Hirabayashi Hisakazu
  • Hirabayashi Hisakazu 
  • By this author: 3 Latest posted: 2017.03.06
President, Interact Corp.; game analyst. Born in 1962. Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University in 1985. Worked at the publisher JICC (now Takarajimasha). Served as first editor in chief of a video game magazine. Established the consulting firm Interact in 1991. His works include Gēmu no daigaku (The University of Games; coauthor) and Gēmu no jiji mondai (Current Issues in Games).
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