Born in Nagasaki, Japan. After working as a designer at a production company, Miki worked at a process management consulting firm, her speciality was brand-related design including brand concept development, product planning, and product design. Afterwards, while working as a freelance designer, she had the opportunity to join WonderLab. She was in charge of UI/UX design of paper-based and app-based educational materials. After returning from maternity leave, she then became a content director.
Hiromasa was involved in service planning work at Dai Nippon Printing Ltd. After that, he worked at Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. as a game creator and an original designer of IPs (intellectual property) for children. He joined WonderLab in 2021 with a desire to create content for children.
To put what I imagined in my head out to the world
Shiu worked as a part-time teacher for 4 years under the CEO during her university years and joined WonderLab after graduation. While working as a content director, she worked as a classroom manager at the Hanamaru Group for 2 years as well. Shiu wants to be a seal in her next life!
Walking along paths I find by chance
Kaori graduated from Waseda University's Education Course under the Faculty of Literature. Through her part-time teaching job at the Hanamaru Group, she realized the joy of being involved in education, and joined the school as a full-time classroom manager upon graduation. While gaining classroom teaching experience, she was also in charge of designing and creating questions for parent-child riddles and other events. She joined WonderLab in 2020 because she wanted to be involved with more children through educational content development. She is excited to work with content every day. Her dream is to enjoy WonderLab content with her daughter (born in 2022).
Days with family (husband, daughter, 2 cats), making things
Minako graduated from the International Christian University (ICU) in 2019. She had a wide range of part-time jobs during her university years, including the Hanamaru Group, a famous VR venture company, and a day-care center. She joined Wonderlab in August 2020. As a content director, she produces educational materials and is also in charge of the "To Love" activity, which delivers "WonderBox" learning materials to children's home and other organizations.
When I find an interesting story
Masataka graduated from the University of Tokyo with a bachelor's degree in Education. He joined Nippon Life Insurance Company as a new graduate and became an individual insurance sales representative, where he oversaw financial activities in the Kansai region, as well as planning the recruitment and training of internal affairs and sales staff. He joined WonderLab in 2020.
Drinks with friends, Ramen Jiro
Akari graduated from Shirayuri Women's University, Faculty of Literature with a teaching license for elementary education and secondary education in French. Upon graduation, she began working as an elementary school teacher at Seisen Elementary School, a private school in Kamakura. Akari decided to change jobs as she realized that she wanted to see more of the world if she is going to be involved in education, and she wanted to be in an environment where she can visit her partner's family at any time. She spends a third of the year working remotely from the United States. She enjoys working every day to deliver excitement to users all over the world, making the most of her experience as a teacher.
To cook dishes from all over the world at home
Tomohiro graduated from university qualified to teach in nursery schools and kindergartens. He travelled around Europe for a year to learn about childcare and childrearing overseas. After that, he worked at a nursery school in Tokyo as a homeroom teacher. He joined WonderLab in April 2022 with the desire to utilize his knowledge and values of children through WonderLab's services.
Explore children's minds
Shota received his master's degree in Engineering from the University of Tokyo. After working for an intellectual property firm for 4 years, he joined Wonderlab in 2019. He has been involved in problem creation work since he was a student, his works include the production of the book "Logic Nazo-pe-" and providing problems for the Arithmetic Olympics. He has a disposition to attend various places for intellectual stimulation (though he wishes he could be in two places at once), such as MENSA, Hatsumeigakkai (the Society of Inventors), and the Puzzle Discussion Group. He is especially fond of puzzles, music, solving riddles, and video games. He puts all the knowledge and sense he has gained from his hobbies into the content he creates.
To have crazy dreams
Graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. Kazuya began his involvement with WonderLab as a part-time problem creator while still in university. Upon graduation in April 2020, he joined the company as a full-time content creator. One of his hobbies is taking part in competitive puzzles, and he has been selected to represent Japan in the World Puzzle Championships. Besides puzzles, he loves manga and travelling.
Places to visit for the first time
Tadayuki's love of toys led him to two toy manufacturers, where he worked in sales, public relations and advertising, events, product planning and development, and legal affairs. When he collaborated with WonderLab, he was shocked by the small number of creators at WonderLab, and he decided to join the company in October 2021. As he communicates with fellow puzzle makers around the world, he explores and proposes "wonder" inspiring ideas. Although he is puzzled by the gap in awareness between toys and educational materials, he is secretly aiming for the title of the company's first retiree. Outside of work, he has been writing puzzle articles in newspapers, magazines, web, and other media for over 35 years, and has received offers from various companies to commercialize his puzzles and games and to write books.
