about us
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living
1-8-22 Nakacho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Postal code: 153-0065
Born in 1970 in Tokyo. Graduated from University of San Francisco in California, USA with B.S. and joined a Japanese medical equipment manufacturer called TERUMO CORPORATION in 1994. After pursuing career as an IT consultant in Japanese info-communication giant - NTT Group between 1999 and 2008, decided to follow the path of entrepreneurship. After two years of preparation, went independent and founded FOUR DESIGN, LLC in 2010. Currently, active as an international distributor for products of medium-scale production to bridge the home country and the rest of the world.
the IFJ team
NODA Akiko
Because we live in an era where we are surrounded by things, we can select and choose the product that best suits us. When you meet a product that is comfortable and meets your lifestyle, the experience of using that product in your everyday life makes one even happier. Through my work of selling Japanese handicrafts in FOUR DESIGN, LLC, I’ve learned that, the person who fabricates, the one who buys and the one who uses our products may be scattered in many places around the world, but still be all somehow connected by sharing the same feeling. From a far corner in Japan, I wish that all our products in FOUR DESIGN, LLC make the people who use them feel joyful and happier.
I met Taku in February of 2011 and then joined FOUR DESIGN, LLC since April of that same year. Presently, I am in charge of buying. My work is complex as I plan promotions with Taku, coordinate with YAMANASHI office for logistics matters, discuss with Akiko to fulfill client’s inquiries and request as well as being a good listener to Taku, as he likes to exchange views about many matters. I adore milk tea. I also like Guatemala’s coffee as it has a nice sour taste. I also like digital gadgets and I enjoy music with anomaly rhythms.
I have been concerned with world poverty and sustainable development and studied mainly Development Economics at university. I worked as a school teacher in Tanzania and Japan. I joined the IFJ team in 2022 and am in charge of sales and marketing. I am pleased to introduce the eco-friendly and long-lasting housewares beautifully designed by Japanese designers. The products are practical as well as sophisticated. They have a warm, calm, yet profound atmosphere. I am impressed with the beauty of the products in which Japanese tradition and modernity coexist. I would love to share the feeling with people around the world. By the way, I like swimming and listening to music, especially the flamenco guitar.
1-8-22 Nakacho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Postal code: 153-0065
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