Knowing

people in real

What are we doing?

We are a start-up company aiming to provide convenience for foreigners living in Japan by creating a community consisting of small businesses, in which foreigners (and Japanese) can support each other.

How does it work?

We provide C-to-C business platform in multiple languages. It is a type of business in which people can trade directly with each other.

What makes us different?

Our aim is not only to make people within our community to be able to directly trade goods or services, but also to strengthen trust with other member inside the community.

OUR site: 2gaijin.com

This is a 2nd hand goods selling/buying platform for foreigners living in Japan (currently in Hokkaido).

We also have facebook page, feel free to check it.

what's new

HP renewal

05/05/2020: We are going to serve you new version of our platform soon.

05/05/2020: We were chosen for top 6 team for Hult prize Melbourne.

See the link below:

Won 1st place in HULT Prize Hokkaido University

16/12/2019: We got chance to do a 5-minute pitch for Hult Prize at Hokkaido University event, and we got the 1st place!

joined Onlab HOKKAIDO incubator

09/20/2019: Even though we did not get the 1st place, we got good response from audience.

We had a chance to join incubation program held by D2 Garage and Hokkaido Newspaper joint company Onlab for 3 months. We learned more about the business and about our own idea during this short time period. We polished our idea and did a pitch in the final.

Check with your own eyes on YouTube

Started company

07/09/2019: stating as a company

In July 2019, two other team members came and four of us decided to register ourselves as a company under Kitalabs name. Currently, there are four team members consisting of 2 Indonesians, 1 Japanese and 1 Azerbaijani.

Just do it

03/01/2019:

Two of our members had an idea of creating platform where foreign students in Japan can interact and help each other. 2gaijin was started based on this idea.

2gaijin's initial idea was to reduce waste problems that mainly caused by students leaving Japan, leaving behind many unused items like washing machine, fridge, and other big bulky items. 2gaijin is created for foreign students to easily sell or give away those items to other students.

Within first week of our experiment, we were able to get positive feedback, and even getting a small profit from 2gaijin.