About us (English)


Who we are

Japanordic (Mika Yasuoka ApS) is a research, business and advisory centre focusing on Nordic countries with a special focus on Denmark and contribute to social innovation and policy proposals in Japan from a neutral standpoint.  Our consultants are either MA or Ph.D holders on their own research areas, ensuring high quality outputs. The strength of our team resides not only on each consultants’ specialized fields, but also with the additional knowledge in Nordic social/political/business related areas, which are cultivated by being in Denmark with the Nordic language fluency. With our networks constantly expanding in Denmark, we can offer high quality consulting services from the local perspectives.

What we do

Project themes

  • Nordic Strategic Design and Information Technology
  • Innovation and creativity in education
  • Energy and environment policy
  • New Nordic Cuisine
  • Danish Management and Sustainability 

Services we provide

With our unique and locally grounded skills and broad network we have in Nordic countries, we provide services from strategic design, market, research, business supports, translation/interpreter to seminars in a variety of fields related to the Nordic countries. We are continuously looking forward to establishing new innovative projects together with you for creating a bridge between Nordic countries and Japan.
Our clients vary from public organizations to private companies, such as METI (http://www.meti.go.jp/english/), MIC (http://www.soumu.go.jp/english/index.html), MAFF (http://www.maff.go.jp/), Nomura Research Institutes, SONY, TOSHIBA, NTT, Saga University and others.

Mission Statement

  1. We offer information and knowledge related to Nordic countries from not only the positive aspects, but also how they approach the societal problems.  
  2. We send out insights of Japanese national and business culture to Nordic countries.
  3. We provide the fundamentals for people in business and research, and bridge between Japan and Nordic countries.

Our highlight

In DENMARK: Research on renewable energy such as wind turbine and electric network, Field research for future home IT services, Research on food safety and organic food, Research on Nordic retailers, Support for a temporary exhibition at The Danish National Museum, and Research on creativity at educational domain.  

In NORWAY: Research on super hospital architecture and IT, Healthcare IT, Salmon Farming, Research on electric car market and its national policy, Research on business environment.

In Finland: Research on environment friendly residences, Research on district heating and cooling, Research on Sauna tradition and culture.