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101 Top Japanese E-Commerce Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based E-Commerce companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the E-Commerce 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 E-Commerce Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Rakuten

Rakuten

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Rakuten is a provider of e-commerce, fintech, digital content, and communications products and services.

Mercari

Mercari

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Mercari is a community-powered shopping app from Japan allowing anyone to buy and sell anything from anywhere.

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bitFlyer

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BitFlyer is a Bitcoin exchange and marketplace that enables its customers to buy, sell, and spend bitcoins.

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OpenLogi

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OpenLogi is a Tokyo based logistics platform focused on SMEs and freelancers.

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BASE

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BASE provides web-based services that develop and build e-commerce platforms.

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aucfan Co.,Ltd.

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aucfan is a Japanese online platform that provides e-commerce price data across American, Chinese, and Japanese markets.

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Virtusize

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Virtusize is a virtual fitting solution that enables online fashion retailers to illustrate size and fit for consumers.

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Zaiko

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Two way marketplace connecting event organizers with media companies as sales channels. Ticketing as a service.

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Raksul

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Raksul is a B2B platform builder with a vision of “better systems, better world”. It has platforms in printing, logistics and advertising.

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TakeMe Co., Ltd.

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TakeMe offers an “All-in-One” payment platform for our pre- and post- pay value added services for merchants to digitally transform quickly

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FamilyMart

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FamilyMart is a convenience store franchise chain that sells basic grocery items like magazines, snacks, drinks, and more.

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Coconala

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Coconala operates a website to buy and sell knowledge, skills and, experience from users who are willing to teach.

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bitbank

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Bitcoin wallet, payment processing, bitcoin reward service and news media

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Tokyo Otaku Mode

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Tokyo Otaku Mode delivers the latest news on Japanese anime, manga, games, and more through its Facebook page.

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SODA

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SNKRDUNK / Japan’s largest sneaker media and C2C marketplace

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LOCONDO

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

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NEWROPE

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NEWROPE is a web service business and Media business platform.

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DIGITAL GRID

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Digital Grid is a retail supply contract or a power supply contract with a service provider using the digital grid platform.

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giftee

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giftee is an online service that enables users to send thank you notes with small gifts by Twitter and email.

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Crevo

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Crevo is an online crowdsourcing platform, producing videos for the use of advertising and marketing.

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Snaq me

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Snaq me is a personalized subscription service for Guilt Free snacks that do not feel guilty when eaten.

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Creema

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Creema operates an online marketplace for handmade products.

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Milleporte

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Milleporte is a fashion and lifestyle focused EC site based in Japan.

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SORABITO

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SORABITO is an eCommerce marketplace for used construction equipment and machinery.

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Inagora

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Inagora constructed and operates the Chinese Beijing cross-border e-commerce platform “Wando Platform.”

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Laxus Technologies

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Laxus Technologies is an E-Commerce start up.

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Let

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Let is a mobile app that allows users to buy and sell goods with translation.

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Smart Shopping

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Smartmat is an eco-friendly IoT purchase system for on-demand, no-hassle grocery with cost-effective shipping.

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Ship&co

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Ship&co is an online Shipping tool for eCommerce merchants.

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zig zag Japan

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zig-zag supports both buyers and sellers so that they can shop and sell safely, safely, easily and freely without worrying about borders.

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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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transcosmos Japan

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Transcosmos is an outsourcing company that provides call center, business process outsourcing, and digital marketing services.

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Oh My Glasses TOKYO

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Oh My Glasses TOKYO is a lifestyle brand that offer high quality made in Japan eyewear at an affordable price.

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Nanapi

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Nanapi is a web system development company based in Japan, and it provides life hacking website or app.

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Kabuku Inc.

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Kabuku provides 3D printing solutions, operation services, and a marketplace through their Rinkak platform.

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Monokabu Inc.

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Monokabu is a site where people can buy and sell sneakers at a price you decide.

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Valuence Holdings Inc

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Valuence Holdings Inc formerly known as SOU Inc, is a company which purchase and sell branded products, precious metals, antiques.

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RECLO

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RECLO is a luxury brand consignment application that allows the user to consign and sell branded products.

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Sparty

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Sparty is a beauty tech company whose mission is to “create a sensual era”.

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Locondo.jp

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Locondo.jp is a Japanese e-commerce site offering a wide variety of apparel and shoes.

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iMobile

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iMobile offers small-sized businesses based in Japan with website, blog, and online store development services.

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MiddleField

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MiddleField is a team to make cars the best entertainment and to make the lives of everyone involved in cars into entertainment.

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MagicPrice

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MagicPrice is an online service that compares prices of various hotels and inns.

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Clipline

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ClipLine is to provide a mechanism that enables the communication between multi-store.

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au Commerce & Life

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au Commerce & Life is a company that was created to provide customers with experience value through diverse commerce of things and things.

