A language platform for everyone

Creating a place where the world’s knowledge can be exchanged

Our Mission

The space we’re trying to create

A platform where the world’s native speakers
can share their knowledge
and experiences.

About us

Be part of our story

Company name Lang-8, Inc.
Address VORT Ebisu III, 6F
1-21-8 Ebisu
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0013
Japan

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Founded June 29, 2007
Business content The planning, development, and operation of the language learning services Lang-8 and HiNative.
Full-time members 9
CEO 喜 洋洋(Yoyo Ki)
Contact info@lang-8.jp

Our Products

See what we’re making!

Lang-8

Native speakers of the languages you’re learning correct your writing, and in turn, you get to help them learn your own native language. It’s a “Give and Take” system backed by the friendliest language learning community in the world.
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HiNative

A friendly community of native speakers ready to answer your questions about languages. Ask language and culture questions like “How do you say this in Japanese?” or “What tv dramas do American natives recommend?”. It’s a relaxed, easy-to-use Q&A platform for the world.
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HiNative Trek

An English learning system designed specifically for people working in the IT startup industry. Students receive daily problems that require both written and spoken answers. Their output is then corrected each day by native speakers of American English. With no reservations and a customized syllabus, we guarantee your stock of practical English phrases will increase substantially.
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Team

Current members

Yangyang Xi

Yangyang Xi

CEO

Ryoichi Izumita

Ryoichi Izumita

iOS Lead Developer

Akiko Kunugi

Akiko Kunugi

Head Designer

Ryo Miyake

Ryo Miyake

iOS Developer

Naoki Yoshida

Naoki Yoshida

Server-side Engineer

Yusuke Maji

Yusuke Maji

Marketing

Alex Tsui

Alex Tsui

Engineer

Heather Leigh Hutchinson

Heather Leigh Hutchinson

Trek Manager

Yoshihiro Sasaki

Yoshihiro Sasaki

Back Office

Toshihiro Yagi

Toshihiro Yagi

CTO

Sakuya Ishibashi

Sakuya Ishibashi

Data Scientist

Cindy Liu

Cindy Liu

Data Scientist

Careers

Open positions at Lang-8

Check our Wantedly page for more information

See jobs at Wantedly

Or, you can send resumes and applications to jobs@lang-8.jp. We’re always looking!