Yojiro Nishimura studied mechanical engineering at university and began his career as a programmer in 1992. His interest in Internet technology led him to move to the United States in 1996, where he interned at Macromedia in San Francisco, focusing on graphic design. He then pursued his passion for animation production technology (3DCG) by enrolling in DHIMA in Hollywood. In 1998, he joined Alias | Wavefront, where he was involved in technical support for the entertainment and industrial design industries. In 2006, he transitioned to Autodesk, taking on the roles of business manager for software development and consulting sales for Maya and Softimage. In 2010, he obtained an MBA from the GLOBIS SCHOOL OF MANAEMENT, GLOBIS UNIVERSITY after which he became an independent consultant, specializing in the launch of foreign-affiliated Japanese branch offices. In 2013, he established the Japanese subsidiary of North Plains Systems, a Canadian digital asset management system, and assumed the position of President and Representative Director. Subsequently, in 2016, he initiated the Japanese branch of The FOUNDRY, a British VFX software company, where he currently serves as the Japan Country Manager. Outside of work, his hobbies include karate and playing the ukulele.