Taking your existing Japan business to the next level

Many companies establish a hard-earned, initial place in the Japanese market but find that further growth is elusive. In a mature market like Japan, growth doesn’t come from just selling more of the same to more customers. What is required is the ability to get below the surface and identify emerging needs, and creating compelling marketing messages and optimized sales channels. Daishinsha Group has a long history of helping companies discover and exploit new opportunities in Japan through its unique strengths:

User-centered research by an in-house team of seasoned professionals
Daishinsha is a leader in Japan in user-centered research that uncovers emerging opportunities and the messages that will connect deeply with potential customers.

In-house creative capabilities developed over decades
At Daishinsha, your requirements are translated directly into top creative by a team of in-house designers and full in-house production including digital media and print.

Daishinsha’s print professionals and presses, chosen by art museums worldwide to produce the most technically demanding exhibition catalogs, are the ideal support when lovingly crafted, compelling print materials are needed to make your message stand out.

Our Office


  • TOKYO Office

    150-0001

    Daiwa Jingumae Building 1F/2F, 2-4-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN


  • OSAKA Office

    542-0076

    Namba SkyO 17F,5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, JAPAN


  • Printing Studio

    537-0001

    1-15-32 Fukae-kita Higashinari-ku,Osaka, JAPAN


  • seaside studio CASO

    552-0022

    2-7-23 Kaigandouri,Minato-ku,Osaka,JAPAN

Corporate History

March 1952 Founded in Tennoji-ku, Osaka by Tatsusuke Uehira
February 1984 Established Tokyo Branch office
November 2000 Satoru Uehira appointed as President & Representative Director
January 2003 Acquired FSC Forest Certification (CoC Certification)
February 2006 Acquired Privacy Mark Certification
February 2007 Established Chubu Branch office
August 2007 Acquired own building for Tokyo Headquarters
August 2009 Research paper selected for workshop & presentation at international ethnography conference EPIC 2009 in Chicago
October 2009 Opened SLOPE GALLERY as annex of Tokyo Headquarters
February 2010 Opened INSIGHT LAB Interview House as annex of Tokyo Headquarters
August 2010 Resaerch paper selected for workshop & presentation at international ethnography conference EPIC 2010 in Tokyo
September 2010 Contributed article by Hideaki Shirane on ethnography, “Ethnographic Marketing,” to October Issue of Diamond Harvard Business Review
January 2011 Collaborated with British design agency The Division to launch design conlsuting services for Japan, Asia, and Europe
November 2014 Corporate reorganization into five distinct operation companies
March 2017 Received certification by Osaka as a leading company for women
September 2018 Established Daishinsha LAB
October 2018 Relocated Osaka Headquarters to Namba Skyo
April 2019 Established capital and business alliance with Will Force Co.
October 2020 Acquired SIAA certification from Society of Industrial Technology for Antimicrobial Articles
November 2020 Satoru Uehira appointed as Chairman
Toyohisa Uehira appointed position of Representative Director & CEO
Taisuke Uehira appointed position of Representative Director & COO
March 2021 Relocated Tokyo Headquarters to Daiwa Jingumae

Awards & Recognitions

January 1993 Awarded the Small & Medium Enterprise Research Center Prize
October 1997 Awarded the Minister of Education Prize for excellence in video teaching materials for “Our Forest”
October 2008 Awarded the Excellence Prize for the design of the Tokyo University Morikawa Laboratory at the 2nd AICA Shop Design Contest
December 2008 Received the President of Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry Award, and the Judges’ Special Award at the 60th National Calendar Exhibition
April 2009 Received the Special Award in the corporate catalog category, and the Bronze Prize in the product catalog category at the 30th Japan BtoB Advertising Awards
December 2011 Received the National Printing Bureau Chairman’s Award for the Michinoku Support Group Charity Photo Calendar at the 63rd National Calendar Exhibition
December 2012 Awarded the Judge’s Special Prize / Iizawa Prize for the Michinoku Support Group Charity Photo Calendar at the 64th National Calendar Exhibition
December 2014 Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology Award, and the Gold Prize in the second category for the Michinoku Support Group Charity Photo Calendar at the 66th National Calendar Exhibition
December 2015 Received the Director-General of the Commerce & Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry Award, and the Gold Prize in the third category for the Michinoku Support Group Charity Photo Calendar at the 67th National Calendar Exhibition.
December 2016 Received the Japan Paper Association Award for the Michinoku Support Group Charity Photo Calendar at the 68th National Calendar Exhibition
Jun 2017 Awarded the Silver Prize in the “Single Product” category for product catalogs, and the Bronze Prize in the “Special Site” category for websites at the 38th Japan BtoB Advertising Awards
May 2018 Awarded the Gold Prize and Bronze Prize in the “General” category for product catalogs, and the Bronze Prize in the “Single Product” category for product catalogs at the 39th Japan BtoB Advertising Awards
December 2018 Received the Director-General of the Commerce & Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry Award, and the Gold Prize in the third category for Michinoku Support Group Charity Photo Calendar at the 70th National Calendar Exhibit
April 2019 Awarded the Bronze Prize in the “General” category and the Silver Prize in the “Single Product” category for product catalogs at the 40th BtoB Advertising Awards
December 2019 Received the Chairman of the National Federation of Small Business Associations Award for the Michinoku Support Group Charity Photo Calendar at the 71st National Calendar Exhibition
Jun 2020 Awarded the Gold Prize and Silver Prize in the “General” category for product catalogs at the 41st BtoB Advertising Awards

Our Company

Company name
Daishinsha Inc.
Established
March 10, 1952
No. of employees
244(as of August. 2020)
Capitalization
100 million JPY
Locations
OSAKA
NAMBA SkyO 17th floor 5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku
Osaka, JAPAN 542-0076
Phone +81 6 6976 5550

TOKYO
Daiwa Jingumae Building 1F/2F, 2-4-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo, 150-0001, JAPAN
Phone +81 3 3405 0603

What We Do
Strategic Consulting Services
Sales Tool Effectiveness Assessment, Management Consulting, Issue Discovery, Persona Creation, Scenario Design, Expression Design, Work Process Design, ROI Model Design, User Experience Design, and Observational Research

Marketing Campaigns
Direct Mail, Advertising and Public Relations

Sales Tools
Web Design: Web Sites, E-commerce
Catalogs: Online, DVD, CD & Print
Marketing Collateral: Brochures, Pamphlets
Advertising: Ads, Sales Sheets
Corporate Identity: Logos, Integrated Suite of Company Materials

Board of Directors
Chairman Satoru Uehira
Chief Executive Officer Toyohisa Uehira
Chief Operating Officer Taisuke Uehira
Executive Managing Director Hideaki Shirane
Executive Managing Director Koji Ikeda
Director Ichiro Tsukada
Director Fumihiko Yoshino
Director Toshinori Isshiki
Director Daisuke Tomita
Director Goichi Yoshida
Director Carl Kay
Director Steve Iwamura
Auditor Norio Fukumoto
Bank references
  • ・Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
  • ・Mizuho Bank
  • ・The Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • ・Nanto Bank
Stockholders
  • ・Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
  • ・Nanto Bank
  • ・The Dai-Ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • ・Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • ・Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation