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z-sideproject will support your side project ! #メルカリな日々

Hello everyone! I’m Kayoreena from Engineering Gateway2 ! This week, we held an event at the office to share individual projects presented by z-sideproject. “z-sideproject” is a community to support everyone’s side projects. The club was f…

What is the D&I Team’s Unconscious Bias Training? #メルカリな日々

Japanese ver. Hi! I’m Hazuki, an intern for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), a new team that was founded in February. Here at Mercari we have members with various backgrounds including nationality, language, and religion. In order to create an…

Making the “Go Bold” choice—Why the creator of the No.1 app in Lebanon joined Mercari

Mercari has grown to become Japan's largest marketplace app, where anyone can buy and sell. However, our journey does not end there. To fulfill our goal of creating a "global marketplace", we have welcomed talents from all over the world t…

For anyone new to Japan: Here are some things I wish I knew before moving to Tokyo! #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Alex from GOT (Global Operations Team)! This month, we welcomed a new group of April 2019 graduates. Several of these members are living in Japan for the first time, and moving to a new country is understandably an exciting yet ner…

Empowering Individuals and Businesses: The Future Shintaro Yamada Envisions for Merpay

Japanese Ver. On February 20th, 2019, Merpay Conference 2019 was held at Shibuya Hikarie Hall. The conference marked the official launch of Mercari’s mobile payments service Merpay. Mercari, Inc. CEO Shintaro Yamada took the stage to kick-…

Mercari.go #7: We had an event using both English and Japanese #メルカリな日々

Hello everyone! I’m Kayoreena from Engineering Gateway2 ! Last week, we held Mercari.go #7 at Mercari. This is an event for engineers who want to learn more about the Go language. Mercari engineers give a light talk session about the Go la…

Working on a large-scale translation project: GOT went on their first ever offsite! #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! This Monday, our GOT (Global Operations Team) went on their first team offsite! The role of the GOT team is to bridge the communication between English speakers and Japanese speakers by providing tr…

Global Engineer Meetup : Can AI engineers analyze emotions ? #メルカリな日々

Hello everyone! I’m Kayoreena from Engineering Gateway2 ! Last week we held a global engineer meet up at Mercari. This meet up was held as a net working event for engineers from Japan and elsewhere, both inside and outside Mercari. In this…

Chats with Engineers, vol. 18 (2018 New Grad Edition): @makazutaka, @codehex, do you have a minute?

Japanese Ver. Chats with Engineers is a series of interviews where we pull engineers working at Mercari aside for a quick chat. In volume 18, software engineer Kensuke Kajiwara (@kajiken) interviews @makazutaka and @codehex, two engineers …

Reporting live from Austin, Texas! Mercari members are back at SXSW #メルカリな日々

Japanese Ver. Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! Following last year's visit, some of our Mercari members are back in Austin, Texas to attend SXSW (The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals), a large-scale celebration that runs f…

All for Victory: Fifteen Players from the Kashima Antlers Visit Mercari

Japanese Ver. The Kashima Antlers, a soccer club sponsored by Mercari, is one of the top clubs in Japan. Last season, they placed third in the J1 League and won their first Asian Champions League title to reach an impressive 20 major title…

Simple ideas make communication easier~Activities from the Language Education Team~ #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Kayoreena from Engineering Gateway2 ! Today I’d like to introduce some activities we have at Mercari to make our communication easier. Mercari has a lot of members not only Japanese but also members coming from overseas. Some membe…

Merpay has started ! We compared FinTech in Japan with other countries #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Kayoreena from Engineering Gateway2! Two weeks ago, we launched the electronic fund transfer system Merpay! A lot of members have been involved in the Merpay project, so everyone’s thrilled to see it released. In Japan, many Japane…

Eating healthy and saving the earth!? We learned about “Meat Free Monday” during lunchtime #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! At Mercari, we have tons of interesting club activities. One of them is z-earth, a club that organizes activities to increase environmental awareness within the company. This week, z-earth organized…

Finding your own role model: first Career Workshop complete!

Japanese Ver. Hi! This is Kayoreena from Engineering Gateway 2. As a team what we usually do is support new grad global engineers, as well as the endeavors to globalize the engineering team. Recently we held a Career Workshop aimed at the …

Behind the Scenes of Mercari’s New Incentive System—The First of its Kind in Japan

Japanese Ver. “Finding the best incentive system for Mercari as it aims to become a global tech company” On December 18, 2018, Mercari announced the implementation of a new incentive system using Restricted Stock Units (RSU). Why did Merca…

Creating a comfortable environment for all: A look into our LGBT+ seminar! #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! Today at Mercari, the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team held a LGBT+ Workshop for our internal members! Fumino Sugiyama (Co-representative of Tokyo Rainbow Pride) At this event we invited Fumino Su…

Bridging Australia and Japan: A Mercari Engineer’s Thoughts on Sharing Tech Across the World

