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Research and Consulting Division

NRIA Research and Consulting Division provides cutting-edge research and consulting services to clients across a wide range of industries. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping clients achieve their business objectives by providing insightful research and strategic consulting services. Our services include market research, benchmarking studies, competitive analysis, feasibility studies, and strategic planning. Additionally, we offer specialized services in areas such as data analytics, digital transformation, and sustainability consulting. Our team is committed to providing exceptional services that meet the highest industry standards, and we work closely with our clients to develop customized solutions that address their specific needs. Further details on our additional offerings can be found below.

Please contact us to learn more about our services and to partner with us on your next project.

Manufacturing Sector

Automotive Industry

  • Auto Manufacturing
  • OEM/Aftermarket Auto Parts
  • Intelligent Transportation Technology

Notable Projects:

  1. Developing a market entry strategy for a major auto parts supplier in Mexico
  2. Performing due diligence for the acquisition of a U.S. aftermarket parts manufacturer
  3. Conducting research on autonomous vehicle development methodologies
  4. Investigating U.S. defense research applicable to automotive technology

Industrial Sector

  • Heavy Machinery
  • Mechanical Components
  • Process Optimization

Notable Projects

  1. Creating U.S. operation strategies and evaluating a new factory site for a heavy machinery manufacturer
  2. Developing a business expansion plan for a packaging equipment manufacturer
  3. Performing business due diligence for a mechanical components manufacturer
  4. Researching emerging technologies and applications for a heavy machinery manufacturer

Materials Industry

  • Supply Chain and Transportation
  • Semiconductors and Electronics
  • Chemicals and Basic Material

Notable Projects

  1. Identifying new business opportunities in diverse industries
  2. Analyzing trends in the U.S. market
  3. Conducting feasibility studies for potential business items

ICT and Advanced Technologies

ICT & Media

  • Telecommunications
  • Automotive Technology
  • Broadcasting, Newspaper

Notable Projects:

  1. Analyzing spectrum allocation and management policies
  2. Performing wireless acquisition due diligence
  3. Assessing entry opportunities in the U.S. IoT market
  4. Analyzing autonomous vehicle-related R&D trends
  5. Investigating the digital content streaming market

Venture Capital

  • Seed, Early, and Late-stage Startups
  • Areas of Interest: Automotive, Security, Transportation, Finance, Energy, Advertising/Marketing

Notable Projects:

  1. Analyzing U.S. venture capital investment trends
  2. Assessing startup investment opportunities in the U.S.
  3. Evaluating the U.S. entrepreneurship ecosystem

Energy and Infrastructure


  • Smart Grid
  • Power Generation
  • Alternative Energy

Notable Projects:

  1. Performing business due diligence for a smart meter manufacturer
  2. Assessing entry opportunities in the Canadian microgrid market
  3. Developing natural gas market liberalization policies for the Japanese government

Urban Infrastructure

  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Water/Wastewater

Notable Projects:

  1. Developing business models for public-private-partnership (PPP) opportunities in the Latin American infrastructure market
  2. Analyzing the feasibility of investing in a waste treatment plant
  3. Researching new transportation system development in the U.S. and its implications for Asian manufacturers

Oil & Gas

  • Shale Gas Exploration and Production
  • Midstream
  • Distribution
  • Equipment Manufacturing

Notable Projects:

  1. Developing a strategy for launching an energy steel distribution business in the U.S. oil & gas market
  2. Analyzing investment opportunities in the U.S. oil & gas sector
  3. Strategizing for entry into the electric motor and compressor market in the U.S. oil & gas market

Service and Healthcare


  • Medical Device
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Internet of Things

Notable Projects:

  1. Assessing pharmaceutical business entry for a chemical company
  2. Providing M&A support for a pharmaceutical/biotech company
  3. Conducting a benchmark study of big data usage in healthcare
  4. Evaluating the market potential for remote-monitoring technologies in the pharmaceutical industry

Insurance Industry

  • Health & Life Insurance
  • P&C Insurance
  • Specialty Insurance

Notable Projects:

  1. Conducting market research on biometric monitoring in the health insurance industry
  2. Studying the benchmark of usage-based insurance
  3. Researching in-depth multichannel insurance customer relationship engagement


  • Retail
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Payments
  • Education

Notable Projects:

  1. Omni-channel strategies of major department stores and general merchandise stores
  2. Study of U.S. retailers & CPG manufacturers’ private label strategies
  3. Research on advanced payment HW/SW technologies and their applications in the U.S.
  4. Research on the use of e-Learning platforms in the U.S.

Business Strategy

M&A Advisory Services

  • Target Company Search
  • M&A Strategy Development
  • Business/Financial Due Diligence

Notable Projects:

  1. U.S. aerospace M&A target research
  2. U.S. food industry M&A transaction support
  3. U.S. auto parts industry M&A transaction support
  4. U.S. military M&A transaction support

Foreign Investment

  • Project Finance
  • Infrastructure Evaluation
  • Market Entrance Strategy

Notable Projects

  1. Mexican market entrance strategy for Japanese auto parts companies
  2. Mexican market entrance strategy for a Japanese FA company
  3. Port development feasibility study
  4. U.S. consumer brand feasibility study

Financial Industry

  • Banking Services
  • Consumer Finance
  • Digital Financial Services

Notable Projects:

  1. U.S. bank marketing strategy analysis
  2. U.S./European credit card companies’ business strategy analysis
  3. U.S. customer service analysis for a Japanese securities company
  4. Latin American financial market research

Meet Yujiro Taki – Head of NRI America