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List of notable businesses founded in Tokyo, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Tokyo. The famous Tokyo companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Tokyo company's names to find out even more about them.

This list has a variety of items in it, from Canon to Casio.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Tokyo?" and "What are the biggest Tokyo companies?"

If you're a Tokyo native then this list of the biggest Tokyo companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Tokyo.

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0verflow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
0verflow Video game, Interactive entertainment Overflow is a Japanese video game division of Stack Ltd. specializing in the production of mature interactive fiction. The Overflow label is known for its game franchise School Days. The company ...more

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5pb. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Music 5pb. Inc., is a Japanese video game manufacturer and record label for video game and anime music. 5pb. formed on April 6, 2005 after Chiyomaru Shikura left Scitron to begin the company as its ...more

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Akai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Electronics industry Akai is a consumer electronics brand, now headquartered in Singapore. At its peak in the late 1990s Akai Holdings employed 100,000 workers and had annual sales of HK$40 billion but it collapsed ...more

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Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Alchemist Video game Alchemist is a Japanese video game developer. It specializes in the development of visual novel video games ports for use on home video game consoles such as the PlayStation 2 and the

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Alpine Electronics is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Consumer electronics, Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing, Household Audio and Video Equipment Alpine Electronics, Inc. is the consumer electronics subsidiary of Japanese electronic component manufacturer Alps Electric, specializing in car audio and navigation systems. From 1984 until ...more

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AQ Interactive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Video game industry AQ Interactive, Inc. was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. AQ stands for Artistic Quality. It was the parent company of the developers Artoon, Cavia and feelplus, and most recently ...more

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Atlus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Video game industry Atlus Co., Ltd. is a Japanese computer and video game developer, publisher and distribution company based in Tokyo and a subsidiary of Sega Corporation. It is best known for developing the ...more

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Audio-Technica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Audio-Technica Corporation, is a Japanese company that designs and manufactures professional wired and wireless microphones, headphones, phonographic magnetic cartridges, and other audio

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Avex Group is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Music industry, Communication, Arts Avex Group Holdings Inc., listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange as 7860 and abbreviated as AGHD, is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. The word ...more

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Avex Trax is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Media, Arts, Entertainment Avex Trax is a record label owned by Japanese entertainment conglomerate Avex Group. The label was launched in September 1990, and was the first label by the Group.

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Banpresto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Toy Banpresto Co., Ltd. is a Japanese toy company, best known in America for game development, headquartered in the Shinagawa Seaside West Building in Shinagawa, Tokyo. It was founded April 1977 as ...more

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Bee Train is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Animation BEE TRAIN Production Inc., commonly referred simply as Bee Train, is a Japanese animation studio founded by Kōichi Mashimo in 1997. Since their involvement with Noir, .hack//Sign, and Madlax ...more

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Calbee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Calbee Calbee Inc. Karubī Kabushikigaisha is a major Japanese snack food maker. It was founded on April 30, 1949. It launched operations at a new plant in the United States for making its mainstay ...more

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Canon Inc. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Photography, Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies Canon Inc. is a Japanese multinational corporation specialized in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers, computer printers and ...more

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Casio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing, Household Audio and Video Equipment, Electronics industry The Casio Computer Company, Limited is a multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Its products include calculators, mobile phones, cameras, musical ...more

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CGC Japan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
CGC Japan CGC Co., Ltd. is a Japanese supermarket co-financed by the CGC, which operates a private brand names corporation. Group scale Member firms - 225 Member shops - 3,261 Group Revenue -

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Chateau Hanten Group is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo

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Circle K Sunkus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Circle K Sunkus is a chain of company-operated and franchised convenience stores in Japan. The company is a division of UNY Co., Ltd., which licensed the Circle K name from Alimentation ...more

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Climax Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Climax Entertainment Video game, Video game industry Climax Entertainment is a Japanese video game development company. Climax got its start during the 16-bit era, primarily developing games for the Mega Drive console. During the 32-bit era, some ...more

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Credit Saison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Credit Saison Financial Services Credit Saison Co., Ltd., commonly known as Credit Saison or simply Saison, is a Japanese financial services company affiliated to Mizuho Financial Group. Founded in 1946, Credit Saison is the ...more

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D3 Publisher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
D3 Publisher Video game, Video game industry D3 Publisher Inc. is a Japanese video game publisher founded on February 5, 1992. Current CEO and president is Yuji Ito, and It is known for its Simple series of low-priced video games. Their ...more

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Dai Nippon Printing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Printing Dai Nippon Printing, established in 1876, is a Japanese printing company. The company operates its printing in three areas; Information Communications, Lifestyle and Industrial Supplies, and ...more

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Don Quijote is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Retail Don Quijote is a discount chain store that has over 160 locations throughout Japan as well as three stores in Hawaii. It carries a wide range of products, from basic groceries to electronics to ...more

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EMI Music Japan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
EMI Music Japan Music EMI Music Japan Inc., was one of Japan's leading music companies. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of British music company EMI Group Ltd. in June 30, 2007 after Toshiba sold off its previous ...more

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ESP Guitars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
ESP Company, Limited is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. They are based in both Japan and USA, with two distinct product lines ...more

