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

We're the only company in the world focused entirely on helping companies find the perfect sales partners in Japan

If your products are right for the Japanese market, we can connect you with the right importers, agents, and distributors in Japan.

How can I be so confident?

Because we’ve helped hundreds of companies… of all sizes and from all over the world… find the right Japanese distributors, agents, and importers for their products.

Companies selling everything from consumer goods to highly specialized B2B, medical, industrial, technical, and scientific products.

Companies both new to Japan and those looking to replace their current Japanese distributor or find additional distribution partners in Japan.

We Work With Consumer, B2B, Medical, Industrial, Technical, And Scientific Products

My Promise To You

Hi, my name is Tom Lister and I have over 35 years of experience in the Japanese market. 

I speak and read Japanese fluently and I’m an expert on the Japanese distribution system and on how non-Japanese products are sold in Japan.

Our company, Data Meridian Research, specializes in helping companies deal with the complexities of the Japanese distribution system and connect with the right Japanese distributors, importers, and agents for their products.

If you’re interested in…

  • Selling your products in Japan for the first time, or
  • Increasing your existing sales in the Japanese market, or
  • Replacing your current Japanese distributor or sales agent?

Then I’d like to make you a bold promise:

If your products are right for the Japanese market, we can find you the right Japanese sales partners in a proven, cost-effective way.

How can I be so confident?

Because we’ve done it for hundreds of other companies in a wide range of industries.

Companies of all sizes and from all over the world… selling everything from luxury consumer goods to highly specialized B2B, industrial, technical, medical and scientific products.

Focused Entirely On Helping You Find The Right Importers, Agents & Distributors In Japan

Finding The Right Japanese Sales Partners Can Be Frustrating

Many clients come to us after spending countless hours searching Google and sending email to every company they find… usually with little or no response.

Some have even mailed dozens of letters to lists of companies they’ve found online or received from their embassy or chamber of commerce.

Unfortunately, these methods rarely work in Japan.

Although they may speak English and do business with companies outside Japan on a daily basis, even the best distributors have little or no English on their websites and do little marketing of themselves outside Japan.

This means that they either don’t show up in Google at all or they rank so low that you’ll need to scroll through hundreds of pages of search results before finding them. Many are impossible to find them unless you can read Japanese and know how to look for them.

Ready-made lists of distributors are useless when it comes to the Japanese market. They usually contain the wrong kinds of companies, are out-of-date, or are just too generic.

And as you may have already discovered, Japanese companies often ignore unsolicited email… especially if it’s written in English.

We Take A Different Approach

We use our experience, deep network of contacts in Japan, and in-depth understanding of the Japanese distribution system to find you with the most qualified sales partners for YOUR products.

As many companies have found to their dismay, anyone can put up a website and call themselves a distributor.

We focus instead on connecting you with:

  • Japanese companies who are already successfully distributing products just like yours.
  • Japanese companies who can support your products and market them effectively.
  • Japanese companies who speak English and who 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.

The Japan Distribution Experts™

Avoid The #1 Mistake Companies Make In The Japanese Market

Our clients avoid the #1 mistake that companies make in the Japanese market… choosing the wrong distributor for their product.

We’ve seen it happen time and time again.

A company unfamiliar with the Japanese market signs a distribution agreement with the first Japanese company that shows interest in carrying 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.

The irony here is that often their products would do well in Japan… with the right distributor.

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

Can We Help You Find The Right Sales Partners In Japan?

There’s only one way to find out.

Simply fill in the form below.

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

No charge, no obligation, and no one will contact you without your permission.

Everything you share with us will be kept strictly confidential and we’d be glad to sign a confidentiality agreement (NDA) covering all information you provide us.

Click here to request a Confidentiality Agreement (NDA).

We've Helped Hundreds of Companies Succeed In Japan