Ryosuke Komori| PresidentI grew up in Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital and the birthplace of so much of its culture. The art and culture of Kyoto and Japan in general have had a deep influence on me.
When I was in college, my friends and I launched an email magazine service called MaguMagu! It was a success and became well known among many Japanese in the 40-and-older cohort. The business expanded, and we set up an American subsidiary in Seattle. That's how I got to know and fall in love with this city.
After I left the email magazine business, I spent two years preparing to launch a new media company which would have at its core Origami, a free magazine about Japan. I moved to Seattle in May to get ready to launch the magazine.
I want Origami to teach readers about Japan and get them ready to experience Japan firsthand. I also want to connect readers with some outstanding brands and goods that are made with kodawari, a term you will hear much more about in the pages of Origami.