Takumi Ono Junglecity Network, Inc. Founder/President + Interviews
Any expatriate or traveler knows that connecting with locals in a foreign country unleashes the opportunities for meaningful life or deeper cultural exchanges. Having had to acclimate myself in Australia and the United States to pursue my high school and university studies, I am keenly aware of the value of the ability to bridge the gap between my native Japanese culture and Western sensibilities. In May 1998, after a stint as a market analyst in the cycling industry, I established Junglecity Network Inc with hopes it would evolve into a consummate resource. In fact, the name of the company reflects our desire to serve as guides through the complex jungle of overlapping cultures. I believe the prime showcase for our capabilities is Junglecity.com, which demonstrates the ability to organize information as well as the breadth of our services from web design to site management to event planning. I take pride in knowing the Northwest in and out and deeply appreciate the opportunities to meet people through my work who are making positive contributions to their lives and the society. I personally enjoy shopping at farmers markets, dining out at my favorite restaurants and sitting in a café over a good cup of coffee and pastries.
Hisashi (Kyu) Chida