Japan Companies Presenting Interests in Korean Companies

Don Quijote (1)


GB Soft is one of the many companies that LA Times Asia Journal is currently incubating and they have been drawing a lot of attention since. GB Soft developed a solution that captures biometric information through cameras and sends them to an AI server where it can be analysed. This solution was able to gain recognition in Japan after the LA Times Asia Journal introduced GB Soft to Elematec, a specialized trading company of TOYOTA Group. From here, Elematec was able to link GB Soft to Data Scope, a Japanese facial recognition software development company. For reference, Data Scope established a factory in China called Shenzen Data Scope in collaboration with Foxconn in Taiwan. Here, Data Scope is planning to sell face recognition cameras and security cameras worldwide. GB Soft is set to sign an NDA for a joint development with Data Scope.

Furthermore, LA Times Asia Journal is incubating two other South Korean companies in the beauty industry; Emma Healthcare and Skin Watchers. These two companies have begun exporting their products to Japan. Clean First is a Japanese company that deals primarily with the solar power industry. While exploring the beauty industry, they were introduced to these two Korean companies.

Japan’s Clean First, as a domestic partner in Japan, plans to join hands with Toda Corp. to make themselves present in the beauty industry. For Emma Healthcare’s beauty device, a six-month contract for domestic sales rights in Japan was agreed upon.

In addition, Clean First and Toda Corporation are planning to enter Don Quijote, a Japanese general discount store. It plans to sell Emma Healthcare’s Beauty Device and Skin Watchers’ cosmetic products. Their initial plan isto sell their products in three of the following branches for the upcoming Christmas season: Ginza, Shibuya, and Harajuku. By the end of January 2022, their products will be available in 40-50 other locations.

Plalucy, Emma Healthcare’s Beauty Device, is a product that utilizes Plasma and Galvanic technology. It uses the principle that numerous Ions in Plasma penetrate the skin and promote skin regeneration. The radical in Plasma is the only natural substance on Earth that is completely harmless to the human body, with sterilization power equal to 2,000 times that of ozone and 180 times that of ultraviolet rays. If you apply cosmetic products after using the PlaLucy product, people with good skin definitely feel the improved absorption of cosmetics. There plasma셲 Ion and radical can reliably and safely eliminate inflammation and bacteria in the skin as well.

Skin Watchers’ Cleansing Oil was selected by ELLE, a French fashion and lifestyle magazine, into the 쏷op 27 Cleansing Oil by Beauty Editor and Consumer evaluation worldwide. It is a product that is on par with luxury goods such as Shu Uemura, Clinique, Origins, Shiseido, Clarins, Fresh, Biotherm, and Christian Dior. Skin Watchers prioritize the use of premium, lightweight-natural ingredients such as apricot seed oil, macadamia seed oil, and meadow foam seed oil, which are good for skin health. In addition, Skin Watchers’ unique technology completes the product with high cleaning power, which is well received.

Beyond GB Soft, Skin Watchers, and Emma Healthcare, we look forward to the day when more Korean SMEs incubated by the LA Times Asia Journal will be recognized by Japanese companies for their valuable assets.


Mike Choi

Asia Journal