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Yarakuzen

Yarakuzen

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Yaraku Inc. is a small global company that thrives on diversity.
We are a team of 19 members that altogether speak 16 languages and coming from 9 countries, we plan, develop, design and apply our multilingual communication tool.

Who we are

Company Name
Yaraku, Inc.
Location
4-8 Nanpeidaicho, #607 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Since
August 2009
CEO
Suguru Sakanishi
Number of staff
19 (For information about job opportunities, please refer to this page.)
Capital
¥ 174,850,000 (including capital reserve)
Investor
Konica Minolta, Inc., Advanced Media, Inc., Sony Network Communications Inc., NISSAY CAPITAL Co.,ltd., Nippon Venture Capital Co.,Ltd., Board member etc.
Business
Develop and continually improve our tool for optimizing multilingual communication

Management

CEO
Suguru Sakanishi
COO
Tsuyoshi Minato
CTO
Jonas Rydenhag
Outside Director
Hiroyuki Kuwazono
Outside Auditor
Yoshiaki Omori

Advisors

Nobuo Matsuki
Tokyo Institute of Technology / MKS Partners
Toshio Furuta
Claire Law Firm
Shuichi Matsuda
Waseda University
Tomohito Ebine
Mobcast
Masataka Matsumoto
WiL
Yuichi Yatsuhashi
ACA / Ex BCG partners

The Team

  • Suguru Sakanishi

    Suguru Sakanishi
    CEO

    From Japan. After graduating from Waseda University, he moved to New York to work for an online marketing company for several years. He then returned to Japan and established Yaraku. Winner of many business contests.

  • Tsuyoshi Minato

    Tsuyoshi Minato
    COO

    From Japan. Graduate of Tokyo University's law faculty. He has worked in several marketing, sales, consulting and e-commerce businesses to revolutionize them and make progress with overseas sales. Graduate of INSEAD’s MBA program.

  • Jonas Rydenhag

    Jonas Rydenhag
    CTO

    From Sweden. After working in web development in Gothenburg for eight years, he decided to move to Japan and joined Yaraku. As the head of the development team, he deals with a variety of operations.

  • Yohei Maeda

    Yohei Maeda
    Accounting

    From Japan. After graduating from Waseda University, he worked seven years at an accounting firm in Tokyo. Has worked with over 100 companies. He has been working in financial accounting and various back-office operations in Yaraku since the company's creation.

  • Marcos Ramos

    Marcos Ramos
    Interface development

    From Argentina. Has over 10 years of development experience in Buenos Aires. He is a jack-of-all-trades who can manage both front- and back-end development as well as design. He makes the spirit of the development team positively passionate.

  • Aiden Lim

    Aiden Lim
    Language data processing

    From Singapore. Studied multilingual technologies at Nanyang Technological University. After graduation, he got his professor's recommendation to join Yaraku. His hobby is online gaming. He deals with back-end development as well as language data processing.

  • Akiko Suzuki

    Akiko Suzuki
    Accounting

    From Japan. After graduating from Gakushuin University, she worked as a forwarder and customs' officer. She joined Yaraku to deal with issues relating to taxes and finance. In addition, she watches over issues concerning general affairs and labor.

  • Yurii Honcharenko

    Yurii Honcharenko
    Front-end development

    From Ukraine. Graduated from Donbass College of Engineering, majoring in computer science. After working as a freelance software developer for several years, he joined Yaraku. He deals with web development as well as front-end development.

  • Lamin Sanneh

    Lamin Sanneh
    Front-end development

    From The Gambia. He studied computer Science at the University of Manchester. He has worked as a remote freelancer for a couple of companies before joining Yaraku. He is passionate about football, teaching online and being in sync with cutting edge web technology. Currently he can handle both frontend and backend work in harmony.

  • Jean Dominique Jaymalin

    Jean Dominique Jaymalin
    Front-end development

    From the Philippines. Graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. She worked as a Web Developer for companies in Manila and Chicago before joining Yaraku. Currently, she deals with both front and back-end development of the application.