W+K Tokyo

New Face | Mako+Taku+Joaquin

Introducing several new W+Kers who joined the agency past a few months.

Mako Tomita
MAKO TOMITA 富田まこ | Cultural Adaptation Manager

Born in Tokyo. Left Japan for boarding school, and lived in England and California for 15 years. Joined W+K Tokyo in 2002 as an agency interpreter. Became full-time mom to raise two awesome kids, and now after 8 years, she’s happily back at W+K. When not interpreting, Mako is a cook/baker, skier and a hardcore hockey mom.


Takuro Kobayashi
TAKURO KOBAYASHI 小林拓郎 | Cultural Adaptation / Interpreter

Originally from Yokohama, Taku spent his adolescence in the United States. He majored in sociology in college, and after graduation, he worked with a global apparel brand for its launch in Japan. He has also spent a year of study-abroad in France. After returning to Japan, he worked in the field of foreign language education, eventually pursuing his career as a freelance interpreter/translator before joining W+K. His hobbies include wandering around in a local supermarket whenever abroad.


Joaquin Zuluaga
JOAQUIN ZULUAGA ホアキン・ズルアガ | Digital Production Assistant

Born in Los Angeles, California, Joaquin first came to Japan in 2008 on an exchange program where he attended Osaka University. There he studied classical Japanese. He has read many of Edo period’s Saikaku or The Tale Of Heike. Prior to W+K Joaquin for an ad network helping connect global brands with Japan. Joaquin is a self-described computer geek.


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