Top 30 Japan Environmentally Sustainable Companies

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Top 30 Japan Environmentally Sustainable Companies

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With climate change causing more and more damage to the environment, people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases a person, organization, or activity releases into the atmosphere. A person’s carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases released as a result of all the activities they undertake in a given year. In order to reduce your carbon footprint, you can purchase carbon offsets to make up for the emissions from the activities you cannot avoid.

Due to this, so many larger corporations have recognized that the biggest responsibility of protecting the planet falls on them. This is why they are making moves towards building an environmentally friendly and sustainable business.

Many of these firms also understand that most environmental concerns can only be addressed by developing environmentally friendly and sustainable policies and customers are now opting to buy more from sustainable firms. 

This report has made a detailed list of the top 30 Japan environmental sustainable companies taking the lead in incorporating environmentally friendly and sustainable practices into their business operations.

In order of priority, the firms included on this list have been thoroughly vetted out of thousands of companies in our database to ensure that they meet the U.N Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) indicators.

Top 30 Environmental Friendly Companies in Japan

Industry: Services – Professional & Commercial Services
Greens Co., Ltd. operates and manages hotels. The Company offers restaurants, lodging, banquet, catering, reservation, and other related services. Greens also conducts real estate management business and offers consulting services of hotel management.

Industry: Resource Transformation – Industrial Machinery & Goods
Ryobi Limited is a Japanese manufacturer of components for automobiles, electronics, and telecommunications industries. It also sells printing equipment, power tools, and builders hardware. Ryobi Power Tools and Ryobi Outdoor Power Equipment are brands of Techtronic Industries, used under license from Ryobi Limited

Astellas Pharma Inc. – A
Industry: Health Care – Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Astellas Pharma Inc. manufactures, markets, and imports and exports pharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers XTANDI, an androgen receptor signaling inhibitor for the treatment of prostate cancer; XOSPATA, a FLT3 inhibitor for adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia with a FLT3 mutation-positive; Betanis/Myrbetriq/BETMIGA, a beta-3 adrenergic receptor agonist for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB); and Prograf and Advagraf/Graceptor/ASTAGRAF, which are immunosuppressants used to suppress organ transplant rejection. The company also provides Vesicare for OAB treatment; Eligard for prostate cancer treatment; Harnal/Omnic for benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment; and Funguard/MYCAMINE, an antifungal agent. The company has a clinical collaboration agreement with Merck & Co., Inc.; CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.; and Cytokinetics, Incorporated, as well as an agreement with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. It also has strategic research alliance with Harvard University for the research and development of therapeutics and technologies of mutual interest. Astellas Pharma Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. – A
Industry: Financials – Consumer Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking, leasing, securities, consumer finance, and other services primarily in Japan. It operates through four segments: Wholesale Business Unit, Retail Business Unit, International Business Unit, and Global Markets Business Unit. The Wholesale Business Unit segment offers financing, investment management, risk hedging, and settlement services, as well as financial solutions related to mergers and acquisition, and other advisory services primarily for large-and mid-sized corporate clients; and various leasing services, including equipment, and operating and leveraged leasing. The Retail Business Unit segment offers wealth management, settlement, consumer finance, and housing loan products and services, as well as business and asset succession services to individuals and small-sized companies. The International Business Unit segment offers loans, deposits, clearing services, trade finance, project finance, loan syndication, derivatives, and cash management services; underwriting services; and leasing services related to the construction machinery, transportation equipment, industrial machinery, medical equipment, and aircraft leasing. The Global Markets Business Unit segment offers solutions through foreign exchange products, derivatives, bonds, stocks, and other marketable financial products. It also undertakes asset liability management operations. The company also offers credit card, Internet banking, system development and engineering, data processing, management consulting and economic research, and investment advisory and investment trust management services. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. – A
Industry: Financials – Consumer Finance
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in banking, trust, securities, and other businesses related to financial services in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia/Oceania, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Retail & Business Banking Company, Corporate & Institutional Company, Global Corporate Company, Global Markets Company, and Asset Management Company. The company provides deposit products; syndicated, housing, and card loans; business matching services; and advisory services related to overseas expansions, and mergers and acquisitions-related services. It also offers consulting services, including asset management and asset succession; payroll services; and sells lottery tickets issued by prefectures and ordinance-designated cities. In addition, it offers financial solutions, such as fund management, underwriting of equity and bonds, M&A advisory, and risk hedging products, etc. for corporate customers to meet their needs in fund-raising, investment management, and financial strategies; solutions based on their capital management, business strategy, and financial strategy; solutions related to real estate; advisory services and solutions, such as advice on proposals on various investment products; and financial services that include funding support. Further, the company offers sales and trading services to meet risk hedging and investment needs; investment products for individual customers; and consulting services for institutional investors. Additionally, the company provides products and services related to trust, securitization and structured finance, pension, and stock transfers; securities services; and research, private banking, and information technology-related services. As of March 31, 2020, its branch network included 464 Mizuho Bank, 60 Mizuho Trust and Banking, and 256 Mizuho Securities; and 7,200 automated teller machines in Japan. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Industry: Services – Professional & Commercial Services
DENTSU GROUP INC., formerly DENTSU INC. is a Japan-based company principally engaged in the provision of communication-related services with a focus on advertising. The Company operates advertising business and information service business in domestic business. The advertising business is involved in the provision of advertising and marketing services and the contents business. The information Service business is involved in the development and operation of information-related systems, the sale of software products, as well as the provision of general network service and consulting service. The others business is involved in the rental management of buildings, the trading and brokerage of real estate and the non-life insurance agency business. The Company operates advertising business in overseas business, which is mainly engaged in the provision of advertising and marketing services.

Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. – A
Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells clothing, household goods, and food items under the MUJI brand. It operates café and meal stores, campsites, and online stores. The company also designs, manufactures, and sells home furnishings, including furniture, accessories, antiques, curtains, and rugs. As of February 29, 2020, it operated 970 stores in Japan and internationally. The company also engages in the production, consultation, and design of living, retail, and other space. Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. was founded in 1989 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

NTT DATA Corporation – A
Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
NTT DATA Corporation provides consulting, system development, and business information technology (IT) outsourcing services worldwide. It operates through Public & Social Infrastructure, Financial, Enterprise & Solutions, North America, and EMEA & LATAM segments. The company offers value-added IT services for government, medical, telecommunications, electric power, and other social infrastructure; financial institutions; and the manufacturing, distribution, and servicing industries, as well as payment services and platform solutions. The company was formerly known as NTT Data Communications Systems Corporation and changed its name to NTT DATA Corporation in 1996. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. NTT DATA Corporation is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.

SoftBank Group Corp. – A
Industry: Financials – Commercial Banks
SoftBank Group Corp. provides telecommunication services in Japan and internationally. The company operates through four segments: SoftBank Vision Fund and Other SBIA-Managed Funds, SoftBank, Arm, and Brightstar. The SoftBank Vision Fund and Other SBIA-Managed Funds is involved in investment activities. The SoftBank segment offers mobile communications, broadband, and fixed-line communications services; and sells mobile devices, as well as involved in Internet advertising, e-commerce business. The Arm segment designs microprocessor intellectual property and related technology; sells software tools; and offers software services. The Brightstar segment distributes mobile devices. The company provides investment management and payment services; and generates, supplies, and sells electricity from renewable energy sources, as well as marketing activities. In addition, it offers card services; IT solutions; operates, sells, and markets PC software and online games; and distributes video, voice, and data content. The company operates professional baseball team, as well as manages and maintains baseball stadium and other sports facilities. It also operates fashion online shopping website ZOZOTOWN. The company was formerly known as SoftBank Corp. and changed its name to SoftBank Group Corp. in July 2015. SoftBank Group Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. – A
Industry: Transportation – Air Freight & Logistics
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. provides ocean shipping services in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company operates through Dry Bulk Business, Energy Transport Business, Product Transport Business, and Associated Businesses. Its fleet consists of dry bulk carriers for the transportation of iron ore, coal, grain, wood, wood chips, cement, fertilizer, and salt; crude oil tankers; product tankers that transport refined petroleum products, such as gas oils, naphtha, and gasoline; chemical tankers that transport liquid chemical products; methanol tankers that transport methanol; and LPG tankers that transport liquefied petroleum gas; and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The companys fleet also includes specialized car carriers that transport passenger cars and construction machinery; containerships that transport electric products, automotive parts, clothes, furniture, food products, and other products; streaming coal carriers; and ferries and coastal RoRo ships. It operates 857 vessels, including 337 dry bulkers; 173 tankers; 