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Exec leaves to pursue other interests

Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region.

“Kunikazu has been a key member of our international team as our Japanese manager and, of course more recently, as a key player in setting up our first-class operation in southeast Asia,” said CTFDI prexy Duncan Clark.

Sogabe joined CTFDI in 1977 as an international department management trainee in the company’s New York office. He joined Columbia’s Japan branch as an assistant manager in 1979, and was upped to managing director two years later. He’s been at his present post since early 1997.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with the Columbia TriStar family, but I am delighted to have the opportunity to pursue new challenges,” Sogabe said.

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