This article showcases our top picks for the best Japan based News companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of News solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Japan News Companies
UZABASE is home to Japan’s largest industry and corporate database, backed by an in-house team of specialised analysts. Their flagship service, SPEEDA organizes company and industry information and intelligence allowing for more efficient management in the workplace.
NewsPicks is a product that uses content provides insight into the discussions and decisions vital to business in Asia.. .
Tokyo Otaku Mode
Tokyo Otaku Mode™ (TOM) delivers the latest news on Japanese anime, manga, games, and more through its Facebook page, which is loved by over 10 million fans, as well as its website, Tokyo Otaku Mode. TOM’s mission is to be the world’s premier source for the latest on Japanese pop culture.TOM also actively supports and promotes top creators on Tokyo Otaku Mode, bringing their works to a worldwide audience.
Starting with English translation support for creators’ works and rofiles, TOM also features creators’ works on its Facebook page, produces international portfolios for creators, conducts creator interviews, exhibits at overseas events, sells otaku goods to overseas customers, and more. With the inclusion of its e-commerce site, TOM aims to close the gap between Japan’s otaku goods and worldwide otaku fans, being a place where such goods are readily accessible to otaku fans all over the world..
SmartNews is the award-winning news app loved by millions. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.
Our algorithms evaluate tens of millions of articles, behaviors and social interactions to deliver only the most interesting and important stories on a global scale—a fascinating engineering challenge that has attracted a world-class data science and engineering team. SmartNews won numerous “App of the Year” awards and has been downloaded by more than 35 million people and has over 10million monthly active users.
SmartNews has offices in Tokyo, San Francisco, and New York. Join our international culture—smart work, smart people and a global mission to bring quality information to the world.
Travel between our amazing offices in the U.S. and Japan, and collaborate with coworkers from around the world..
OLED-Info is a news aggregation platform that offers resources and services to the OLED industry. The website features daily news, updates, and commentary focused on the OLED technology.
It also offers handbooks, newsletters, and other information sources as well as consultancy services.. .
The JX PRESS Corporation is Japan’s“virtual news agency.” JX PRESS’s “FASTALERT” service provides breaking news bulletins for urgent information on accidents, natural disasters, and other incidents detected by AI to all six of the major television broadcast stations in Japan, including NHK, and the majority of the 100+ local broadcast stations. FASTALERT works with more companies than any other service that utilizes information gathered from social networking sites for news reporting in Japan.
The version offered to ordinary consumers, an app called “NewsDigest,” is the biggest news bulletin app in Japan, boasting over 1 million downloads. It is gaining popularity because of its ability to use AI to automatically detect and deliver news bulletins on information worth reporting.
Alongside FASTALERT, it is also gaining more widespread use by news reporters as a standardized service for information. Stakeholders in the JX PRESS Corporation include KYODO NEWS, the leading news agency in Japan, two of the leading commercial broadcast stations (TV Asahi and Fuji TV), and the Nikkei Group.
We are a new kind of news agency that provides computerized news reporting to all of the major media groups in Japan. Bloomberg – This Media Startup Is Beating the Competition With a Newsroom Run by Robots https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-27/the-airline-geek-trying-to-build-a-media-giant-with-no-reporters.
Spectee is a online news agency that specializes in curating and publishing real-time social media UGC video. By using artificial intelligence patented by Spectee, It is able to reduce the time taken to analyze and sort social media news content, giving you faster access to the very latest UGC video.
Expect video covering both Japanese and worldwide news from accidents and disasters to lifestyle and entertainment. it newsroom is verifying and acquiring licenses of those contents for broadcasters and publishers.. .
Square Enix develops, publishes, and markets interactive entertainment titles worldwide. It publishes online games, mobile entertainment, music, and DVDs.
The company’s products include Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tomb Raider, Heroes & Generals, Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s cut, Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack, SaGa Frontier Original Soundtrack, Xenogears Original Soundtrack, Chrono Trigger Original Soundtrack, and Space Invaders. The company also provides PlayOnline, a cross-platform online community; and multiplayer online role-playing games for PC, Mac, and Linux.
Square Enix was founded in 1989 and is based in El Segundo, California.. .
Kamelio has adopted a new concept that differs slightly from conventional news curation apps. While many apps present selected articles based on what articles are trending on social media or which media you subscribe to, Kamelio picks up articles based on topics you are likely to be interested in using a bespoke algorithm to go beyond the keywords you’ve entered in your preferences.
