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101 Top Japanese Social Companies and Startups of 2021

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Ceres inc.

Ceres inc.

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Ceres is a company providing internet marketing services and is engaged in the planning, development, and operation of smartphone media.

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BitStar is an influencer platform for individuals, including YouTuber and TikToker.

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Akatsuki

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Akatsuki is an IT company that offers mobile social game and live experience services.

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Gumi Inc

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Gumi is a game development company that features a mobile social network.

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Sprinklr Japan

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Enterprise social technology, purpose-built for large companies to drive business outcomes and manage customer experiences

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Uhuru

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Uhuru is a technology service company that provides cloud and social services to companies such as Salesforce.com and many others.

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GREE

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Gree is a Japanese internet media company that provides mobile social networking, and mobile technology services for its users.

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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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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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GINKAN

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A Tokyo based startup focused on mobile app development & management. Runs SynchroLife, the app loved by eaters!

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cocone

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cocone develops and publishes mobile games and applications, and provides assistance to maintain their social media presence.

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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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PR Table

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PR Table is a SaaS platform for internal public relations.

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Datasection

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Datasection, a social big data company, provides various kind of big data analysis tools primarily for the Japanese market.

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Minkabu

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Minkabu Inc. is the operator of the largest social media for investors in Asia.

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FiNANCiE

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FiNANCiE is a social networking service.

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TradFit

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TradFit is a service that uses voice, AI, IoT technology, etc.

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Graffity

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Graffity to provide AR experiences globally and enrich life more conveniently.

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Whomor

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Whomor is a Tokyo-based company that delivers illustrations for social games.

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Feelyou (Bajji Inc.)

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Mood tracking app called Feelyou, sharing your daily mood for boosting well-being

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identity Japan

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identity-tech is a comprehensive IT talent support company .

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MONET Technologies

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MONET Technologies is a Information Technology.

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AI CROSS

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AI CROSS is an internet company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help enterprises communicate through mobile with their customers.

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FRAME00

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FRAME00 is a blockchain technology startup developing a decentralized funding platform.

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PoliPoli

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PoliPoli is a next-generation politics co-creation platform where you can participate like a game.

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Revolver

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Revolver is a social network platform that allows anyone to easily create an online community or join an existing community.

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Talknote

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Talknote is a micro social communication service based in Tokyo, Japan.

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Arcterus

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ALC terrace, the power of social networks, technology dealing with big data.

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HALF TIME

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HALF TIME integrates sports business specialized media and sports-related job posting and recruitment services.

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Spectee

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Spectee is a start-up company that specializes in analyzing various data especially on social media.

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Spacee

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Spacee provides location rental space and rental conference rooms in Japan.

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Allied Architects

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Allied Architects vision comes from the combination of two key aspirations being the leading company

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FounderZ

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Founder Z is providing a place for business with minority thinking and way of life through business development.

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trippiece

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Trippiece is a web service enabling users to share travel plans with each other.

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Activaid

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Activaid owns and operates a social data platform for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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i-plug

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i-plug provides a mechanism to expand the human resources who will bear the future & realizes personal growth and corporate development.

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Moi Corporation

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MOI is a Connecting the World in Realtime.

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Loco Partners, Inc.

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Loco Partners is a company that provides Relux, online booking site focuses on Japanese Ryokan and hotels.

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BOARDWALK Inc.

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Beyond Entertainment Create Innovation

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Aerial Partners Japan

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Aerial Partners is a professional group that supports social implementation of blockchain technology.

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Hitokuse

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Hitokuse provide branding ads such as native ads, video ads and rich media ads.

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Huber

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Huber aims to be a tourist information center for travelers and locals as well as a hub for travelers and the area.

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CYDAS

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CYDAS, Inc. was founded with the mission to “Bring out the Talent in People”.

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Richmedia

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Rich Media offers media portal, web creation, and search engine optimization services.

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Machimachi

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Machimachi is a japanese social networking service for neighborhoods.

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creww

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Creww is an online community for entrepreneurs that allows highly motivated people to inspire each other with their innovations.

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Libertad Japan

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Libertad Japan offers import and wholesale business of miscellaneous goods.

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Saleshub Japan

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Saleshub is a new form of side job that allows you to earn festive money with a single introduction.

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Candle

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Candle develops a service that delivers all kinds of information that adds color to people’s lives, from information.

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TwitCasting

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TwitCasting is a platform for broadcast live camera to Twitter friends.

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Best Teacher

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English conversation lesson service

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LOGLY Japan

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Logly is a media Technology Business / Ad Technology Business.

