Founder and Principal Film producer, businesswoman and humanitarian, Sakiko Yamada formed Los Angeles-based film and television production company Splendent Media in 2010. As a principal she overseas all of the company’s development and production activities, mainly the company’s PR department. She is a member of the prestigious Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. She is also an executive producer of the company's first project, the Al Pacino-directed feature film Wilde Salome and Wilde Salome which won the Jeager LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2011.
Before starting her entertainment industry career, Yamada headed private real estate investment company Land and Land, for which she continues to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer.
For her extensive humanitarian efforts, Yamada was named a Veuve Clicquot Woman of Influence in 2010. She is the youngest Advisory Board Member for St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels Los Angeles, one of the country’s largest privately-funded charity organizations that provide meals for over 4,000 homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles County every day.
She also serves as a committee member and protocol consultant for various charity events hosted by Sir Richard Branson and his mother Eve Branson in conjunction with Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group. In addition, Yamada is a member of the Board of Governors of the Japan America Society of Southern California, a non-profit educational organization founded in 1909 to build economic, cultural, governmental and personal relationships between the people of Japan and America.
In addition, as a Founding Board Member of the International Academy of Gastronomy, U.S. West Chapter, Sakiko promotes the safeguarding and development of regional and national cultures and their culinary heritage with United Nation (FAO). In 2011 she was appointed to serve as founding President of the International Academy of Gastronomy of Japan, the first official Academy in all of Asia. Academy of Gastronomy now serve for Prime Minister’s office project Cool Japan. She is also a member for the Culture Vision Japan which was formed for the Tokyo Olympic 2020. She has promised Japan as an official Advisor for Miss International. She was the panelist for the "The Power of Inclusion” opened by U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ms.Caroline Kennedy.
Yamada was born and raised in Tokyo, where she graduated from University of the Sacred Heart and lives in Tokyo and Los Angeles. She is certified as a Protocol Officer by the Protocol School of Washington® .
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