83 LNG carriers; 7 offshore business vessels; 119 car carriers; 14 ferries and coastal RoRo ships; 91 containerships; and 2 other vessels, as well as a cruise ship. In addition, the company operates container terminals in Japan and internationally; floating storage and regasification units; and floating production, storage, and offloading systems, as well as offers logistics services, such as air and ocean freight forwarding, trucking, warehousing, and heavyweight and oversized cargo transport. Further, it is involved in ocean shipping related businesses comprising tugboat operation, land transport, warehousing, maritime consulting, travel, office building leasing, property management, finance, trading, insurance, ICT systems, temporary staffing, supporting an oil stockpile project, nautical charts, and other businesses. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Fujitsu Limited – A
Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
Fujitsu Limited operates as an information and communication technology (ICT) company in japan and internationally. The company operates through Technology Solutions, Ubiquitous Solutions, and Device Solutions segments. The Technology Solutions segment offers system integration services, including system construction and business applications; consulting services; front-end technologies comprising ATMs, point-of-sale systems, etc.; and outsourcing services, such as datacenters, ICT and application operation/management, SaaS, business process outsourcing, etc. This segment also provides network services, such as business network, etc.; cloud services; system support services comprising maintenance and surveillance services for information systems and networks; and security solutions that include information systems and networks installation. In addition, it offers system products, such as servers, storage systems, and operating system and middleware software; and network management and optical transmission systems, and mobile phone base stations. The Ubiquitous Solutions segment provides personal computers and mobile phones. The Device Solutions segment offers LSI devices for digital consumer electronics, automobiles, mobile phones, and servers; and electronic components, such as semiconductor packages, batteries, optical transceiver modules, printed circuit boards, relays, connectors, etc. The company also provides infrastructure, industry, and business and technology solutions. It serves automotive, manufacturing, retail, financial services, transport, telecommunications, and healthcare industries; the public sectors; and services providers. The company has strategic partnership with NetApp for enhancing data management infrastructure. Fujitsu Limited was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Monex Group, Inc. – A
Industry: Financials – Investment Banking & Brokerage
Monex Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides retail online brokerage services to individual investors and businesses in Japan, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific. It offers international forex, asset management, investor education, and M&A advisory services; reporting, robo-advisory, and wrap services; educational services to enhance trading skills of clients; custodial trust services; and discretionary investment management services. The company also provides tools to design, test, optimize, automate, and monitor custom equities, options, and futures trading strategies; invests in start-ups; operates cryptocurrency exchange; and offers coincheck payment and bitcoin payment services. In addition, the company offers Sharely, a virtual shareholder meeting support service that enables companies to hold online shareholder meetings. The company was formerly known as Monex Beans Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Monex Group, Inc. in July 2008. Monex Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Earth Corporation – A
Industry: Resource Transformation – Chemicals
Earth Corporation manufactures pharmaceuticals. The Company mainly produces and sells quasi-drugs, medical tools, and more. Earth also offers import and export services.

Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. – A
Industry: Services – Professional & Commercial Services
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. provides employment information services in Japan and internationally. It operates through three segments: HR Technology, Media & Solutions, and Staffing. The company operates, a job aggregator search engine; and Glassdoor, an online job platform and company information site. It also operates Suumo, an online platform and print media, which provides information related to home purchases, sales, rentals, and renovation services; Zexy, a magazine and online platform providing information to organize customized wedding events; Study Sapuri Shinro, an online platform and print media, which provides higher education and career information primarily for high school students; Study Sapuri, an online learning support platform for students and adults; and Car Sensor that provides information on pre-owned automobiles for potential buyers. In addition, the company operates Jalan, a site offering travel information and accommodation booking for travel; Hot Pepper Gourmet, an online booking site information about restaurants and discount coupons, as well as online reservations and a scheduling function for invited guests; Hot Pepper Beauty, a domestic search and booking site for hair, relaxation, and beauty salons; AirRegi and AirPAY provides support services to dining and beauty enterprise clients; Rikunabi, a job information site for soon-to-be graduates; Rikunabi Next, a job portal site for people looking to change jobs; Recruit Agent, an employment agency staffed with career advisors; and Townwork, a magazine that provides information on job openings to part-time job seekers. Further, it offers clerical and IT staffing agency; light industrial staffing; human capital outsourcing; IT and digital recruitment services specializing in contracting and permanent recruitment; and human resources services, products, and technologies to organizations and individuals. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

TIS Inc. – A
Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
TIS Inc. is established through reorganization. The Company provides network solutions and system integration services. IT Holdings also engages in development, implementation, and maintenance of application software besides selling computer and computer peripheral equipment.

Kao Corporation – A
Industry: Consumer Goods – Multiline and Sepecialty Retailers & Distributor
Kao Corporation develops and sells cosmetic, skin/hair care, human health care, fabric and home care, and chemical products. It offers face, body, and oral care products; and bath healthcare products, haircare products, hair styling agents, hair coloring agents, clothing and cloth care products, kitchen care products, homecare items, food and sanitary products, thermal supplies, and pet supplies, and other products. The company also offers chemical products, such as oil and fat products; functional material products, including surfactants; and specialty chemicals products, such as toners and toner binders. The company was formerly known as Kao Soap Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Kao Corporation in 1982. Kao Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Digital Arts Inc. – A
Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
Digital Arts Inc. develops Internet filtering software for business, private, and educational use. Its product protects users and network from harmful Internet contents and prevents inappropriate usages.

Sanwa Holdings Corporation – A
Industry: Resource Transformation – Industrial Machinery & Goods
Sanwa Holdings Corporation heavy & light weight shutters, doors, and window units. The Company provides integrated service of design, installation, and repair.

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. – A
Industry: Infrastructure – Real Estate
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. engages in the real estate activities in Japan and internationally. The company is involved in the development, leasing, property management, and sale of office buildings. It also operates outlets and other retail facilities; offers services for various needs of condominiums, custom-built housing, purchase and sales, leasing, brokerage areas, renovations, and management; and develops office building, residential, commercial facility, and other real estate properties. In addition, the company provides real estate investment trust services, as well as private placement funds to meet the specific management needs of institutional investors. Further, it offers architectural design and engineering services, including construction, civil engineering, and urban and regional development planning and consulting. Additionally, the company operates a network of hotels under the Royal Park Hotels brand; and provides real estate problem-solving solutions for corporations and high net worth individuals, such as real estate brokerage, condominium and office building leasing management support, parking lot management support, and real estate appraisal. Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. has an alliance with Crown Group Holdings to develop a 374-unit condominium called Mastery. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Pigeon Corporation – A
Industry: Consumer Goods – Multiline and Sepecialty Retailers & Distributor
Pigeon Corporation manufactures, sells, imports, and exports baby and child-care products, maternity items, womens care products, home healthcare products, elder care products, etc. in Japan and internationally. The company operates through Domestic Baby & Mother Care Business, Child Care Service Business, Health & Elder Care Business, Overseas Business, China Business, and Other segments. It offers breastfeeding, weaning, skincare, womens care, and large-sized products for babies, as well as other products for babies and mothers. The company also provides child-rearing support, babysitter dispatch, event child-care, and preschool education services; and operates child-minding facilities and daycare centers. In addition, it offers elder care and anti-aging products, and elder care support services; and baby and mother related products, such as nursing bottles and nipples, toiletries, and skincare products. The company was formerly known as Pigeon Honyuki Honpo Corporation and changed its name to Pigeon Corporation in 1966. Pigeon Corporation was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Qol Holdings Co.,Ltd. – A
Industry: Services – Professional & Commercial Services
The Company provides prescription drugs, clinical drugs, and other safe and secure medical care products. Qol Holdings also provides sales support, clinical trial support, advertisements and publicity, and other business process outsourcing services.

