Creating Real Connections


Our Story

Connecting communities and innovations

MajiConnection was founded after years of working in both Japanese and American business culture. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs turn their own ideas and visions into successful companies with networking guidance to help connect companies and investors to access those new ideas. As a results-driven organization, we are constantly looking for ambitious and visionary partners with the drive and flexibility to take their company to the next level.


Our mission


For opportunities

To provide opportunities of innovations/disruptive solutions to both Japanese and Hawaii various business entities, even they are located somewhere hard to access to disruptive technologies.

To communities

To help rural communities to cultivate new business chances and create new customer’s demand/ value chains.

Takaho Iwasaki

Founder / CEO

After working at one of the biggest Japanese broadcasting companies in Tokyo, Takaho Iwasaki decided to diversify her business skills internationally while getting her MBA at the University of Hawaii. After graduating, she helped to expand her family business from Japan to the US. Through her experience she has found that although there are a lot of barriers in Japan-US business, there are a lot of opportunities to create innovation by connecting these two countries in Hawaii.


Past Events 

Copy of Japanese startup's pitch for Haw

Upcoming event 


Island Innovation Demo Day was held by us in April 16th , 2019. At this event, we brought entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners together from both Japan and Hawaii, enthusiastic about developing sustainability solutions. The selected startups that applied through the public application will have an opportunity to pitch in front of Japanese investors and corporate partners, expose their innovations and solutions to the next stages, such as finding opportunities, investors and corporate partners in the Japanese market.



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