Discovering and parting with interesting ideas from the world
After graduating from university, Issei worked at a public high school as an information technology teacher. While working full-time, he enrolled in a graduate school of professional teaching to deepen his understanding of education. Since that time, he has had a desire to be involved in education in places other than schools, and upon completion of the graduate program, he joined WonderLab in April 2022.
To try different things
Tomoya graduated from the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering, upon completion, he then joined the Japan Patent Office in 2010. He joined WonderLab in 2015 and was appointed as a director. The conscience of WonderLab and is responsible for making the all-important speeches during a toast.
My daughter growing up, discovering great food
Kei completed his master's degree in engineering at the University of Tokyo. His strong passion in artihmetic and mathematics led him to get involved with working on the bestselling puzzle book "Nazo-pe-". From 2007, Kei has taught a wide variation of students ranging from 4 years old to university level students at the Hanamaru Group. Additionally, he provides learning support to large number of public elementary schools and orphanages located both in Japan, and overseas.
Dynamic of children, formulating core values, beautiful problems
Daisuke graduated from the Kuwasawa Design School with a degree in general design. After spending some time working at a web production company working on the development of web, apps, and services, he joined WonderLab in 2019.
Museum visits, searching for culverts
After graduating from a vocational college, Kenta worked as a web designer. Later, seeking an involvement in children's education, he was blessed with the opportunity to work as a designer and experience interacting with children at a start-up company for childcare. After becoming clear about what he wanted to do in the future, he joined WonderLab at the end of 2017.
Asking about things I'm not yet familiar with
Kaishu worked as a designer for several years after graduating from a vocational college. He then lived abroad for about three years and joined WonderLab as he returned to Japan.
To get lost in thought
Spencer was born in the United States. After graduating from college, he worked as an artist in the video games industry for about 3 years. He joined WonderLab in October 2018. Currently he is in charge of the design of the content for WonderBox. He loves waving to people he doesn't know on the street and making them smile.
To make people laugh and smile
After graduating from Kuwasawa Design School, Mihoko worked as a designer at several companies including KAYAC Inc., Oisix (due to her interest in food), and Amuse (due to her interest in the entertainment world). While re-evaluating her working style after the birth of her child, she had a chance to join WonderLab in 2020. Mihoko loves her daughter very much and loves live music, theatre, and festivals.
Exposure to new cultures
Shizuka was born in Aichi and graduated from Nagoya Zokei Junior College of Art & Design. After working for several advertising companies, Shizuka joined Wonderlab at the end of 2020. She is currently in charge of content production for WonderBox.
Water bath at just the right temperature
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Crafts, and completed the Graduate School of Art Education at the same university. Akari became interested in education through a part-time job at a painting school. While she was still a student, she became involved with WonderLab as an intern and joined the company as a new graduate. It was not until she started working as an intern that she began to use design software professionally.
Tasteful beverages, plants and stones
Born in Towada City, Aomori Prefecture. After Mai graduated from Tokyo Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, she gained experience at a video production company and a start-up and then joined WonderLab in May 2022. She is in charge of content design. Together with her daughter, they are both avid WonderBox users.
To have various experiences with children
Born in Osaka. Satomi moved to Tokyo after graduating from university. After working for an advertising and branding company, she joined WonderLab in May 2022. While working in the field of education as a part-time university lecturer, the birth of her child sparked her interest in the future of education. Her life, which used to be centred around work, now revolves around her son. Her son is still very young, but she looks forward to the day when they can enjoy WonderBox together!
Exposure to new things and manufacturing
Born in Oita, Wataru spent his days immersed in soccer. After completing a master's degree in Information Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo, he worked for several years in the systems department of a manufacturer. He joined WonderLab as he was involved in the company's predecessor project when he was a student. He currently works as a server-side engineer.
Recently interested in competitive programming
Naoki was born in Hokkaido, Japan. After graduating from university, he moved to Tokyo and developed pension systems at Sler but left after 2 years as he didn't feel passionate about the work. After that, he was immersed in video games and roaming around on his motorcycle. He was picked up by a social games company as a Unity engineer and he devoted himself to studying game development. In 2016, he joined WonderLab in search of the greatest excitement. After developing “Think!Think!", he is now in charge of the overall development of WonderBox apps. His family consists of his wife and two rescue cats.
