주식회사 MATCHA

  • CEO

    아오키 유 / Yu Aoki

  • COO/CFO

    모리 타이치 / Taichi Mori

  • Manager
    Media/ Editorial Division

    이시다 유 / Yu Ishida

  • Editor in Chief - Japanese

    우에마츠 히로마사 / Hiromasa Uematsu

  • General Manager
    Inbound Strategy Division

    카오 / Kwan Srisongkram

  • Manager of Editorial Division

    마에자와 유우마 / Yuma Maezawa

  • Manager of Editorial Division

    우에도 유미 / Yumi Uedo

  • Manager
    Corporate Planning Office

    센고쿠 세이지 / Seiji Sengoku

  • Producer
    Inbound Strategy Division

    수기자키 켄타 / Kenta Sugizaki

  • Producer
    Inbound Strategy Division

    아마노 타카시 / Takashi Amano

  • Editor in Chief - English

    라모나 타라누 / Ramona Taranu

  • Editor in Chief - Thai

    카니타 / Kanittha

  • Editor - History & Culture

    후미 코우 / Fumi Kou

  • Chief of Editorial Division/ Director

    시모기시 마유코 / Mayuko Shimogishi

  • Editorial Director

    미조바타 나오키 / Naoki Mizobata

  • Editor - History & Culture

    첸 조우 유안 / Chen Jou Yuan

  • Editorial Director

    카미야 카주노리 / Kazunori Kamiya

  • Chief
    Planning Promotion Office

    소토쿠 카오리 / Kaori Sotoku

  • Chief
    Planning Promotion Office

    코야나기 리코 / Riko Koyanagi

  • Planning Promotion Office

    이시이 모나미 / Monami Ishii

  • Editor in Chief - Chinese

    미호 왕 / Miho Wang

  • Editor/Writer

    모리야 미호 / Miho Moriya

  • Editor - Chinese

    리위친 / Li Yi Chien

  • Editor - English

    키아라 미슈케 / Mischke Chiara

  • Editor/Writer

    데키 코수케 / Deki Kosuke

  • Editor - Thai

    차양굴 / Chayangkul

  • Web Analyst

    후쿠시마 아사코 / Asako Fukushima

  • Web Designer

    아사미 켄지 / Kenji Asami

  • Lead Engineer

    쿠라모토 사토루 / Satoru Kuramoto

  • Engineer

    아부 스피안 / Abu Sufian

  • CEO

    아오키 유 / Yu Aoki

    Born in Tokyo in 1989, he graduated with a degree in Japanese Studies from Meiji University. During a year off, he traveled around the world and worked for the Doha International Book Fair in 2012. After graduating, he worked for the digital agency Augment 5 Inc. He established MATCHA Inc. in 2013, and was appointed CEO/Managing Director. His hobbies are traveling and visiting hot springs.

  • COO/CFO

    모리 타이치 / Taichi Mori

    Born in 1990 in Tokyo, and a graduate of Meiji University with a degree in Japanese Studies. Has worked in domestic financial institutions, back office operations, and investment banking related fields. He joined MATCHA in 2017, supporting MATCHA's infrastructure. His hobby is playing golf monthly.

  • Manager
    Media/ Editorial Division

    이시다 유 / Yu Ishida

    A graduate of Keio University’s Faculty of Letters. After graduation, was in charge of web marketing, project management, and business development at several companies, before finally joining MATCHA. He has lived in Indonesia, Vietnam, and India. Is known for his ability to adapt to the local cultures of each country he lives in.

  • Editor in Chief - Japanese

    우에마츠 히로마사 / Hiromasa Uematsu

    Born in 1987, in Hiroshima. After studying under the Maritime Self-Defense Force and majoring in literature at Keio University, he worked as an editor at G.B. Publishing Co., Ltd., and joined MATCHA in 2015. In addition to handling Japanese editorial work, he is also in charge of general administration for all language editions. His hobbies are working, mountain climbing and taking care of his pet goldfish.

  • General Manager
    Inbound Strategy Division

    카오 / Kwan Srisongkram

    Born in Thailand in 1986, she is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University, with a degree in Political Sciences - International Relations. Came to Japan in 2008, and graduated from Toho Gakuen Specialty College in 2011, and worked as an AD for TV programs, in overseas advance consultations, and inbound sales. Currently works as MATCHA's General Manager of Inbound Strategy Division. Her favorite food is pork shabu shabu, and her hobby is single lens camera photography.

  • Manager of Editorial Division

    마에자와 유우마 / Yuma Maezawa

    After working at a travel agency and software development company, he joined MATCHA as a web designer. Currently, in addition to web design, he also conducts site improvements and does site renewal project management. His two pugs are his reason for living.

