List of Japanese companies and brands

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Do you know any Japanese companies or brands? In this article, we are going to share a huge list of brands that you might not have even thought were from Japan. A complete list of the best and even the most unknown in the West.

As Japan is the third largest economy in the world, it has many famous companies and product brands around the world. Not just the auto and high-tech industry, like Toyota and Sony, but also many other famous and popular brands that may not be recognized as Japanese brands.

List of Japanese companies and brands

Japanese Automobile Brands

Below is a list of Japanese car, automobile, motorbike and engine brands:

  • TOYOTA (Automobile company);
  • HONDA (Automobile company);
  • NISSAN (Automobile company);
  • SUZUKI (Automobile company);
  • MITSUBISHI (Automobile company);
  • SUBARU (Automobile company);
  • MAZDA (Automobile company);
  • YAMAHA (Engine & Instrument);
  • Kawasaki (Motor Company);
  • ISUZU (Truck Company);
  • Lexus (Luxury car brand);
  • infiniti (Luxury car brand);
  • Acura (Luxury car brand);
  • BRIDGESTONE (Tire company);
  • FALKEN (tire company);
  • YOKOHAMA TIRE (Tire company);
  • DENSO (Electronic Company);
  • HINO (Truck Company);
  • UD Truck (Truck company);
  • Mitsubishi FUSO (Truck Company);
  • Daihatsu (Automobile company);
  • Kubota (Heavy equipment company);
  • Komatsu (Heavy Equipment Company);

Japanese Electronics Brands

Below is a list of Japanese brands of electronics, cameras, TVs, printers and other technologies:

  • SONY (Electronic Company);
  • Panasonic (Electronic Company);
  • Canon (Electronic Company);
  • TOSHIBA (Electronic Company);
  • Nikon (Camera Company);
  • Fujitsu (IT company);
  • KONICA MINOLTA (Camera company);
  • HITACHI (Electronic Company);
  • SHARP (Electronic Company);
  • SEIKO (Watch Company);
  • CITIZEN (Watch Company);
  • FUJIFILM (Camera company);
  • FUJI XEROX (Printing Company);
  • EPSON (Printing Company);
  • Maxell (Electronic Company);
  • RICOH (Electronic Company);
  • OLYMPUS (Electronic Company);
  • JVC (Electronic Company);
  • Victor (Electronic Company);
  • NEC (IT company);
  • G-SHOCK (Watch Brand);
  • VAIO (Computer brand);
  • Walkman (Brand of music player);
  • OKI (Electronic Company);
  • Pioneer (Electronic Company);
  • CASIO (Electronic Company);
  • KENWOOD (Electronic Company);
  • KYOCERA (Electronic Company);
  • HOYA (Electronic Company);
  • Brother (Electronic Company);
  • TDK (Electronic Company);
  • OMRON (Electronic Company);
  • SANYO (electronics brand);
  • XPERIA (Smartphone Brand);
  • Daikin (Air Conditioning Company);

Japanese Brands of Games and Anime

Below is a list of Japanese brands of games, toys and anime:

  • Nintendo (game company);
  • PlayStation (Game Console);
  • SEGA (game company);
  • CAPCOM (game company);
  • KONAMI (Game company);
  • BANDAI (toy company);
  • BANDAI NAMCO (Game company);
  • TOEI ANIMATION (Animation Company);
  • TAMIYA (Toy Company);
  • STUDIO GHIBULI (Animation Company);

Japanese Sports Brands

Below is a list of Japanese sports brands, some are famous for their sneakers and sportswear:

  • Asics (Sports company);
  • MIZUNO (Sports company);
  • DESCENTE (Sports company);
  • YONEX (Sports company);
  • Onitsuka Tiger (Sport Brand);
  • ASICS Tiger (Sport Brand);
  • SHIMANO (Bicycle company);

Japanese Food Brands

See below a list of Japanese food and food brands, restaurants, snack bars and industrialized products:

  • Ajinomoto (Food Company);
  • Ajisen Ramen (Ramen);
  • Aquarius (Drink Brand);
  • Aruchan (Food Company);
  • Asahi (Beverage Company);
  • Bikkle
  • Boneless Fish
  • Calbee (Snack Company);
  • Hello Panda
  • Hi-Chew
  • Hozon
  • Ichimonjiya Wasuke
  • Kabaya
  • Kikkoman (Soy Sauce Company);
  • Kirin (Beverage Company);
  • Kit Kats In Japan
  • Koala'S March
  • Maruchan
  • Mister Donut (Fastfood);
  • Morinaga & Company
  • Morinaga (Snack Company);
  • Mos Burger (Fastfood);
  • Nissin (Food Company);
  • Nissin Foods
  • Pan Desuyo!
  • Pinky (Candy)
  • Pocari Sweat (Drink Brand);
  • Pocky
  • Pocky (Snack Brand);
  • Pretz
  • Puccho
  • Royce '(Chocolate Brand);
  • Sakuma Drops
  • Sapporo (Beverage Company);
  • Sapporo Ichiban
  • Suntory (Beverage Company);
  • Toraya Confectionery
  • Yakult (Drink Brand);
  • Yan Yan (Snack)
  • Yoku Moku (Sweet Company);
  • Yoshinoya (Food Company);

Japanese Clothing and Fashion Brands

Below is a list of Japanese clothing, fashion and accessory brands:

  • A Bathing Ape
  • Angelic Pretty
  • Asics
  • Bape (Brand);
  • Beams
  • Billionaire Boys Club (Clothing Retailer)
  • Comme Des GarçOns
  • Descendant
  • Edwin (Jeans Brand);
  • Evisu
  • Gu (Retailer)
  • Hanae Mori (Fasion Brand);
  • Hysteric Glamor
  • Issey Miyake
  • Junya Watanabe
  • Kenzo (Brand)
  • Tyo Kiks
  • Miki House (Fashion Company);
  • Mizuno Corporation
  • Moi-MêMe-Moitié
  • Muji
  • Oscar and Jesus
  • Peach John
  • Sacai
  • Samantha Thavasa
  • Takeo Kikuchi
  • Tamaki Niime
  • Theater Products
  • Theory
  • Tomorrowland
  • Tsumori Chisato
  • Tsumorichisato
  • Undercover
  • Uniqlo (Fashion Company);
  • United Arrows
  • Visvim
  • Wacoal
  • Yohji Yamamoto
  • Yoshikimono

Japanese Cosmetics Brands

Below is a list of Japanese brands of cosmetics and beauty products:

  • Shiseido (cosmetics company);
  • KAO (cosmetics company);
  • KOSE (cosmetics company);

Japanese Music Brands

Below is a list of Japanese brands of musical instruments:

  • YAMAHA (Engine & Instrument);
  • TAMA (Instrument Company);
  • Roland (Instrument Company);
  • Ibanes (Guitar Company);

Japanese Stationery Brands

See below for a list of Japanese stationery and pencil brands.

  • TOMBO (Pencil company);
  • PILOT (Pencil Company);
  • ZEBRA (Pencil Company);
  • uni-ball (pencil company);

Japanese Brands of Stores

See below for a list of Japanese store brands and konbini:

  • IEON (Retail company);
  • 7-Eleven (Retail company);
  • LAWSON (Retail company);
  • FamilyMart (retail company);
  • MUJI (Domestic company);
  • DAISO (Domestic);

Japanese financial brands

Below is a list of Japanese brands of financial companies and banks:

  • JCB (credit card brand);
  • NOMURA (Financial Company);
  • SMBC (Bank);
  • MUFG (Bank);
  • MIZUHO (Bank);

Other Japanese brands

Below is a list of Japanese brands that do not fit into the previous categories:

  • TOTO (sanitary company);
  • KUMON (Education company);
  • SECOM (security company);
  • JICA (Governmental Organization);
  • INAX (sanitary company);
  • YKK (Zipper Company);
  • ALSOK (security company);
  • JAL (airline);
  • ANA (airline);
  • Unicharm (chemical products company);
List of Japanese companies and brands
List of Japanese companies and brands

Japan’s Best Companies Ranking

Below is a ranking according to a poll made on Ranker with a total of 4,000 votes. Unfortunately, this list can be a little unfair because it has more known brands in the West than Japanese brands that are successful among Japanese people.