Playing video games that make my body sweat and my heart pound
After graduating from Osaka University with a bachelor's degree in engineering, Yusuke worked for a gas company in Osaka, developing IoT-ization of gas appliances. As he got involved with attractive app vendors, just when he wanted to be a creator as well, he resigned from the company and moved to Tokyo for personal reasons. It was a good opportunity, so he learned programming at a programming school and joined WonderLab as a Unity engineer in 2019. Since joining the company, he has been developing 2D games with uGUI and games using OpenCV.
When he realised it was about 5pm
Mayu graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University, Faculty of Education. While working as an instructor for a mountain village study abroad program in Nagano Prefecture, she encountered “Think!Think!". After that, she worked as an English teacher and a school administration system developer before joining WonderLab in 2019 as a Unity Engineer.
The changing color of the sky
Graduated from Yamagata University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Taiki experienced life overseas and worked for a vacuum equipment manufacturer developing melting furnaces and other equipment. After studying web application development on his own, he joined WonderLab in 2020 and has been developing around all aspects of the web as a server-side engineer.
Walking in a new place for the first time
After graduating from college, Yohei worked as an engineer and a project manager at a games company, where he oversaw HR for the engineering department. Since joining WonderLab, he has been working as a Unity engineer in charge of various content development and infrastructure development.
Never forget a childlike heart!
Sachiko graduated from university with a junior high and high school science teaching license. She then wanted to know a bit more about the world and other cultures, so she travelled to Canada. She studied English and web programming at a college in Vancouver and joined WonderLab in March 2022, she is mainly in charge of the web front-end.
Not being alone
Born in the Philippines. After graduating from university in Manila, Byron worked as a software engineer in the gaming industry for about 12 years. He joined WonderLab in April 2022. He is in charge of the Unity segment of the "Wonder Box" content. He enjoys basketball, Among Us, and Fortnite.
Hiroki is an avid learner and a Unity Engineer. He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from San Jose State University. He holds the CA Single Subject Teaching Credential (K-12) in music as well. Previously, he worked as a music teacher at a public middle school in San Jose, CA. After returning to Japan, he took up programming and started over as a software engineer. He joined WonderLab in 2022 as a Unity engineer since he wanted to work in the education industry again. Outside of work, Hiroki loves singing and knitting.
Singing, making things
After working at Sler, and then a Web-based venture company as a development manager, Takeshi decided to get involved in educational services, something he had always wanted to do. He joined WonderLab in 2016. He's also had experience at 2 start-ups as a technical advisor and the father of two children. His immediate dream is to have a beer tap available in the office.
Beautiful weather days
After graduating from Yokohama National University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Song-dong joined Marubeni Corporation in 2010. He was mainly in charge of factory and railroad construction projects for overseas clients, where he learned the joys of being a product manager. Later, he became interested in the field of education and technology, and after working independently and at a VR startup, he joined WonderLab. He keeps his mind and body fit in saunas, gyms, and snack bars at the end of the day.
Aki graduated from the University of Tokyo's Faculy of Liberal Arts. She joined Mitsubishi Corp. in 2008 and spent a period of time working at A.T. Kearney before joining WonderLab in 2018. She was raised in Mexico and is the mother of 3 sisters.
Everything about the feeling of seasons!
Majored in education at university. Yuri fell in love with Southeast Asia when she was a university student. After graduation, she worked for a materials manufacturer. She then moved to Cambodia because she wanted to work in the field of education in Southeast Asia. Yuri was drenched in sweat, dust, and tears during her time there. After giving birth, she became interested in children's education, and when Yuri saw WonderLab's mission she thought, "this is it!" and joined the company. She heads up the Family Success Team at WonderBox.
Encountering the sounds of nature and delicious food
While at university, Erina obtained a teaching license for teaching junior high and high school students, and after graduation, she worked at an English conversation school. Her love for movies led her to work for a movie promotion company. She worked in SNS marketing at Hulu, did CRM at Walt Disney Japan and also did marketing for Disney+. After having a baby, Erina's interest shifted from movies to children, and she joined WonderLab to get involved in education for children. She is in charge of promoting WonderBox.
Born in Okayama, Japan. After graduating from the University of Tokyo's College of Arts and Sciences, Shoko joined WonderLab. She was in charge of creating paper teaching materials and accounting. She is currently working on writing articles about teaching materials.
Graduating from the Department of Child Development in the College of Education. Hirona looked for a company specializing in the education industry. She joined Wonderlab as a new graduate in April 2019 and after a year of experience as a content director, she is now working as both a content director and in the Kids Success team.
