We’re here to help you reach the Japanese market

Using digital marketing & advertising, e-commerce and public relations, we build and support businesses by using a data-driven approach and Japan’s online marketplaces.


What Today’s Consumers are Shopping For

Digital spending continues to grow with ecommerce marketplaces such as Rakuten, Amazon and Yahoo Shopping. Japan is one of the world’s largest ecommerce markets.


Tell Your Story

We offer bilingual public relations and translation services to position your business in the best light. Leverage media outreach, email communications, influencer engagement and event coordination to share your story with meaning and impact.


Our Work

About Us

Japanese Digital Marketing, Advertising & PR Agency

Data-Driven Bilingual Analysts, Strategists and Marketers

Founded in 2005, Hibiscus is a full-service, bilingual public relations, digital marketing and advertising agency. With a client roster that includes local, national and global brands, we help businesses to achieve their goals while meeting the ever-changing needs of consumers in the Japanese market. From data analytics to strategic counsel, we’re here to help you increase demand for your business while maximizing your return on investment (ROI).


Our Services

Impactful Communications. We use a variety of communications channels and tools to help you reach your audiences, whether your organization is B2B, B2C or both. Our bilingual team provides services in both Japanese and English.

Data-Driven Strategy. Using a data-driven analysis, we provide strategic direction to help you optimize your marketing, increasing consumer demand through e-commerce while maximizing your ROI in the Japanese market.

Drive Quality Traffic. Our coordinated digital marketing campaigns integrate search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click, retargeted display advertising and social media to build your brand.

Stronger Leads and Sales. With our analysis-forward approach, we create effective conversion funnels to convert website visitors to loyal customers, increasing purchases, reservations and quote requests.

2012 Winner of the AAF Pele Awards
2011 Winner of the AAF Pele Awards
2008 Winner of the AAF Pele Awards

Japanese Marketing & Translation

Double your e-commerce market share by communicating in Japanese.

Digital Advertising Solutions

Leverage effective online advertising platforms: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Yahoo! JAPAN, LINE

Public Relations

Reach your audience through earned media, direct communication and influencer engagement.

Shopify E-Commerce Development

Take your storefront from in-person to online.

Social Media Management

Develop an engaging social media presence.

Website Design

Create a stronger web presence with a custom Wordpress or Shopify design.

Search Engine Optimization

Beat the competition on every search engine.

Data-Driven Marketing

Use data and analysis to better market to your audience.

Past & Present


Business to Business / Service

Aloha Street
Central Pacific Bank
Central Union Church
Charley's Taxi
Eggs 'n Things
Hagadone Printing Company
Kloeckner Metals Corporation
Land Use Research Foundation Hawaii
Lighthouse Hawaii
Mana Up
Mugen Waikiki
Na Ho'ola Spa
Nella Media Group
Pacific Pipe Company
Sae Design
The Gellert Company
Wilson Care Group


Real Estate / Development

Associated Real Estate Advisors
Commercial Asset Advisors
JL Capital
Sky Ala Moana
The MacNaughton Group
The Park on Ke'eaumoku

Hotel & Resorts

Aqua-Aston Hotels & Resorts
Espacio Waikiki
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa
Marriott Hawaii
Pacific Beach Hotel
Renaissance Residences Honolulu



HIS Hawaii
Hawaii Visitor's & Convention Bureau
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Roberts Hawaii
SeaHawaii – Eco-Marine Tours
Star of Honolulu



Collections of Waikiki
Fisher Hawaii
Hilo Hattie
Island Soap & Candle Works
Kahala Mall
Kahuku Farms
Kamehameha Shopping Center
Kapolei Commons
King's Village Shopping Center
Maxi Hawaii
Pualeilani Atrium Shops at the Hyatt
Royal Hawaiian Heritage Jewelry
Ward Village


Friends of Hawaii Robotics
Kihei Charter School
Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System
St. Anthony School
University of Hawaii



Bishop Street Law Group
Case Lombardi & Petit
D5 Law Office PLLC
Go Law Group
Takitani, Agaran, Jorgensen, & Wildman, LLLP



Premier Medical Group Hawaii
Regenerative Medicine & Rehabilitation of Honolulu



Muscular Dystrophy Association
Nisei Veterans Memorial Center



Satok Hawaii Photography Japan
Watabe Wedding Japan
Yvonne Design


Our Team

Ted Saihara - Instagram →
Ted is the founder and principal of Hibiscus. An award-winning, multi-disciplinary designer, programmer and digital strategist, he is passionate about creating effective marketing and advertising solutions through digital media. He has worked with clients from various industries and from around the world to deliver unique and creative marketing solutions. Ted was born in Japan, raised in New York and has been supporting businesses for nearly two decades.

Yoko Miller
Lead Content Strategist

Hiroyuki Tanaka
Senior Web Engineer