Our name originates from a combination of the Japanese words “wa” and “takumi”. “wa” has multiple meanings, which include “Japanese style” and “harmony” (when written as 和) or “ring” and “circle of people” (when written as 輪). “takumi” means “craftsmanship”, and is an integral part of Japanese culture.
Our name signifies a gathering of some of the most distinctive products and services from Japan.
Managing Director at doq
Co-Founder at doq
CHICAGO, IL, USA
NEW YORK, NY, USA
At wakumi, it is our life’s passion to bring together the finest from Japan with businesses from around the world.
When you’re with wakumi, you’re supported by a multicultural team with international business experience and strong roots in Japan. The wakumi team comes from a diverse set of professional backgrounds, including technology, marketing, sales, design, editorial and creative development. We also represent various cultural backgrounds, including Japan, China, Australia, and the United States.
wakumi is brought to you in partnership with doq, a cross-cultural marketing consultancy.