Our Story

It all started in Tokyo

I’m an expat living in Tokyo who met my Japanese girlfriend in the summer of 2018. During that time, I just arrived in Tokyo while she was doing her on-the-job training at a hotel in Roppongi. We exchanged contacts and eventually started dating. We had our first dinner date and went to see Tokyo Tower on that same night. She's fun and definitely one of the nicest girls I've ever met, and it didn’t take long for me to like her. That is where it all started.

In the Summer of 2020

Since she was studying abroad, most of our 2 years together were in a long-distance relationship. For us to celebrate special days, we send each other gifts, couple watches, flowers, letters with photos and more - all these to keep our relationship intimate despite the distance. In the summer of 2020, I had the idea to give her our first customized cuffs with laser-engraved Tokyo coordinates - the place where it all started. For me, it’s a great way to celebrate each other, with all the memories and good times together.

Coordinatesjapan Est. 2020 

With that in mind, I found a local artisan jewelry shop online and ordered our pair of customized cuffs with laser-engraved Tokyo coordinates. I liked the design and quality of the cuffs so much that I told my friends and family about it, and everyone loved it. With the positive feedback, I decided to create an Instagram account and a website to make these laser-engraved cuffs available to all the people who also want to cherish their treasured memories. Thus, the creation of coordinatesjapan. We want to inspire you to remember the people, places, and experiences that made you who you are today. Wear your memories everyday.

"Your memories around your wrist"