ODI Company, The
Cutting Edge Supplier to the Japanese Market.
We handle unique, niche-oriented, cutting
edge, trend-setting remarkable products from all over the
USA products are still the most esteemed import products
in Japan. At ODI we are partial to the products of
we have imported, marketed, and distributed products from
many of the different USA States.
We prefer patented/patent-pending, or proprietary
earth-friendly environmental, energy, and health-conscious
products and technologies. In general, "cutting edge"
well-branded products and new market-ready technologies
are our interest for exclusive import into the huge
markets of Japan (and in some cases, to the greater
ODI Company, a rare, new
breed of Japanese trading company.
Founded in 1986, we are a Japanese-owned
firm specializing in importing products to the Japanese
market. We are definitely the rare pioneers in Japan,
setting the new 21st Century style/paradigm shift into
Importing products into Japan by traditional methods is
extremely difficult for USA firms. For our mutual success,
in 1986 we at ODI introduced a new style of trading
company in the Japanese market that has a vigorous
entrepreneurial focus in the truest sense of the word.
We eliminate the traditional red tape of the larger
trading companies that made it often impossible for USA
companies to penetrate the Japanese market.
We supply Japanese distributors and retailers. We also
distribute direct to the consumer in many cases.
We have two divisions:
1. ODI Japanese Consumer Products Division and
2. The ODI Japanese Industrial Market Products Division.
Upon request of USA firms we have also exported various
remarkable high tech Japanese products to the western
world that are remarkably advanced, in the spirit of
Japanese technological advancement.
Our forte is recognizing market-ready products that
exhibit unique innovation and technical advancement.
We have a long and successful track record of importing
and distributing high end, cutting edge products
to the enormous Japanese marketplace:
to Japan chain stores, department stores, supermarkets, to
other trading companies, to "drug" stores, mail order
and now to the booming on-line retail market in Japan
(which, by the way, is exploding faster in Japan than on
any other place on earth due to the personality style of
the Japanese consumer, the population density, and the
omnipresent convenience of internet ordering/buying). We
also distribute to the medical, health care, military and
marine industries in Japan.
Statistically, products that have proven markets in the
USA will do best in Japan. However, that is not always the
case---significant potential markets in Japan may exist
for products that have limited markets in the USA.
We speak English and Japanese and we are well
versed in both business styles related to
We have USA employees that are immediately at your disposal
to facilitate fast, efficient business.
Our integrity in dealing with USA companies in
unquestionable. The ODI business system is about honor,
and partnership. Our partners are like our family. As
importers, we diligently honor and respect all agreements
and ensure the security of our client's products because
product exclusivity and protection of our distribution
channels is in both of our mutual interest for continued
In most cases, in return for exclusivity, we handle the
gamut of the complex marketing program (with your
which includes regulatory and translation issues related to
products. This saves you time and eliminates confusion.
Selling to the Japanese consumer means presenting the
product in a Japanese manner while retaining the “flavor” of
the USA uniqueness.
We work in close cooperation with you, our client/partners,
and we encourage occasional mutual travels by your firm to
Japan (not required) and we may visit you in the USA if your
product is one we feel will be a success in the Japan
The internet has eliminated the need for frequent major
The Gross Domestic Product of Japan is
estimated at $5.1 trillion (USD).
The Gross Domestic Product of the United States is
estimated at $14.12 trillion (USD). Japan ranks third in
The United States ranks number one.
For comparison, let's take the Osaka Prefecture where our
offices are located. (Prefectures are Japanese equivalents
of States in the USA).
Greater Osaka encompasses 85.3 square miles with a daytime
population of approximately 3.65 million people. The Gross
Regional Product of Osaka is $740 billion. In comparison,
LA County (at 4750 square miles) and a population of 10
million people is fifty six times the size of Greater
Osaka with a Gross Regional Product of $830 Billion.
As is obvious above, Japan is small in area, but chalks up
some gargantuan business totals. Exports to Japan from the
United States in 2015 totaled approximately $26 billion.
Exclusive Basis Is The
Way of Importing In Japan for Successful Marketing.
We deal primarily on an exclusive basis. If
you do your research you will find that due to the
tradition and nature of the Japan style of business that
non-exclusive product distribution in Japan is very risky
for us due to the large expense we incur in product
marketing. We are selective and astute in whom we partner
with in our ventures.
At best, for non-exclusive products, your volume of
business may be quite small, as no firm will want to take
on the expense and time of marketing new products only to
pave the way for other importers. Few, if any importers in
Japan (or anywhere) will want to take on that risk,
expense, and effort of marketing and distributing a
product line on a wide scale basis. Not all USA products
are ideal for Japan. However, some USA products do better
in Japan than in the USA. Due to the nature of the
Japanese consumer and the population density, when an
ideal product takes off through our marketing efforts, the
results can be remarkable.
Marketing in Japan Can
Be Daunting for USA Firms
Marketing in Japan is very expensive and
complex for the average firm. We have the rare and
appropriate capability to market and also distribute your
product in Japan efficiently and sincerely. Products sold
into Japan nearly always will require packaging in
Japanese and in different sizes to appeal to the Japanese
market. We provide that specialized knowledge as part of
our services for exclusive products that we take on. Tasks
like translation, creation of websites in Japanese,
labeling, getting products approved by Japanese regulatory
agencies, assisting you in reciprocal trademarking and
product protection, and introducing the product in the
correct fashion could take an American company years and
numerous expensive trips to Japan. That’s where we
streamline the process.
Efficiency Is the Path
to Faster Success
At ODI we do our market research and we share that in a
loyal, symbiotic fashion with our exclusive USA partners:
Japanese-style. We are a diligent, skilled, expedient firm
that gives its products focused attention. The mega-size
Japanese trading companies cannot give your product the
attention that it deserves for success and your product is
often, over time, lost in a sea of similar market products.
We import products that we know we can distribute and assist
you in modifying or in expanding your product lines (if
consumer buying trends change), successfully, for many years
to come. It's a win-win situation.
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are the exclusive distributor of environmental safety
cleaners, produced by DIANA INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL,
INC. (USA). We are the exclusive distributors of DIANA
products for other Asian countries as well. We were
amongst the very first to meet the huge demand for the
highly demanding environmental safety cleaner market
for Japan industry, commercial uses, and for private
is founded 2013in RJ (Rio De Janeiro) and starts there
venture with one of the first "Kick Starter" project
zee.dog product's line are trandy, west coast style
surf design and high quality items for all dogs from
very tinner toy poodle to large dog like Bernese
Now, zee.dog has owen brand shop in North and South
America over 10 locations include SOHO, NYC and on
Strip street in LasVegas, NV.
ODI is position with zee.dog sole distributor in to
Japan market from 2014 and increasing its market
Distributed by ODI Company, Old Guys Rule is the
popular surf outfit brand from Ventura, California.
The products are very popular especially in southarn
california beach cities, but it haven't sold in
Japan and other Asian market yet. So, ODI broguht
them to Japan and seeking the distiributors and
shops, who want to carry those new brands.
ODI always try to find new brands / products from
U.S. and other countires and introduce to Japan and
ODI Company Osaka, Japan
Office and Mailing Address : 2-6-46
Senbahigashi, Mino, Osaka, Japan 562-0035
Office Phone : +81-72-737-7784 FAX :
E-mail : [email protected]
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