About Us

Who We Are

Our mission is to provide foreign technology companies with a unique opportunity to enter into the Japanese market scene without the need to invest in extensive and costly infrastructure in order to maintain independent operations in Japan.

  • We are partners with many global high tech companies.
  • We do business development, marketing, distribution, technical support, PR, country management and all other activities to make your business successful in Japan.
  • We are a 16 year established company with over 20 professionals in the team
  • J21 is a one-stop business development center to approach Japanese market with all necessary functions, which will allow you to start business without time and financial investment.
  • We are a virtual subsidiary company for global high tech firms.
  • We are ALWAYS with you from the early stage to the revenue growth stage, and even when cutting costs in the business in Japan.

Company Profile

Name J21 Corporation
Location Tokyo / Toyohashi
Representative Mike Kato
TEL +81(0)3-5456-8540
FAX +81(0)3-5456-8541
Website www.japan21.co.jp
Captal 47,955 Thousand Yen
Main Busiess Assisting foreign technology vendors to effectively explore their business opportunities in Japan.

Branches

Corporate Headquarters

TEL:0532-66-0021 FAX:0532-66-0621 Address: 2-5-12 Tamehigashimachi, Toyohashi, Aichi, 440-0028 Japan

Tokyo Headquarters

TEL:03-5456-8540 FAX:03-5456-8541 Address: 1-26-7 Ebisunishi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0021 Japan

Toyohashi Operation Center

TEL:0532-35-7921 FAX:0532-35-7935 Address: 3-8-11 Hirakawahonmachi, Toyohashi, Aichi, 440-0038 Japan

Meet the Team

Mike Kato

President & CEO

Mike is the founder, president and CEO of J21 Corp. He has been managing Japanese operations for several non-Japanese technology companies since 1996 and is regarded as an industry expert. Before starting J21, Mike lead various business units at Motorola and VDOnet Japan. Mike holds a B.S. from Keio University and was a company supported MBA student at the University of Detroit, USA.

Ritsu Matsushita

Board Member

Ritsu has more than 25 years of experience within the Japanese and International financial sectors, both as analyst and as a fund manager. Before joining J21 he served as a global partner of INVESCO Asset Management. At J21, Ritsu is taking active roles in finance and investment activities with several investment companies. Ritsu holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Keio University in Japan.

Naoki Chigai

CTO / Board Member

Before J21, Naoki worked as a senior software engineer at NTT Software Corp. He combines outstanding engineering skills with a demonstrated ability to design, develop and deliver complex system such as IP network probe, video transcoding, image optimization and OS virtualization. Naoki holds an M.Eng. in Computer Eng. from University of Bridgeport in the U.S. and B.Eng. in Electric Eng. from Hokkaido University.

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What Our Partners say about J21

By analyzing the visitors’ statistics on the JPEGmini.com website, we found out that access from Japan was very significant. We knew that our business in Japan would grow only if we had a local representative that could interact with customers in their own time zone, language and culture. We found Japan21 to be the perfect partner: They built a significant business in Japan for us, and they provide great customer support. We recommend their services to any company wishing to grow their business in Japan.
Dror Gill, CTO, Beamr Imgaging Ltd.
We started our business relationship in 2007 to do Car and Mobile phone interoperability service together worldwide. The reason was simple, NextGen needs a Japan partner to do the business worldwide and Mike Kato (CEO of J21) was my business partner when we did WW OEM biz for Motorola.
Result is excellent, NextGen is now the largest Car-Smartphone interoperability service company and Mike is on Nextgen board member. Thanks to J21 for the continuous and consistent service in such long period. NextGen team has been enjoying day to day joint work of J21.
Harbans Dass, Managing Director, NextGen

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Our Partners

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