Looking For Importers, Agents, or Distributors In Japan?

We can connect you with the right ones for your products...

Hi, my name is Tom Lister. I’m the founder and president of Data Meridian Research, Inc.

I speak and read Japanese fluently and I have over 40 years of experience in the Japanese market.

I’m an expert on the Japanese distribution system and on how non-Japanese companies can successfully sell their products in Japan.

Our company specializes in helping non-Japanese companies find sales partners in Japan.

In fact, we’re probably the only company in the world focused entirely on doing this.

And we’ve helped almost 400 companies connect with the right Japanese importers, agents & distributors for their products.

Companies selling everything from all types of consumer goods… to highly specialized B2B, medical, industrial, technical, and scientific products… Click here to see our track record

Companies both new to Japan… and many others already in the Japanese market but unhappy with their current level of sales in Japan

Companies of all sizes… and from all over the world

We Specialize In Helping Companies Find The Right Importers, Agents & Distributors In Japan

Rather than being a “jack of all trades”… we do only one thing… help non-Japanese companies find the right sales partners in Japan.

In fact, we’re probably the only company in the world focused entirely on providing this service.

So if your products are right for the Japanese market, we can use our decades of experience… deep network of contacts in Japan… and in-depth understanding of the Japanese distribution system to connect you with the right sales partners for your products.

Japanese companies who are already successfully selling products like yours

Japanese companies who can support your products and market them effectively

Japanese companies who speak English and know how to do business with non-Japanese companies

Japanese companies who understand your industry and have the right relationships to successfully sell your products in the Japanese market

Why Companies Use Our Services

As you probably already know, Japan can be a great market for many consumer and B2B products but you need the right Japanese sales partners to succeed in this complex market.

Unfortunately finding these Japanese companies isn’t easy…

They often have little or no English on their websites making them impossible to find using search engines like Google. 

Lists found online or available from government agencies are often out-of-date, too generic, or contain the wrong kinds of companies.

And even if you can somehow find these companies, you will discover that they often ignore email from someone they don’t know… especially if it’s written in English.

Avoid The #1 Mistake Companies Make In The Japanese Market

We can also help you avoid the most common mistake companies make in Japan… choosing the wrong distributor for their products.

We’ve seen it happen time and time again.

A company new to the Japanese market signs a deal with the first Japanese company that shows interest in their products.

Then after wasting several years with little or no sales in Japan, they start looking for another distributor or leave the Japanese market entirely, believing that their products aren’t right for Japan.

Ironically, their products would often do well in Japan… with the right distributor.

This problem is so common that almost half of our clients come to us because they are unhappy with their current Japanese distributor.

We Can Help You Connect With The Right Importers, Agents & Distributors In Japan

If your products are right for the Japanese market, there’s a very good chance that we can help you connect with highly-qualified Japanese sales partners who speak English… know your industry… and have a strong track record of selling products like yours.

Want to find out more?

Simply click on the button below.

We’ll take a close look at your products and let you know if we can help.

No charge, no obligation, and no salesperson will bother you. And we’ll tell you right away if we’re not the right fit for your needs.