IMG_3270resizedJonathan Kohl

Jonathan Kohl is an experienced international executive with a focus in business development, marketing, corporate strategy and strategic planning with a particular expertise in healthcare globally and in Japan.

Experience: Over 15 years in the healthcare sector within pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, healthcare technology, hospital management, and medical services. He spent 10+ years at Eli Lilly and Company in various leadership roles in Sales and Marketing both at Eli Lilly Japan K.K. and the corporate headquarters in the U.S.A.

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (B.S. in Engineering) and Rice University – Houston, Texas, U.S.A. (MBA and MEng)

Languages: English, German, Japanese

Personal: Raised in the U.S., Ivory Coast, and Germany. Currently lives in Kobe, Japan with his wife and son.


IMG_3238 (cropped)resziedHiro Matsue

Hiroyoshi Matsue brings significant experience in the Japanese consumer market with a focus in branding, product innovation, marketing strategy and sales.

Experience: Over 10 years in the Japanese consumer market and 10 years at Coca-Cola Japan in various leadership roles in marketing, brand management and sales. Has significant experience in the healthcare sector, particularly in market research. Currently leading Orient Market Insight K.K., a subsidiary consultancy specializing in market research for organizations in healthcare, health service, humanitarian and non-profit sectors in Japan and Asia .

Education: International Christian University (ICU) – Tokyo, Japan (B.S.)

Languages: Japanese, English

Personal: Has lived in Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines. Currently lives in Kobe, Japan with his wife and daughters.


Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 12.22.56 AMKyoko Abe

Kyoko Abe brings significant project management expertise from a variety of industries with a focus on both education and market research as well as deep understanding of Japan and Western business norms.

Experience:  Project Management expertise in a variety of companies, such as a consulting firm and on-line academic institution.
Market Research experience across multiple industries as well as from both client and vendor side. Multiple years experience as a certified therapist as well as managing a massage therapy school.

Education: Keio University – Tokyo, Japan (Bachelor of Economics) and Kyoto Tachibana University – Kyoto, Japan (MA in Cultural Policy)

Languages: Japanese, English

Personal: Has lived in Japan, the Unites States and England. Currently lives in Kobe, Japan.


Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 12.28.14 AMAndrew Takashi Nakakuki

Andrew Takashi Nakakuki is a computer engineer with a unique combination of strong analytical skills and an extensive background in event management and planning.

Experience: Market research experience within the Pharmaceutical and non-profit sectors.
Event coordination and planning across various industries, including large-scale, multi-location conference management.  Japanese/English translation and interpretation experience in multiple sectors.

Education: Georgia Institute of Technology– Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. (B.E. in Computer Engineering) and Christ Bible Seminary – Nagoya, Japan (M.A. in Theology)

Languages: English, Japanese

Personal: Japanese-American; Currently lives near Osaka, Japan with his wife and daughter.