Masaru Ikeda / Blogger

masaruMasaru started his career as a programmer/engineer, and previously co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms. He’s been traveling around Silicon Valley and Asia exploring the IT industry, and he also curates event updates for the Tokyo edition of Startup Digest.

Takeshi Hirano / Blogger


Takeshi is a Japanese tech blogger and a co-founder of Sd Global/Japan, and is also the CEO for bootupAsia, Inc. He started his career as a web designer.


Yukari Mitsuhashi/ Editor


Yukari is a tech writer based in Tokyo, with previous experience working with a few startups in Japan. She also supervised the Japanese caption and narration of the movie “Social Network”. Yukari aspires to contribute to Japanese startup scene by what she does best: writing. Find her on Twitter, at @yukari77.

Junya Mori / Editor


Junya is an editor at The Bridge. He writes about future technology and innovation. Previously, he was the deputy editor of

Shintaro Eguchi / Blogger


Shintaro is a Japanese editor and planner based in Tokyo. He’s active in the community as an event manager, and does his best to play matchmaker in local ecosystem — not only with startups but also with people and entities in culture and government. Find him on Twitter, at @eshintaro.

Yuki Sato / Writer & Translator

Yuki_bw_largeYuki is a writer and translator based in Berlin, with a passion for new technology and startups. Her articles have been published on lifehacker Japan and Rocketnews24. Her interest in startups was ignited in Berlin, and decided to jump in the startup scene in Asia as a writer/translator for the Bridge.