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101 Top Tokyo Media and Entertainment Companies and Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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SmartNews

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SmartNews is a news app that helps users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

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Tier IV

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Tier IV develops open source software for autonomous driving.

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Zaiko

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Zaiko is a Creator Empowerment Platform that enables Epic Fan Experiences through co-creation, co-ownership and exclusive experiences.

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MediBang

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MediBang is a communication internet company to help people connect through art.

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BitStar

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BitStar is an entertech company that accelerates the growth of video creators and content with proprietary data and technology.

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mediPhone

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Mediphone is provided to reduce the burden on healthcare professionals at various scales of medical institutions nationwide.

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UUUM

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UUUM is a YouTuber-focused management production services company.

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Stockmark

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Stockmark is a Media and Entertainment company.

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Studist

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Studist develops and provides a manual creation and sharing platform “Teachme Biz”.

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Gracia Japan

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Gracia is an EC business and media business.

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Altplus

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Altplus primarily engages in the social game business.

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Amazia

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Amazia specializes in Internet engineering services for clients in Japan.

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Izanagi Games

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Izanagi Games is an entertainment company that focuses on producing and publishing interactive games.

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Peraichi

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Perichi is a web service that allows anyone to create a one-page homepage quickly and easily.

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Brains Technology Japan

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Brains Technology is a Software with the provision of data search & data analysis of products & services using AI and machine learning.

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MOSH Japan

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MOSH is a web page creation services for individual business owners.

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Plott

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Plott is a youtube animation platform.

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RiLi

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RiLi is a fashion media operated by the company, is a media and community that proposes “options that give your style.”

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MINKABU

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Mikabu is a company that operates Minna No Kabushiki, one of the largest information media for investors.

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MIL

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MIL is an interactive video editing tool that enables users to tag people and objects in a video.

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Findy Japan

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Findy helps engineering organizations and individuals improve their development experiences.

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Balus

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Balus provides motion capture, unity systems, and AR live permanent venues.

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Renoveru

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Renoveru is a real estate startup that provides housing design, renovation, and real estate brokerage.

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Fun

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Fun is a sightseeing entertainment company that makes the world even more of a fun place.

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wakuwaku

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wakuwaku is a Media and Entertainment company.

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Foodison

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Foodison is contributing to the revitalization of the fishery industry.

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Mealthy Japan

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Mealthy develops eating habits improvement support services.

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SPORTS BULL

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SPORTS BULL is an Internet sports media management 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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M&A Cloud

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M & A Cloud is a matching platform for small and medium venture companies.

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MimiTV

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MimiTV is a beauty-oriented video media that provides information on makeup, hair arrangements, cosmetics, etc.

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UNIFINITY

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Unifinity is a platform service that enables easy introduction of mobile apps suitable for business

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NEW STANDARD

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New standard is a company that recreates value with new standards, creates creativity and communication using our unique methodologies.

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BOARDWALK Inc.

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BOARDWALK is a company that provides beyond Entertainment Create Innovation services.

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Fez Japan

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Fez is a new business development department for various people in the retail industry.

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Kamakura Shinsho

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Kamakura Shinsho contributes to the creation of a prosperous society by helping to create scenes where people feel connected to each other.

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identity Japan

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identity-tech is a comprehensive IT talent support company .

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FIREBUG

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Firebug is an entertainment startup.

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Liver Co.

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Liver is the largest in the industry, which supports the live broadcaster.

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STYLICTION

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STYLICTION is a start-up that operates the original Content fashion media.

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TranSe

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TranSe is a company that creates the future with videos through YusukeOkawa, TranSe Salon, OneSe Personal, & your school.

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Onedot Japan

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Onedot offers Babily, a video service useful for childcare.

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INBOUND TECHNOLOGY

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INBOUND TECHNOLOGY is a Japanese society faces many challenges due to the declining birthrate and aging population.

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NEO MARKETING

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NEO MARKETING is a Marketing Support Business

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TRUNK Japan

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TRUNK is a provider of Information service industry,advertising agency business and design business.

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ventus Japan

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ventus is an Media and Entertainment based company.

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Regist ART

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Regist ART is a company that provides art ownership and transfer registration services using blockchains.

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LATEGRA

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LATEGRA is a production technology company.

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SYRUP Japan

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SYRUP is a Internet-related services related to pets company.

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State of Mind

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State of Mind is the development and operation of the cloud sourcing.

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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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Mewcket

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Mewcket creating a new platform for AI scientists, globally. Many tons of AI scientists register our service and they can get new career.

