Japan is Asia’s second-largest economy after China. With a combined total of nearly 170 million consumers, and the biggest GDP per capita among large APAC countries*. Next Level provides a wide range of sales development and digital marketing services to foreign firms desiring to maximize their Japan and Korea opportunities.
To say we’re Customer-centric would be an understatement. Our team of Sales Consultants and Marketers acts as your own Sales and/or Marketing team, implementing your strategies to generate or grow revenue from this market, without the need for you to invest in a full-fledged structure. If you plan to expand in APAC, we can help you be successful in this region.
We connect brands with people in Japan and more than 60 countries through our partnership with the only worldwide network of former Google employees.
Our clients’ global campaigns are executed by local Google-trained specialists and supported by a team of professionals with Google working experience.
Our comprehensive digital marketing services include Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Conversion Rate and ROAS Optimization, but also Yahoo!, remarketing and social, perfectly localized and customized to every need.
Focused on sales
Global by nature
True to our values
And here to stay :)
Size the opportunity. Get the big picture. Find out about the competition. Our team of highly experienced sales professionals can help you get a clear view of what you can expect from this market.
– Market research,
– Techno watch.
To make the most of the opportunity, you need to make the right decisions. We’re here to help every step of the way, deciding with you where you need help and how we can best support your strategy.
– Partner research,
– Business planning,
– M&A target identification,
– Distribution channel setup support,
– Company establishment,
– Partner training / Sales training,
– Web design,
– Support setup,
You’re there! You have a product that reached Japanese / APAC customers. We can help you maximize your revenue and streamline your costs.
– Partner Management / representation,
– Channel transition / expansion / optimization,
– Virtual Sales force,
– Staff hosting,
– Partner Training / Sales Training,
– Digital Marketing,
– PR, Events,
– Product localization support,
– Digital Content: Site design / localization,
– Merchant sites: Amazon, Rakuten, etc.
– Merchant site operation.
Awareness & Branding
Analytics & Actionability
Healthcare & Well-being
Capsule by Qualcomm Life
Capsule by Qualcomm Life, is the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Nokia empowers you to take care of what matters.
Cirrus Healthcare Products
Cirrus Healthcare specializes in developing personal healthcare products that help prevent and treat some of the world’s most common and debilitating conditions.
NeuroRT by Mensia Technologies is a software suite that enables real-time brain exploration, in the lab or in the home.
Capsule by Qualcomm Life
Capsule products and services enable hospitals using electronic medical records and other information systems to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve patient care through the direct capture, delivery and analysis of patient point-of-care vitals.
With proven connectivity support for more than 750 medical devices, Capsule’s flexible, integrated MDIS platform delivers centralized medical device data and device management to facilitate clinical efficiency and quality.
Nokia’s vision is to reinvent health care by transforming the relationship people have with their wellbeing. We will lead the way towards vast improvements in collective health by unlocking the potential of connected health devices – revealing a new level of connectivity between individuals, their health, and healthcare professionals.
Cirrus Healthcare Products
Effective, proven drug-free solutions for ear, sinus and now migraine issues.
Mensia has been founded in 2012 by french pioneers in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), who designed and created OpenViBE, the leading open-source software for BCI research.
Mensia’s offering includes:
• NeuroRT Studio™, a block diagram environment for the design of real-time experiments and analysis of neuroscience.
• NeuroRT Engine™, which deploys applications designed with the NeuroRT Studio™ into the real-world and make them accessible through light clients.
• My.NeuroRT Web Applications™, offering real-time plug-and-play EEG applications over the web, and
• Mensia Professional Services™, training and expert guidance in neurophysiology and software engineering for the design of your applications.
Leverage your videos by making them interactive.
CAST Software is a world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement (SAM). CAST Highlight provides a low cost, secure and fast application portfolio analysis solution in the cloud.
Quarkslab is a high-end cybersecurity company, highly skilled in vulnerability research and design of security solutions for a tailored level of defense.
Tune&Play, the leading European Digital Signage Contents Managment Cloud platform.
Adways Studio is an online interactive video authoring platform that lets you
• Edit your video in real-time
Your interactive videos can be edited anytime through an intuitive Content Management System.
• Track people or products
Choose an element to follow inside a video and we define the HotSpot path automatically.
• Measure user engagement
Every click is tracked so you get a dynamic report of points of interest and user engagement.
CAST Highlight is an ultra-rapid code-scanning SaaS offering that helps identify potential IT risks and cost savings opportunities across large, distributed portfolios.
By delivering data and insights on the health of portfolios, CAST Highlight provides IT leaders with objectivity and clarity to make more informed business decisions, prevent risk, and reduce complexity and cost.
Quarkslab provides products and tailored services for profound technical issues to leverage your data protection, both in:
• Defensive security
– Security developments: crypto, protocols, fuzzers, patch system for outdated programs,
– Cryptography design.
– On-demand R&D: anti-root, disassembler, custom probes for IRMA.
• Offensive security
– Vulnerability, patch and exploit analysis,
– Cryptography and DRM pentesting,
– Software assessment.
With more than 10 years of experience in distributed systems, Axinoe is one of the pioneers of digital signage in Europe.
Axinoe’s cloud Digital Signage content management platform Tune&Play dispatches gigabytes of contents every day to thousands of players worldwide.
Design your content centrally, then upload it to Tune&Play cloud through the ultra-easy Tune&Play web interface from the comfort of your web browser. Players are updated automatically as soon as new content is available, then play the new content according to their program. Grouping displays by point of sales, by region, type or keyword is as easy as point and click. All the new content is downloaded on the players as soon as updated by the Administrator.