  1. Nintendo (video games);
  2. Sony Corporation (electronic);
  3. Panasonic Corporation (electronic);
  4. Honda Motor Company, Ltd (automobiles);
  5. Toyota (cars);
  6. Canon Inc. (cameras);
  7. Toshiba (electronic);
  8. Lexus (cars);
  9. PlayStation (video games);
  10. Nikon Corporation (cameras);
  11. Mitsubishi (cars);
  12. Sharp Corporation (electronic);
  13. Daikin (air-conditioned);
  14. Subaru (cars);
  15. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (automobiles);
  16. Hitachi (industry);
  17. Uniqlo (clothing);
  18. Bridgestone (industry);
  19. Suzuki Motor Corporation (automobiles);
  20. Mitsubishi Corporation (cars);
  21. mazda (automobiles);
  22. Olympus Corporation
  23. Konica Minolta
  24. Shimano (bikes);
  25. ASICS (tennis);
  26. Shiseido (cosmetics);
  27. Kikkoman (drinks);
  28. Yakult (drinks);
  29. A Bathing Ape (clothing);
  30. Ajinomoto (seasonings);
  31. Suntory (drinks);
  32. Ricoh (photos);
  33. Asahi Breweries (drinks);
  34. Komatsu Limited (construction, military);
  35. Yamazaki (whiskeys);
  36. Brother Industries
  37. Nomura Securities (investments);
  38. Korin (knives);
  39. Unicharm (cosmetics);
  40. Napster

List of Japanese Brands and Companies

Finally, we will leave a more complete list of Japanese brands that may be unknown. We will not go into details about which category fits the brands below, we will just leave the names in alphabetical order.

