The aim of the AKIND Inc. is brand evolution. We’re here to identify next-generation branding scheme that will enable business, consumers, and the community to experience true prosperity and ongoing growth. Traditional Japanese merchants held their mantra “benefit for all three parties” (business, consumer and community). Inspired by their philosophy, our name “AKIND” comes from “Akindo” (Japanese precept of merchant). Our branding and trading services will bring quality products from the regions to the attention of a wider world.

Tasuku Iwano

CEO, Brand Strategist

Born in Kobe, Japan. Joined CIA Inc. in 2006, after completing a Masters’ degree in Design and Branding Strategy at Brunel University, London. As art director at CIA, he was responsible for brand strategy and creative direction for a wide range of projects, including a new airline development, revitalization of a traditional brand, and development of an organic product retailer. Since co-founding AKIND Inc. in 2014, he offers branding services for overseas expansion to local governments and established brands based mainly in regional cities.

Tomohiro Morie

COO, Brand Manager

Born in Kyoto, Japan. Joined Dentsu Tec Inc. As a producer, he mainly worked on project development for PR and sales events, showrooms and audiovisual content. Joined CIA Inc. in 2008. After building up a solid record in corporate communications implementation, apparel rebranding, development of food and beverage new store models, and comprehensive project management, co-founded AKIND Inc. in 2014. He offers joint service with overseas/domestic tarented designers and other integrated project management services.



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