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Active SONAR .Inc

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Active SONAR .Inc is a subscription e-commerce company for the Japanese market.

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Orosy

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Space Engine, Inc. provides wholesale platform “orosy” that connects D2C brands and retailers from Japan.

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GiftMall

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GiftMall is an e-commerce platform specializing in gifts.

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Appify Technologies

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Appify Technologies operates a no-code development service that enables users to create personal e-commerce applications.

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Office de Yasai

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Office de Yasai is an online platform that enables users to order and get vegetables delivered to their offices.

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Cake.jp

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Cake.jp is an e-commerce company that specializes in home delivery cakes.

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Effectual

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Effectual helps businesses and individuals regain online trust and build brands.

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Okage

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Okage is an e-commerce and advertising company.

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Favy

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Favy.jp is WEB service for all of the shops make it easy to home page.

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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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One Act

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One Act is developing and managing web service “PieceX”, the world’s first source code marketplace with dynamic pricing by AI.

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e-LogiT

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No1 fulfillment service company for eCommerce companies in Japan, based on excellent logistics services

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SOLAIRO

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SOLAIRO is an online customer service solution that provides the best purchasing experience for online visitors.

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SOELU

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SOELU is an online yoga studio platform.

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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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KitchHike

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KitchHike is an online service that connects cooks and hikers in kitchens all over the world.

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Ancar Inc.

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Ancar is a company offering personal buying and selling services in Japan.

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TrustHub

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TrustHub operates an e-commerce marketplace “Clove” that specializes in trading collectibles.

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Gift Pad

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Gift Pad is a web catalog gift that allows recipients to choose their favorite products.

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Farfetch Japan

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Farfetch Japan is a luxury fashion technology platform.

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Aratana

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Aratana is an e-commerce specialized services provider that aims to make shopping in the world more convenient and fun.

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FULL KAITEN Japan

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Full Kaiten is a companyprovides the main functions of inventory reduction, purchasing optimization, and sales increase.

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LESTAS

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LESTAS manufactures and sells custom-made products.

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Cart

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Cart allows you to purchase wellness products from all over the world while in Japan.

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Craful

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Craful is the place where homemade goods are made.

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Pear Japan

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Pear is a Platform business OMNI-CORE and E-commerce business company.

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park & ​​port Co., Ltd.

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park & ​​port Co., Ltd. is a platform that allows you to easily and widely discern products sold in select shops, coffee shops.

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retro

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retro is a secondhand goods purchase and consignment sales site.

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LENDY Japan

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Lendy is an Operation of online lending service

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MANSION MARKET

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MANSION MARKET is a news and media based company.

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Yourniture

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Yourniture is developing custom-made furniture services as the main axis of its business.

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4meee

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4meee is an e-commerce and curated fashion site

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FLASHPARK

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FLASHPARK is a general mail order sites for cakes.

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Spika

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Spika operates Nailbook, a photo-sharing service that offers a wide range of photos of nail art designs.

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Suvaco

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Suvaco is a Tokyo based home design marketplace startup.

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Wagokoro

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Wagokoro is a Fashion & E-Commerce company.

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MakeLeaps

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MakeLeaps is online invoicing software

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hugmo

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Hugmo is an e-commerce business in childcare

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Pocket Queries

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Pocket Queries is a Game development and operation centered on 3D.

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IKEUCHI ORGANIC

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IKEUCHI ORGANIC specializes in designing, manufacturing and selling organic textiles.

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picki

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Picki is a company which develops fashion D2C platform.

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Jenio Japan

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Jenio is a creative & Low Price Japanese Fashion Global Webstore.

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Brangista

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Brangista is an e-magazine publishing company that provides web promotion support business and more.

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Vook

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The Japanese startup running online platforms for videographers.

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ticketstreet

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Ticketstreet is a Japan-based online marketplace for concert, sport, and theater event tickets.

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Pricebook

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Pricebook is an online platform offering a shopping search engine for finding gadgets in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

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UNIQLO

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UNIQLO Co is an online store that sells women’s, men’s, and kids’ clothing and accessories.

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Sanmi Lab

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Sanmi Lab is a wine platform to improve wine literacy.

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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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Lenet

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Lenet is a Japan-based web service offering laundry pick-up and delivery.

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Grand Design

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Grand Design is a platform that connects consumers with stores and brands.

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Inter Factory

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Inter Factory is a cloud e-commerce platform that provides solutions to all issues.

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Ekuipp

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Ekuipp offers online measuring and test equipment products.

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Relux

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Relux is a membership-based accommodation booking mobile app that selects hotels and other logging based on price and service quality.

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nokisaki.com

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nokisaki.com is a provider of search and booking site of space to open shops, share-type parking service, and bike share service.

Written by Mark Fitz

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