Business Award Winners

Every year, at the Ireland Japan Business Awards, our members come together to celebrate major achievements and success stories in the Ireland Japan business community. The event's popularity grows year by year. And it's one of our most eagerly anticipated events.

We are joined by our Patron, the Ambassador of Ireland to Japan, Irish government organisations based in Japan, our Platinum sponsors and our members for an enjoyable dinner and Irish entertainment.

We recognise selected members for significant milestones in their company history, new product launches or any other significant contribution to Ireland Japan business relations.

 

2020 Award Winners

* In this year, the award ceremony was held online due to COVID-19. The video is available here: https://youtu.be/8GL80EB4K9U

Company of the Year - Global Shares

https://www.globalshares.com/ie/

Entrepreneur of the Year - Niall Keegan (KEYCOM Associates)

https://www.key-com.biz/

Exporter of the Year (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland) - ATA Tools

https://www.atagroup.com/ata-tools/

Special Recognition Award - Pat O' Riordan (Enterprise Ireland)

 

 

2019 Award Winners

Company of the Year - DAIICHIKOSHO CO., LTD.​

https://www.dkkaraoke.co.jp/

Entrepreneur of the Year - Richard Grehan (ImageMILL)

http://www.imagemill.jp/language/en/en-home/

Exporter of the Year (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland) - Polarify

https://www.polarify.co.jp/

 

 

2018 Award Winners

Company of the Year -Ricoh Company Ltd

https://www.ricoh.ie

Entrepreneur of the Year - Alan Fisher from Kyojin Company

http://www.kyojin-stewhouse.com/stewhouse-menu/

Exporter of the Year (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland) - Icon Plc.

https://www.iconplc.com/

 

 

Previous Award Winners
 

2011 Bio-Medical Research Ltd
Development of the highly innovative product ‘Slendertone Face’

2011 Parc Aviation Ltd.
Exceptional export performance in the Japanese Aviation Services Market

2011 Astellas Pharma Inc.
Contribution to a sustainable environment

2011 Neriki Valve Co., Ltd
Continued commitment to Ireland

 

2012 Corvil
Innovative Exporter of the Year 2012

2012 THK Co., Ltd.
Continued commitment to Ireland

2012 Fujitsu laboratories
To commemorate the start of their first collaborative research project with Ireland

 

2013 FEXCO
Innovative Exporter of the Year Award for 2013

2013 Alps Electris Co., Ltd.
Continued commitment to Ireland

 

2014 Keywords International
The Irish Exporter of the Year to Japan Award

2014 SMBC
The Commitment to Ireland Award

 

2015 Openet
Success in providing Leading edge Irish Technology in the Japanese Market’

2015 Plankton
Long-Term Commitment to promoting Traditional Irish Music and Dance in Japan

2015 Takeda Pharmaceutical
Long-Term Commitment and Investment in Ireland’

 

2016 Toyoko Inn Co., Ltd.
Being a major sponsor of Irish Business and Cultural activities in Japan and for celebration 30 years of business

2016 EIRE Systems.K.K.
Celebrating 20 years of bringing Irish IT knowledge and management expertise to the Japanese market

2016 Daon Ltd.
Bringing world leading Irish technology to the Japan market

2016 Cubic Telecom Ltd.
Bringing world leading Irish technology to the Japan market

 

2017 - Paca Paca Farms https://www.facebook.com/PacaPacaFarm/

For contribution to Ireland Japan business relations

2017 - Y Volution Japan Co., Ltd https://www.yvolution.com/

For contribution to Ireland Japan business relations

2017 - C & F JAPAN https://cfjapan.jp/

For contribution to Ireland Japan business relations

2017- Celtic Sea Minerals http://celticseaminerals.com/

For contribution to Ireland Japan business relations

2017 - Ward Fish http://www.wardfish.com/

For contribution to Ireland Japan business relations

2017 - The Chieftains http://www.thechieftains.com/main/

Special Lifetime Achievement Award