Jarman International Team of Consultants
Managing voice recordings for car navigation systems in international markets, volunteer and education experience in the UK and involvement in the FIFA World Cup gives Yumiko excellent understanding of the differences between Japanese and international business practice.
Sarah brings to the Jarman team extensive experience supporting international residents in Japan, in particular women, and a wide network of connections in the Tokyo business community.
At Jarman-international, Sarah has a key role is to support strategy development, execution, and to create and edit niche content to help Japanese companies expand their reach and services to the international community in Japan and beyond.
Upon graduating from Seattle University in 2015, Nina returned to Japan to work as a writer. Her passion is connecting Japan with the world and Nina’s deep understanding of Japan combined with her overseas upbringing allows her to share this country’s beauty with the world in authentic, yet, relatable ways. To date, Nina has visited more than 30 prefectures as a writer and tourism consultant. In the past, she has worked with JNTO, JTB, and various prefectural governments by utilizing her bi-cultural background as a strong-suit to bring the East and the West together in harmonious ways.
John publishes a new YouTube video on his YouTube Channel Only in Japan Go every 10 days to 2 weeks from interesting locations around Japan. John introduces interesting destinations, products, and services across Japan to more than 1.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel from across the world. He is also a NHK World reporter (Tokyo Eye, Destination Kansai, Journeys in Japan) and a regular inbound news contributor on TBS Hiruobi.
Awards:The 1M subscribers on YouTube award, top 100 YouTube Creators in Japan, NHK World reporting job
Collaborations:Honda, TOTO, Dassai Sake, Japan National Fireworks Association, Ogasawara Tourism, Aomori Prefecture, Kochi Prefecture, Keihan Railway, Starbucks, Tokyo Sento Association, Hitachi Beef Association, NEXCO, Google etc.
Akane is highly effective at supporting our partners with her excellent communication ability and a broad point of view derived from her work experience in various industries.
Judith brings to the Jarman team her extensive experience and knowledge in inbound tourism and consulting to assist Jarman clients in connecting visitors from around the world.
Marina Usher spent most of her career working as a producer for Canada’s public broadcaster, where she gained extensive experience in writing, researching, producing, and video editing for television, as well as creating content for social media platforms. After arriving in Japan, Marina spent the first few years working as a Global Strategist at a Tokyo startup, consulting for various international media brands that wanted to build a greater presence within the Japanese market.
Marina is now helping Sony Bank as an English Language Specialist to consult on how to raise the level of customer engagement particularly from international residents in Japan.
Masako is also familiar with the development and operation of professional systems from her experience as a system engineer at a software development company.
After graduating from university in 1997, Emi became an interpreter and translator for the Kyoto Prefectural Governor. Since 1998, she has held managerial posts in international sales with several Japanese companies including Kyocera, Omron and Saki Corporation.
After Japan’s 2011 March earthquake, Emi worked as an administrative assistant at Toshiba Corporation US Project Team for Fukushima Restoration. She gained her B.A in English from Doshisha University in 1997 and studied at UCLA in an exchange program in 1995-1996.
Tia’s main focus is to provide a visual catalyst to improve branding power for local artists and entrepreneurs in the Kanto area. Tia is the image specialist for Jarman International and she brings her expertise in image enhancement of our online content. During her free time, she enjoys cooking new recipes and biking.
Gen provides advisory support to Jarman International based on management consulting experience across multiple industries and functions (e.g., M&A support in aerospace and defense, sales force transformation in tech distribution), as well as over 20 years of experience living in Japan as a Japanese-American.
He joined JI team as the supporter from historical point of view on Jarman International’s projects. His subject of study is the middle age of Japanese history (Heian & Kamakura period).