• Takamasa Kawasaki

    Takamasa Kawasaki

    Founder & Director

    Taka is Odigo’s founder, bringing his wealth of experience managing and driving growth in large multi-national corporations to a startup environment. He also wears another hat as CEO of Redhorse Corporation, a listed company on the Taipei Exchange.

  • Chris Okano

    Chris Okano

    CEO & Director

    Chris was born in London, raised in Los Angeles and now currently living in Tokyo, Japan. Being 3/4 Japanese, he always had a passion for Japanese culture which eventually lead him to Odigo Japan. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, boxing and making YouTube videos for his channel, OkanoTV. Coworkers describe Chris as a random, positive, happy ball of energy. Oh, and he LOVES ice cream.

  • Michael He

    Michael He

    CTO & Director

    Michael is an IT specialist with over 10 years of experience at both large internet companies and startups. He joined Odigo as one of the founding members, and as a foreigner living in Japan, he is excited about bringing the best of this beautiful country to the world.

  • Ma Chao

    Ma Chao


    Chao hails from Xi’an, a 352 year-old town in China. He heads the company’s e-commerce department and is excited about bringing innovative Japanese tour and travel products to an international audience. His favorite season is summer, but he also loves snowboarding in winter.

  • Kentaro Yabu

    Kentaro Yabu


    I have been engaged in financial accounting work for about 13 years. The fun for weekends of mine is to play with my two cats at home, watching professional baseball and drinking with my wife on the way home from work.

  • Ivy Chu

    Ivy Chu

    Business Development Manager

    Ivy spent five years in Oita, the land of nature and hot springs, before moving to Tokyo in 2016 to explore the big city life. As a hardcore fan of Japanese culture, Ivy manages to go on road trips to different places nearly every weekend. When she’s not traveling, she can be found at home curled up with her cat, Maru-Chan.

  • Daniel Liu

    Daniel Liu

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Daniel was born in Taiwan, and moved to Japan when he was 18 to complete his studies. He has lived in the southern, central and eastern parts of Japan, and is big on adventure – he recently checked skydiving off his to-do list and is looking forward to more!

  • Hideo Noguchi

    Hideo Noguchi

    Business Development Manager

    Born and raised in Japan, Hideo has lived in many cities including Shizuoka, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai and Tokyo. He has vast experience in the travel industry and has visited many countries.

  • Mitsumoto Suzuki

    Mitsumoto Suzuki

    Business Development Associate

    Mitsumoto hails from Taiwan, where he worked with the country’s largest internet travel agency. When he’s not working to bridge the gap between Japan, Taiwan and the world at Odigo, he enjoys music and Netflix.

  • Omar


    Product Marketing Manager

    Born and raised in London, Omar moved to Japan to experience life at a different pace after completing his Master’s degree. At Odigo, he spends his time cooking up snazzy corporate photos and videos.

  • Jon Mulligan

    Jon Mulligan

    Creative Developer

    Originally from Bristol UK, Jon moved to Japan in 2016 and has been exploring ever since. Despite being the youngest member of the Odigo team, he has experience building a global Music Streaming platform and e-commerce websites for some of the UK’s biggest outdoor brands. If he’s not working at his computer, you’ll probably find him snowboarding down some of Japan’s powdery pistes.

  • Aymen Rebouh

    Aymen Rebouh

    iOS Developer

    Aymen is from Marseille, France. After a few trips in Japan, he decided to join Odigo as a travel lover and help people making the best of their trip in Japan. At Odigo, he’s taking care of the Odigo iOS application. He’s doing his best spreading positive vibes around him with jokes and singing. And when it’s not enough, he’s making people happy with an amazing homemade Tiramisu!

  • Elisa Kurniawan

    Elisa Kurniawan

    Digital Marketing Associate

    Elisa is from Indonesia and did her Visual Communications degree in Singapore. She loves the Japanese language and breathes design, illustration and coffee.

  • Wu Yan

    Wu Yan

    Digital Marketing Associate

    Wu Yan is from China, and moved to Japan as an exchange student during her sophomore year. As her passion for travel grew, so did her love for Japan and its unique culture. Through Odigo, Wu Yan wishes to share and promote the beauty of Japan with travellers all over the world.

  • Xu Zhonghao

    Xu Zhonghao

    Business Development Manager

    Hao was born and raised in China, and has been living in Japan for over twelve years. He has traveled to over 50 countries, and dreamed of being able to work in the travel industry. Now that his dream has come true, he’s ready to take on the new challenges at Odigo.