  • ABC-Mart
  • Access
  • Accuphase
  • Advantest
  • AEON
  • AGC Inc;
  • AH-Software
  • Aichi Steel
  • Aisin Seiki
  • Aiwa
  • Akai
  • Akai S1000
  • Akai S3000XL
  • Akebono Brake Industry
  • Alaxala Networks
  • Alba
  • Albion Co., Ltd;
  • Alinco
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Allied Telesis
  • Alpine Electronics
  • Alps Electric
  • ANA Hotels
  • Ando Cloisonné Company
  • Anest Iwata
  • Anritsu
  • AOR
  • Arai Helmet
  • Aria
  • Aritsugu
  • Asahi Breweries
  • Astellas Pharma
  • Au
  • Audio-Technica
  • B&H Lifes
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Bank of Yokohama
  • Bic Camera
  • Bronica
  • Brother Industries
  • Butterfly
  • CC Lemon
  • Canon Inc;
  • CatEye
  • Chichibu distillery
  • Chino Corporation
  • Cheetah distillery
  • Chiyoda Corporation
  • Citizen Watch
  • Clarion
  • Comme des Garçons
  • Comsys
  • Copic
  • Corega
  • Cosina
  • Cosina Voigtländer
  • Cosmo Oil Company
  • CUSCO Japan
  • Cyberdyne Inc;
  • Dai-ichi Life
  • Daicel
  • Daiei
  • Daifuku
  • Daiichi Kosho Company
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Daimaru
  • Dainippon Screen
  • Datsun
  • DeNA
  • Denka
  • Denon
  • DHC Corporation
  • MaiN's Digital
  • DirectLOGIC
  • Disco Corporation
  • DMG Mori Seiki Co;
  • Dogo Beer
  • Don Quijote
  • Doctor Coffee
  • Dragon Ball
  • Dynic Corporation
  • Ebara Corporation
  • Echo tools
  • Edy
  • Eiken Chemical
  • Eiki
  • Eisai
  • Eisaku Noro Company
  • Eizo
  • Elecom
  • Electro-System
  • Helm
  • Eneloop
  • Enkei Corporation
  • Epoch Co;
  • ESP Guitars
  • Evisu
  • Ezaki Glico
  • Falken Tire
  • Family Inada
  • FANCL Corporation
  • FANUC
  • Final Fantasy
  • Fostex
  • FromSoftware
  • Fuji Bikes
  • Fuji Electric
  • Fuji Gotemba distillery
  • FujiGen
  • Fujikura
  • Fujimitsu Corporation
  • Fujinon
  • Fujitec
  • Fujiya Co;
  • Funai
  • Furukawa Electric
  • Furuno
  • Spindle
  • Futaba Corporation
  • Gakken
  • GEN Corporation
  • General Airconditioners
  • Gigabeat
  • Global
  • Globeride
  • Gosen
  • Graphtec Corporation
  • GRE
  • GREE, Inc;
  • GS Yuasa
  • GU
  • GungHo Online Entertainment
  • Guyatone
  • Gyu-Kaku
  • H2O Retailing
  • Hada Labo
  • Hakushu distillery
  • Hamamatsu Photonics
  • Hankyu Hanshin Hotels
  • Hasegawa Corporation
  • Haseko
  • Hatena
  • Hazama Ando
  • Heiwa Corporation
  • Hike Messenger
  • Hirobo
  • Hirose Electric Group
  • Hirox
  • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical
  • Hitachi Zosen Corporation
  • HKS
  • HMI Hotel Group
  • Hobonichi
  • Hokuetsu Corporation
  • Horiba
  • House Foods
  • Howa
  • Hoya Corporation
  • Humming Heads
  • Ibanez
  • Ibiden
  • Icom Incorporated
  • Idemitsu Kosan
  • IHI Corporation
  • Iiyama
  • Ikegami Tsushinki
  • Imperial Hotel
  • Impul
  • Imuraya Confectionery
  • Inoue Rubber Co., Ltd;
  • Integra Home Theater
  • Iris Ohyama
  • Isehan Cosmetics
  • Iseki
  • Isetan
  • Ishida
  • Ito En
  • Iwatsu Electric
  • J-Air
  • Janome
  • Japan Airlines
  • Japan Post Bank
  • Japan Post Holdings
  • Japan radio Company
  • Japan Railways Group
  • JEOL
  • JFE Holdings
  • JFE Steel
  • Jintan
  • JTEKT
  • Juki
  • JustSystems
  • JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy
  • K Line
  • Kabaya
  • Kajima
  • Kaneka Corporation
  • Kansai Paint
  • Kao Corporation
  • Kato Precision Railroad Models
  • Kawai Musical Instruments
  • Kawasaki
  • Kawasaki Aerospace Company
  • Kayaba Industry
  • KDDI
  • KDK
  • Keihin Corporation
  • Kenko
  • Kenwood Corporation
