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101 Top Japanese Social Media Companies and Startups of 2021

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

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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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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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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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PR Table

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PR Table is a SaaS platform for internal public relations.

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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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TradFit

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CURBON

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

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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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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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Lifestyle-Design

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Lifestyle-Design is an internet based platform.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monoco, Inc.

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Monoco, Inc, a social commerce platform, allows users to buy and sell products through their international payment and logistic systems.

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NHK World

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NHK World is Japan’s sole public broadcaster that provides its latest information through radio and online to a global audience.

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Hivelocity

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Hivelocity offers IT business solutions to producers of configured and engineered products.

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comnico

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Comnico helps business with social media, website development, management, and consultation.

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UltraSuperNew

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UltraSuperNew (USN) is a global creative agency, local in Harajuku, Tokyo. Focus on communicating around consumer passions.

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Hottolink

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Hottolink is the largest Japanese social data provider and leader in Japanese social media analytics.

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Matchalarm Prem

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Matchalarm is a domestic matchmaking and dating app based on Facebook.

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Nippon TV

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Nippon TV is a group of basic and general broadcasting businesses based on the Broadcasting Act.

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MBS innovation DRIVE

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MBS Innovation DRIVE is a television broadcasting company.

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Bulbit

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Bulbit is a company that goes diagonally above common sense.

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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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alphapolice

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Alpha Police is a web-based portal that offers novels, comics, games, and book information.

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Rizwan Khan

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ZR Trading Co LTD

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Earth Technology Japan

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Earth Technologyis an Information processing and information provision services

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SmartHacks

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The largest database for AI speakers such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, Homepod, Cortana, etc.

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Centered

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smartphone app development business.

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Integral

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Integral specializes in post monitoring of social media content update, operation and email support.

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REPLICA

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REPLICA provides digital marketing, e-commerce and digital media production services.

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GoodMorning

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GoodMorning is a Social Service.

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cherry-pick

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It is a company that supports owned media marketing using competitive site analysis /in-site behavior /CV contribution analysis.

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Global Link Japan

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Global Link Japan engages in SNS consulting, social media advertisements and content marketing.

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IMJ

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IMJ provides a wide range of digital marketing services.

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HAKUHODO PRODUCT’S

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Hakuhodo Products KK provides commercial services.

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BCN Ranking

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BCN Ranking is a nationwide consumer electronics retailer that delivers news and selling rankings of digital consumer electronics.

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EXTREME CO

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EXTREME CO. is a production company that supports the development of the entertainment industry.

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AppMedia

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AppMedia specializes in the development and operation of web media service.

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Tyrus

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Tyrus is a digital entertainment startup just founded in February 2015.

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KartzMediaWorks

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Kurtz Media Works will be happy to respond from the basics to application of strategic PR.

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HiTalent

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HiTalent is a tool that provides career planning services.

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Gogo Jungle

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Gogo Jungle engages in software development businesses.

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TOYRO

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Toyro is a company that offers an online insurance platform for customers.

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dox Japan

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Dox is a Media/news company.

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ALIS Japan

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Alis is a Social Media Company.

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hashout

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Hashout Co is a WEB service construction company

Written by Mark Fitz

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