We Love Japanese!

Nihongo Master is made by people who love the Japanese language and culture. We work hard every day to make this the best online Japanese language learning resource available! Here's some of the people that make up who we are.



Taylor started Nihongo Master in early 2012 as a simple online Japanese dictionary. This passion project came to be out of a personal trip to Japan as he studied the language. Returning back to the United States, he knew he wanted to continue learning the language and share the joys of it with others. Nihongo Master has been growing ever since. Taylor is also an avid Lego fan. Listen to more of Taylor's story on our podcast interview!

UI/UX Designer


Danish Aslam, A Product Designer, Athlete, and an amateur mountaineer, when he's not on a summit, he loves to design nice products for human beings.

Product Manager


Gloria is passionate about bringing ideas to life by walking through from the ideation to launch. You can mostly find her in the middle of tech, design, and business shipping delightful experiences for user satisfaction and business goals fulfilment. When she's not in products, you can find her volunteering in tech, supporting women in Tech and speaking at tech conferences.

Software Engineer


Martin builds custom web-based solutions for solving complex domain problems in variety of fields. He's an experienced hardware and software engineer with attention to detail and lots love for all tech. Very passionate about learning, teaching and practicing clean, well architectured code.

In his free time he enjoys kayak fishing, camping, riding bicycles and skates, collecting and spinning alternative electronic music on vinyl to help get him well rested to work on the next great idea.

Social Media Manager


Nikki is the social media and outreach manager at Nihongo Master. She has been a lifelong fan of Japanese art, animation, and food, and began learning Japanese in 2014. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and learning languages. She is also a freelance book illustrator and graduated with a degree in Illustration and minor in Literature.

Our Vision

The team behind Nihongo Master is made up of people who love the Japanese language and culture. Our goal is to make Nihongo Master the best way to learn Japanese online and we're excited to have you start learning Japanese with us!

Our Focus

Create Quick and Easy Japanese Lessons

Develop Smart Tools to Help You

Create the Best Experience to Learn

Best Quality Support Services