  • Keyence
  • Kikuoka Chinese Medicine
  • Kin'unken
  • Kinki Sharyo
  • Kioxia
  • Kiramek
  • Kirin Company
  • Kissui
  • Kobe Steel
  • Kodansha
  • Kodenshi AUK Group
  • Komamura Corporation
  • Komatsu Limited
  • Komori
  • Konigs-Krone
  • Korg
  • Kosé
  • Koyo Seiko
  • Kumagai Gumi
  • Kureha Corporation
  • Kuretake
  • Kurita Water Industries
  • Kuwahara
  • Kyowa Hakko Kirin
  • Kyukyodo
  • Lawson
  • Lion Corporation
  • Lixil Group
  • Lotte Holdings
  • Lumix
  • Luxman
  • Mabuchi Motor
  • Maeda Corporation
  • Makino
  • Makita
  • Mamiya
  • Mandom
  • Marui
  • Marukome
  • Maruya
  • Marvelous
  • Maspro Denkoh
  • Matsukawaya Company
  • Matsuura Machinery
  • Matsuzakaya
  • Meidensha
  • Meiji Seika
  • Meiji Yasuda Life
  • Melco
  • Midori
  • Mikasa Sports
  • Miki Corporation
  • Mikimoto Kōkichi
  • Mikuni
  • Ministop
  • Miranda Camera Company
  • Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery
  • Mitsubishi Aluminum Co;
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding
  • Mitsui OSK Lines
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group
  • Mitsukoshi
  • Mitsumi Electric
  • Mitsuoka
  • Mitsuya Cider
  • Mitutoyo
  • Miyagikyo distillery
  • Miyako Hotels & Resorts
  • Miyata
  • Miyazawa Flutes
  • Mizkan
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Mizuno Corporation
  • MODEC
  • Molten Corporation
  • Monchhichi
  • Morinaga & Company
  • Morozoff Ltd;
  • MUFG Bank
  • Mugen Motorsports
  • Muramatsu Flutes
  • Murata Machinery
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • Mutoh Europe nv
  • Nabtesco
  • Nachi-Fujikoshi
  • Nakamichi
  • Nakano Corporation
  • Namco
  • Namiki
  • Nanaco
  • Nanoblock
  • National
  • New Otani Hotels
  • NewGin
  • NGK
  • Nichia
  • Nichicon
  • Nidec
  • Nihon Dempa Kogyo
  • Nihon Kohden
  • Niigata Transys
  • Nikka Whiskey Distilling
  • Nikken Sekkei
  • Nikko Ceramics
  • Nikko Hotels
  • Nikko R / C
  • Nikkor
  • Nikoh
  • Nikō
  • Nippon Cable
  • Nippon Chemi-Con
  • Nippon Electric Glass
  • Nippon Express
  • Nippon Flour Mills
  • Nippon Kayaku
  • Nippon Life
  • Nippon Paint
  • Nippon Paper Industries
  • Nippon Sharyo
  • Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Nippon Soda
  • Nippon Steel
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
  • Nippon Yusen
  • Nipro
  • Nishiki
  • Nissan Chemical Corporation
  • Nisshinbo Holdings
  • Nissin Chikin Ramen
  • Nissin Dental Products, Inc;
  • Nissin Electric
  • Nissin Kogyo
  • Nitto Denko
  • NKK switches
  • Norinchukin Bank
  • Noritake
  • NSK Ltd;
  • NTN Corporation
  • NTT Data
  • NTT Docomo
  • OS Engines
  • Obayashi Corporation
  • Ogre Battle
  • Ohara Corporation
  • Ohto
  • Oji Paper Company
  • Okaya & Co., Ltd;
  • OKI
  • Okuma Corporation
  • Okura Hotels
  • Okura Nikko Hotel Management
  • Olfa
  • Olympus Corporation
  • Olympus m: robe
  • OMC Shipping
  • Onkyo
  • Ono Pharmaceutical
  • Orient Watch
  • Orion Breweries
  • Orion Electric
  • Oryx
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Panasonic
  • Parco
  • Peach Aviation
  • Pearl Drums
  • Pearl Flutes
  • Pentax
  • Pentel
  • Pepper Lunch
  • Pilot
  • Pioneer Corporation
  • Pixela Corporation
  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation Classic
  • Plextor
  • Pokémon
  • Pretz
  • Prince Hotels
  • Princeton
  • Rakuten
  • Rakuto Kasei
  • Rays Engineering
  • Recruit
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Rhythm Watch
  • Riconar
  • Rikenon
  • Rinnai
  • Riso Kagaku Corporation