Cats, vegetables, nature, manufacturing
After graduating from high school, Yoko entered a vocational college with the aim of becoming a stable civil servant. She admired the way the teachers at the vocational school seemed to enjoy their work and decided to become a teacher at the same vocational school. After that, she worked in various jobs, including sales and writing, based on her interests and what was useful to the world. Yoko always values whether or not she's having fun and being useful to society. She was introduced to WonderLab by a friend and fell in love with the company's mission and people. Yoko takes pleasure in helping people understand the appeal of WonderLab! She is currently in charge of promoting WonderBox and general marketing for the company.
Smiles, great food
After graduating from university, Makiko joined Recruit Holdings as a newgrad. As she became interested in young people's career development, she joined a corporation that operates universities, high schools, and kindergartens. She came into contact with the power of children at school, and desired to be further involved in education. Makiko joined WonderLab because she empathized with WonderLab's mission. She is in charge of the Family Success team that is part of WonderBox. She is also a mother of two children.
Mealtime with loved ones
Sophia was born in China, raised in the US, and has experienced living in 5 different countries (China, US, UK, Japan, and Italy). After graduating from graduate school, she worked for a strategy consulting firm before joining WonderLab. She is passionate about making a difference in society by showing young people the variety of cultures and the breadth of the world, and by fostering talented, globally active individuals. Currently, Sophia is a member of WonderLab's International Business Team.
The little things in life
After graduating from university in the U.S., Tsuyoshi returned to Japan to work for a securities firm. As he yearned for new challenges, he bought a one-way ticket and moved to Honduras. There, he worked for a non-profit organization involved in microfinance and selling Honduran coffee abroad, but he became convinced that education was the only path to lift people out of poverty, and thus pursued a master's degree at a graduate school in Boston, USA. Later, Tsuyoshi became involved in consulting and launching Singapore's first programming school in Japan, but now he is happily working with WonderLab's Global team.
Travel, nature, music (Bossa Nova)
After graduating from Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, she initially joined a publishing company. Wanting to do something more exciting and fun, she entered the web advertising industry. After she had her first child, she felt bewildered, which made her want to do something more exciting and also something that would improve the lives of children in the future. When she learned about WonderLab, she thought "I didn't know such a place like this existed!" and decided to join the company. She is now part of the WonderBox promotion team.
Discovering new things (knowledge, experiences, etc.)
After graduating from university, Aya worked in content production and advertisement sales at Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. In 2017, she joined 17LIVE Corporation as one of the first members, where she experienced everything from alliance work to planning promotional measures to acquire new users and initiating business improvements. With the birth of her child, she decided that she wanted to spend the rest of her life involved in "services that I want my child to have in the future" and joined WonderLab in 2022. Currently, Aya is in charge of marketing & PR for Think!Think!
A world of individuality
Band member ⇨ Travel company ⇨ Educational IT venture before joining WonderLab in 2022. Takemi's favorite food and drink combination is Hoppy & Takowasa (Hoppy is a non-alcoholic beer flavoured drink and Takowasa is octopus with wasabi).
When I listen to music, when I encounter places / people I don't know
After working at a hospital as a nutritionist, Sachiko was in charge of new business at a medical statistics data service company and a human resource company. In 2012, she joined Oisix (now Oisix La Daichi), where she worked to evolve the subscription business by launching new services and improving customer's lifetime value (LTV), before joining WonderLab in 2022. Witnessing her own child using Think!Think! & WonderBox with a glinting sparkle in his eyes, she realized the true potential of WonderLab. Sachiko wants to quickly create a world where children all over Japan can experience intellectual excitement. She is currently in charge of promotional activities at WonderLab.
The smiles and laughter of children
Yuka graduated from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Law. After spending some time working at consultant companies Corporate Direction and Bain & Company, Yuka joined Hanamaru Lab in 2014 (now WonderLab) and was appointed to the board as COO. Concurrently, she worked as a classroom manager at the Hanamaru Group and gained valuable experience in early-stage childhood education. Works hard, eats well and drinks well.
Mt Koya (located in Kyoto, Japan)
Daiki moved to Cambodia in 2014 was heavily involved in a project to establish a university there. It was there, by fate, that he met with Kei Kawashima, the CEO of WonderLab and subsequently joined the company. Working in partnership with the Cambodian government, Daiki is working on educational reform to lift the country and bring out a sense of wonder in Cambodia as a whole.
Cambodia's great outdoors
Lun is a graduate with a degree in software engineering from Kirirom Institute of Technology. Because he was interested in games and game creation, he joined Wonderlab in 2019 as a Unity Engineer, where he is involved in creating and improving game content for Think!Think! and WonderBox apps. He has also worked on JICA projects to improve STEM education for children in Cambodia and improve the national curriculum for children's grades 1-3. His hobbies include reading and writing stories.
