TEAM

member

Yu Kato
Founder and CEO

Responsible for changing 0s to 1s. Likes reading books, and sometimes travels. Loves coming across new ideas. Passionate about writing.

Takahiro Amano
Company Director

Working to change 1s to 10s. An enthusiastic learner. On days off, is involved at an educational NPO, and enjoys walks by the river.

Aya Takenaka
Writer

Worked in apparel, and as the editor for a women’s magazine, but then made the shift from paper to online. Mainly responsible for MINPAKU.Biz.

Erika Toyama
Writer

Worked in Hanoi, Vietnam after graduating. Loves writing and taking photos. Her motto is “At any time, right now is the most enjoyable”.

Keisuke Kikuchi
Business development.

In charge of advertisement management for all media, seminar planning, sales, and general project management.

Masayoshi Fujita
Writer

In charge of HEDGE GUIDE and has the motto “let’s make difficult terminology easy for anyone to understand”. His driving force is curiosity.

Asahi Shizume
Editor

Experienced translator and writer of a wide range of topics, from the hobby field to finance and economy. Mainly in charge of English Hub.

Nagisa Mizuno
Writer, PR

Used her foreign language skills for international negotiations as a government official in the security field. Harch’s writer and new business developer.

Michiko Suzuki
Marketing Assistant

In charge of getting and reviewing all essential up-to-date marketing information. Mother of two, and loves music festivals.

Motoyasu Kato
Marketing

More than 8 years of SEM management. He’s helped 200 companies with the web strategy execution. Oversees Harch’s all digital marketing.

Norikazu Akiyama
Editor

When he was a student, his game-related blog got 9 million page views every month. Edits and designs all related media.

Aya Mishina
Editor

Worked as an elementary teacher in US for 5 years. She’s been a foreign student advisor at a Japanese university. Mother of one.

Chiaki Sugiyama
Back office

Worked at a web marketing corporation, as a social insurance and labor consultant. She in charge of back office and web marketing.

Masayuki Kobayashi
Creator

Spent 10 years on the west coast, now 15 years in Tokyo. Hopes to pass on joy, empathy, beauty etc. to many people.

Kimika Tonuma
Editor

In charge of editing IDEAS FOR GOOD. A creator fluent in 4 different languages, and a passion for adventures in unknown places.

Masataka Sato
Engineer

Former job was a virus analysis for a major foreign security company. In charge of all media development and system management.

Shiho Miyagi
Writer, Editor

Was involved in regional revitalization in college. A former SE. Always follows her curiosity. In charge of IDEAS FOR GOOD.

Roger Ong
Marketing

Believes in the good in people, and in choosing love over fear. Dreams of creating a better world for children everywhere, and his own.

Asako Yamamoto
Editor

Worked at a pharmaceutical company. Has lived in N.Y. Fell in love with its lively people, which motivated her to improve her English.

Yuka Kihara
Writer, Editor

Strives to lighten up others’ hearts. A writer/editor who likes to collect fine ideas that amaze people.