Corporate Outline

NameAsahi Advertising Inc.
Founded inNovember 1924
Billings (FY 2015)JPY 40.4 billion (USD 360 million)
JPY 46.5 billion (USD 415 million) including group companies
1 USD = 112 JPY as of March 31, 2016
AddressG7 Bldg., 7-16-12, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Number of employees374 (as of June, 2016)
National network National network 7 offices and 16 affiliates throughout Japan
The Asahi Shimbun GroupNetwork of 200 companies both in Japan and abroad

Key Facts

Founded in 1924

Asahi Advertising Inc. was established as the advertising agency for Asahi Shimbun in the Taisho era at the dawn of advertising business in Japan. The company later expanded operations to provide various publicity solutions and became a comprehensive advertising company during Japan’s economic boom.
In approaching the centennial anniversary in 2024, Asahi Advertising Inc. now embarks on new challenges with the latest management identity as a “Communication Science Company.” Asahi Advertising Inc. creates rich ‘connections’ between business, individuals and the society by precisely adapting to changes in communication environment, and by providing individualized solutions in a wide range of communication fields starting with mass media such as newspaper and TV, and in the digital arena, creative arena and the sales promotion arena.

Our 90th Anniversary Project

Broadway Musical
“Once - On the streets of Dublin -”
presented by Ryukakusan and hosted by Kyodo Tokyo, TV Asahi, Asahi Shimbun, Nikkan Sports News, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, and Asahi Advertising Inc.

Strong Media Group

As the main advertising agency of the Asahi Shimbun and TV Asahi Media Group, one of the largest in the Japanese media industry, we provide communication services to our clients utilizing the media power of our group.
Our member companies closely cooperate with each other in a wide range of business fields such as mass media including newspaper, broadcasts, magazines, as well as project organization including events hosting, and digital services.

The Asahi Shimbun is one of Japan’s leading quality newspapers which has won “Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association Award,” an equivalent of Japan’s Pulitzer Prize for newspaper publishing companies, the most number of times among the three major national dailies for its excellent reporting.
TV Asahi is a major broadcaster with 23 local affiliates that extend coverage across the entire Japanese archipelago. Its global network of 11 bureaus abroad ensures speedy news gathering from all over the world. TV Asahi has been pioneers in the application of satellite technology in broadcasting in Japan, and will continue to take up new challenges that will keep them at the frontier of broadcasting.

Extensive Network in Japan

We have in total 23 offices and affiliates throughout Japan. Our network in Japan is one of the largest domestic network in the advertising industry, which cooperate closely with each other to support our clients’ diverse needs including various promotion events, and nationwide campaigns.