Maiya Kinoshita

  • PR Planner & Copywriter, Dentsu
  • Executive Jury - Japan

Raised in Osaka and California, Maiya Kinoshita is a perfect mix of takoyaki and avocado toast. Also a perfect mix of creative and PR, she works with both domestic and global clients, providing creative solutions with a PR perspective. Her recent works has achieved Grand Prix in Japan’s most prestigious award in creativity, One Show gold, Cannes Lions silver and Tangram bronze. She will serve as PR juror at Spikes Asia 2022. Devoted in promoting diversity in the Japanese creative industry, Maiya founded “Project Gender”, a creative team specializing in ideas that fight gender issues. She holds a lecture about brands and gender issues and published numerous articles in industry publications. She was the moderator at the 2019 Cannes Lions Dentsu Seminar “The Paralympics Impact on our Creativity and Humanity,” and the scriptwriter/planner for the 2020 Cannes Lions (Lions Live) Dentsu presentation “Future Sculpting – The Creative Quantum Leap.” Lastly, Maiya enjoys watching and performing both standup comedy and Japanese comedy (manzai).

Maiya Kinoshita