BEACON Associates

Market Research Service

We are your data collection partners, supporting your market research needs for the Japanese market fully in-house.




Recruiting Services

  • We focus on healthcare and have much experience in recruiting healthcare professionals and patients. Our outstanding medical recruiting can be used for any methodology, including telephone/remote interviews, online communities, traditional focus groups, in-depth interviews (IDIs) and procedure observations.
  • We also specialize in High-Tech/IT/Internet service studies including ITDMs/BDMs, B2B in Japan.
  • What differentiates us from other recruiting firms is our ability to find hard-to-reach audiences, through resources outside the traditional database or client sample.

International Project Coordination Services

  • We also offer the perfect combination between local knowledge and global perspective.
  • The difference relies on a team committed to quality and widely trained in international project coordination specifically for both global and middle size international market research agencies from US, Europe and Asia. our staff are all multilingual (English, Japanese, Chinese).
  • We can help you at every stage of the process, from as simple as recruiting, transcription, translation, moderation to full-service project design.
  • Business Type
    • Data Collection – Qualitative
    • Data Collection – Quantitative
    • Field Management
    • Online Research
    • Qualitative Consultant/Moderator
    • Transcription
    • Translation

Track Record


Medical: surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, research doctors, nurses, clinical engineers, medical device manufacturer employees, medical service workers, patients, patient nurses
IT / Internet Services: public cloud service users, hotel reservation site users, online content service users
Financial services: individual investors, life insurance brand image survey participants

Qualitative Research

Depth interview: new drugs, medical devices, IT services, online services
Ethnography, Behavioral Observation: medical devices, medical products
Focus group interview: financial services, financial products


Antony Ford / Business Development Japan / Kromek plc / UK
We developed a great partnership with Beacon Associates, their step by step guidance and support allowed us to quickly perform a customer survey for a new product development.

COO / Healthcare Research Consultancy firm / UK
I worked with Shin in a number of occasions in the last 5 years and we have always been very satisfied. He is reliable, fast responsive, focused and detailed oriented. He had to research healthcare related information regarding surgical procedure coding and volumes as well as recruit and interview Key Opinion Leaders in the Japanese Healthcare System. He takes proud in his work and always made sure to reach the objective and deliver high quality results.

Research Manager / Market Research firm / Singapore
Beacon Associates/Shin has been a great partner for us in Japan due to his wide business expertise and network in the Japan market. Highly recommend his services.

Janette Lavares / Head of Partner Engagement / Cogencia / Philippines
As Head of Partner Engagement, I deal with consultants and various contractors from around the globe. For Japan research requirements, Mr Shinichi Murakami of Beacon Associates has helped us accomplish our goals and objectives because of his efficiency and timely delivery of reports. Mr Murakami is an honest worker, very cooperative and promptly responds to follow ups. As a result, we gain repeat business. We are always looking forward to new collaborations with Shin-san.