Besides news, users can follow specific industries, artists and entertainment, and sports.. .
Nikkei is a media conglomerate that publishes the influential financial newspaper Nikkei, as well as English-language Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Asian Review is a business publication that brings insights about Asia.
Nikkei was founded in 1876 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.. .
Rocket News 24
Rocket News 24 is a Japanese news website that features articles about worldwide interesting news, entertainment, technology, video games, animals, and more. Rocket News 24 has over 50,000,000 monthly page views and nearly 10,000,000 unique users.
It currently contributes articles to a number of sites, including Yahoo! Japan, Microsoft MSN, Livedoor, Excite, and NEC BIGLOBE. Nominated for the 2010 Japan Alphablogger Award, Rocket News 24 is ranked 2277th in the Alexa World Rankings list and 147th in the Japan Rankings list.
Rocket News 24 was launched in 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.. .
Kyodo News is a non-profit cooperative news agency based in Minato, Tokyo. It distributes news from Japan and the rest of the world to Japan’s major news outlets and overseas media organizations.
With news provided in Japanese, English, and Chinese, Kyodo News is a focal point of comprehensive international news agencies representing Japan in Asia. Kyodo News was established in November 1945..
Weathernews Inc. is the world’s largest private weather service company headquartered in Japan.
It is the only global weather content maker that employs over 700 staff (including more than 400 meteorologists) in offices in 40 cities in 15 countries and region, including United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, and Taiwan. It offers a full range of weather content using “man-machine shareware system” In November 2003, Weathernews became the first weather service company ever listed in the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (4825)..
The Asahi Shimbun Company
The Asahi Shimbun, which was first published in 1879, is one of Japan’s leading newspapers. They strive not only to protect both peace and democracy but also to strengthen them, and to serve the community and the people as a “company with vision and purpose.” That is The Asahi Shimbun Company’s core purpose—their point of origin.
The Asahi Shimbun has an extensive news-gathering network that provides seamless coverage every day. In Japan, there are general bureaus and bureaus in all 47 prefectures; with an addi- tional 5 general bureaus and 29 bureaus in place around the world.
All in all, there are 320 domestic and global news-gathering bases.. .
Nikkei Asian Review
Nikkei Asian Review is an English language publication that brings insights about business, finance, economic, and political news in Asia. It is a new media reporting platform that publishes untold stories from across Asia to the world.
This business journal was launched in November, 2013. Nikkei Asian Review has an extensive network of contributors including academics and government leaders, and also has journalists placed across Asia enabling them to offer comprehensive business news articles..
Metropolis is a Japanese magazine and online platform that provides information related to global events, travel and tourism, music, art, and more. It provides users and readers with arts and entertainment, travel and tourism, classifieds, news and features, and related categories.
It publishes its magazine which is read by over 70,000 readers from up to 1000 distribution points throughout Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba. 30,000 copies of Metropolis are distributed every second week.
Metropolis has 250 clients in each issue, and has a further 30,000 regular internet readers. It was established in 1994, based in Tokyo, Japan..
The Japan Times
The Japan Times is the oldest and the only independent English language newspaper in Japan. The Japan Times was launched by Motosada Zumoto on March 22, 1897.
The newspaper is published by The Japan Times, Ltd., a subsidiary of Nifco, a leading manufacturer of plastic fasteners for the automotive and home design industries. The Japan Times features content including news articles on domestic, world news, and business news; opinions; feature articles on life and style, community, media, technology, food and drink, travel, environment, education, and cartoons; entertainment news; and sports news..
Japan Today is an online newspaper published in Tokyo, Japan. It publishes wire articles, press releases, and photographs as well as opinion and contract pieces such as company profiles in English.
Japan Today is a fully-owned brand of GPlus Media Co. Ltd..
Ceres is a company providing internet marketing services and is engaged in the planning, development, and operation of smartphone media. The company’s registered members earn reward points when they take actions at their website such as purchasing products.
It also provides temporary staffing services online. The business includes internet media under the name moppy and mobatoku, and job media under a moppy job.
In 2005, the founder Satoshi Takagi headquartered it in Roppongi, Tokyo.. .
Individual Company Inc
Individual.com provides news services. They collects articles from various news services, sorts them by company and topic, and sends a daily news email to each user.
