Our Story

We are known as one of the geekiest companies in Tokyo. Our company, Asial Corporation, has been a premier mobile/web engineering services and developer education company since 2002.

Masa Tanaka, Founder & CEO, started Asial while in college, and we have added a wide range of technical capabilities on both frontend and backend deeply diving into JavaScript ecosystem, to serve our rapidly growing client base.

Our products, Monaca and Onsen, were born out of such client work.

In 2009, Masa initially started looking into PhoneGap as an internal development tool. The team quickly fell in love with it and has come to believe that hybrid is the future of mobile app development. We introduced PhoneGap to Japan and the team has written dozens of books and articles and founded the Tokyo Cordova User Group.

As customer interest grew, we decided to build a full fledged hybrid app development platform of our own. We had one goal in mind - to provide developers around the world a hassle free way to develop high performance apps.

We started with Monaca Cloud IDE and Debugger, then developed and open sourced our Onsen frontend framework. In 2015, we’ve added local development tools, which morphed Monaca into a comprehensive suite of cloud-powered hybrid mobile app development toolings.

Today, Monaca has over 100,000 users worldwide. Our customers range from independent developers to major enterprises. Our business is rapidly becoming more global. Our team hails from Japan, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Sweden, India, Cambodia and USA and our members are located in Tokyo and San Francisco. We are a privately-held company thriving with no outside funding to date.

Monaca Team

  • Masa Tanaka
    CEO
  • Ryoichi Tsukada
    CMO
  • Takuya Watanabe
    Engineer
  • Kenichi Naito
    Engineer
  • Norimitsu Wada
    Designer
  • Mari Deguchi
    Front-end Engineer / Designer
  • Saito Kaihara
    Product Leader
  • Katsutoshi Makino
    Back-end Engineer
  • Ny Sokhour
    Service Support
  • Khourn Khemry
    Service Support
  • Andi Pavllo
    Front-end Engineer
  • Itsuko Moroi
    Sales Assistant
  • Yuki Okamoto
    Training Specialist
  • Kanako Ubukata
    Developer Advocate
  • Bryan Ellis
    Back-end Engineer
  • Atsushi Matsuda
    iOS / Backend Engineer
  • Keiji Odagawa
    Service Support

Onsen Team

  • Mitsunori Kubota
    Lead Engineer / Designer
  • Fran Dios
    Lead Engineer
  • Naoki Matagawa
    Engineer
  • Andi Pavllo
    Engineer