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Since its establishment in 1980, ICONS Inc. has devoted itself to providing professional, comprehensive consulting services in aquaculture, rural development, education, and industrial development. Over more than three decades, we have focused on mainly Japan’s ODA (Official Development Assistance) projects and have made major achievements.

The demand for ODA changes as time goes by and so does the need for consulting services.

Recently, as the flow of private capital to developing countries increases, there is now a call for intermediary assistance to private investment.

But it is important to remember that such changing trends never change the true nature of ODA—“supporting people in developing countries”.

Bearing this in mind, we embrace our corporate philosophy—“providing the best consulting services tailored to people in developing countries”—and strive to make our humble contribution to making Japan a trusted partner of the world.

Haruo ITO,
President , ICONS Inc.

Company Profile

Company name ICONS Inc.
Founded 22 Dec. 1980
President Haruo ITO (Mr.)
Capital stock 23 million yen
Employees 16 members
Banks Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Business We have provided the following services for Japan’s ODA projects of renewable energy, education, rural development, health, public policy and industrial development sectors
-Project formulation/ Project formulation studies
-Detailed design
-Technical guidance
-Evaluation studies
Major Clients -Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
-Japan International Cooperation System (JICS)
-Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation of Japan (OFCF)
-Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
-Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Address Sugaya building, 39, Ichigaya-yanagicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0061, Japan
Company history
April 2011
Became ICONS Inc.
October 2003
Became ICONS International Cooperation, Inc.
April 2001
Became independent of CRC Research Institute Inc. via management buyout
July 1995
Combined with CRC Research Institute Inc. to become CRC Overseas Cooperation Inc.
September 1992
Became a group company of the ITOCHU Corporation
December 1980
Company formed with the aim of promoting the fishery industry in areas where JICA implemented grant aid for fisheries.

Company Philosophy

Committed to a society where the people of the world can smile without anxiety.


[1]Client Satisfaction
We deliver valuable services to meet our recipients’ demands.
ICONS employees never stop learning and improving to deliver the best consulting services. ICONS deeply values opportunities for self-enlightenment and encourages employees to earn academic degrees and qualifications. We also constantly strive to learn from each other.
[3]Work-Life Balance
We think that our clients cannot smile if we aren’t smiling. Our company creates a comfortable work environment for our people and a fair compensation system according to merit. We do not set any quotas. We maintain a good work-life balance and aim to work together as long as possible.


We obey all laws and operate according to ethical values and responsibilities. We meet expectations of and obligations to our clients, beneficiaries, and communities.

Code of Conduct
We provide services and products of usefulness, safety and high quality.
We operate an honest and fair business.
We disclose our corporate information voluntarily and fairly to achieve transparency.
No matter the competition, we never engage in any illegal acts, in accordance with the Antitrust Act.
We do not give or take any inappropriate gifts or entertainment among all concerned parties.
We are a global enterprise that respects every culture and custom and aims to contribute to international society.
We have a strong consciousness of the environment and strongly promote environmental preservation.
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