The Best Citation Sources and Directories for Japanese Businesses

Japan can be a very tough e-commerce market to break into, but with the help of our list of quality citations sources, you shouldn’t find it too difficult. Japan is an amazing market for many high-end goods, and that may be why so many of our clients have asked us to build citations in that country. What you see below is the best of the sources we’ve gathered so far.

Using Our Citation Sources

Using our list is simple. The links you see are to business directories that offer you the chance to create a profile with your NAP (name, address, phone number), website and other information. These instances of your NAP are powerfully effective at ranking personal websites and local results. Get started by building a profile for each of the directories listed below, and then check out our tips on building citations in Japan

Website NameAdd Business LinkDAFREE?Trust FlowCitation Flow
Japan Seek
Submit Business34YES2533
Kanji NetworksSubmit Business 32YES4433
japan.coSubmit Business 41YES2620
EbizSubmit Business26YES4532
Yellow PageSubmit Business39YES5538
go4 WorlbusinessSubmit Business44YES614
J@pan.incSubmit Business42NO4433
JetroSubmit Business86YES6249
KompassSubmit Business69NO1510
Japan Business AssociationSubmit Business24YES920
Made-in-JapanSubmit Business27NO3128
Global BusinessSubmit Business27YES3225
Japan Business DirectorySubmit Business27YES4132
Business Directory JapanSubmit Business17YES513
Japan Yellow PagesSubmit Business30YES2631
YalwaSubmit Business24YES2619
YelpSubmit Business48YES2934
HotfrogSubmit Business53YES3334
OpendiSubmit Business36YES2964
TuugoSubmit Business20YES1421
Japan FastSubmit Business22NO2331
search-japanSubmit Business43-913
Japan Site DirectorySubmit Business21NO1115
BizadeeSubmit Business42YES416
W393Submit Business38YES1529

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Citation Building for the Japanese Market

Japan can be a tough market for E-Commerce if you’re not native to the country. Here are a few of the things we’ve learned.

For the purposes of getting your information out there, Google Translate is usually sufficient. Several directories for Japan are still available in English. If you’re having trouble, start with those as your first set. While we don’t usually include global directories, it may be a good strategy if you’re having trouble with websites in native Japanese.