About Us


Visit Seattle Partner
  • Advertisement and Marketing on Junglecity.com
  • Events
  • Media & Research Coordination


Any expatriate or traveler knows that connecting with locals in a foreign country unleashes the opportunities for meaningful life or deeper cultural exchanges.

Having had to acclimate myself in Australia and the United States to pursue my high school and university studies, I am keenly aware of the value of the ability to bridge the gap between my native Japanese culture and Western sensibilities.

In May 1998, after a stint as a market analyst in the cycling industry, I established Junglecity Network Inc with hopes it would evolve into a consummate resource. In fact, the name of the company reflects our desire to serve as guides through the complex jungle of overlapping cultures.

We believe the prime showcase for our capabilities is Junglecity.com, the largest Japanese website about the Northwest, which demonstrates the ability to organize information as well as the breadth of our services from website design and management to events with local businesses and organizations. We take pride in knowing the Northwest in and out and deeply appreciate the opportunities to connect with people through our work who inspire us.

I personally enjoy shopping at farmers markets, dining out at my favorite restaurants and sitting in a cafe over a good cup of coffee, and exploring Seattle with my son.

Takumi Ohno


Takumi writes columns on this parenting website produced in Japan.
Takumi talked about Seattle and its coffee culture.
JFN: World Flowers Network
Takumi talked about Seattle and Seattle Mariners on March 12, 2012.
Japan America Society: Japan Young Professionals Group
Takumi spoke in June of 2009 about finding your passion in work and life.
Forks Forum
Chris Cook, the editor of Forks Forum, mentioned Junglecity.com and its feature article on Twilight. Mr. Cook published a book in June of 2009 titled "Twilight Territory – A Fan’s Guide to Forks & La Push."
Puget Sound Business Journal: Foreign ‘Twilight’ fans alighting on Forks
Takumi Ono was interviewed regarding the feature article on "Twilight" launched on Junglecity.com in April of 2009. She was not quoted correctly in this article, and Takumi said Japanese have become particularly interested in stories involving "unconditional love" in the past several years, and “Twilight” plays right into that.
A popular Japanese radio show in Vancouver BC introduced Junglecity.com as the Japanese website to read up-to-date information about Seattle.
KUOW: Takumi Ono on Sound Focus
In this "Sound Focus" segment, Takumi Ono shares a story about her life changing experience that took place in 2004. Listen to the piece here.
The Seattle Times: Interface – "Resource Japanese speakers can turn to"
Takumi Ono was interviewed by Charles Bermant of the Seattle Times about Junglecity.com.
The Seattle Times: My First Job
Takumi Ono’s submission to "My First Job" was printed in the Seattle Times.
The Seattle Times: Taste of Town – "Turning Japanese? They really think so"
They really think so." A popular food writer, Nancy Leson, interviewed Takumi Ono about Junglecity.com and JapanInfusion.com.
Seattle P-I: Revisiting ramen, an Asian staple but an American afterthought
Takumi Ono tastes instant ramen with a popular food writer, Hsiao-Ching Chow.
PIA MOOK: Seattle Style Book
Takumi Ono introduces shops and cafes in Pioneer Square in Seattle
KIRO Radio 710
Takumi Ono talks about how much Junglecity.com has grown after Ichiro put Seattle on the map for Japanese tourists.
Fukuoka RKB Radio
Takumi Ono appeared on a show regularly to provide updates from Seattle about various tourists attractions
J-Wave 81.3FM
Nippon Hoso: World Street
Takumi shares her experiences of living in Seattle as a foreign student.
Northwest Airlines In-Flight Magazine: World Traveler
Takumi Ono introduces her five favorite shops at Pike Place Market
Ikaros: Hataraku Ryugaku Internship (Internship and Study Abroad)
Junglecity.com has been introduced in this magazine as the most reliable Japanese resource for the Pacific Northwest.
Futabasha: Ano Kuni De Kore Ga Yaritai (I Want to Do This in that Country)
Takumi Ono was introduced as someone who is doing what she wanted to do in a foreign country.
Can-z: DAIJOB International
Junglecity Network, Inc. was introduced
Comments and Reviews:
Takumi’s comments about various topics ranging from the Seattle Mariners to what to do in Seattle and some reviews on Junglecity.com have appeared in articles in various media including the following.

Sankei Newspaper, Puget Sound Business Journal, Yomiuri Newspaper, Q13 Sports News, Nihon Kogyo Newspaper, SPA!, Portland Oregonian, MNS.com, Asahi.com.


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