It also creates a personal news homepage for each user and updates it throughout the day.. .
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan’s sole public broadcaster, introduced a radio service in 1925 and a television service in 1953. NHK is financed by the receiving fee paid by each household that owns a television set.
This system enables the Corporation to maintain independence from any governmental and private organization, and ensures that the opinions of viewers and listeners are assigned top priority.. .
Japan Daily Press
Japan Daily Press is a news provider that provides information on Japanese politics, economy, society, culture, and more. It provides information on global trends, global events, events in the Japanese economy, entertainment, arts, culture, tourism, and many areas of interest.
It also offers critical and more in-depth engagement on a range of contemporary issues through weekly editorials. In addition, it accepts contributions from Japanese or resident foreigners.
Japan Daily Press was founded in April, 2012, based in Nagoya, Japan.. .
The Okinawa Times
The Okinawa Times is a provider of newspapers for news, gourmet foods, gifts, and event information. Its products are Okinawa Times, Nikkan Sports Okinawa Regional Edition, Cultural Business / Publishing Business.
The 1949-founded company is headquartered in Naha, Okinawa.. .
Nikkei BPnet is a comprehensive website that offers information for business professionals. It provides analysis and news covering all areas of business, finance, and government.
Nikkei BPnet delivers insightful up-to-date news from a business viewpoint in a variety of fields. It also provides analytics and perspectives on lifestyle-related content such as the latest trends in cars, housing, money as well as topics such as entertainment, hit products, and fashion..
Rentracks provide suitable information and convenience for people, making full use of the internet. They aim at the maximum growth of sales of their clients by leveraging the Internet.
In addition, they propose not only just to increase sales but to increase the ability to attract customers, improve the efficiency of systems, and reduce costs. It is founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan..
TechWave is a global and local blog media that provides IT and social media relevant information and much more for its users. It also caters IT and social media related lectures and consultancy services by increasing the knowledge through interaction with readers.
Founded by Tsuruaki Yukawa, TechWave was launched in 2010. It is based in Japan..
Natasha is a Tokyo-based web service company that offers [Natalie](http://natalie.mu/en) as its main service. Natalie focuses on delivering news from the Japanese pop music industry in English to a global audience.
The site has been completely revamped and reopened on December 25, 2008. Natasha is also offering [Comic Natalie](http://natalie.mu/comic), a service that provides news about Japanese comics, DVDs, figures, pop art and similar producs.
Comic Natalie is currently Japanese only.. .
Dempa Publications got its start in the 1950s, and grew along with the electronics industry. Dempa Shimbun Daily is the flagship periodical, a daily (Monday to Saturday) full-sized B-to-B newspaper in Japanese, exclusively covering the electronics industry.
The paper appears each morning on the desks and doorsteps of nationwide readers in Japan. Net delivery is also available for readers who want to keep track online.
Dempa Shimbun is the only daily newspaper covering the electronics industry, and has been attaining nationwide, door-to-door distribution in Japan.. .
BARKS it has been published in Japan now, pop, the music that was beginning to rock music or the like by using Internet technology, infrastructure, etc., aims to convey its splendor in the best shape, more work The music site that aims to reach more towards the ear. (However, it is not intended for download).
Own organization, to make the editing system, as well as day-to-day update a lot of music information as possible, always thought the new ideas, and we want to continue to be a music site that can be enjoyed on the people of more music fan listener.. .
Nikkei Business Publications
Nikkei Business Publications is a cross-media company that provides business people with high value-added information on management, technology, and life. First established as a group company of Nikkei, Inc in April 1969, Nikkei Business Publications has grown into one of the largest providers of cutting-edge information, content, and services in the specialized fields.
In addition to the primary business in print and online, we offer an array of businesses and services, such as exhibitions, seminars, customized publishing, research, and consulting, to meet a variety of client needs. In July 2008, we integrated with Nikkei Home Publishing (established in March 1982), a frontier of lifestyle magazines, and made a fresh start as new Nikkei Business Publications.
Our broad coverage – now extended to the three major realms of management, technology, and life – makes us a unique and unrivaled publisher. We deliver the latest information to businesspeople useful both for their business and private lives through our various media platforms, such as magazines, books, PCs, cell phones, seminars, and exhibitions.
We are always with our readers and markets. That is why we can reach and make an impact on the audience, and that is the source of our strength..
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