The name Hiroyuki Ito may not much to a lot of people but he has proven to be behind one of the biggest icons to emerge in Japan. I’m talking about the blue haired vocaloid, Hatsune Miku, who was developed by Crypton Future Media. Ito san happens to be the CEO of the company that brought Miku to life and has been rightfully acknowledged by the Japanese Government. He has been award the Blue Ribbon of Honor for the work involved with Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin/Len, KAITO, MEIKO and Megurine Luka in aiding the to spread the message of “Cool Japan” around the world.
The blue ribbon medal is handed out to “individuals who have made prosperous efforts in the areas of public welfare and education.”
The humble creator had the following to say, “It’s an honor, but we couldn’t have achieved it on our own, together, with a countless number of creators actively working on the Internet, an ‘event’ known as Hatsune Miku has been created.”