Who we are

Curio Asia is the creative production house behind Kokoro No Tomo, the first ever Japan-related TV Program aired on Indonesian national television in 2012. It was originally a fun project borne from the passion of our founders, who had lived (studying and working) in Japan and wanted to share their insights on Japanese values and culture, as well as the survival and success stories of fellow Indonesians living in Japan. Kokoro No Tomo was meant to inspire and viewers through its positivity, as well as entertain them with Japan’s beautiful attractions.

Vision: To discover and to inspire

Kokoro No Tomo has gained a loyal audience over 7 seasons, and is still being broadcast. The program is a highly effective media platform for Japanese products/services, and is currently supported by the Japanese Government. It’s also sponsored by established Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi Motors, Unicharm, Pocari Sweat, Sharp Electronics, and many more.

Curio Asia has developed strong relationships with these esteemed companies. From program sponsors, they have become clients of our professional production services: creating video company profiles, TVCs, event documentaries, and creative campaigns in the Indonesian market. Over the years, we have built a reputation for developing Japan-related content that embodies authentic Japanese culture and spirit.

Vision: To discover and to inspire


Curio Asia prides itself on having a dedicated team of producers that work with our creatives to ensure each and every client’s project realizes our vision, meeting our high standards throughout every aspect of the planning, production and delivery process.

Our combined decades of immersion in Japanese language and culture enable us to understand the needs and working styles of our Japanese clients. Our strong networks in Japan and Indonesia also provide us with the right resources to deliver authentic content that incorporates the elements of both countries.

Our Team

Let us introduce our team

Chief Producer

Sriwijaya Saputra Ali

Sriwijaya graduated from Tokyo International University, majoring in International Broadcasting. During his time in Japan he interned at Freemantle Media Japan and MTV Networks Japan, after which he took up a role in the Jakarta Bureau of NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization.

Sriwijaya was the Producer of Kokoro No Tomo  for 7 seasons.

Chief Executive Officer

Andy Pangestu

Graduated from University of Technology Sydney and obtained his MBA from the International University of Japan, Niigata. His corporate experience took him to Citibank Tokyo as well as Deutsche Bank in Tokyo and Singapore, and he was also the Assistant Producer for ASEAN Project: Commemorative 5 years of Japan Tsunami.

Chief Operating Officer

David John

David graduated from Binus University and currently represents Curio Asia in Japan. He was also the Executive Producer of Kokoro No Tomo and co-founded the Indonesian Community in Japan (ICJ), which consists of more than 1,000 working professionals in Japan.

Prior to joining Curio Asia, David worked at Deutsche Bank. He’s also a professional magician, boasting membership in the world-famous Magic Castle.



We strive for creativity in all aspects, from ideation to production.


Everything we do has the power to engage and delight viewers.


Do it with this or don’t. Our passion shows in our work.


We actively seek new ideas, perspectives and feedback.


We always believe that we can achieve greater feats.



The freshest ideas, the liveliest scripts, produced by the most passionate team – delivering a program that distinctively reflects your brand.


Make your message count with a perfectly crafted commercial spot for single or even multiple lengths.


Let us let the world know who you are. An impactful company profile will get the right attention and make your presence known.


Get detailed background research and expert advice on selecting the best Indonesian movie projects for your company to invest in, so you can reap maximum returns on investment.


With professional live recording and post-production, you’ll get to relive and showcase the highlights of all your important events.


Connect with loyal fans of Kokoro No Tomo through its TV program and social media channels for conducting surveys and/or market penetration.


Convey your company / product messages through YouTube, Social Media Platforms or even your own company websites in this digital age.


Waku Waku Japan Channel:

  • Soccer Documentary TV Program Dream of Red & White Samurai
  • Food Documentary TV Program Washoku World Challenge 2015

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO):

  • 2015 TVCM, Autumn Version
  • 2015 TVCM, Hokkaido & Yokohama Version
  • 2015 TVCM, Kyushu & Wakayama Version
  • 2015 TVCM, North Kanto Version
  • 2016 TVCM, Autumn, Winter & Spring Version

PT Amerta Indah Otsuka (Pocari Sweat):

  • Company Profile 2016


  • Documentary Of Asean-Japan Partnership in Disaster Management “5 Years since 2011 Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami”
  • Documentary Of Asean-Japan Partnership in Cultural Exchange “Cultural Exchange”

PT Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Indonesia (SMBC) Indonesia

  • 25th Anniversary Company Video





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Concept Briefing


Concept Assessment & Professional Planning






Initial Editing


Narration Recording


Final Editing


Final Work + Delivery