Prior to Mozilla, I have worked for Digital Garage, Sony Marketing of Japan, Sony Electronics Inc. and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

I am a 2006-7 fellow of the US-Japan Foundation’s US-Japan Leadership Program as well as a 2006-2008 delegate and 2009 fellow of the Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative.

I am a mentor with 500 Startups.

I am a Japan chapter co-chair with H2.

I am an unpaid advisor to FullCourt.co.

I have a BA from Dartmouth College, am proud to be born and raised in New York City and currently reside in Tokyo.

I will try to keep this blog focused on Mozilla in Asia news but I’ll most likely drift around to various topics of my own interest (Mozilla-related).

I can be reached at: gen at mozilla dot com.