Japanese Ver. If you ask Mercari employees, “Which engineer at this company do you think is undertaking some of the boldest challenges?” a lot of them reply, “That would have to be Tim Oliver.” Tim Oliver is an iOS engineer originally from…

New to life in Japan? We’ve got you covered with Mercari’s global onboarding package #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! At Mercari, we welcome members not only from within Japan but from all around the world. We currently have members from over 30 different countries at our Tokyo office. However, moving to Japan from…

Mercari’s Ongoing Global Hiring Project - We’re in Hong Kong! #メルカリな日々

Nice to meet you! I’m Jason from the Backend Engineering Team. Mercari has been hiring overseas for the past two years. Being a non-Japanese speaker who entered the company 10 months ago, it’s been an absolute privilege being able to take …

Global Engineer Meetup: How does scalable development work at Mercari? #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! On January 25th, we held a Global Engineer Meetup here at our Tokyo office. Global Engineer Meetup is a multilingual event that Mercari holds periodically as an occasion for engineers to share their…

Why We Chose Mercari - Global New Grads Share Their Stories

Japanese Ver. Hi everyone! I’m Kayoreena from the Engineering Training Team. Mercari hired 44 talented new grads from around the world on October 1, 2018. This marked the company’s first large-scale global hiring initiative, drawing a grea…

The Ship for World Youth Leaders at Mercari: What does it mean to be a “global citizen”? #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! Today at Mercari, we were excited to welcome 40 youth from 11 different countries participating in “The Ship for World Youth Leaders” (SWY) program! “The Ship for World Youth Leaders” is a program s…

Welcome to Japan! The Mercari Euro Hack 2018 winners' trip to Tokyo #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! Last year, Mercari held its first large-scale hackathon, Mercari Euro Hack 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. One of the prizes of Mercari Euro Hack was a trip to Tokyo, and last week, the 10 participants maki…

Omiyage (souvenirs) from all over the world! Introducing some of our office favorites #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! In Japan, we have a culture of bringing souvenirs, or “omiyage” in Japanese, to the office after coming back from a trip. After the winter holidays, the Mercari Tokyo office, with members from over …

Mercari's First Large-Scale Global Hackathon, Mercari Euro Hack 2018 in Poland

Japanese Ver. Hi! This is Madoka from the Onboarding Team. On October 20-21, Mercari went to Poland to hold Mercari Euro Hack 2018: Implementing Sharing Economy Solutions, a hackathon for product managers, engineers, designers, and other I…

Enhancing communication through a cup of tea! A new part of Mercari’s office culture, Tea Breaks #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Mercari members take a short rest from work and gather together for a tea break. This new office tradition started when our 50 new graduates who joined us from a…

Mercari-Style Intercultural Communication—From Individual Learning to Team Learning

Japanese Ver. Hello! I’m Hirona from the Global Operations Team (GOT). Let me start by posing a question: if you were in a team with members from various countries with different cultures and languages, what would you do to get a better un…

Mercari Hosts the MIRAI Program, Welcoming 40 Students from 27 European Countries! #メルカリな日々

Nice to meet you, I’m Han from the PR Team! Yesterday, Mercari hosted a presentation for the students participating in the MIRAI Program put on by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The MIRAI Program is an opportunity for talented young peop…

PM Philosophy by Merpay’s Kawashima: Growing Through the Testing Cycle

Japanese Ver. Merpay has members with all sorts of backgrounds—and that includes product managers (PMs), the ones who lead the product. Mercan’s “Meet the Merpay PM” series features interviews between PMs to delve into why they think the w…

Learning a new language is learning a new culture! A look into Mercari’s Spanish Learning Lunch #メルカリな日々

Hi, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! Here at Mercari, we have a system called Chat Lunch, where employees can go out for lunch and practice speaking in the language they’re learning. Until now, our Language Education Team (LET) has bee…

A Mercari member gave a talk at the Indian Embassy for “Japan India Dialogue”! #メルカリな日々

Japanese Ver. Hi, this is Kayoreena from EOT! On November 22nd, Sansan, the company famous for the business card management app Eight, hosted a business event “Japan India Dialogue” at the Indian Embassy. Mikako, the manager of the Mercari…

Mercari Tech Conf 2018 Report: Trust, Value Exchange, and Mercari X

Japanese Ver. Mercari Tech Conf (MTC) is a tech conference hosted by Mercari that was first held in 2017. At the conference, the companies in the Mercari Group discuss their plans for the future and the technical challenges they’re current…

Mercari Tech Conf 2018 Report: Mercari US CTO Explains How to Optimize the Exchange of Value by Combining Data with Machine Learning

Japanese Ver. Mercari Tech Conf (MTC) is a tech conference hosted by Mercari that was first held in 2017. At the conference, the companies in the Mercari Group discuss their plans for the future and the technical challenges they’re current…

A night of Bollywood dancing, Indian food, and fun! Reporting on our 2nd Culture Night #メルカリな日々

