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101 Top Tokyo News Companies and Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

SmartNews

SmartNews

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

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Uzabase

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Uzabase provides information infrastructure supporting decision-making in business activities.

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Ceres

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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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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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JX Press

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JX Press provides breaking news bulletins for urgent information on accidents, natural disasters, and other incidents detected by AI.

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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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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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MANSION MARKET

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MANSION MARKET is a news and media based company.

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Nobollel

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Nobollel is a planning, development and operation of game applications utilizing Unity Planning, development and operation of game app.

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Kamelio

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Kamelio has adopted a new concept that differs slightly from conventional news curation apps.

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Strobolight

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Strobolight provides consistent support such as production, construction and maintenance by staff with expertise.

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Nikkei

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Nikkei operates as a media conglomerate that publishes the influential financial newspaper.

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Amanek Telematics Design

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Amanek Telematics Design provides broadcasting and other television solutions for clients in Japan.

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rocketa

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Rocketa is a news curation and social media platform.

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Curazy

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Curazy has been focused on curating funny news topics from around the world

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Impress

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The Company has captured such environment as an opportunity, in order to become a “true professional media company”.

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The Asahi Shimbun Company

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The Asahi Shimbun Company is a publishing company that offers daily Japanese-language newspaper.

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The Yomiuri Shimbun

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The Yomiuri Shimbun is a Japanese media group specializing in newspaper publishing.

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Individual Company Inc

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Individual Inc. provides news services.

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Kyodo News

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Kyodo News is a non-profit cooperative news agency that provides international news.

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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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Rocket News 24

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Rocket News 24 is a Japanese news website that features articles about worldwide interesting topics.

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Metropolis

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Metropolis is a Japanese magazine and online platform that provides information.

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NNA JAPAN

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NNA JAPAN is a news publishing company that provides economic and business information services.

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The Bridge

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The Bridge is an internet and media firm that organizes meetups for connecting entrepreneurs and system engineers.

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Weblio

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Weblio is a Japan-based curated encyclopedia.

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Nikkei Asian Review

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Nikkei Asian Review is an English-language publication that brings insights about business, finance, economic, and political news in Asia.

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The Mainichi Newspapers

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The Mainichi Newspapers is a daily newspaper, magazine, and book publishing company.

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Mogura VR

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Mogura VR is a media company that publishes news and information about virtual reality.

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FN-group

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FN-group is a specialized newspaper for professionals involved in the financial and capital markets.

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Vell

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Vell is a Media Platform.

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Rentracks

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Rentracks provide suitable information and convenience for people, making full use of internet.

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The Japan Times

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The Japan Times is the oldest and the only independent English language newspaper in Japan.

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dox Japan

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Dox is a Media/news company.

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JIJI PRESS

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Jiji Press is an online portal that features news, information, and data.

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TV Asahi

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TV Asahi is a Japanese television network covering drama series and high-quality variety shows.

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oricon ME

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oricon news is a Production and operation music distribution service.

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Timeout

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Timeout is a publishing company

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Nikkei BPnet

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Nikkei BPnet is a comprehensive website that offers information for business professionals.

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Senken Shimbun

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Senken Shimbun is a Japanese fashion newspaper.

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Japan Today

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Japan Today is an online newspaper published in Tokyo, Japan.

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Kaiji Press

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Kaiji Press is a news publishing company for shipping, logistics, and marine transportation companies.

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Medical Tribune

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Medical Tribune is a media publishing company that specializes in the publication and distribution of medical information.

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Dempa

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Dempa Publications got its start in the 1950s, and grew along with the electronics industry.

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Social Game Info

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Social Game Info operates various news media such as social game info and social VR info 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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SPORTS NIPPON NEWSPAPERS

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Sports Nippon Newspapers is a sports newspaper publisher that features newspaper-type weekly manga.

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Globalway

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Globalway is a social web media company that provides and develops business applications.

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Rim

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Rim provides news and information services in the energy industry.

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Japan Information Service

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Japan Information Service offers public relations and advertising services.

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Work Style Lab.

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Work Style Lab. is a consulting industry news company

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Next Vision Japan

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NEXT VISION Co., Ltd. is a media company headquartered in Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

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Tokyo Creative News

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Tokyo Creative News is a trip planner fuelled by an online community.

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CB Holdings

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CB Holdings is a medical information service provider and long-term healthcare institutions staffing company.

