About Us

Where It All Began

It all began with Tatsuru Rai and his wonderful wife Midori. Together they made Raku Ichi what it is today and we create a development that is an ode to their legacy...They paved the way for investors to discover Niseko's most luxurious and unique real estate development. Head to the "Our Story" page to learn more about their journey. 

Tatsuru & Midori Rai

They say that behind every great man is an even greater woman, and this is never truer than with Midori. Since meeting Tatsuru and helping make Raku Ichi what it is today, she added her elegant, sweet and kind touch to everything. Her influence in the project is of massive importance to us.  

Tatsuru is an artist, a master of his craft. He has attracted the attention of some of the world's greatest chefs and had the opportunity to share his skills with fellow industry legends. Tatsuru has worked with Noma, had his food sampled and loved by the late great Anthony Bourdain and much more. 

The Team

Powered by JNW Properties with love and care. We bring you the team behind the project and ensuring you have the most authentic and incredible experience investing in our apartments. 

Nicolas Pulinx, Founding Partner

Nicolas Pulinx, Founding Partner

Nicolas is an entrepreneur at heart and has built a successful career in financial services. Now dedicates a lot of time to the development of the JNW Properties and other fantastic projects inspired by oriental culture. Nicolas has plenty of sensational ventures in the pipeline. 


Once described as ‘simply unique’ William Louey is certainly that. A keen photographer and musician, he also has a strong background in the building industry having founded a company specialising in construction works. Also the founding member of Snow Dog Village in Niseko. 


Jo has an unwavering passion for property. For the past 15 years, he has been involved in resort investments. Jo worked on some of Asia’s most iconic resorts, voted amongst the Top 10 in polls and travel websites. Jo has provided concept, positioning and successful sales.


Angelica is an ex-professional snowboarder, growing up skiing and snowboarding in the Italian Alps. She has a passion for powder which is what brought her to Japan #Japow. Through her extensive experience, she came to JNW  Properties with a passion for mountain real estate. 


William Louey, 

Founding Member

Jo Lodder, 

Founding Partner

Angelica Sykes,

Head Of Marketing


431 Niseko, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, JAPAN  048-1511

Tel: +81 136 55 6016

© 2019 by JNW Properties

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