Hitachi,Ltd. – A
Industry: Consumer Goods – Appliance Manufacturing
Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent company of the Hitachi Group and had formed part of the Nissan zaibatsu and later DKB Group of companies before DKB merged into the Mizuho Financial Group

JSR Corporation – BBB
Industry: Resource Transformation – Chemicals
JSR Corporation engages in the elastomers, plastics, digital solutions, and life sciences business in Japan and internationally. The companys Elastomers Business segment offers general purpose synthetic rubbers, including emulsion polymerization styrene-butadiene (SB), solution polymerization SB, styrene, polybutadiene and isoprene rubbers, etc.; special-purpose synthetic rubbers, such as nitrile, butyl, ethylene propylene, NV and NE polymer blend rubbers, etc.; and thermoplastic elastomers comprising butadiene type TPE, hydrogenated polymer, styrene-butadiene type TPE, styrene-isoprene type TPE, olefin type TPE, etc. This segment also provides emulsion products consisting of paper coating latex, SB latex, acrylic emulsions, asphalt pavement modifiers, etc.; performance chemicals, including high-functional dispersants, organic/inorganic hybrid coating materials, and battery materials; and butadiene monomers, etc. Its Plastics Business segment offers synthetic resins, such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene plastic and acrylonitrile-ethylene-propylene-styrene plastic products, as well as AS resins and ASA resins. The companys Digital Solutions segment provides semiconductor materials comprising lithography materials, chemical mechanical planarization materials, and packaging materials; display materials consisting of liquid crystal display and flat panel display materials; and optical materials. Its Life Sciences segment offers in-vitro diagnostic and life science research reagents, and bioprocess materials, as well as therapeutic discovery support services. The company was formerly known as Japan Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd. JSR Corporation was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

T&D Holdings, Inc. – BBB
Industry: Financials – Consumer Finance
T&D Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance products and services primarily in Japan. It offers comprehensive coverage, including death benefit and medical/nursing care products through in-house sales representatives for household customers; term life insurance, disability insurance, etc. through in-house sales representatives and agents for small and medium enterprises; and savings and protection type products through financial institutions and insurance shops for independent insurance agent market, as well as compensation insurance for pet veterinary care expenses through pet shops, etc. to pets market. The company also provides investment products through sales companies, such as securities firms, etc.; and investment advisory services to domestic and international pension funds and institutional investors. In addition, it offers leasing and credit guarantee services; life insurance policy clerical services, including drafting, amendment, custody and distribution of documents, and delivery of securities; computer software and system services; and designing and developing information technology systems, software solutions, and business solutions for the insurance industry. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Industry: Infrastructure – Home Builders
The Company builds residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. Shimizu also performs civil engineering works for roads and operates real estate businesses. The Company, through its subsidiaries, sells and leases construction materials and machinery.

Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
Ceres is a non-profit sustainability advocacy organization based in Boston, Massachusetts and founded in 1989. In 2007, Ceres was named one of the 100 most influential players in corporate governance by Directorship magazine.

