COMPANY

Global. Borderless.
Innovative.

Open Japan to be the DESTINATION.

COMPANY

Global. Borderless.
Innovative.

Open Japan to be the DESTINATION.

MISSION

"Global People make Global Companies"

「グローバルなヒトがグローバルな会社をつくる」

VISION

Change the conventional way of job-hunting/recruiting in Japan for global people
to establish a true borderless society

- Become #1 innovative web-contents for global talents in/into Japan & companies in Japan

- Become #1 innovative web-contents for global talents in/into Japan & companies in Japan

Hidden message behind company name “SPeak”

“speak” : Global people will become “speak”er of companies.SPeak will function as a spokesperson of both global people and companies.

“SP”eak : Abbreviation of Special. Provide “Special” value and experiences to global people and companies.

S”Peak” : Peak, as in peak of mountain. SPeak will be no.1 service which is valuable for all stakeholders by making them feel like they are on peak of mountain.

“P” has hole : ”Loudspeaker/megaphone” design. With the power of great network, SPeak will contribute to the greater society.

Hidden message behind company name “SPeak”

“speak” : Global people will become “speak”er of companies.SPeak will function as a spokesperson of both global people and companies.

“SP”eak : Abbreviation of Special. Provide “Special” value and experiences to global people and companies.

S”Peak” : Peak, as in peak of mountain. SPeak will be no.1 service which is valuable for all stakeholders by making them feel like they are on peak of mountain.

“P” has hole : ”Loudspeaker/megaphone” design. With the power of great network, SPeak will contribute to the greater society.

ABOUT

CORPORATE INFORMATION

Company NameSPeak Corporation
Fundedin 2019
Capital55 Million Yen
CEO / FounderHiromi Karahashi
Business overviewWeb-contents/Web-matching platform for global-talent in / into Japan
Location9th floor KN Daikanyama bldg.
1-1-71 Nakameguro Meguro-ku
Tokyo, Japan
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ABOUT

CORPORATE INFORMATION

Company NameSPeak Corporation
Fundedin 2019
Capital55 Million Yen
CEO / FounderHiromi Karahashi
Business overviewWeb-contents/Web-matching platform for global-talent in / into Japan
Location9th floor KN Daikanyama bldg.
1-1-71 Nakameguro Meguro-ku
Tokyo, Japan
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CEO MESSAGE

Be Borderless
Be Together.

“We seek to provide a place for companies and global people to happily meet. If a company can be borderless and gather first-class people from around the world without the barrier of “Japanese” or “Foreign”, the next generation will experience a world where being able to touch new cultures and languages is no longer an opportunity, but a given. A world in which every day is borderless—That is the society we will create.”

“The mission of SPeak is “Global people make Global companies,” and this mission is something I personally should do in life and what I want to do in life. When I was sixteen, I dropped out from the strict and traditional Japanese education system and lived as a foreign student abroad alone for 8 years. The cities I lived in abroad were hubs for young internationals. Not only did they have the credentials, but they were also thinkers and builders, capable of independent ideas and actions. Me, only in my teens, grew exponentially thanks to them. Still, among such worldly people, I felt frustration at the lack of exposure of Japanese companies on an international scale.

Now, we’re seeing a huge surge in the number of first-class international students graduating from Japanese universities or coming to Japan in the hopes of finding a career—many of which fall into the “elite” category within their home countries. On the other side, there’s a wide range of Japanese industries and companies that are unparalleled in other countries. From large companies, SMEs, and mega-ventures, to start-ups, and even foreign companies, Japan has a lot to offer to talented internationals.