Stories, music, games
Born in Cambodia. After graduating from university as a software engineer, Huy began work as a Unity engineer at WonderLab, developing content for Think!Think! and WonderBox. At the same time, he is also in charge of supporting STEM education in Cambodia using Think!Think! As a lover of video games, he finds it rewarding to see children enjoying learning as well as creating educational content that is converted into games.
Games, playing the guitar
Bou was born in Banteay Meanchey Province in Cambodia. She graduated from Kirirom Institute of Technology with a degree in Software Engineering. Currently, as a designer, she is mainly responsible for design and production at the Cambodia office, as well as assisting with the seasonal design for Think!Think! and Code Crafters. Her hobbies include travelling, listening to music, and arts & crafts.
My design being used, travelling to new places
I got my teaching degree from the Philippines in 2004 and I have been teaching since then. I started out as an English teacher to adult and young learners from Japan, South Korea, Russia, and so on. My family moved to Cambodia in 2015, and I worked as an elementary teacher and a school coordinator in two different international schools in Phnom Penh. I’ve been a part of WonderLab Cambodia’s team since 2019, and it’s a learning experience on a daily basis! When I am free, I take walks and and make sarcastic jokes with my son.
What’s the next day going to be like?
I was born in Svay Reing which is located at Vietnam and Cambodia border. I met WonderLab Cambodia by chance at the camping site in the mountain and decided to join this lovely team. I enjoy talking with Cambodia parents to bring out their children's sense of wonder.
My husband and son
I graduated from Royal University of Phnon Penh in 2018. I joined WonderLab Cambodia in 2019 and currently work as corporate manager. My girlfriend is a Japanese but I cannot speak Japanese at all.
After graduating from Royal University of Phnom Penh, I joined WonderLab Cambodia in 2018 as an assessment officer for the JICA survey project. Since 2020 I have worked as project supervisor. I work with Ministry of Education to run Think!Think! Class at public schools and conduct assessment to measure the impact of Think!Think!.
After graduated from university, I joined WonderLab Cambodia in 2018. I got married with Think!Think! Teacher（Coworker) in 2020. As a head teacher I have been teaching over 3000 students in Cambodia with Think!Think! App.
My family and my students
Graduated from the University in Kobe surrounded by steep slopes and wild roaming boars. The year after the Lehman crisis, Kazuhiro joined Honda Motors as a new graduate and devoted himself to crunching numbers and conceiving strategies for the Japanese market. The month after his second child was born, he became an independent freelancer. Six months later, he joined the early phase of Unilab, a company with the aim to revolutionize B-to-B logistics. After working as a business-side project manager, Kazuhiro became responsible for corporate planning and human resources. In 2020, my children got hooked on Think!Think! and I decided to join Wonderlab after being introduced to the company.
Losing track of time when being immersed in the world of manga
After passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, Jun worked in audit accounting and M&A advisory services at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC. Later he was involved in business restructuring support at a consulting firm and also financial support for start-ups at Money Forward Synca. He became interested in the education field after the birth of his child, and was attracted to WonderLab's mission, Jun joined the company in 2021.
M-1 Grand Prix
Emi graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Education, and the Graduate School of Business Sciences at the University of Tsukuba. She joined Chunichi Shimbun in 2007. Afterwards, she joined WonderLab in 2019 after working in the human resources department of a consulting firm and a business firm. Emi is also a mother of two children.
Catching bugs & playing the piano again after 26 years
After graduating from Aichi University of Education, Emi joined En Japan Inc. in 2014. After working in sales in the human resources field, she joined LITALICO, a welfare and education venture. As a human resource manager, Emi was engaged in recruiting mainly engineers and managed a team which were responsible for hiring student interns. Attracted by the people and culture of WonderLab. She joined the company in 2022 and is a part of the HR team. She believes that each person's life is precious and wonderful, and she finds fulfillment in my job as it directly relates to being with people. In her private life, she is the mother of one child.
The atmosphere at a music festival
Kumiko graduated from the Graduate School of Intellectual Property at Osaka Institute of Technology. She joined an electronics manufacturer as a new graduate and was engaged in intellectual property and legal affairs. When she was in junior high school, she attended LearnNet Global School and met adults who inspired children to be curious which in turn, inspired her to take action herself so she can also develop children's curiosity. WonderLab's mission strongly resonated with Kumiko and she joined the company in 2022.
Chain of inspiration