Our Team

Our team believes that there’s so much to discover about Japan for the world.

While Japan has most advanced modern technology in the world, there’s a big part of traditional Japanese culture left to be discovered by international market. We hope to deliver Japan’s finest crafts to you through our A-Janaika Japan project.
The team is consisted of talented individuals with unique carrier and different cultural background.


Takuya “Tak” Fujiyama – 藤山卓哉

Takuya Fujiyama Team manager
Takuya Fujiyama the Team manager

Team Manager

Graduated Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology
Living in Kamakura city
An experienced and trusted leader, he oversee all the aspect of A-Janaika Japan.
Middle-aged man who loves his family, ocean and beer. He lived in Guam island once, but that didn’t help improving his English, so he’s still learning it with word dictionary by his side! He likes spending his spare time windsurfing, surfing, fishing and diving.
Check out this video featuring him!


Hironori “Hiro” Kano – 加納宏徳

Hiro Kano - Translator & more
Hiro Kano – Translator, web & more

Translator, Web and Social manager & Customer service
Born in Tokyo, Japan. Home-schooled from age of 15, He has learned to speak English by himself. Interested and eager to try new things, he does wide variety of work for the team, from translating items to conducting interview on craftsman. As the youngest member of the team, he is eager to learn and master many aspect of business and Japanese traditional culture from A-Janaika Japan. He manages all the social media of A-Janaika Japan. Check them out below!
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube channel


Tristan Junker

Tristan Junker - Samurai
Tristan Junker – Social Media expert

Samurai Warrior

Tristan Junker grew up in Duesseldorf, Germany, a city well known for its large community of Japanese citizens and companies.
He graduated from the University of Vienna in East Asian Economy and Society as well as Business Administration and Japanese Studies at the Hosei University in Tokyo.
His trademarks are his passion for the Japanese culture as well as his way of communicating with people.
Which is the main reason he founded “Amazing Japan”, a community to share Japanese culture worldwide.

His favorite period in the Japanese history is the Edo period. As he wants to become a real Samurai himself one day he dedicated himself to be an ambassador for A-Janaika Japan and supports the project to spread traditional Japanese culture around the world with them.
His Facebook page


Thomas Rogge

Thomas - Translator
Thomas – Translator & Writer

Translator & Writer 

Being of German-Chinese origin Thomas started to discover the fascinating uniqueness and vast diversity of different cultures at a young age. He’s especially fond of Japan’s popular and traditional culture, which both embody creativity, entertainment and passion.
He graduated from the University of Vienna in East Asian Economy and Society and together with Tristan Junker founded Amazing Japan, trying to establish an international community for fellow Japan enthusiasts.
He is specialized in managing projects, overseeing development processes, event organization, communication and design. Putting his skills to use he aims to spread the value of Japanese culture.


Yukihisa Takahashi – 高橋幸久

Takahashi Yukihisa
Takahashi Yukihisa – Technical director

Technical director

Graduated Saitama University
Prior to A-Janaika Japan, He participated in many E-Commerce start-up projects for over 10 years of experience.
Knowing each characteristic of BtoB, BtoC or CtoC business, he offers insightful advises to the team.
He is also a founding member of Murashiki Co., Ltd..
He is a father of two.
You can also find his profile here (Japanese)


Naoyuki Takedomi – 武富 直之

Takedomi Naoyuki -
Takedomi Naoyuki – Web programmer

Web programmer, Enginneer & Technical Support

Before joining the A-Janaika Japan team, he participated in many E-commerce projects for both domestic and oversea customers.
Originally from Sagawa prefecture, he graduated Hokkaido University with master’s degree.
He also has experience in building a high-tech fish tank system for Japanese carp that has built-in small monitoring module.
He is also a father of two.
You can also find his profile here (Japanese)


Kaori Ikarino – 碇野 馨梨

Kaori Ikarino
Kaori Ikarino – UI/UX Designer

UI/UX Designer

She designed the A-Janaika Japan’s website.
Based on her experience in working on many E-commerce site project, she is specialized in providing solution for websites that’s driven by user experience and interface design.
Working on unique concept of providing authentic traditional crafts with edo period/samurai theme.
She also designs promotional goods.
In her spare time she likes to visit live music stages.
You can also find her profile here (Japanese)


Yuki Tokuda – 徳田祐希

Yuki Tokuda
Yuki Tokuda – Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager

After his experience studying abroad in the UK, Yuki Tokuda joined an international digital marketing company in Japan where he led a team of international marketing professionals. He has an extensive knowledge of SEO and proficient skills in digital marketing consulting with his clients. His many success stories occur in various industries such as used car exports, manufacturing, and real estate.
He established Sekai he Bokan, Inc in August, 2014.
You can also find his profile here (Japanese)


Jessica Thompson

Content & SEO Manager

Born on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She has worked for 8 years in the digital marketing industry. She was digital producer at a large travel company, responsible for the development of both content and technical developments to enhance user experience and improve conversion. This included conversion optimisation, SEO, content marketing, mobile optimisation, UX best practice and web analytics. She also has experience working as the Product Owner in an Agile environment. She has been working for Sekai he Bokan as Content & SEO Manager since early 2016, delivering content marketing and SEO strategies for a wide range of clients.


Kenji Hakoda – 箱田賢司

Kenji Hakoda
Kenji Hakoda

Digital Marketing Consultant

Kenji Hakoda earned his master’s degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. After graduating, he joined a construction company where he experienced working a diverse team of international workers and took some business trips abroad. These kinds of experiences made him think that Japan should expand the promotion of its good culture and products to the world, so he changed his field from engineering to marketing.
He has experience in a variety of projects including content marketing, SEO and website optimization.


Masayuki Nakagawa – 中川昌幸

Photographer
Masayuki Nakagawa graduated Waseda university, and is self-taught photographer who has over 20 years of carrier in professional photography. He mainly worked for magazines and printed media in the past, but recently he is more focused on working on taking pictures for website.
His specialize himself in portrait and all kind of marine sports which is also his favorite hobby. He is resolved to clearly visualize and convey a message by his photography. He has worked with us on many of A-Janaika Japan’s photo-shoot session.
He enjoy various kind of marine sports such as windsurfing, sup, diving and fishing in his spare time.


Special thanks to Kanto Kasen for providing us with their Happi Coat! They are available on our page here