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555 Comic

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555 Comic brings characters and their stories to life on Twitter and Instagram

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Vook

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The Japanese startup running online platforms for videographers.

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Socialwire

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Socialwire offers news wire services for proofreadng press releases, selecting media, releasing contents, and investigating.

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Corporation building block

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The production company of WEB and apps.

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Mobcast group

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Mobcast is a sports entertainment company that operates a mobile entertainment platform for smartphones and feature phones.

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SCOUTER

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SCOUTER is a social headhunting platform.

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CURBON

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CURBON is a Japan’s largest photo learning site for C2C.

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BMG Japan

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BMG is a Professional Services.

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Japan Travel KK

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Leading Japanese travel portal and a unique “multidimensional travel service” tailored to all inbound tourists from across the world.

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Pairy

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Pairy is a Japan-based social network application for couples that allows users to keep relationship-related records.

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GoodLuck3

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GoodLuck3 propose and produce TV drama, commercials, corporate promotion videos, music videos, etc.

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Bsmo

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Bsmo is a social media advertising, consulting and translation agency.

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SENSU

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Sensu is a visual cloud platform that manages internet content.

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LanWay

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An advanced information society that continues to advance without stopping

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bajji

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bajji specializes in planning, development, operation and provision of social networking services.

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Lifestyle-Design

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Lifestyle-Design is an internet based platform.

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JAPAN HEALTHCARE

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Japan Healthcare is a start-up that works on the prevention of musculoskeletal diseases with environmentally-friendly preventive medicine.

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FOWD

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FOWD is a comprehensive entertainment company in Japan.

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Plucky

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Plucky is a business Intelligence and Marketing Analytics.

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RiteKit

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Total social media optimization, right inside the social networks and tools you already rely on

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EMET Creation

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Vimet is a video app that allows you to instantly watch your favorite topic videos.

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rocketa

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Rocketa is a news curation and social media platform.

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Laft

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Laft is an Advertising company.

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NINE SUPPLY

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NINE SUPPLY is a design product company based on the fusion of real products and digital and advanced manufacturing for urban consumers.

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Join for Kaigo

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KAIGO LEADERS is a community of next generation leaders who live creatively in a super-aged society.

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Fesbase

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Fesbase is an internet company that offers a web-based and mobile-based platform that serves as a travel and tourist platform.

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Sumitomo Chemical

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Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. is a Japanese company that produces and markets various types of chemicals.

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mixi

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Mixi is a Japanese social networking service that allows users to connect with their friends in a convenient way.

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ARTLOGUE

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ARTLOGUE is an arts tech company that innovates in the art industry through technology.

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Oceans

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Oceans operates a location-based communication service offering a map-based interface to interact with other users’ activities.

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lelele

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lelele is a Business Information Systems service platform.

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Contents Park

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System development, internet marketing support

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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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pixiv

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Pixiv is a Japan-based online community for artists to share their creations with others.

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istyle

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Istyle is an online portal that offers individuals with a portfolio of cosmetics and beauty-focused products and media content.

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Netsket

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Netsket engages in providing social ticketing, event management, and related services.

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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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PORT

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Port Inc. provides internet media services and provides career information platform, finance media, telemedicine, and other services.

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Japan International Cooperation Agency

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Japan International Cooperation Agency provides technical cooperation and other forms of aid promoting economic and social development.

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GMO Internet

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GMO Internet Group is Japanese provider of a complete range of Internet solutions.

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U-NEXT

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U-NEXT is an online platform that provides its users with movies, dramas, documentaries, and anime.

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Wondershake

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Wondershake develops social media applications for mobile phones and other wireless devices.

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Pokelabo

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Pokelabo is a mobile content development company and a leading mobile social game developer in Japan.

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PrimeAgain,Inc

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PrimeAgain offers mobile apps such as DrawChat, a Facebook Messenger app, and DecoAlbum, an app enabling users to create photo albums.

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RASCAL’s

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RASCAL’s is managing an online sport matching service for retired athlete and want to learn from them. 株式会社RASCAL’s Kyoto, Japan.

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STORYS.JP

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STORYS.JP is a storytelling platform that turns real life stories into books, television shows, and short stories.

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Gaiax

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Gaiax is a startup studio that focuses on social media and the sharing economy to connect people in order to solve social issues.

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Bukupe

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Bukupe is an online social reading service offering recommendations based on a user’s history.

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ARIGATO BANK

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Arigato Bank offers financial services, with a focus on solving social issues.

Written by Mark Fitz

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