(Honorary Adviser, Benesse Holdings, Inc.)
General Producer, Setouchi Triennale. An Okayama native, Fukutake graduated from Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. He joined Fukutake Publishing (now Benesse Holdings, Inc.) in 1973, and was appointed Representative Director in 1986, then Chairman and CEO in 2007. He became the Executive Adviser to the company in 2014 and has served as Honorary Adviser since October 2016. He has spearheaded the Inland Sea renaissance around Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima focused on art, nature and architecture for more than 25 years through Benesse Art Site Naoshima projects. In 2004, he established the Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation (now Fukutake Foundation), and opened the Chichu Art Museum on Naoshima and was named honorary citizen of Naoshima. He is distinguished with many awards, including the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts (2008), AIJ Appreciation Prize (2010), JIA Grand Prix (2011), and Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award (2012).