Who we are

Expatilt was created by 3 young French women settled in Japan since 2014/2015. They have sometimes been struggling to make themselves understood in everyday life and decided to do something for other expats to easily find a professional (doctor, hairdresser, physiotherapist, plumber, etc.) who could speak a common language.

Thus was born the idea of Expatilt, an online directory referencing professionals speaking another language than Japanese and working in Japan on a single website.

What we do

Expatilt aims to make your life easier! We have a double mission:

  • To help expatriates who do not speak the local language to find a professional they can communicate with.
  • To provide to these professionals a better visibility to the foreigners community, promote their services via our website and social media platforms.
  • To inform the expatriates and professionals about daily life and business related topics on our blog.

Our team

Marie Vallantin Dulac Founder

Marie is an occupational therapist, she worked in a rehabilitation center with disable people and in a private practice in Paris. Following her arrival to Japan, she re-started her private practice for the Francophone population. Facing the challenges of launching a professional activity in Japan, she had the idea of creating Expatilt. Entrepreneurial and motivated, Marie is ready to take on the challenges to make of Expatilt a platform answering the needs of professionals and expatriates.

Marie Alvarez Marketing and Communication Manager

Marie is a project manager with a passion for the service industry and communication, she worked in the meeting and events sector for international clients in Paris and The Netherlands. She arrived in Japan in October 2015 and since then has been volunteering for local associations and engaged in the expat community. Open minded, proactive, and persevering she is always looking for ways to improve things.

Anne Héraud Business development Manager

Anne is a customer oriented person with a strong food and beverage sales background in France and Malaysia. Driven by new challenges and adventures, she left France in 2012 and travelled all around south east Asia before arriving in Tokyo in October 2015. Enthusiastic and creative, Anne found by joining Expatilt everything she needs : entrepreneurship and a great team spirit.

What drives us

Discover our motivations and values which are pushing us forward

Mutual help

Help others, facilitate expats' daily life


Take on challenges and start new adventures


Recommend the best professionals we know


Find another way to achieve our goals

Team spirit

Because together we are stronger

Eagger to learn

Develop new skills, never stop learning

They speak about us

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