Web-based translation management.

Yaraku is a small start-up located in Shibuya, Tokyo. Our focus is primarily on our web-based Translation Management System application.

Work deeply without interruptions

As developers, we love getting in a flow state, where we become so fully absorbed in programming that almost magically time stands still as code pours out of our fingers. The enemy of this state is interruptions, and so we’ve built a culture that avoids them. For instance, rather than having someone come over to your desk to ask a question, they’ll send you a message through Slack (and you’re free to turn on do not disturb mode so you don’t get annoying notifications). If you’re the kind of developer who likes to pop in your headphones and code in silence for hours on end, this is the place for you.

Freedom and responsibility

You’ll get to choose the tasks you work on, and be responsible for all stages of development: from design to implementation to testing to deployment. We take a hands off approach to management, and so no one is going to tell you exactly how to do something. Rather, you’ll have the freedom to choose yourself what approach to take, and even which technologies to use.

Craft quality code

We know that taking the time to create clean, quality code pays dividends in the future. Management understands this, and so rather than being pushed to quickly hack something together, you’ll have the time needed to create beautiful code.

Your gateway to Japan

Our team is made up of international developers from around the world, and English is our common language around the office. If you’re looking to move to Japan, we welcome you to apply - no Japanese is required and you don’t need to be living in Japan yet.


Remote Work
  • Work fully remotely from anywhere in Japan.
  • Additionally, employees who have been with the company for one year can work remotely overseas for 30 days per year. This is a system that can be used on a workcation or when returning home.
  • Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays
  • Year-end and New Year holidays
Working Hours
  • Flextime with core time of 10am-4pm.
  • We have a partnership with a Japanese language school, and you can take up to two free Japanese lessons a month during your working hours.

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Developer stories

Photo of Mary Grygjeanne Grace Icay

Building up Yaraku's QA Process from scratch

with Mary Grygjeanne Grace Icay

Grace started her career as a software developer in the Philippines but discovered her passion for QA when she moved to Japan. As Yaraku's first QA Engineer, not only does she perform the QA herself, Grace also designed Yaraku’s official QA process.

Read her story...