Design activist and Professor at the Kyoto University of Art & Design. Founded D&DEPARTMENT, a central hub to long-life design in 2000. Established d47MUSEUM, a gallery in Shibuya Hikarie to display creations from all 47 prefectures. Owner of Honda's Accord AeroDeck, Prelude, and City Cabriolet among others, Nagaoka has loved Honda’s cars over the years, and is a true Honda fan.
General Manager, Automobile Design Studio, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Instrumental in the design of the Civic, Today, and CR-X del Sol among others. Kigoshi is currently heads Honda’s automobile design development.