Despite Japan’s unique advantages, I know from personal experience that there are still very few global companies employing global people. The situation right now is critical. In the global human resource acquisition competition and overseas market capture, there are already multinational companies even in small countries, and mature companies in larger countries. However, certain social factors unique to Japan, such as security, culture and content, and proximity to geographical and psychological distances, encourage the “global people” to learn and work. Many domestic companies cultivated in Japan are operating on a level playing field with the rest of the world on such aspects as technological capabilities, know-how, and services, but it’s the “global people” that connect Japan and the rest of the world that are the most valuable. Furthermore, in order to accelerate these movements, immigration policies and visa regulations have been relaxed. It is the dawn of global human resourcing for foreign students and workers in Japan, and the number of foreign employees entering the Japanese corporate society is gradually increasing.

The biggest issue now, is the difficulty that global people face when they come to Japan. What is considered the “norm” for job-hunting and career building in Japan is considered an outrageously inefficient process to other countries.

There has never before been a generation when companies demanded borderless connections, but as the population declines, the domestic market matures, and job hunting rules are being abolished and replaced with “new” ideas like student internships, the demand for connecting global people any time of a year to companies is higher than it has ever been.

At SPeak, we break away from traditional methods, and innovate through eliminating inefficiencies in the job-hunting process, and providing users with surprises, discoveries, and benefits. We will create a truly borderless society by creating one-of-a-kind contents and a unique platform that connects global companies with global people.

- HIROMI KARAHASHI

Founder/CEO

CEO MESSAGE

Be Borderless
Be Together.

“We seek to provide a place for companies and global people to happily meet. If a company can be borderless and gather first-class people from around the world without the barrier of “Japanese” or “Foreign”, the next generation will experience a world where being able to touch new cultures and languages is no longer an opportunity, but a given. A world in which every day is borderless—That is the society we will create.”

“The mission of SPeak is “Global people make Global companies,” and this mission is something I personally should do in life and what I want to do in life. When I was sixteen, I dropped out from the strict and traditional Japanese education system and lived as a foreign student abroad alone for 8 years. The cities I lived in abroad were hubs for young internationals. Not only did they have the credentials, but they were also thinkers and builders, capable of independent ideas and actions. Me, only in my teens, grew exponentially thanks to them. Still, among such worldly people, I felt frustration at the lack of exposure of Japanese companies on an international scale.

Now, we’re seeing a huge surge in the number of first-class international students graduating from Japanese universities or coming to Japan in the hopes of finding a career—many of which fall into the “elite” category within their home countries. On the other side, there’s a wide range of Japanese industries and companies that are unparalleled in other countries. From large companies, SMEs, and mega-ventures, to start-ups, and even foreign companies, Japan has a lot to offer to talented internationals.

Despite Japan’s unique advantages, I know from personal experience that there are still very few global companies employing global people. The situation right now is critical. In the global human resource acquisition competition and overseas market capture, there are already multinational companies even in small countries, and mature companies in larger countries. However, certain social factors unique to Japan, such as security, culture and content, and proximity to geographical and psychological distances, encourage the “global people” to learn and work. Many domestic companies cultivated in Japan are operating on a level playing field with the rest of the world on such aspects as technological capabilities, know-how, and services, but it’s the “global people” that connect Japan and the rest of the world that are the most valuable. Furthermore, in order to accelerate these movements, immigration policies and visa regulations have been relaxed. It is the dawn of global human resourcing for foreign students and workers in Japan, and the number of foreign employees entering the Japanese corporate society is gradually increasing.

The biggest issue now, is the difficulty that global people face when they come to Japan. What is considered the “norm” for job-hunting and career building in Japan is considered an outrageously inefficient process to other countries.

There has never before been a generation when companies demanded borderless connections, but as the population declines, the domestic market matures, and job hunting rules are being abolished and replaced with “new” ideas like student internships, the demand for connecting global people any time of a year to companies is higher than it has ever been.

At SPeak, we break away from traditional methods, and innovate through eliminating inefficiencies in the job-hunting process, and providing users with surprises, discoveries, and benefits. We will create a truly borderless society by creating one-of-a-kind contents and a unique platform that connects global companies with global people.

- HIROMI KARAHASHI

Founder/CEO