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101 Top Japanese Hardware Companies and Startups of 2021

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

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Sharp is engaged in the manufacture and sale of electric telecommunication, electric, and electronic equipments.

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KIOXIA

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KIOXIA is a group strategy formulation and management company.

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LeapMind

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LeapMind makes deep learning “small and compact” and accessible across a broad spectrum of applications, evolving the Internet of Things.

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SmartDrive

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SmartDrive is hardware and big data solution for drive.

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Fujifilm

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Fujifilm develops and sells consumer products and business products related to photography.

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Photosynth

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Photosynth is a set of tools for capturing and viewing the places in 3D.

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obniz

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obniz is a cloud based IoT system provide realtime and bi-directional access to real hardware form the cloud.

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SIRC

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SIRC is a company that uses multiplication function devices (SIRC devices) to provide new functions.

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Mitsufuji

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Mitsufuji introducing consumer wearable devices.

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Communication Business Avenue

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Communication Business Avenue offers customer support and business improvement solutions and software development services.

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Aromajoin

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Aromajoin develops scent devices that combine hardware, software, and chemical technology.

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H2L

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H2L is a Japanese hardware startup spun off from the University of Tokyo.

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Future Standard

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Future Standard is a R&D and provides image analytics solution especially for advertisement.

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APTJ

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Automotive Platform Technology Japan (APTJ) primarily engages in the development and sale of automotive software and hardware products.

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Nain

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Nain aim to simplify our modern lifestyle associated with wearable devices, provide adjustable SNS voice over technology.

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Westunitis

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Westunitis is wearable computing system , and hardware development.

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Evolany

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Evolani is a mechanical labor by providing the most convenient and fun automated tools

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XTREME-D Inc.

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XTREME-D is an startup whose mission is to make HPC cloud computing access easy, fast, efficient, and economical for every customer.

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Blue Industries

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Blue Industries is a diagnostic device and bioinformatics analysis company.

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Toshiba Corporation

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Toshiba Corporation manufactures and markets advanced electronic and electrical products.

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exiii

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We make EXOS, a wearable haptic device for XR.

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DAITO

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Daito is a comprehensive hardware tool trading company

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Glamo

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Glamo is a Software Company will develop and sell equipment control devices.

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pickupon

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Pickupon is a company that transcribes important parts of the call

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Tokyo Artisan Intelligence

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Tokyo Artisan Intelligence is an AI outsourced development company.

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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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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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Mitsubishi Electric

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation manufactures and sells electric and electronic equipment used in various systems and appliances.

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Siglead

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Siglead conducts R & D on error correction methods for SSD / NAND flash memory and develops SSD controller LSI.

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ABAL

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ABAL is a wireless and mobile virtuality reality system developing computer graphics, consumer game development, and video entertainment.

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GENUSION

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GENUSION provides semiconductor memory technology and memory solutions.

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Implem

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Imprint is a business application platform that makes it easy to create business applications without programming.

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Capcom groupe

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A company specialising in the deployment, installation, maintenance and sale of fibre optic and cable network services

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Ricoh Company

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Ricoh is a global technology company provide office imaging equipment, document management systems and IT services.

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Cyberdyne

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Cyberdyne engages in the development of robots and sells the cyborg-type robot HAL.

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JVC

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JVC is a consumer electronics firm that manufactures digital camcorders, headphones, televisions, and home theater projectors.

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Sassor

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Sassor is a Japanese service design company engaged in the production and business development of various devices and services.

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HOYA CORPORATION

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HOYA CORPORATION is engaged in the manufacture and sale of electronics-related products, imaging products, healthcare products and medical

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Softfront

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Softfront is a Japan based JASDAQ-listed IT services company.

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Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI)

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Sony Computer Entertainment engages in the research and development of hardware and software related to PlayStation platforms.

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TAITO

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Taito specializes in developing video games, software, and hardware.

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Sony Mobile Communications

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Sony Mobile Communications offers a portfolio of smartphones, tablets, smart products, and accessories.

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Onkyo

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Onkyo is a leading brand of hi-fi and home cinema products as well as automotive speaker systems.

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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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Rigaku

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Rigaku is a supplier of equipment for X-ray spectrometry, diffraction, and optics.

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Empathy Co

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Empathy offers total hardware and software solutions that are proprietarily developed

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VAIO

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VAIO is specializing in the planning and development of PC business and contract business.

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HAPSMobile

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HAPSMobile is a joint venture between SoftBank and Aerovironment Inc. that designs telecommunication aircraft

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ITWeb

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ITWeb is an application software design and development and computer peripheral equipment provider company.

