We are AKIND

“We’re sure we can make it to realize more positive society, better quality of our life and fun daily work”, cherishing that feeling, AKIND was founded in Kobe.
Evolving the traditional Japanese merchant philosophy reflecting the present situation and utilizing it to society. And we have been trying to grow ourselves too.
We would like to polish brands lying under the ground of local areas and deliver their values to the world.


Tasuku Iwano
CEO | Founder

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 | Founder

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.

Eri Narasaki
Creative Coordinator

Born in Kobe, Japan. Studied in the US, worked in Japan and Singapore as a graphic designer for over 10years, her focus shift to how to maximize the power of creativity in the society. After returning her home town Kobe, she coordinate the creatives at AKIND Inc.

Takahiro Suzuki
Brand Coordinator

Born in Tokyo. After the work experience for the import/export company and the swedish telecommunications company, joined AKIND in autumn, 2018 with the strong skills such as marketing and analysis, programming and project management from the previous work experience and the bootcamp in Sydney, now working as a Brand cordinator.

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Company AKIND Inc.

Established Feb 20th, 2014

Contact info[@]akind.jp

Address Vishram Palace S-4F, 3-1-18 Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe city 650-0002

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