  • Manager of Editorial Division

    우에도 유미 / Yumi Uedo

    Born in Maebashi, Gunma, in 1983. She joined MATCHA in December 2016, after working for a mail order company and in publishing. Her hobbies are caming, visiting hot springs and joining craft beer brewery tours.

  • Manager
    Corporate Planning Office

    센고쿠 세이지 / Seiji Sengoku

    Born in Chiba prefecture in 1992. Graduated from Meiji University's School of Global Japanese Studies. After graduation, he worked for a domestic financial institution and handled administrative duties at a consulting firm. Became a staff member of MATCHA in 2017. A fan of Toyama prefecture, he spends about ten days there every year. His hobbies are art appreciation and drinking sake.

  • Producer
    Inbound Strategy Division

    수기자키 켄타 / Kenta Sugizaki

    After working at a domestic financial institution, he embarked on a trip around the world that lasted for a year and a half. After experiencing a warm reception during his overseas travels, he decided that he would like visitors to Japan to also have a similar experience, and this prompted him to join MATCHA. Is a fan of the Yokohama DeNA Baystars baseball team. His hobbies are camping, mountain climbing, attending festivals, eating ramen, listening to music, and watching movies. 

  • Producer
    Inbound Strategy Division

    아마노 타카시 / Takashi Amano

    Joined MATCHA in February of 2018, after working at an events production company, and serving as a public relations staff member among other positions at a building management company. Currently serves as a producer in MATCHA’s Inbound Strategy Department. His favorite sightseeing spot is Okinawa’s Kerama-jima Islands area. Despite being told that he doesn’t look like the kind of person that loves the sea, he indeed does!

  • Editor in Chief - English

    라모나 타라누 / Ramona Taranu

    Born in 1985 in Romania. While studing Nohgaku at the Waseda University Graduate School in the literature department, she coordinated the literary periodical "Bungaku Kingyo", which features serialized drama criticisms and essays. She joined MATCHA straight from graduate school. Currently she is responsible for the English edition of MATCHA, with an emphasis on editing and writing original articles.

  • Editor in Chief - Thai

    카니타 / Kanittha

    From Bangkok, Thailand, she graduated from Chulalongkorn University witha degree in Philosophy from the Literature Department. She is a fan of Japan's otaku culture and first came to Japan to see the real Japan that she had learned about first on paper. Currently she is in charge of editing MATCHA's Thai edition. She has over 10 years of experience in translation and interpretation. Her mind is eternally 20 years old, however her actual age is a company secret.

  • Editor - History & Culture

    후미 코우 / Fumi Kou

    Born in 1986, she has a degree in history. She has worked as a journalist for a Taiwanese economics magazine, a Taiwanese agent corporation public relations officer, and in American skin care product marketing. Currently, she is an editor for the Taiwanese edition of MATCHA. She is a big fan of history and manga, and is a huge pre-Edo history buff. She loves visiting Japan's 100 Top Castles, and is learning to play the sanshin. Her favorite dogs are huskies and Shiba inu.

  • Chief of Editorial Division/ Director

    시모기시 마유코 / Mayuko Shimogishi

    Previously worked as an editor for Japanese web media company, focusing on women's fashion and health. Lived in Australia and joined Matcha after returning to Japan. Responsible for editing, sponsored content promotion and creative direction. Hobby is watching foreign TV dramas.

  • Editorial Director

    미조바타 나오키 / Naoki Mizobata

    Sagittarius, blood type O. Graduated from the Russian Language and Literature Department of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Took part in public relations activities for company CSR (corporate social responsibility), and was involved with media work in the field of international cooperation. After connecting with people engaged in the revitalization of local communities, he became interested in the attractive features of Japan’s different regions, and subsequently joined MATCHA. Yoga enthusiast.    

  • Editor - History & Culture

    첸 조우 유안 / Chen Jou Yuan

    Born in Taiwan. Before joining MATCHA, held positions at a travel agency, an interview coordinating agency, and an application operating company. Currently works as editor on MATCHA’s Taiwanese website, and as inbound editorial director. He’s currently in charge of project proposals, of writing and editing articles and also of the Taiwanese translation department. His hobbies are reading, basketball, photography appreciation, and visiting hot springs (onsen).

  • Editorial Director

    카미야 카주노리 / Kazunori Kamiya

    Born in Yokohama in 1988 and grew up in Aichi prefecture. A graduate of Keio University, he spent time at a telecommunications company before joining MATCHA. Is responsible for MATCHA's website and writes articles as well. His great passion in life are ramen and martial arts. He believes ramen is healthy for the body.