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Sony Semiconductor

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Sony Semiconductor is a company that specializes in providing various electronic devices to their consumers.

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OKI Electric Industry Company

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OKI Electric Industry Company is a company manufacturing and selling info-telecom and printer products.

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PaylessGate

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PaylessGate develops touchless personal authentication technology and high-speed, high-precision position measurement technology.

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Schaft

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SCHAFT is a Japanese robotics company

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Mubit

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Mubit is a company that supplies web servers and networking products.

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Interface

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Interface is a software and hardware development company.

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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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F1

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F1 is an information technology company that offers information system development and network installation services.

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Pyrenee

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Pyrenee is a hardware startup that creates devices that protect people’s lives.

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BS Conditional Access Systems

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BS Conditional Access Systems provides and operates a limited reception system for digital broadcasting using IC cards.

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Vox Technologies

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Containerization of last-mile delivery logistics

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LINE WORKS

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LINE WORKS provides Cloud based office products.

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SDL

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SDL specializes in the computer software development and system introduction.

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GOV

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GOV is a computer software, hardware and equipment manufacturer.

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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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EIZO

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EIZO manufactures high-end visual display products with a wide range of LCD monitors and windows-based terminals.

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MOTEX

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MOTEX specializes in the development and sales of products for internal and external security measures.

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Roland DG

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Roland DG is a computer peripheral equipment manufacturing company.

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Rainbow Partners

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Rainbow Partners pioneers licensing entertainment metadata, media recognition and recommendation solutions.

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Hyper Inc

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Hyper Inc engaged in the sale of computers and peripheral equipment.

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ASUS Japan

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ASUS is a multi-national computer and electronics hardware company.

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Advantech Technologies Japan

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Advantech Technologies Japan focuses on high-mix and small volume tailor-made embedded design-in services.

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SICOXS

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SICOXS CORPORATION is developing technology that can provide semiconductor substrates.

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Quix

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Quix provides software solutions for measurement, engineering works, and construction areas.

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NOX

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NOX specializes in network security and storage management solutions.

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GET IT Japan

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Getit operates globally not only in Japan, but also in North America, Europe, and Asia, centered on two business units.

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REVORN

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REVORN is providing all round services of planning, design, and development with the optimized hardware and software technologies.

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Triple One

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Triple One is a developer of technology solutions for the development industries.

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Scrum Software

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Scrum Software is a software planning, design, development, sales and maintenance service company.

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Cerevo

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Cerevo (Consumer Electronics Revolution), a company that is actively involved in consumer electronic appliances and web presence.

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OSL

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OSL provides software development and network installation services.

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Digital Electronics Corp

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Digital Electronics Corporation engages in the development and manufacture of operator interface units and control equipment.

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Chuden CTI

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Chuden CTI is the provider of information systems solutions and services.

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Community Factory

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Community Factory develops communication and social media applications and services for smartphones.

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Tokyoflash

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Tokyoflash is a Japanese watch company.

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Techno Corporation

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Techno Corporation engages in the information and communications businesses.

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iTSCOM

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Owned by Tokyu Corporation, is an independent cable operator servicing parts of Tokyo and Kanagawa.

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JEKI

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JEKI offers marketing, advertising and communications services.

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HEARTWARE

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HEARTWARE specializes in the sales of labels, stickers, print packages and hardware.

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NTC

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NTC provides software, hardware, system flow and business development services.

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AET

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AET provides development, manufacturing, sales, import-export services for software and hardware equipment.

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Mitsui Bussan Electronics

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Mitsui Bussan Electronics provides services in the electronics field, supporting advanced technologies.

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MIS

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MIS provides software development and hardware sales and maintenance services.

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Media Links

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Media Links provides technology solutions for the convergence, transport, and management of media over IP.

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Mitsubishi Electric Micro-Computer Application Software

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Mitsubishi Electric Micro-Computer Application Software specializes in the development & design of systems, software, LSIs, and hardware.

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BBIX

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BBIX offers different connection services for ISP business operators through high quality traffic management.

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RATOC Systems

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RATOC Systems develops and sells hardware, firmware and applications.

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Insight Technology Tokyo

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Insight Technology is a company that pursues knowledge and technical capabilities related to databases

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SSS

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SSS is a company that specializes in solutions related to ERP, web systems, and networks.

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Techno-Speech

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Techno-Speech provides technical consulting on computer software and hardware related to multimedia.

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