Hi and nice to meet you, I’m Madoka from the Onboarding Team! Starting today, I will be writing an English #MercariDays (#メルカリな日々) article every Tuesday, so please stay tuned to get to know more about what happens at our Tokyo headq…

Mercari Tech Conf 2018 Report: Changes and Challenges as an Engineering Organization—Mercari’s Ambition to Become a Tech Company

Japanese Ver. Mercari Tech Conf (MTC) is a tech conference hosted by Mercari that was first held in 2017. At the conference, the companies in the Mercari Group discuss their plans for the future and the technical challenges they’re current…

Celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights #メルカリな日々

नमस्ते (Greetings)! I’m suzumari from the PR Team. The other day, one of my coworkers from India told me I should check out the office party for Diwali. “What’s Diwali…?” I thought to myself, but decided to head over to the party and check…

Friday is All-Hands Day! How GOT Provides Language Support #メルカリな日々

Hi! I’m Ishikawa from the PR Team. Here at Mercari, we hold an all-hands meeting every Friday. Every week when I walk into that room, that’s when it starts feeling like Friday—and that means it’s almost the weekend! These all-hands meeting…

Introducing the D&I Team! Promoting Diversity Within Mercari #メルカリな日々

Japanese Ver. Hi everyone, this is Marina (@suzumari) from the PR Team! Earlier this month, 50 new graduates joined Mercari. More than 40 of these new graduates came from overseas, and the atmosphere within the company has become very live…

THE BUSINESS DAY 02 Report: Kazuyuki Okudaira from the Nikkei interviews Mercari’s Fumiaki Koizumi about the Ups and Downs of Mercari’s First Five Years

Japanese Ver. THE BUSINESS DAY is a conference started by Mercari in 2016, where leaders in management and corporate fields come to learn, meet others in their field, and implement ideas. At this second hosting of the conference, key playe…

Evaluating each and every member’s performance: What Mercari hopes to achieve with its new evaluation system

Japanese Ver. “No ratings” refers to a system where employees are not given official ranks based on their skills and performance. Nowadays, more and more people are claiming that assigning ranks does not in fact lead to better performance …

Learn Before You Join: Mercari’s Language Education Program for New Global Employees

Japanese Ver. Hi everyone, this is Liz from People Partners (formerly HR)! I’m in charge of global talent acquisition. Mercari is actively holding overseas recruiting events. We also work to create support systems for things like language …

Meeting Halfway: Supporting Mercari’s Globalization Through Language Education

Japanese ver. Hi everyone, this is Madoka from the Global Operations Team (GOT)! GOT handles translation, interpretation, global talent outreach, and other activities promoting Mercari’s globalization. Right now, Mercari has employees from…

What Does “Be Professional” Mean for an Engineer? CTO Suguru Namura’s Definition

Japanese Ver. The three values we emphasize at Mercari: Go Bold, All for One, and Be Professional. All members of Mercari keep these values in mind as we pursue our respective missions, but in engineering, we place particular importance on…

Merpay’s Very Own GOT - Designing the culture of the organization by eliminating cultural and language barriers #MerpayNow vol.27

Japanese Ver. Hi everyone, this is Rika from the Merpay HR team. Here at Merpay we believe that diversity is key to understanding our user’s needs and promoting high levels of creativity and innovation within the company. To help support n…

IIT Summer Interns Make Their Final Presentations! #メルカリな日々 2018/07/11

Japanese ver. Hi everyone, this is Ishikawa from the PR team at Mercari. As part of Mercari’s efforts to become a leading global tech company, we currently have members from the U.S., Europe, and Asia in our Tokyo office working to create …

Introducing Our IIT Interns #メルカリな日々 2018/06/01

こんにちは、Global Operations Team(GOT)のMadokaとJasonです。今日の#メルカリな日々は英語でお届けします! Hi everyone, this is Madoka and Jason from the Global Operations Team (GOT)! This week we welcomed nine interns from four different cam…

A New Organization to Help Mercari Grow While Maintaining Its Culture: Interview with Shunsuke Karasawa, VP of People & Culture

Japanese Ver. As part of its efforts to grow through its members and company culture, Mercari recently combined its HR, general affairs, and payroll teams to form the People & Culture group. The leader of this new group is none other than …

Coming Together Across Borders to Achieve Success – Chatting with the developers behind Mercari US

Tsuyoshi Yoshioka (@tsuyogoro) and Yoichi Tagaya (@yoichitgy) Japanese ver. We shared an article the other day about the rebranding of the Mercari US app. mercan.mercari.com As Mercari’s US CEO John Lagerling mentioned in this article, the…

Inside the Mind of Producers at Mercari with Tairo Moriyama: When Adopting New Technology, Look at the Workplace

Japanese Ver. Mercari is releasing new features utilizing AI technology. What can producers do when faced with incorporating new technology requiring specialized knowledge? This is the seventh entry in a series of interviews by Takeo Iyo, …