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Generosity Japan

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Generosity is an experience agency that creates, connects and expands the experiences of brands and consumers.

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Hatena Japan

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Hatena is a UGC Service Business (ContentsKyujin Catalog, Contents Marketing Service, Technology Solution Service) company.

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WAKUWAKU JAPAN

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WAKUWAKU JAPAN is an entertainment channel which brings you the best selection of popular Japanese programs in the local language.

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unilabo

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Unilab is a Media and Entertainment company

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Breaker

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Breaker is Japan’s global digital studio

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alu Japan

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alu is providing service to enjoy more manga.

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WHITE CROSS

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WHITE CROSS is a Company provides three services based on dental care and ICT: White cross, d.Style, and WHITE CROSS Live.

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vivito

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Vivito provides a shooting location search platform designed for video production companies and creators.

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MRSO

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MRSO is a development and operation of a medical checkup / medical examination reservation portal site.

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Howtelevision

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Howtelevision is a career platform for university students.

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Crassone

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Crassone is an housing assistance service.

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InstaVR Japan

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InstaVRis a VR application creation tool installed by over 5,000 companies.

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INCLUSIVE

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INCLUSIVE offers digital media planning, construction and operation services.

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Pocket Queries

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Pocket Queries is a game development and operation company.

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STUDIO Japan

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STUDIO is a development and operation of the next-generation design tool.

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Fanplus

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Fanplus engages in the planning, development and operation of fan sites and fan clubs.

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Elvez

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Elves Ups is a collaborative AI dialogue system development tool.

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Utoniq

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Utoniq is a digital token issuance management platform company.

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No9

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Number Nine is a digital distribution agency business, EC business, manga production business and media mix business.

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TENT Japan

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camping equipment rental service

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REXIT

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REXIT is a Wedding platform the mission is to restructure the bridal industry and create a world full of weddings.

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Local Works

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Local Works Creates a world where SMEs can grow easily by creating trust through visualization of reliability and changing the mechanism.

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So-Net Media

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Their mission is to provide the solutions to the clients with essential value by sharpen the analytical skills and technical strength.

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CO-NECT

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CO-NECT is a cloud-based online ordering system designed to let users place and receive orders anytime.

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PATRA Japan

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PATRA is a marketplace that sells multiple corporate brand products produced by influencers in addition to brands originating in-house.

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Michael Japan

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Michael is a Internet service development and operation.

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OLIVA

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OLIVA is a platform that connects such a Lenin device with a user.

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Robot Home

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TATERU is a company that creates new solutions in the real estate industry by utilizing technologies such as IoT.

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Clear

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Clear operates sake subscription service “SAKELIFE”.

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Recruit Holdings

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Recruit is a Japan-based company providing human resource solutions, lifestyle products and services, and a housing information magazine.

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Matcha Japan

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Matcha is a travel information platform which provides support everyone who wants to visit Japan.

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Contents 3

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Contents 3 is an entertainment piece that surprises, delights and impresses all people.

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DoubleL

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Doublel is a general trading company of pop culture that develops Japanese manga, anime, and games internationally.

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Les Trois Graces

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Les Trois Graces operates its business centered on three divisions: the apparel business, the food business, and the entertainment business

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Re-abroad

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Re-abroad is a a valuable experience for all young people, and create new value for society

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WAVY Japan

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WAVY is an accelerator that accelerates the start-up, independence, opening of business, and subsequent company & business.

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YUIMEX

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YUIMEX specializes in copyright, digital content, animation, and network entertainment services.

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SPORTS CROWN

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SPORTS CROWN engages in the development and operation of fantasy sports.

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Cocktail Make

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Cocktail Make is a development and operation of video generation tool “RICHKA”

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SyncPower

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SyncPower is an Enrich your life by using advanced technology and contents based on lyrics data and music metadata.

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BLAST Japan

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BLAST is a firstEn Power media company.

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MOSO Mafia

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MOSO Mafia is an applications that enable various online businesses without a deep knowledge of IT.

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Market Drive

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Market Drive is a sotware company.

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Apparel-Web

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Apparel-Web provides IT support and marketing support for the apparel and fashion industry.

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TRINUS Japan

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TRINUS is a Daiwa Securities, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Accenture, and Linkers Corporation’s CSO & CFO.

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LocationValue

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LocationValue is a Development and sales of sales promotion systems and applications using smartphones

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UNITED DREAM

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United Dream is a company includes GIRL PRESS distributed media for women.

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Requpo

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Requpo is a salon reservation app that allows you to book a beauty salon without having to search.

Written by Mark Fitz

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