Who we are

Claire Sandy, with a background in the fashion and interior sectors, set up Japanesey in February 2004 as a means of bridge-building between Japan and the UK. She has now been joined by Mari Takahashi and Manami Shimazaki who bring their native language skills and extensive networks to the team. With varied client bases in both countries and using our merchandising, business matching and consultancy experience, we seek to dispel the 'mystery' of the Japanese market and open it up to smaller brands including independent designers and craftspeople. We also act as co-ordinators for JETRO, the Japanese External Trade Organisation, providing consultancy services to small and medium sized Japanese companies hoping to export to the UK.