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63 Top Japanese Digital Media Companies and Startups of 2021

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Uzabase

Uzabase

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

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A Japanese online recipe video media startup.

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Excite Japan

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Excite Japan is a Japan-based company focused on the development of internet businesses in Japan.

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Square Enix

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Square Enix develops, publishes, and markets interactive entertainment titles worldwide.

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MiddleField

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MiddleField is a team to make cars the best entertainment and to make the lives of everyone involved in cars into entertainment.

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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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One Media

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One media provides YouTube channel production, SNS video creation and marketing, and live stream creation and planning.

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Dream Link Entertainment

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Dream Link Entertainment is a multimedia solution provider for social networking, web, television, ads, games, and other media.

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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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Breaker

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Breaker is Japan’s global digital studio

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ORIGINAL LIFE

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ORIGINAL LIFE is a wedding media tech company.

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Brangista

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Brangista is an e-magazine publishing company that provides web promotion support business and more.

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Mugenup

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Mugenup is a Japanese provider of digital entertainment production services for the game and media industries.

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ALiNK Internet

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ALiNK Internet provides information related to daily life such as weather information.

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Piece of Cake

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Piece of Cake is promoting digital content and services under a new platform.

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Utoniq

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Utoniq is a digital token issuance management platform company.

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Letibee

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Social Startup for LGBT community

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CRO

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CRO provides web production, video production, web media management, and marketing services.

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Asatsu DK

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Asatsu DK is an advertising and marketing services 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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Degica

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Degica is a leading provider of eCommerce and Payment solutions.

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ACN Newswire

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ACN Newswire provides full-service press release distribution for companies and organizations.

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Hitachi Maxell

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Hitachi Maxell Computer tapes, Broadcasting video tapes, Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CDs, Audio tapes, Video tapes

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BBO

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BBO works on the planning and operation of EC site, communication sales business, manufacturing of beauty, cosmetics, and more.

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DIAMOND

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DIAMOND publishes and sales magazines, books and digital media.

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AnalyzeLog

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AnalyzeLog a digital agency that reps kids and family creators.

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grape

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grape engages in web media, commerce, and internet advertising businesses.

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Individual Company Inc

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Individual Inc. provides news services.

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ITmedia KK

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ITmedia is the largest online IT publisher in Japan, offering numerous forums on various subjects, technical articles and case studies.

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ALPHABOAT

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ALPHABOAT offers content creation and management and other marketing services.

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Aflo

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Japan’s largest visual content source.

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SUPERDRIVE

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Superdrive uses data driven methodologies to improve marketing ROI for B2C and B2B companies

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Toyo Keizai

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Toyo Keizai is a leader in business publishing and a trusted commentator on Japanese politics and economics.

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ReadHub

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ReadHub is a Information technology company.

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Forecast Communications

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Forecast Communications is a media and content production company.

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UNIMEDIA Japan

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UNIMEDIA Japan is a media company that provides internet marketing services.

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Colony Interactive

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Colony Interactive is provides consistent services from consulting and planning in the digital communication field to art direction.

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GMO AD Partners

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Gmo Ad Partners is a full service Internet marketing company that offers internet advertising solutions.

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JAPAN Creative Platform Group

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JCPG is a professional group that engages in digital content development and creative services.

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KKBC

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KKBC is a B2B communications agency, focuses on maximizing the value of multinational corporate and product brands in Japan.

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Mode Media Japan

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Mode Media Japan operates three lifestyle channels for women, men, and children.

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dot life

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dot life, ltd. is a web-based platform that enables its users to read or write about a life of another person as an article.

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sMedio

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sMedio develops multimedia software for consumer electronics and portable devices.

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Forside

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For-side engages in the digital media content industry.

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DigitalTrust

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DigitalTrust is a web and digital content design and development company.

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THINKR

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THINKR provides advertising, video production, content, UX design, and animation services.

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Cyber Communications

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Cyber Communications is the largest Media Rep in Japan, and the digital media wing of the Dentsu Group.

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M.D.B

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M.D.B provides system integration, digital content and other IT services.

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CS-C

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CS-C is an AI marketing engine development “C-mo” series Media development and operation system.

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JOY STREAM

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JOY STREAM engages in web development, event, and digital media production services.

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PLATE

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PLATE is a digital marketing and WordPress development company.

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Contents innovation Program

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Contents innovation Program specializes in the R&D, human resource development, encouragement of entrepreneurship and business matching.

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PROOX

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Plooks is a Video Marketing Agency Company

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link-ties

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link-ties provides publishing, digital media, and event services.

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Aim Place

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Aim Place develops Internet-related businesses focusing on Internet media and medical, beauty industry, and recruitment.

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Kyodo News Digital

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Kyodo News Digital distributes news and builds systems in the digital field such as news sites and signage.

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Quark tokyo

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Quark tokyo establishes joint venture “Mediator ” with Cyber Communications

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ADS

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ADS develops and provides video production systems that perform video processing.

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Atoj

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Atoj is specializes in production results of contents (articles), owned media.

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Libra

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Libra plans, develops, consults & operates internet media, and invests in the tour business.

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Axel Enter Media

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Axel Enter Media provides businesses that support the activities of artists and clients, centering on the operation of fan club sites.

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HMS

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HMS develops AI smart camera that integrates image input and processing.

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CAMEL

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CAMEL provides AI development , Digital content production , CI/VI development , Illustration & Magazine production & Broadcasting services

Written by Mark Fitz

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