About Us

- Zero-Zero -

We Support the Growth and Journey of Each and Every Athlete with a Mission to Empower the World with Human Capital

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Our Story

After spending 16 years in the U.S., Yuki moved back to his mother country, Japan, where he began his career as the director of the study abroad program designed for Japanese student-athletes and as a soccer coach for the youth academy. His passion for soccer and education has led to signing over 100 student-athletes with universities in the United States. Yuki founded Zero-Zero Inc. to extend opportunities for young Japanese student-athletes. 

Meet The Team

 
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YUKI KARIYA

Founder & CEO

Hometown: Columbus, Georgia / Osaka, Japan

【ACADEMIC】

  • Auburn University at Montgomery (B.S.)

  • Georgia College & State University (M.S.)

【PLAYING CAREER】

  • Des Moines Menace (PDL) 

  • Rocket City United (NPSL) 

  • Auburn University at Montgomery (NAIA)

  • Darton College (NJCAA)

  • Waseda United (Tokyo, JAPAN)

【COACHING CAREER】

  • Georgia College & State University (NCAA D2)

  • Martin Methodist College (NAIA)

  • Auburn University at Montgomery (NAIA)

【LICENSE】

  • USSF A License

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma

  • JFA C License

  • JAOS Abroad Study Advisor

  • USCG Abroad Study Consultant​

  • NASM / PES

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OLIVER WELLMAN

Coordinator

Hometown: Washington / Kyoto, Japan

【ACADEMIC】

  • Western Washington University (BA Psychology)

【PLAYING CAREER】​​

  • Western Washington University (NCAA D2)

  • Bellevue College (NWAC)

  • Mio Biwako Shiga(JFL)

  • AS Laranja (Kanto, Japan)

 

【COACHING CAREER】

  • Bellevue College (NWAC)

  • Kyoto international school

  • Doshisha High School

  • Kosmos FC

【LICENSE】

  • USSF D License

  • JFA C License

 
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YUDAI TASHIRO

Coordinator

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

【ACADEMIC】

  • Creighton University (NCAA)

  • Tyler Junior College (NJCAA)

【PLAYING CAREER】

  • 2021-         Delfines Del Este F.C. (Dominica)

  • 2018-2020  Creighton University (NCAA D1)

  • 2016-2018  Tyler Junior College (NJCAA D1)

  • 2013-2016  Yokogawa-Musashino City FC U-18

  • 2010-2013  Forza'02

【COACHING CAREER

  • Yokogawa-Musashino Soccer School

  • FC TOC

 
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Kyosuke Kubota

Coordinator / Project Leader

Hometown: Saitama, Japan

【ACADEMIC】

  • University of Central Arkansas (NCAA)

【PLAYING CAREER】

  • 2017-2020  University of Central Arkansas (NCAA D1)

  • 2016          Onehunga Sports (New Zealand)

  • 2013-2016  Kashiwa Reysol U-18

  • 2010-2013  Kashiwa Reysol U-15

  • 2007-2010  Kashiwa Reysol U-12

【COACHING CAREER】

 
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NCAA D1

Zero-Zero Players

Denver, Creighton, VCU, UCA, FIU, NIU, WVU, Hofstra, Campbell, West Virginia, Arizona State, CSU Northridge, CSU Bakersfield, Southeastern Louisiana, Oral Roberts

NCAA D2

Zero-Zero Players

CSU LA, Davis & Elkins, Humboldt State, Fort Hays State, Hawaii Pacific, Chaminade, Flagler, Barry, St. Joseph's, Anderson

NCAA D3

Zero-Zero Players

Brevard College

NAIA

Zero-Zero Players

UT Southern, Keiser, Linsey Wilson, Columbia International, Lyon, Westcliff

NJCAA / NWAC / CCCAA

Zero-Zero Players

Tyler, Monroe, Daytona State, Eastern Florida, Northeast Texas, Jacksonville, Iowa Western, Hill, Crowder, Louisburg, Pima, Hesston, Coffeyville, Southeastern, Lane, Bellevue, Peninsula, El Camino

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Philosophy

STUDENT-ATHLETE

In the same way that the word "Student" comes before "Athletes," we are committed to cultivating high-performance student-athletes who are physically and intellectually successful.  

Vision

REVOLUTIONIZE

To be an audacious company that inspires and revolutionizes the Japanese sports industry through a Student-Athlete philosophy while involving all passionate sports enthusiasts.

Mission

ACCELERATE

To equip and accelerate student-athletes that can contribute to globalized society.

Value

SERENDIPITOUS ENCOUNTER

We believe every single encounter is destined.  We hope that the experience students gain through us will give them courage, hope, and the ability to empower their future. 

Service

EMPOWERMENT

We empower student-athletes by offering opportunities and platforms that are academically, athletically, and culturally challenging to maximize their full potentials.