Marubeni Corporation – BBB
Industry: Technology & Communications – Telecommunication Services
Marubeni Corporation engages in various business activities worldwide. The company trades in grains, feed ingredients, compound feeds, foods, agricultural and marine products, processed seafood, fresh and processed meat, and raw ingredients and materials; and apparel, footwear, lifestyle, and textile and industrial materials. It also provides agri-inputs, subcontracting and agriculture services, technical services, crop protection product formulations, fertilizer raw materials, and oilseeds; ICT and real estate services; petrochemicals and plastics, salts and chlor-alkalis, life science products, electronic materials, and inorganic mineral resources and chemicals; and wood chips, biomass fuels, pulp and waste papers, paper, paperboards, and building and construction materials. In addition, the company explores for, develops, and produces oil and gas; trades in, distributes, and markets petroleum and LPG; develops uranium, nuclear fuel cycle, iron ore, coal, and copper mines, as well as related equipment sales and services; smelts and refines aluminum; trades in iron ore, coal, ferroalloy, ferrous raw materials, non-ferrous metals, ingots and related products, and steel products; and leases temporary steel construction materials. Further, it offers engineering, procurement, and construction, as well as operation and maintenance services for plants and other facilities; invests in the oil and gas, transportation infrastructure, and water projects; and manages infrastructure funds, as well as engages in the circular economy, power generation, renewable energy, power service and retail, natural gas, hydrogen, ammonia, municipal solid waste, and thermal energy storage businesses. Additionally, the company owns, purchases, operates, leases, sells, and charters aerospace and ship products; and sells, trades in, leases, finances, and services construction and industrial machinery, and automotive products. The company was founded in 1858 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. – BBB
Industry: Financials – Consumer Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. operates as a trust bank in Japan and internationally. It offers retail services, such as asset management, inheritance and succession, mortgage loans, and installment-type products and insurance products; and wholesale services, including loans and financing schemes, corporate consultations, and M&A advisory services. The company also provides property administration and alliance services; and stock and shareholders meetings, IPO, investor and capital strategies, and governance enhancement consulting services. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage and consulting, management and administration, infrastructure, and other services; fiduciary services comprising pensions, asset management, and asset administration; and global markets services. The company was formerly known as Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. in 2011. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Industry: Services – Professional & Commercial Services
Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese publicly traded conglomerate headquartered in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. It is mainly engaged in postal and logistics business, financial window business, banking business and life insurance business

Obayashi Corporation – BBB
Industry: Infrastructure – Engineering & Construction Services
Obayashi Corporation engages in the construction business in Japan, North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Oceania. The company constructs buildings, including offices, condominiums, commercial facilities, factories, hospitals, and schools; and civil engineering projects, such as tunnels, bridges, dams, riverbanks, railroads, and expressways. It is also involved in the development and leasing of real estate properties in various locations, primarily in metropolitan areas, as well as property management activities; solar, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, and wind power generation business; and PPP and agriculture business. In addition, the company sells materials and equipment for construction; develops and sells computer software; sells and leases electronic equipment; offers finance-related services; and operates golf clubs. Further, it engages in the provision of urban development, contracted engineering, management, consultancy services, etc.; and is involved in the M&E design and construction activities. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
SHIFT Inc. offers outsourcing software testing services to corporations and individual clients. SHIFT also provides software solutions and consulting services, as well as educational classes and programs.

Fanuc Corporation – BBB
Industry: Resource Transformation – Industrial Machinery & Goods
Fanuc Corporation provides factory automation products in Japan, the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers CNC series products, servo motors, lasers, robots, compact machining centers, electric injection molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machines, and ultra-precision machines. It also provides FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive system, an open platform for the manufacturing industry. The company was incorporated in 1950 and is headquartered in Yamanashi, Japan.

