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101 Top Japanese Consumer Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Consumer companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Consumer industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japanese Consumer Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Sony

Sony

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Sony develops and manufactures audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

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Olympus manufactures and sells precision machineries and instruments worldwide.

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Nature

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Nature offers a product that enables its users to save money by controlling the use of their air conditioners.

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Olive Union

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Olive Union is a smart-hearing aid that prevents further hearing loss through digital therapeutics for tinnitus and overall hearing health.

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Pioneer Corporation

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A leading global manufacturer of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets.

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Retty

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Retty is a social gourmet site where users can write reviews about restaurants and diners.

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Triple W Japan

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Triple W Japan makes the world’s first toilet timing predicting device.

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Xenoma

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Xenoma is a spin-off from Someya Group Organic Transistor Lab in the University of Tokyo and JST/ERATO Project.

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GROOVE X

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GROOVE X is designing and developing a next-generation household robot that truly touches people’s hearts and inspires real affection.

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LOCONDO

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Locondo is an e-commerce company that sells shoes and fashion.

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AppBrew(Lips)

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AppBrew develops LIPS, a mobile application for users to share and read real reviews on cosmetics, nail care, personal care, etc.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.

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blueqat

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Quantum Computing and Machine Learning

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subsclife

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subsclife is a Furniture design platform.

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Payke

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Payke Multicomponent is an application that allows to view all the information of products in their mother tongue.

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JEPLAN

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JEPLAN aims to develop new recycling technologies and systems that meet the various needs of consumers.

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FABRIC TOKYO

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FABRIC TOKYO is a Japanese startup provides a direct-to-consumer custom-made apparel brand. (former-company name Lifestyle Design Co., Ltd.)

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Welby

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Welby is specialized in diabetes management.

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chikaku

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Chikaku is a service that automatically sends photos and videos taken with smartphones to your home TV without any hassle.

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Trigence

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Trigence offers application virtualization solutions and develops Dnote, a digitally driven speaker system.

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ASIAN BRIDGE INC.

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ASIAN BRIDGE is a one-stop-shop for Japanese merchandise such as beauty care products, health foods, and clothing.

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I AND C-Cruise

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I AND C-Cruise is an online platform that offers eco-friendly products such as solar panels and related services.

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SYRINX

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SYRINX is an e-commerce company of leather accessory, audio equipment, speaker and amplifier.

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neuet

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neuet develops and operates a smartphone application that offers bike-sharing services.

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Craful

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Craful is the place where homemade goods are made.

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Ax Robotix

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Ax Robotix specializes in the development of products to improve sleep quality.

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Miraikikai

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IMiraikikai’s robot products, designed based on field research to provide the high quality and the best cost- effective solution.

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Exvision

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Developing “Hi-Speed Vision” algorithm and products, which leverage images taken at higher frame rate than standard video rate (>100fps)

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PSYGIG

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PSYGIG helps engineers make safer Mobility IoT by accelerating the development of autonomous devices.

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Konica Minolta

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Konica Minolta is an Innovative Company and continues to create inspiring products and services in the field of imaging.

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Terra Labo

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Terra Labo conducts research and development on long-range unmanned aerial vehicles.

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World Incubator International

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World Incubator International is a wide variety of products and services to a wide range of fields.

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Koukandekirukun

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Koukandekirukun specializes in mail order and construction of housing equipment.

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Personize

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Personize is a live Video Shopping for Hair and Beauty Products.

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HuaYin

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HuaYin is an e-commerce website that offers cosmetics and beauty products.

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DIGITAL HEARTS HOLDINGS

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DIGITAL HEARTS HOLDINGS provides debugging of games, mobile phones, smartphones and websites.

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Panasonic

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Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies.

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Max

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Max is a manufacturer of industrial and office equipment.

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Casio

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Casio is a multinational consumer electronics company, offers calculators, mobile phones, cameras, musical instruments, watches, and more.

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All Yours

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All Yours is engaged in the development and sales of the original wear brand.

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RONGO

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RONGO LIVE is a live shopping app that allows you to meet new products and services and experience shopping as if you were in a store.

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Plus-D

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Plus-D offers planning, combining mass media and real media, especially in the digital fields such as websites, smartphone apps, and SNS.

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Asian Basis Company

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Asian Basis Company is an online seller of books in a range of languages, products related to Japanese culture.

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Asia Educasion Labo

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Asia Educasion Labo is Operates Kids MBA Anyhapi, a hands-on after-school for Asian children and elementary school children.

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Lion

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Lion produces and markets products such as toothpaste, toothbrush, the top share of the domestic market in the hand soap.

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EL-Seed

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EL-Seed Corp. is a spin-off company from the Meijo University of Nagoya with the mission to commercialize the Kamiyama LED.

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Collaboration Planet

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Collaboration Planet is a learning support regional business trip-based learning development of the school branch.

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MUSEY

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MUSEY offers an art review website that allows users to share, feature, and value art such as paintings and buildings.

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Eone Japan

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Eone is created to solve problem to tell time, people who are blind have had to choose between intrusive talking or fragile tactile watches.

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Hatena

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An internet services, the most popular social bookmarking and blogging service in Japan. also, IT-infra Monitoring ‘Mackerel’ SaaS provider.

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Shimano

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International manufacturer and distributor of cycling and fishing equipment and accessories.

