After dropping out from Foothill College in San Francisco, Shota joined REJOB, where he held positions as sales leader and project officer concurrently. After retiring he had a vision of "creating a border less corporation that can represent the world," and that is how BLUED was founded.
Anthony is currently studying history at University of San Francisco. When he was in high school he studied abroad in Hokkaido, Japan for one year. Currently he is an intern here at BLUED and is helping with our Inbound exchange student programs.
After graduating from high school Minami went to University of California Berkeley. With her experience in studying abroad in the Philippines Minami is currently engaged in consulting and PR for study abroad programs where students study in more than one country. She is a Co-Founder of BLUED.
Blued is a company that specializes in the outbound and inbound study abroad business. With the "melting pot of races, Japan" as our concept, we are the lifeline of all immigrants in Japan. We are aiming to towards implementing a platform for impacting society.
We boldly attempt to show Japan's appeal to the world and the appeal of the world to Japan.
- Evolution over the next five years
Inbound exchange students, foreign personnel referrals, foreign renting referrals, inbound tourism, international and national hotel development, Japanese language school management, and advancing into the rest of the world.
- 3 main businesses
1) Exchange student consulting business StudyIn's management
Our consulting business based off of the concept to "enrich life" after exchange. We offer foreign exchange as a way to enrich our customer's lives. Through every foreign exchange we are committed to "enriching" everyone of our customer's lives.
• At the center of our programs the medium and long term foreign exchange program has doubled over the last 4 years
It is mainstream for other companies to make small profits and quick returns, but at StudyIn according to former exchange students because of our consulting, customer service, community, and marketing provisions we have a model of high profits through intensive labor. As an index we are measuring how many person's lives we can enrich, and that index is currently rapidly growing.
2) Inbound exchange service "StudyIn Japan" functions as the lifeline for foreigners who want to straighten out their settlement in Japan. First, starting at foreign exchange, the best of starting points, we are making a platform for working, lodging, national travel, hotel business, Japanese language schools, etc. Currently we are experiencing a rush of inquiries for this position. Due to this we are now taking applications for a person who will be responsible for making a team with foreigners. From here on we are growing into a multi trillion yen company, so we are aiming to become a platform that has a major impact on society.
3) English conversation school administration
Our business offers English lessons to exchange students before and after exchange, whether it be online or face to face. This is a trillion yen market and up until now, and continuing on from here, it is a market that will continue to see growth.
• Melting pot of races, Japan
Taking in more immigrants is one solution to the problems of low birth rates, aging population, and regional revitalization. Japan is already number 4 in the world as countries with the most immigrants. Without any specific efforts Japan will naturally become an immigrant nation like Canada. Blued will become a corporation that will possess data on immigrants in Japan. Blued will contribute to world happiness by creating a borderless enterprise that has value in the social scope.
• The meaning of BLUED
Blue means young (blue in Japanese can sometimes mean someone is young) and D stands for world. Therefore, Blued stands for anyone who has young feelings and wants to change the world. Blued maintains the feeling of being young and resolutely goes out into the world looking for a challenge.
*Blued Inc. Website
• Inflicting a huge impact on a world scale is cool.
We want to become a company in which the world cannot live without. Once we thought that we realized just how amazing cars, airplanes, Walkmans, iPhones, LGBT, women's social advancement, etc. are. Everything that people have previously invented or thought up made us very excited.
To turn that into reality would make such an exciting and happy life wouldn't it? We are very particular about becoming a company that has so much social value because of our business creations that having around is simply a matter of fact.
• Blued's members' roots
All of our members have experience in living abroad. They have all lived in countries with very diverse cultures and have been influenced by this. There is a sense of value in that this is something that can not be experienced in Japan, a country of only one culture.
Right now because of Japan taking in many immigrants Blued's roots will have a connecting to finding the solution to the low birth rate and aging population problem that will continue over the next 100 years. Once we think about this we conceived the idea of an immigrant platform business.
• BLUED's Vision
Making One World
Even if race or religion are different, all people come from the same mother race. First understanding each other's individuality and cooperating, then understanding each others race and religion and coexisting peacefully. We believe the world would become a better place if more countries created an environment like Toronto or Auckland where a diverse community can live untroubled.
Blued has 54 members in total (7 company members, 25 interns, 16 staff members, and 6 English conversation teachers), with the average age being 26 years old. Almost every member has over 1 year of study abroad experience, with college study abroad making up 90% of our members' experience. We are an assembly of members who have had their lives changed by living abroad and studying abroad.
A lot of our members want to become an entrepreneur in the future. Without caring about age, we give a lot of freedom to our members and leave many tasks up to their discretion. For example, we gave the leader position for a hundreds of millions yen project to a new college graduate.
We have assembled many unique members for example, someone who participated in the New York Fashion Collection show, a founder member of UBER EATS, a founder of a cake store in Hawaii, and an ex-Vice Editing president of a foreign culture magazine.
In order to make our vision into a reality, our company is supported by many advisors.
Sugiyama, the CFO who brought 3 different companies onto the stock market, is our management consultant. Another advisor we have is Yoshitomi, the CEO and founder of Ichiran. We are an elite team that is seriously aiming at world wide business.
Blued's members are college graduates and college dropouts. We don’t care about those small things. Once a new member joins we immediately have them sit in on management meetings and have them help with any problems currently occurring. Our representative Tanaka works together with these new members to further improve the company.
We're looking towards global expansion! If you are interested in New Project Manager or sales position for inbound and outbound studying abroad then contact us! If you have any experience studying abroad even better. Even if you can't speak Japanese don't worry, we have many staff members proficient in English.
|Looking for||Project Manager|
|Job type||New grad/entry level / Mid-career|
|Special features||Use foreign languages / Business trips abroad / Workplace abroad / Foreign nationalities welcome / Free snacks/lunch|
|Founded on||October, 2012|
|Industries||Education / Research|
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