Some well-known Japanese companies: Toyota, Honda, Honda Jet, Nissan, Mazda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Komatsu, Yamaha, Bridgestone Tires, Epson, Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Olympus, Konica, Pentax, Ricoh, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Hitachi, NEC, Panasonic, Pioneer, Onkyo, TDK, Fujitsu, Mizuno, Asics, Casio, Citizen, Seiko, Nintendo (Pokemon), Studio Ghibli (founded by Miyazaki). Konami, Square Enix, Pentel, Pilot Pens, Mitsubishi Pencil (Uni-ball products), Sanrio (Hello Kitty), Shiseido, Kanebo Cosmetics, Morinaga (Hi-chew), Kikkoman (soy sauce) and many more!
Some well-known American-based companies in Japan: GE, Apple, Dell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Coca-Cola, Adidas,Nike, Harley-Davidson, Citibank, Bank of America (Merrill Lynch), Aflac, American Express, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Hard Rock Café, Tony Roma’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Shakey’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, Baskin-Robbins (“Thirty-one” in Japan), Dippin Dots, Cold Stone Creamery, Auntie Anne’s, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Taco Bell, Disney, Universal Studios, Toys R Us, FedEx, Gold’s Gym, Curves and many more!
Some well-known Seattle-based companies in Japan: Microsoft, Starbucks, Tully’s Coffee, KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn, Costco, Amazon, Eddie Bauer, Boeing, UPS.
Last Updated July 7, 2016