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Kao Corporation

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Kao Corporation is a chemical and cosmetics company, developing consumer product business that targets general consumers.

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Canon Inc

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Canon inc is an optical products company specializing in the manufacture of imaging and optical products including cameras, camcorders, etc.

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Fuji

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Fuji specializes in the retail sales of food, clothing and daily necessities.

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Ricoh

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Ricoh provides innovative products and services, and it is expanding its business in three customer segments: office, printing, and others.

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Seiyu Group

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Seiyu is a nationwide supermarket chain that offers customers a broad assortment of fresh food, general merchandise, and apparel products.

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Nagase & Co

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Nagase & Co engages in the manufacture, sale of chemicals, plastics, electronics, materials, and cosmetics.

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Nintendo Japan

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Nintendo Japan is a manufacturer of home leisure equipment.

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ROHM Semiconductor

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ROHM is the industry leader in system LSI, discrete components and module products, utilizing the latest in semiconductor technology.

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ZOZO

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ZOZO engages in the E-commerce (EC) business that operates Internet shopping websites.

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Xperia

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Xperia Android smartphones from Sony.

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Rohto Pharmaceutical

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Rohto Pharma is a multinational fast-moving consumer goods and OTC pharmaceutical corporation.

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euglena

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euglena engages in the research, development, and production of microalgae such as Euglena.

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FutuRocket

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IoT hardware micro startup selected for Infinity Ventures Summit 2017 Fall Launchpad

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Fuji Electric

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Fuji Electric is a company in energy and the environment that started manufacturing electrical machinery.

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Unicharm

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Unicharm is a provider of baby and child care, feminine care, health care, cosmetic, household, and pet care products.

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Kanematsu Corporation

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Kanematsu Corporation provide a wide variety of products ranging from electronics-related materials to components and devices,.

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JVCKenwood

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JVCKenwood is a global manufacturer specializing in electronics and entertainment products.

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Pigeon

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Pigeon is a leading global baby care company with a wide portfolio of specialized mother care and baby care products.

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric

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Hitachi Kokusai Electric helps and supplies built a safe and rewarding social infrastructure in seven categories of products.

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BALMUDA

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BALMUDA is a creative and technology company that manufactures and distributes household appliances.

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QRATES

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QRATES provides artists, labels and brands the tools to make tangible and deep experiences around music & vinyl.

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Alps System Integration

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Alps System Integration specializes in information technology strategies for electronic components.

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KAI Group

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KAI Group develops and designs knives, razors, surgical and industrial cutting tools as well as beauty-care, kitchen tools.

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IDEC Corp

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IDEC Corp is a manufacturer of Automation and Control products.

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Sun Corporation

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Sun Corporation provide communication modules such as mobile routers and devices that transfer & back up mobile phone data.

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Seven-Eleven Japan

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Seven-Eleven Japan offers ATM and Wi-Fi services, as well as a wide range of snacks, beverages, cosmetics, and merchandise.

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NISSHO ELECTRONICS

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NISSHO ELECTRONICS provides countermeasures to global environmental issues by proposing Green by IT and Green of IT solutions and services.

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Yamada Denki

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Yamada Denki engages in the reuse and recycling of used home appliances in Japan.

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TOMS

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TOMS is a web marketing, web promotion, and web content development company.

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SUMIDA Corporation

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SUMIDA Corporation is a global company that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes inductive components and modules.

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KOSÉ Corporation

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KOSÉ specializes mainly in the manufacturing and marketing of cosmetics.

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Japan Radio Company

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Japan Radio Co., Ltd is a Japanese company specialising in the field of wireless electronics for the communications industry.

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Skylink

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The sale of the current DJI product, technical and repair support, safety training, has developed a variety of drone businesses.

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Tonchidot

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Tonchidot offers client-side software and an augmented reality, mobile location-based service for camera-equipped mobile devices.

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Arma Bianca

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Arma Bianca is a goods company that is consists of designers and engineers that creates anime goods.

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BroadBand Tower

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BroadBand Tower supports IoT (internet of things) through its advanced technological capabilities.

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Xacti

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Xacti designs and manufactures various digital imaging products including digital cameras.

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CALM.

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CALM. is a wearable sensor for sports which takes ECG and motion data to give you insight on training safely, focus, and sleep.

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Asurion

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Asurion is a technology company that develops businesses and digital products.

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SEL

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SEL offers designing and manufacturing of electronic devices, system design, image processing, and various data processing services.

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NAVITIME JAPAN

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Providing route search and location based consumer services

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NIMO

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Nice Mobile is a touch panel manufacturing company.

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Spiral

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Spiral is a game changer in providing autonomous drone solutions for indoor environments, most notably during non-GPS situations.

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Vanguard Industries

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Vanguard Industries Inc. is an innovation firm based in Tokyo, Japan.

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Okan, Inc.

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Okan is a food service for corporations and individual consumers.

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Increment P

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Increment P is a computer software company that offers satellite data and map data.

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GC Corp

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GC Corp manufactures about 600 types of products and sells them in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Valor

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Valor engages in the processing and retail of food and other lifestyle-related goods.

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Celartem Technology

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Global solutions for managing assets, imagery and energy.

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Ryoyo Electro Corporation

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Ryoyo Electro is a distributor primarily focusing on Mitsubishi Electric’s semiconductor.

Written by Mark Fitz

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