Angus Miyaji

Entrepreneur, Dreamer

My Journey

Helping bring Japan closer to the rest of the world!



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Angus Miyaji

Entrepreneur, Dreamer

After growing up and going to university in Japan, I moved to the London 13 years ago to fulfill my desire to live abroad.

Just after I arrived here, I came across an unloved textbook on the subject of Marketing, in the recycling box, at one of the The London School of Economics’ buildings. As soon as I started reading it, I was hooked on Marketing, and so began working for a Japanese Magazine in London. After 2 years there selling advertisement space and working on improving distribution I decided to start my own business, as I had a strong desire to make the clients I worked with happier.

The first business I started was Access Student Pack back in 2004. This was a service my brother and I created together, which helped connect schools that wanted more students for their courses, with students who were looking for affordable schools in central London. However, when UK immigration laws changed in 2006 my niche started to vanish quickly and I realised it was time to take my business in a different direction. Therefore, at the end of 2006, I tested out a print service and started supplying clients with customised stationary and leaflets.

This turned out to be very popular. So, in 2007 I re-named my business Access Ideas and used my previous experience working at the Japanese Magazine to help Japanese companies in the UK with print and design projects, ranging from business cards, to websites and newspaper advertisements.

Since learning about the concept of Virtual Staff from people like Tim Ferriss, Chris Ducker & Cliff Ravenscraft, I have experimented with this idea and have hired 20-25 virtual staff for my business Access Ideas (some short-term and some long-term). Not only did this help my business grow but I discovered that hiring Virtual Staff was a fantastic idea for Japanese Companies, as it would solve many of the unique problems they face when trying to expand into foreign markets.

After looking into the crowdsourcing market in Japan, and speaking to people who work for Japanese companies, I am confident that I can help bring Japan closer to the rest of the world by educating companies on how to utilise Virtual Staff when trying to market their products to a foreign market. I’m hoping to launch an online business (Virtual Staff JP) in summer 2015 alongside a podcast in Japanese.


"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want."

  - Zig Ziglar


work experience

2015 - now

Virtual Staff JP (Coming Soon!)

from 2015 to present day

Helping bring Japan closer to the rest of the world!

Coming soon! Educating Japanese companies on how they can use Virtual Staff to successfully sell products and services to overseas markets.

2011 - 2014

Charity Director @ Seven Beach Aid

from 2011 to 2014

Charity helping people affected by the 2011 Tsunami

Since 2011, I've been helping lead a charity that helps people that were badly affected by the Tsunami in Japan on the 11th March 2011. Seven Beach Aid is a registered charity in the UK that has organised six photo exhibitions, two Memorial services, helped with a charity cricket match at Lord's in aid of children who lost their homes, visited affected areas in Tohoku, held small talks & presentations and raised £25,000 for projects in Japan.

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Founder @ Access Student Pack

from 2004 to 2007

Connecting Schools with Students

I set up Access Student Pack with my brother. It helped schools recruit students looking for affordable language schools in central London.


Sales Rep @ Bridging Magazine

from 2002 to 2004

Selling Adverts, Organising Printing & Distribution

My first job in the UK was working at a quarterly health and lifestyle magazine called Bridging, which distributed 15,000 copies per issue to the Japanese community in the UK. Although we were a very small team, the sales, design and DTP skills I acquired here have greatly contributed a lot to my success in managing Access Ideas.

2007 - now

Founder @ Access Ideas

from 2007 to present day

Serving Japanese Businesses in the UK

I run a print and design business in central London and work with approx. 100 Japanese businesses in the UK. Clients range from Blue Chip companies and government agencies to entrepreneurs.

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Education experience

1998 - 2002


from 1998 to 2002

Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare

Department of Clinical Psychology

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Access Ideas has worked for

"Instead of being afraid of the challenge, be afraid of avoiding it."

  - Soichiro Honda, Founder of Honda Motors


Please contact me via LinkedIn or the form on the right!