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KENTSU SHIMBUNSHA

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KENTSU SHIMBUNSHA publishes news related to the construction industry.

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CordeCo

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CordeCo offers a news curation service specializing in healthcare.

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SANSPO

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SANSPO is an online platform, delivering news related to sports, entertainment, and much more.

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Japan Agricultural News

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Japan Agricultural News is a news publisher of agriculture.

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Sankei

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Sankei is a broadcasting and media company.

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Nikkei Business Publications

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Nikkei Business Publications is a cross-media company that provides business people with high value-added information.

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Weather Map

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Weather Map provides weather forecasts and broadcasting services.

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The Home Living

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The Home Living is a newspaper for furniture and home furnishing.

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Natasha

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Natasha is a Tokyo-based web service company that offers Natalie as its main service. Natalie focuses on delivering news from the Japanese

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TBS Radio

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TBS Radio engages in the business of television and radio.

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AMP

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AMP is a business media that publishes business-related stories such as technology, design, and culture.

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Real Estate Economic Institute

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Real Estate Economic Institute provides news on the real estate and housing market.

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Traicy Japan

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We are travel news provider.

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RPG Site

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RPG Site provides daily coverage of video games in the RPG genre, including news, reviews, previews, videos, and more.

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e-talent bank

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e-talent bank delivers news about entertainment and beauty that will color and enjoy a little time in your life.

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Mikata

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Mikata is a business portal that supports EC, mail order, and online shop management services.

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Sunryse

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Sunryse is an news and media website, that provides global innovation information database.

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Wano

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Wano is the provider of video advertising and web marketing services.

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ELNET

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ELNET provides article information that specializes in database containing images & is promptly provided.

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MOBY

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MOBY is an automobile information media company.

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Barks

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BARKS it has been published in Japan now, pop, the music that was beginning to rock music or the like by using Internet technology

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NISSHO IWAI Paper and Pulp Corporation

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NISSHO IWAI Paper and Pulp provide a wide range of services to clients by utilizing staff’s professional skills, knowledge.

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AXN Mystery

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AXN Mystery is a broadcasting company.

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Amass

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Based on the music, animation, film, special effects, etc. also incorporates’s news site.

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GreenITers

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Japanese CleanTech News

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Decollte

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Decollte is a Real wedding photos at a wedding photo studio.

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Phile-web

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AV / Audio / is the page of specialized information site “Phile-web” (file-web) of gadgets.

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ayumi

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Ayumi is a media service company that provides reliable and useful beauty and lifestyle information to women.

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C3Film

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C3Film is a media and news company offering various video productions that transcend the boundaries of online and offline.

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Nikkatsu

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Nikkatsu is an operator of an entertainment company.

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NATIV Japan

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Native is a regional marketing company which promotes digitally-centered marketing projects throughout Japan.

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SANKEI LIVING SHIMBUN

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SANKEI LIVING SHIMBUN is a news, media and broadcasting company.

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FLATTmag

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FLATT is a philanthropic arts platform that celebrates creative entrepreneurs and contemporary philanthropic ideas.

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Syukan Syogyo

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Syukan Syogyo offers a weekly newspaper for the cosmetics industry.

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Discover 21

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Discover 21 is a company that pioneers the 21st century

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Game strategy complete picture book

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Game strategy is an online platform that offers news and information regarding games such as app games & online games.

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IGER

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IGER is a news company that provides advertising strategies.

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K.Sense

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K.Sense is a newspaper and magazine publishing company.

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Recruit Communications

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Recruit Communications is a company that plays a role in creating a competitive advantage for the Recruit Group.

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GLOBAL COMIC. COM

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global-comic focuses on Animation planning & production, Game planning, production & distribution, Manga planning & production management.

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Beauty and Healthcare

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Beauty and Healthcare provides stories about the beauty and healthcare industries.

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Japan Daily

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Japan Daily is an e-newspaper that provides news in all the fields.

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Human Touch Japan

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Human Touch is a News and Media Platform.

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Disrupting Japan

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The foremost podcast on Japanese startups and innovation and the best source of English-language information on the subject.

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PANORAPRO

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PANORA is Japan’s first VR specialized web media. The latest xR news, virtual YouTuber, and gadget information

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Mynavi News

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Mynavi News publishes news articles and event reports regarding timely topics.

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Deep Sea News

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Deep Sea News is a web-based platform, providing an open conversation about ocean science both on and offline.

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