Tokyo Speaks has featured many people and groups of the international community, who provide educational opportunities, various services, host online/offline events, and have a wealth of knowledge. Check out this ever-expanding list of resources. Hope you find something helpful!
MLT is a nonprofit organization. Members of the community work together on Machine Learning and Deep Learning projects. MLT focuses on AI for Social Good, and work on a range of different Machine Learning research collaborations and applications. Listen here
Code Chrysalis is an advanced software engineering school in Tokyo, teaching full-stack web application development in English and Japanese. Take interactive classes remotely, or in person. Listen here
Women Who Code is a global non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Each city has its own unique culture and has seen local leaders rise to be both leaders of our movement and leaders of the industry, paving the way for the new face of tech. Listen here
Peace Works Japan is an international education company. Founders, Lloyd and Thom, apply their experiences in both business and communication training to assist customers to achieve their goals and objectives. Listen here
Startup Lady is an international community dedicated to promote gender equality in the business world through active training and education for women in business. Listen here
SpeakHer is a database of women public speakers in Japan. The purpose of gathering this information is so that event organizers can easily search for female speakers and that fellow speakers can connect with and support each other.
Baye McNeil is an author, lecturer, and columnist.
Subjects: race issues; diversity and inclusion.
Rochelle Kopp is a management consultant, author and columnist.
Subjects: cross-cultural communication; leadership.
Tutti Quintella is a Lead Program Manager at Mercari and Director at Women Who Code Tokyo.
Subjects: web development; leadership; technology; STEM; diversity and inclusion.
Yan Fan is co-founder & CTO at Code Chrysalis.
Subjects: web development; leadership; technology; entrepreneurship; diversity and inclusion.
Ed Thompson is a marketing consultant, university lecturer, and event speaker.
Subjects: content marketing; business strategy; professional coaching and development.
Robin Lewis is co-founder of mymizu and Social Innovation Japan, as well as a consultant for the World Bank, Climate Change Group, and Tokyo DRM Hub.
Subjects: sustainability; sustainable development; social entrepreneurship; social innovation.
Angela Ortiz is the founder of the nonprofit, Place to Grow, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Senior Manager at Adidas Japan. She’s also the author of “Place to Grow: 8 principles that will make you an effective leader in social impact”.
Subjects: sustainability; social impact; education; management; entrepreneurship; leadership; diversity and inclusion.
STARTUP JAPAN provides matchmaking service for entrepreneurs. Every entrepreneur has to overcome some frustrating procedures to start a business although time is the most precious resource for entrepreneurs. With our extended network, we encourage our clients to meet the right people at the right timing. Listen here
Social Innovation Japan (SIJ) is a platform that provides people with the tools, information and network to tackle real-world problems. We create opportunities to engage and learn from leading innovators, connect with like-minded people and take action.
SIJ offers social impact consultancy services to a wide range of purpose-driven organizations. Our evidence-based, creative approach tailors support to best suit the needs and purpose of the partners we work with.
Based in Tokyo, An-yal is a digital marketing and creative production company specializing in beauty and lifestyle for the Japanese market. We provide end-to-end strategy, planning and execution on large-scale brand communication projects. Listen here
Japan Intercultural Consulting is a leading global training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business. We help clients increase profitability and employee engagement through improved communication and working relationships in multicultural environments. Listen here
Concept Design assists global executives in building stronger customer service and marketing teams. We provide multinationals with strategic advice and training programs covering marketing planning, business development, social and digital media strategies. Listen here
ON-1 is a CREATIVE COLLECTIVE & ACCELERATOR sourcing local talent through community to revitalize the creative economy in the 21st century. Our sole motivation is to assist emerging creative professionals in Tokyo, Japan, through event production and experience design. Let us know how we can work together to further our mission of growing through creative social impact. Listen here
Health & Wellness
Sun & Moon Yoga provide an uplifting, healing space where people from all over the world can unfold themselves through the study and practice of yoga in a nurturing community. We seek to provide an intimate, safe place for students to explore self-transformation through yoga, meditation and pranayama. Listen here
Since its establishment in Japan in 1973, TELL has been dedicated to providing world-class, effective support and counseling services to Japan’s international community and helping to address the country’s growing mental health care needs. Services include free phone counseling, professional face-to-face evaluations and therapy, and community-wide programs. Listen here
Founded in 2015 by David and LaTonya Whitaker, Soul Food House is a family-owned restaurant located in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. It was birth out of a desire to bring authentic American Southern and Cajun cuisine to the hearts and stomachs of those that live and visit Japan. Listen here
Japan Food Trips takes you on an unforgettable culinary journey throughout Japan. Our food trips are a passionate endeavor to share Japanese food and culture through the lens of a local. Japan Food Trips’ founder, Stephanie, has dedicated years and endless hours, curating an incredible list of hidden gems that she wants to share with the rest of the world. Listen here
The Pink Cow Restaurant, Art Bar & Funky Space was conceived and founded in 2000 in Harajuku, Tokyo by colorfully quirky California artist Traci Consoli. She and Naoya Teraoka, then fellow artist and studio mate, now business partner, have spent 18 years and 4 locations brining art, music, technology, business and all creative communities together with great California food in Tokyo! Listen here
Arts/Entertainment/Books and more…
Ivan is a Tokyo based multilingual, Australian Director and Cinematographer. He has won multiple awards for his Documentary, Feature Film, Music Videos and Commercial. A keen storyteller, he readily fuses a western eye with a Japanese aesthetic. Listen here
Founded in 2016 by brothers, Arthell and Darnell Isom, D’ART Shtajio sought to revolutionize the Japanese anime industry by introducing Westernized elements of art and storytelling to the Japanese standard of animation. Listen here
Darryl Wharton-Rigby is the founder of Filmsnoir Motion Pictures, which has produced the feature films, Detention and Stay, and has helped to produce music videos, as well as branded content for Farfetch, Buzzfeed, Airbnb, and Usquaebach Whiskey. He has also created content that has appeared on NBC, IFC, BET, and NHK. Listen here
Rumination LLC grew from a passion for film, art, and the art of film-making. Founder Rumi Tominaga began her career as a visual artist, specializing in sculpture and installations. Rumination enjoys collaborating with clients to bring their visions for advertising, commercial and music video content to fruition.
In the realm of documentaries, independent short and feature films, the goal is to continue to support filmmakers who are unafraid to articulate their stories and visions, especially those that address the question of human identity. Listen here