Ashton Consulting is widely recognized as Japan’s leading cross-border corporate communications agency.

We specialize in Japan, providing foreign and domestic multinationals with strategic advice and implementation on every platform, for every stakeholder group. Since our founding in 2000, our Consumer & Technology practice has built a strong track record with security, software and services companies. We are frequently called on to localize global programs for the unique characteristics of the Japanese market, coordinating with our client locally and with communications teams and agencies globally to reach target audiences through earned, owned and paid platforms.

Our bilingual advisory teams have deep communications experience in Japan across the technology and industry spectrum, and draw on their combined backgrounds in journalism, IT, finance and other business sectors to provide comprehensive services from ideation to implementation. Whether your situation is driven by crisis, boardroom decision-making or market dynamics, we use our nuanced cultural and business perspective to support your reputation and further your business aims.

Agency Name: Ashton Consulting
Contact Name: Dan Underwood
Address: Atago East Building 9F, 3-16-11 Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan
Website: www.ashton.jp
E-mail: dhu@ashton.jp
Phone: +81 (0)3 5425 7220


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