Tune&Play offers an incredibly easy to learn, intuitive web-based architecture, and takes care of all the data hosting, at no extra fee. No need to buy expensive servers or worry about scalability. Tune&Play does it all for you. With unlimited media size and number of files, Tune&Play adds unprecedented cost-effectiveness to your project. Content hosting space is unlimited. There is no upload fee, no push fee, unlimited administrator logins, and all future platform upgrades are free for the duration of the contract.
There are no surprises.
Mobile & Connected Lifestyle
Illuminate Your Life, Your Way.
A foot-powered controller to move in VR or PC games like you move in real life.
Get into the move.
Slimpack product can be explained in three words: smart, simple, and user-friendly products.
Fully personalize your lighting experience with modular panels, millions of colors, an intuitive light Scene creator, and support for many popular smart home platforms.
A foot-powered controller to move in VR or PC games like you move in real life.
Everyday, you use your feet to walk, run, ride a bike, or drive a car. With the 3dRudder foot controller, you can finally use your feet to naturally move in VR worlds. If you want to ski, fly a plane, or drive a tank, the 3dRudder will move your experience to the next level.
Muvit is the home brand of Ascendeo, a pan-European leader of the mobility accessories market.
As an accessory company, Slimpack creates products that protects and highlights the original design of the device without covering up the device with extra layers of material. Slimpack strives to push the boundaries of design and technology. Slimpack products are designed and manufactured with a mindset to maintain the highest quality standards. Consumers can expect the highest level of thought and craftsmanship in every Slimpack product.
Digital Marketing Star
“ I’ll add Google wisdom to your online marketing campaigns! ”
“ Japan is a big and unique market. I help starting your business and move it to the Next Level in Japan. ”
CEO, Next Level Asia
“ I founded Next Level as a Sales acceleration gateway to Japan and North-East Asia for foreign tech companies that don’t have a fully-fledged local subsidiary. ”
“ My focus is to make our overseas clients successful building their business foundation in Japan, and be a bridge between our clients and their customers to move to next step. ”
“ Retail is my world. When it comes to giving your products the best shelf space with Japanese mass retailers, you can count on me. ”
“ My knowledge and local network of IoT, wearable product and the drone market will help your products break through in Japan! ”
Do you want to join the fun? Next Level is always looking for new talents. If you think you have what it takes to join the team, drop us a line below!
Stéphane is a Frenchman based in Tokyo, specialized in IT, Consumer Electronics, and Mobile Sales. With 15+ years of experience in the field, 10+ of which in Japan, Stéphane has contributed to the growth of a number of prestigious companies in the region. He founded Next Level Japan in 2010 as a consulting firm helping foreign companies maximize their Japanese and Asian business.
Before founding Next Level, he was the Country Manager at LaCie Japan, a worldwide leading hard disk and computer peripherals manufacturer (now part of Seagate). Stéphane also held positions at Apple France and Apple Europe (10 years), Google, NEC and the Lagardere Group.
Next Level was founded by Stéphane in April 2010. We are a small but fast growing market entry company, specialized mostly in Software, Digital Healthcare, and Mobile Lifestyle, but we also have Clients in other industries. Next Level provides a wide range of services to firms (mainly foreign) desiring to maximize their opportunities in Japan, Korea and Australia.
Our services range from representation, partner research and channel development to project coordination and digital marketing. Our Clients include the prestigious companies shown at the bottom of this page. For more information please drop us a line.
MigraineX Marketing Director, Cirrus Healthcare Products LLC
“ We contacted Next Level to help introduce our new item into the Japanese market. Next Level approached many candidate distributors for us and helped us select the final candidate. At the same time Next Level also identified a local App partner which saved us the time and effort needed to localize our US smartphone app. We signed our new distributor less than six months into the partnership and got a first order immediately afterwards. ”
AsiaPac Senior Sales Manager, Qualcomm Life
“ Qualcomm Life (formerly Capsule Technology) has used Next Level’s sales development support since 2015. At the time we were starting from scratch in Japan. Next Level helped us secure our two first Japanese Clients, and build a strong pipeline of a dozen more today, paving the way for our solutions to be market leaders in Japan as they are in other geographies. ”
Manager of eCommerce and CRM, Lacoste Japan
“ AdBirds Japan [operated by Next Level] has really helped our paid online marketing progress in a very big way. Their focus on data, their speed and agility, and their responsiveness have all helped us reach a new level for Lacoste Japan in terms of digital marketing. We have improved in both ROAS and CPA, and their real-time reporting is a tremendous advantage. ”
Sales Manager, APAC, Withings
“ We’ve been present in Japan for some time, but we wanted to accelerate our growth when we contacted Next Level. After investigating several options, we finally opted for Softbank Commerce & Service, which now distributes Withings products since April 2015. ”
CEO, Mensia Technologies
“ The Japanese and Korean markets are often viewed as difficult to enter, and negotiations are often long and tedious. Our experience knocked down that prejudice though. After a first prospection trip, we decided to trust Next Level for our development in Japan an Korea.
Less than a year later, we signed two technical partnerships and one distributor on the Japanese market, and a strategic partnership in Korea, with more coming in both countries. ”
CEO, ascendeo Group
“ Next Level took care of all the coordination and ramp up of our distributor, the second largest player in the market, but no English spoken: commercial negotiation, technical prerequisites, package, etc. We’re now looking at acquiring or setting up our own structure in Japan, still in partnership with Next Level. ”
Next Level Japan K.K.
Yamashiro Bldg. 7F
1-15-16 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo - 107-0062, Japan
Tel: +81 3 6434-5240