Yarakuzen
Yarakuzen

Change the way translation assets are created and managed today.

Who we are

Company Name
Yaraku, Inc.
Location
16F Link Square Shinjuku, 5-27-5 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
Since
August 2009
CEO
Suguru Sakanishi
Number of staff
23
Corporate Website
For more detailed information about us, please check our corporate website.
Capital
¥ 363,961,000 (including capital reserve)
Business
Develop and continually improve our tool for optimizing multilingual communication
Investor
Konica Minolta, Inc., Advanced Media, Inc., Sony Network Communications Inc., Dogan Beta Inc, Board members, employees etc.

Management

CEO
Suguru Sakanishi
CTO
Jonas Rydenhag
Outside Director
Yuichi Yatsuhashi (Former BCG Partner)
Outside Director
Shinichiro Tamaki (Wakaru Office)
Outside Auditor
Yoshiaki Omori

Advisors

Shuichi Matsuda
Waseda University
Tomohito Ebine
Mobcast
Masataka Matsumoto
WiL
Nobuaki Chonan
CPA
Kotaro Furuuchi
Management Design•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.

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.

Aiden Lim

Aiden Lim
Support and Development

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.

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.

Makiko Nakayama

Makiko Nakayama
Human Resource And Labor Services

From Japan. After learning developmental psychology at a graduate school, she worked as a school counselor. She joined Yaraku to learn and create new value as our member.

Keiko Takeda

Keiko Takeda
Account Support

From Japan. After graduating from university in England, she worked for a global IT firm as a back-end support engineer, and she joined Yaraku as account support.

Wernich Baumgarten

Wernich Baumgarten
Back/Front-End Development

From South Africa. Graduated from Stellenbosch University majoring in Computer Science. After working freelance for local South African companies creating specialized software, he joined Yaraku as he was interested in languages.

Masaru Yamada

Masaru Yamada
Chief Evangelist

From Japan. Professor in Foreign Language Studies at Kansai University. Ph.D. in Translation Studies. He has returned to Yaraku as a chief evangelist to work on the social implementation of translation technology.

Cohan Sujay Carlos

Cohan Sujay Carlos
NLP Development

From India. Master of Computer Science at North Carolina University. Aiaioo Labs CEO. After working in major software companies in the US, he started a business as AI researcher. And he joined Yaraku as he was interested in languages. Cohan can speak 11 languages.

Aya Yamasaki

Aya Yamasaki
PR/Marketing

From Japan. Stayed in Australia for seven years from high school. Since returning to Japan, she has been involved in a wide range of business operations, including brand marketing and overseas negotiations, mainly for foreign companies. The global atmosphere of Yaraku attracted her to join the company.

Daiki Mizusaki

Daiki Mizusaki
Corporate Management

From Fukuoka prefecture in Japan. He had worked for the information systems departments of several industries. After he experienced tool development and security policy formulation, he joined Yaraku. His interest in the potential of translation platforms attracted him to Yaraku.

Dawsin Blanchard

Dawsin Blanchard
Full Stack Development

From the United States. Studied Computer Science at the University of Maine and after working at a startup creating educational software for several years, he joined Yaraku.

Vipul Mishra

Vipul Mishra
NLP

From Nepal. After graduating Bachelor’s from Osaka and a Master’s from Nara, he joined Yaraku. He is responsible for creating and maintaining NLP services. His love for languages and interest in machine translation technologies brought him to Yaraku.

Jamie Cox

Jamie Cox
Full Stack Development

From the United Kingdom. After working in tech support for a few years after graduating he moved to Japan. He took his knowledge and experience from studying Video Game Development to transition to a Full Stack Web Development at Yaraku.

Nana Madarame

Nana Madarame
Sales Executive

From Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. After working in sales and human resources in the human resources industry, she worked at a social insurance attorney’s office in Tokyo. After staying in Singapore for approximately four years, she was attracted to Yaraku’s diverse culture and joined the team.

Eimi Yumura

Eimi Yumura
Partner Sales Executive

From Ibaraki Prefecture, in Japan. Experience in corporate sales in the manufacturing industry, start-ups, and web production and management companies. After being transferred to India, she now works in partner sales promotion and marketing at Yaraku.

Shin Sugiyama

Shin Sugiyama
New Project Management

From Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. After obtaining a master’s degree in electronics, he worked for a manufacturer of home game consoles. He engaged in the planning, development, and manufacture of game console bodies, controllers, and peripherals. After that, he became independent and supported the launch of new product development for start-up companies.

Giovanni Gatti De Giacomo

Giovanni Gatti De Giacomo
NLP

From Brazil. Studied Computer Engineering at the Federal University of Rio Grande while working as a Computer Vision & Robotics researcher. Currently pursuing a Master’s in Data Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Joined Yaraku to apply the AI/Deep Learning knowledge acquired in research and to pursue a dream of living in Japan.

Joseph Scutella

Joseph Scutella
Full Stack Development

From Australia. Made his start in software development by developing a small teacher / student scheduling system for a music school before moving on to work as a frontend developer at one of Japan’s largest PR and marketing companies. He now works as a full-stack developer for Yaraku and enjoys collaborating with other passionate developers to deliver new and exciting features to the app.

Titapa Chatjindagul

Titapa Chatjindagul
Full Stack Development

From Thailand. After working for a startup company as a Full stack developer for a few years, she joined Yaraku as she was interested in language and translation.