About Us

JAITS was founded in 2013 by Masami Hirakawa and Brad Yaxley. Before forming JAITS Masami worked in various sectors of IT in Japan ranging from software development to operating overseas branches. Bradley is a bilingual Australian citizen with over 20 year business experience in Japan. Together they formed JAITS to offer an affordable solution to Japanese  market entry for software developers and other IT companies. 

Masami Hirakawa

Over 40 years experiences  in various IT in Japan

1.Software development

(1) Manage various size of projects for House/Building construction,

   Manufacturing industry and Public service etc.

(2) Maintain after-services including a launch of a call centre

2.Sales and Marketing

 (1) Organise Commissioned works

(2) Plan, development and sale of software products

3.New business development

 (1) Orchestrate government assistances

 (2) Launch new business protocols

4.Oversea operations

 (1) Set up local companies

 (2) Recruit foreign workers

Current public positions

 - Consultant to Miyazaki Prefecture

    – Consultant to MIRASAPO

Masami Hirakawa

Brad Yaxley

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Australian citizen, Have Japanese permanent residency / the authorisation to work legally in any field in Japan.
  • Native English speaker and University Graduate. Master of Teaching.
  • Advanced Japanese Language ability, Fluent in all areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Computer literate in Japanese and English. Microsoft Office and Adobe Illustrator Photoshop and more.

WORK EXPERIENCES

2004 – Present                                                    Japan  / Australia        Translator / Interpreter

  • Translate a wide range of text English to Japanese and Japanese to English e.g. business plans, contract agreements, website content, manuals, instructions, articles and other documents and reports.
  • Simultaneous interpretation of international communications for Japanese corporate clients. 
  • Make overseas business travel arrangements; interpret at negotiations, presentations, trade shows, business dinners etc.

2008- 2010                                                                              Japan

Marketing Consultant

  • Implement marketing strategies for European car part manufactures for the Japanese aftermarket.
  • Assist and advise in the export and import procedures and supply market information.
  • Translate, interpret for and liaison with Japanese European car part importers.

1996 – 2016                                                                           Japan

English Language Instructor / School owner

  • CEO of Joey Inc. Joey English School
  • Curriculum design, Lesson planning, Teacher training
  • Testing, TOIEC, TOEFL, other.
  • Wide range of clientele, ranging from hobbyists’ to corporate business level.

1995 – 1996                                                                  Europe – Asia

   Freelance Videographer

  • Travelled throughout Europe and Asia created promotional videos for super yachts.

1991- 1994                                                                         Australia

Media Production Coordinator

  • Cameraman/Editor/Producer of TV commercials and corporate videos.

EDUCATION

2019           Central Queensland University            Australia

  • Master of Teaching 

1991                           Griffith University                        Australia 

  • Bachelor of Arts Humanities Media Production and Business Marketing
Brad Yaxley
Brad Yaxley