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From Software is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Video game industry FromSoftware, Inc. is a Japanese video game company founded in November 1986 that is known primarily for being the developers of the Armored Core, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, ...more

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Fuji Television is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Fuji Television Fuji Television Network, Inc. is a Japanese television station that is based in Daiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, also known as Fuji TV or CX, based on the station's call sign "JOCX-DTV". ...more

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Grasshopper Manufacture is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Video game industry Grasshopper Manufacture, Inc. is a Japanese video game developer founded on March 30, 1998 in Suginami, Japan. Grasshopper gained mainstream attention in 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube and ...more

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Hoya Corporation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Hoya Corporation Manufacturing Hoya Corporation is a Japanese company manufacturing optical products such as photomasks, photomask blanks and glass magnetic-memory disks, contact lenses and eyeglass lenses using wavefront ...more

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Idea Factory is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Idea Factory Video game Idea Factory is a Japanese video game developer and publisher founded by former employees of Data East on October 26, 1994 headed by company president Koichi Ota and vice president Shingo ...more

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iNiS is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
iNiS Video game iNiS Corporation is a Japanese video game developer that specializes in rhythm games. It was co-founded by Keiichi Yano on February 3, 1997 as iNiS Ltd. The name iNiS is an acronym and it stands ...more

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Intelligent Systems is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Video game industry Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer and a subsidiary of Nintendo best known for the Fire Emblem, Wars and Paper Mario series. Originally it was headquartered at the ...more

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Iwatsu Electric is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Iwatsu Electric, Co., Ltd. TYO: 6704 is a Japanese electronics manufacturer founded 14 August 1938, whose primary focus is on the following three business domains: Business communication ...more

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Konami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Video game industry Konami Corporation TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM is a Japanese developer and publisher of numerous toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines, arcade cabinets, video games, and additionally ...more

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Lotte is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Retail, Financial Services, Food processing Lotte Co., Ltd. is a multinational food and shopping corporation with headquarters in South Korea and Japan. Lotte was first established in June 1948 in Tokyo, by Shin Kyuk-Ho. From Tokyo, Lotte ...more

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Manglobe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Manglobe Animation Manglobe Inc. is a Japanese animation studio and production enterprise. It was formed on February 7, 2002 by Sunrise producers Shinichirō Kobayashi and Takashi Kochiyama.

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Mitsubishi Electric is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Electronics industry Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the core companies of ...more

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Monolith Soft is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Video game industry Monolith Soft, Inc. is a Japanese video game development studio and a subsidary of Nintendo. Monolith Soft has created video games for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Nintendo DS, and ...more

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MOS Burger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Restaurant MOS Food Services, Inc., doing business as MOS Burger, is a fast-food restaurant chain that originated in Japan. It is now the second-largest fast-food franchise in Japan after McDonald's Japan, ...more

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Nakamichi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Electronics industry Nakamichi Corp., Ltd. is a Japanese consumer electronics brand that originated in Japan and gained a name from the 1970s onwards for innovative and high quality audio cassette decks. Nakamichi ...more

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Bandai Namco Games is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Video game, Video game industry Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. is an arcade, mobile and home video game publisher, based in Japan. The company also publishes video, music and other entertainment products related to its video ...more

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NEC is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Information technology, Printed Circuit Assembly (Electronic Assembly) Manufacturing, Electronic Components NEC Corporation is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology services and products, with its headquarters in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. NEC provides information technology and ...more

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NEC Soft is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
NEC Soft NEC Soft, Ltd. is a subsidiary of NEC Corp. It is headquartered in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan, and specialized in Information and Communication Technology systems building and maintenance. NEC Soft ...more

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Nihon Falcom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Nihon Falcom Video game, Video game industry Nihon Falcom Corporation is a Japanese video game company. The company was founded in March 1981 by Masayuki Kato. Falcom has played a definite role in the growth and development of the Japanese ...more

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Nikon Corporation is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing, Photographic Equipment and Supplies Nikon Corporation, also known just as Nikon, is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in optics and imaging products. Its products include cameras, ...more

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NSK Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
NSK Ltd. Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Nippon Seikō K.K., listed in the Nikkei 225, ISIN JP3720800006, is a Japanese company headquartered in Tokyo. NSK produces a wide range of industrial bearings, linear motion products, automotive ...more

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Orient Watch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Electronics manufacturing Orient Watch Company, Limited is Japan's largest manufacturer of mechanical watches. Orient Watch was founded in Hino, Tokyo, Japan. Since 2001, it has been a subsidiary of Seiko Epson ...more

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P.S.F. Records is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
P.S.F. Records P.S.F. Records is a Japanese record label specialising in underground psychedelic and folk music, and free improvisation. P.S.F. are named after the 1985 High Rise record Psychedelic Speed ...more

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Parker Engineering is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Parker Engineering Parker Engineering Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company, 100% owned by Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in Painting equipment business.

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Pentax is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in Tokyo
Pentax is a brand name used primarily by Ricoh Imaging Company for cameras, sport optics, and CCTV optics. The brand is also used by Hoya Corporation for medical products & services, TI ...more