LINE Corporation – BBB
Industry: Services – Media & Entertainment
LINE Corporation provides a platform for mobile messaging and communication services, content distribution, and life and financial services primarily in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia. The company operates through two segments, Core Business and Strategic Business. Its mobile messenger application enables users to communicate through free instant messaging, stickers, and voice and video calls, as well as serves as a smart portal to its other applications and services. It also offers display advertising services, including Smart Channel, Timeline, LINE NEWS and LINE TODAY, LINE Manga, LINE BLOG, and LINE SHOPPING, as well as LINE Ads Platform for Publishers; and account advertising products and services comprising LINE official accounts, Sponsored Stickers, LINE Point Ads, and LINE Sales Promotion. In addition, the company provides other advertising products and services, such as LINE Part-Time Job, livedoor, and Matome. Further, it offers communication products, which includes Messaging, Stickers, Timeline, Themes, and Free Call and LINE Out; contents, such as LINE Games, LINE PLAY, LINE NEWS and LINE TODAY, LINE LIVE and LINE TV, LINE Manga, LINE Music, and LINE Fortune and LINE BLOG. Additionally, the company provides LINE characters merchandise under the LINE Friends name; and other services, including fintech, LINE Clova AI platform, blockchain-related initiatives, and e-commerce The company was formerly known as NHN Japan Corporation and changed its name to LINE Corporation in April 2013. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. LINE Corporation is a subsidiary of Naver Corporation.

NEC Corporation – BBB
Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
NEC Corporation operates as a provider of information and communication technology solutions in Japan and internationally. The company operates in six segments: Public Solutions, Public Infrastructure, Enterprise, Network Services, System Platform, and Global. It provides systems integration services, such as systems implementation and consulting; maintenance and support services; outsourcing and cloud services; and system equipment. The company also offers network infrastructure products, including core network equipment, mobile phone base stations, optical transmission systems, and routers and switches; wireless LAN routers; and enterprise network solutions comprising IP telephony systems, WAN/wireless access equipment, and LAN products. In addition, it provides hardware products, such as servers, mainframes, supercomputers, storage products, business and personal computers, point-of-sale systems, automatic teller machines, control equipment, and wireless LAN routers; software products, including integrated operation management, middleware, and security and database software; and maintenance services. Further, the company offers software services for service providers consisting of operation support system/business support system, software-defined networking, and network functions virtualization; submarine systems comprising submarine cable and ocean observation systems; wireless backhaul solutions; displays and projectors; and energy storage solutions. It serves aerospace, defense, media, manufacturing, retail, financial, and telecommunication industries, as well as government entities, medical institutions, and medium-sized enterprises. The company was formerly known as Nippon Electric Company, Limited and changed its name to NEC Corporation in April 1983. NEC Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Olympus Corporation – BBB
Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
Olympus Corporation manufactures and sells precision machineries and instruments worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Medical Business, Scientific Solutions Business, Imaging Business, and Others. It offers video endoscopy systems; gastrointestinal, colono, duodeno, and broncho endoscopes; ultrasound endoscopes and probes, endoscopic ultrasound observation devices, and capsule endoscope systems; reprocessing products for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of endoscopy equipment; integrated documentation system for capturing information relevant to endoscopy, therapeutic, and other ancillary equipment; endotherapy devices; endoscopy products for gastrointestinal surgery, bronchial surgery, urology, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and anesthesiology; ear, nose, and throat endoscope products; and surgical endoscope ancillary equipment. The company also provides upright, polarizing, inverted, laser scanning confocal, stereo, and macro fluorescence microscopes; box-type fluorescence imaging devices, microscope digital cameras, life science imaging software, bio-imaging systems, and virtual slide systems; metallurgical, semiconductor and flat-panel display inspection, laser scanning, and measuring microscopes; microscopic 3D measurement instruments, and industrial microscope ancillary equipment; and industrial videoscopes and fiberscopes, industrial rigidscopes and ancillary equipment, ultrasonic flaw detectors, eddy current and phased array flaw detectors, and X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction analyzers. In addition, it offers interchangeable lens cameras, compact digital cameras, digital camera accessories, lens barrels units, optical components, digital audio recorders, binoculars, and related software applications. The company was formerly known as Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Olympus Corporation in October 2003. Olympus Corporation was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Needs Well Inc. – BBB
Industry: Technology & Communications – Software & IT Services
Needs Well Inc. develops information technology systems. The Company develops enterprise systems used in finance, communication, distribution, service, and related fields. Needs Well also provides system base construction and embedded system development services

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