  • Rohm
  • Rokkor
  • Roland Corporation
  • Roland S-10
  • Roland S-50
  • Rotel
  • Rubycon Corporation
  • Ryobi
  • Ryukakusan Co;
  • Sakura Color Products Corporation
  • Salonpas
  • Samantha Thavasa
  • Sammy Corporation
  • San-X
  • Sanden Corporation
  • Sankogan
  • Sankyo Flute Company
  • Sanrio
  • Sansui Electric
  • Santen Pharmaceutical
  • Sanwa Electronic
  • Sanyo Shokai New York
  • Sapporo Breweries
  • Sato Pharmaceutical
  • SCSK
  • Seiko Epson
  • Sekisui House
  • Seven & I Holdings Co;
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Shibaura
  • Shimadzu
  • Shimizu Corporation
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical
  • Shinano Kenshi
  • Shindengen Electric Manufacturing
  • ShinMaywa
  • Shinshu Mars distillery
  • Shionogi
  • Shochiku
  • Shoei
  • Showa Corporation
  • Showa Shell Sekiyu
  • Shu Uemura
  • Sigma Corporation
  • Skymark Airlines
  • SMC Corporation
  • SNK
  • SOFEL
  • Sofmap
  • SoftBank Group
  • Sokkia
  • Solar Frontier
  • Somenoya
  • Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings
  • Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance
  • Spoon Inc;
  • Square Enix
  • Stanley Electric
  • Star Micronics
  • StarFlyer
  • Stax Ltd
  • Subaru Corporation
  • Sudo Honke
  • Sugino
  • SUMCO
  • Sumitomo Life
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Construction
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries
  • Sunagor
  • Sunpak
  • Sunsoft
  • Sunstar Group
  • Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation
  • Swans
  • Sysmex Corporation
  • T. Hasegawa
  • Tadano Limited
  • Taiheiyo Cement
  • Taikisha
  • Taisei Corporation
  • Taisho Pharmaceutical
  • Taiyo Kogyo Corporation
  • Taiyo Nippon Sanso
  • Takahashi Seisakusho
  • Takamine
  • Takara Holdings
  • Takasago International Corporation
  • Takashimaya
  • Takata Corporation
  • Takenaka Corporation
  • Takeuchi Manufacturing
  • Takumar
  • Tama Drums
  • Tamiya Corporation
  • Tamron
  • Tanaka Kikinzoku
  • TEAC Corporation
  • Technics
  • Teijin
  • Teisco
  • Tendo Mokko
  • Terumo
  • THK
  • Tiger Corporation
  • TOA Corporation
  • Toagosei
  • Toei Company
  • Tohatsu
  • Toho
  • Toho Air Service
  • Toho Zinc
  • Tokai Carbon
  • Tokina
  • Tokio Marine
  • Tokuyama Corporation
  • Tokyo Electron
  • Tokyu Corporation
  • Tombow
  • Tomica
  • Tomy
  • Top Secret
  • Topcon
  • Toppan
  • Topy Industries
  • Toray Industries
  • Toraya Confectionery
  • Toto Ltd;
  • Towada Audio
  • Toyo Seikan
  • Toyo Tire & Rubber Company
  • Toyobo
  • Toyoko Inn
  • Trails in the Sky
  • Trend Micro
  • Tsubakimoto Chain
  • Tungaloy Corporation
  • Twinbird Corporation
  • Tōkai Gakki
  • Ube Industries
  • UCC Ueshima Coffee Co;
  • UD Trucks
  • Uirō
  • Uniden
  • Universal Entertainment Corporation
  • Ushio, Inc;
  • Vestax
  • Wacoal
  • Wacom
  • Waon
  • Weds
  • White Oak distillery
  • WORK Wheels
  • Xacti
  • Yaesu
  • Yahoo! Japan
  • Yamabiko Corporation
  • Yamada Denki
  • Yamaha Corporation
  • Yamaha Pro Audio
  • Yamasa
  • Yamazaki Baking
  • Yamazaki distillery
  • Yamazaki Mazak Corporation
  • Yanmar
  • Yashica
  • Yashikor
  • Yashinon
  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation
  • Yazaki
  • Yoichi distillery
  • Yokogawa Electric
  • Yokohama Rubber Company
  • Yoshida & Co., Ltd;
  • Yoshida Metal Industry
  • Yoshikimono
  • Yupiteru
  • Yuyama
  • Zebra
  • Zenrin
  • Zojirushi Corporation
  • Zuiko
  • Zuken
  • Æon Group

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