Tokyoesque enables European businesses to enter the Japanese market, and vice versa, through cultural insight, professional introductions and market research. Our aim is to promote mutual understanding between Europe and Japan, while drawing from both regions to learn, inspire, innovate and grow.


Our Strengths

We provide a variety of regular and bespoke professional services, from targeted market research to development and support in international markets, which is based on our strength:

Unique Cultural Expertise Our multicultural team possess an expertise in both European and Japanese cultures / languages and successfully provides truly in-depth insight.
International Access We have a far-reaching network with wide industrial coverage, which we are able to tap into at any time. We've worked all over Europe, in Japan, Canada / USA, Ecuador, and southeast Asia, to name a few.
Speed and flexibility We are able to create a project tailored to your business in terms of goals and budget. On-site strategic guidance is also available.

Natalie Meyer

Founder & CEO

Speaks: English, Japanese, Russian
Born in San Francisco. Lived in Washington DC, Tokyo, London.

Natalie Meyer launched Tokyoesque with a mission to promote mutual understanding and connections across markets. Originally from Silicon Valley, and having obtained her MSc in Global Media & Communications at The London School of Economics, Natalie now works on a range of market entry and research projects throughout Europe and Asia, often dipping in and out of the startup scene, corporate Japanese world and Major Events industry.


Our Team

Yanis Benzahouane

Head of Operations

Speaks: French, English
Born in Lyon. Lived in London, Montreal.

Akira Kurosawa

Business Development Consultant

Speaks: Japanese, English
Born in Chiba. Lived in Tokyo, L.A., London.

Laurene Oudart

Insight Project Coordinator

Speaks: French, English, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese
Born in Paris. Lived in Tokyo, London.

Ryoko Iwamoto

Insight Project Coordinator

Speaks: English, Japanese, Bengali
Born in Yokohama. Lived in Brussels, North Carolina, Kobe, Bangladesh, London.

Melissa Francis

Senior Research Executive

Speaks: English, Japanese, Spanish
Born in Colchester. Lived in Cambridge, Tokyo.

Naoko Nomoto

Insight Project Coordinator

Speaks: Japanese, English
Born in Tokyo. Lived in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Tokyo, Edinburgh, London.

Shunichi Takagi

Research Executive

Speaks: Japanese, English, French, German
Born in Ehime. Lived in Kyoto, London.