  • Chief
    Planning Promotion Office

    소토쿠 카오리 / Kaori Sotoku

    Born in Nara, she graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University with a degree in literature. After working holidays/travels abroad, she joined MATCHA in the hopes of sharing the uniqueness of Japan to a wider, international audience. Currently she works in promoting/managing advertisement projects and smoothing the operations of the strategic department. Her hobby is reading mystery novels and having picnics.

  • Chief
    Planning Promotion Office

    코야나기 리코 / Riko Koyanagi

    An Edo-ko who grew up in Tokyo and loves festivals, she aspires to share the charms of Japan with the world and as such joined MATCHA in August 2017 as part of the Inbound Strategy Department. The focus of her current work is on information visualization.

  • Planning Promotion Office

    이시이 모나미 / Monami Ishii

    Born in Tokyo in 1993. A graduate of Meiji University’s School of Global Japanese Studies. Can never sit still for very long, so likes to go out and do things. While walking around the town, is always on the lookout for news and information of relevance to international visitors to Japan. Hobbies are traveling and photography. While visiting all sorts of places throughout Japan and overseas as well, likes taking pictures.

  • Editor in Chief - Chinese

    미호 왕 / Miho Wang

    Born in 1989, she graduated with a degree in film studies and began writing her own blogs on Japan as a student here. She has worked as an editor for translations of Japanese fashion magazines, copywriter for advertising agencies, author for tourism agencies and private travel companies, and has published four books on Japan in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Currently is the head editor for MATCHA's Taiwanese edition.

  • Editor/Writer

    모리야 미호 / Miho Moriya

    Libra, with AB blood type. Thanks to her travels to over 30 countries, is fascinated by the heartwarming encounters she has enjoyed all around the world. After many twists and turns, came to work at MATCHA in 2017. Faces her work everyday with the hope that her beloved Japan will come to be loved by people from all over the world. Her favorite things are traveling, camels, and seeing starry skies over the desert.

  • Editor - Chinese

    리위친 / Li Yi Chien

    Born in 1988, is an Aquarius with the AB blood type. Graduated with a degree in risk management and insurance. She likes to travel and eat, and has a personal blog where she posts travel impressions and information on Japan. Currently she works as an editor for MATCHA's Taiwanese edition. Although a self-confessed foodie, she is not a fan of alcohol or sticky foods.

  • Editor - English

    키아라 미슈케 / Mischke Chiara

    Born in 1983 in Berlin, Germany. In 2008 she moved to Japan after falling in love with its music, history and people. Taught English to small children in Japan for a couple of years before joining MATCHA. Currently in charge of planning, writing, and editing original articles for the MATCHA's English website. She loves history, music and animals and is the proud mom of three rescue cats.

  • Editor/Writer

    데키 코수케 / Deki Kosuke

    Born in Osaka in 1989. Graduated from Waseda University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (French Studies). After working as a book and magazine editor at a publishing company, he then joined MATCHA. Is currently in charge of writing and editing articles written in Japanese. He has a deep appreciation for the animation series "Kochi Kame" and is proud to be living in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward. Usually never sticks with any new hobby and soon gives up, but surprisingly he has been enjoying listening to the radio and watching theater for a relatively long time.

  • Editor - Thai

    차양굴 / Chayangkul

    Born in Thailand in 1983. Graduated from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Education (Department of Art). Interested in Japanese art, also graduated from Nihon Kogakuin College’s Graphic Design Department in 2012. Afterwards, helped to produce pamphlets on Japanese tourism while back in Thailand. Currently serves as an editor of MATCHA’s Thai language website.

  • Web Analyst

    후쿠시마 아사코 / Asako Fukushima

    Worked as a graphic designer in the design of leaflets/promotional materials, then in the operation and analysis of hotels and ryokan sites as a web designer. After becoming interested in regional tourism, she joined MATCHA. Currently, she works hard everyday to change the future through web analysis. Is a WACA certified web analyst.

  • Web Designer

    아사미 켄지 / Kenji Asami

    A graduate of Musashino Art University’s Department of Design Informatics. Joined MATCHA in 2018, after spending time at a production company. As a web designer, he handles the company’s website design and implementation, as well as conducting site improvements. His hobbies are fishing, mountain climbing, cooking, and vaudeville theater. He especially likes peaceful, rural landscapes.

  • Lead Engineer

    쿠라모토 사토루 / Satoru Kuramoto

    Born in the winter of 1985. After working in design in the game and video industry, he moved to the web industry. After leaving his former company, he joined MATCHA in April 2016 as an engineer. Although formerly a designer, he now works mainly in systems. His hobbies are reading and painting.

  • Engineer

    아부 스피안 / Abu Sufian

    Born in 1991, he is an engineer from Bangladesh. His interest in Japanese robotics brought him to Japan. He loves Japanese tea and miso soup, and is proficient in Java. His hobbies are watching movies, and playing soccer and cricket.