Committed to Connecting Businesses From Japan and Around the World
December 2015: Through combining the team of Tokyo Weekender, an English-language magazine with 45 years of history established in 1970, and members from famed PR company Sunny Side Up, ENGAWA was born.
Represented by the keywords “2020,” “inbound tourism” and “regional revitalization,” Japan is currently experiencing a major transition as businesses enter a new business field targeting the outside world. In this moment, the question most often asked, and the task ahead, is, “how can we communicate the charms of Japan?”
For the Japanese, it has often been difficult to describe the unique charms of their own culture. Delivering the wonderful, as-yet-undiscovered value of Japan to the people of the world and creating magical moments is ENGAWA’s mission.
In Japan, there is a unique space for cultural exchange called an “engawa.” Neither inside nor outside, an engawa is a place where a diverse range of people gather and interact.
As professionals dedicated to “communication” and “connection,” we aim to express the charms of Japanese people, products, and concepts to the world. By joining hands with a variety of businesses which share the same spirit, we are committed to building an ENGAWA – a business scene that connects to the world.
CEO Takanobu Ushiyama