Corporate Mission

Leading the Future of RETAIL

What do you get when you combine a wise animal with a new intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence + OWL = AWL

Like the creature, AWL solutions watch over brick and mortar shops. They complement our eyes and brains, working together with people to improve in-house productivity, raise efficiency, and create added value

As AI evolves, so has the way we work.
Our exploration in forming leading AI solutions has led us to a different perspective, one where the people who work day in and day out in brick and mortar stores are not viewed as a “cost”, but rather a valuable asset. Our goal, is to always be on the look out for the right combination of STORE × PEOPLE × TECHNOLOGY and continue to create new value throughout our lifetime.

About AWL

Together with multinational members from 17 countries, AWL develops and offers AI camera solutions to solve issues and enhance value at retail stores. Through capital alliance with "SATUDORA", a drug store chain in Hokkaido, AWL has been conducting Proof-of-concept in the actual SATUDORA stores, and developing various AI features for store operations in a competitive price.

About AWL Vietnam, Inc.

AWL Vietnam, AWL's 100%-owned subsidiary is working with AI Laboratory at Hanoi University of Science and Technology. The competent AI engineers who graduated the Laboratory were brought back in to Hanoi, Vietnam and are engaged in mid-and-long term research and development.

Corporate History

  • June
    • Established AI TOKYO LAB & Co. in Chuo-ku, TOKYO

  • May
    • Moved Head Office to Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku

    • Formed capital alliance with SATUDORA HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.

  • August
    • Changed Corporate Name in Japanese also to AI TOKYO LAB & Co.

  • October
    • Established "AI HOKKAIDO LAB" in Hokkaido University as AI R&D site

    • Joint development of Smartphone Applications with Toyota Motor Corporation

  • June
    • "AI Engineer Training Courses" held with The Graduate School of Project Design

    • Developed "Sapporo AI Human Resources Development Programs" with Sapporo City

  • July
    • AI TOKYO LAB's "AI Engineer Courses" certified as "Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's the 4th Industrial Revolution Skill Course"

  • December
    • Established R&D site, "AI TOKYO LAB Vietnam" as 100%-owned subsidiary in Hanoi, Vietnam

  • February
    • Spin-off, AI contracted development business and AI education business to newly established companies

    • Changed company name to AWL, Inc.

    • New company named "AI TOKYO LAB Co., Ltd.", and transferred all shares to COCON Inc.

  • April
    • Changed name from “AI TOKYO LAB VIETNAM CO., Ltd.” to “AWL VIETNAM CO., LTD.” a 100%-owned subsidiary at Hanoi, Vietnam

  • September
    • Transferred to New Management Organization, changed major shareholders and built new partnership with SATUDORA HD

    • Appointed new Directors.

  • February
    • Raised Total JPY 810 Million in the Series A Round

  • June
    • Moved Head Office to Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku (current location)

Corporate Profile

Company name
AWL, Inc.
239,750,000 yen (Consolidated)
President, Representative Director and CEO (Founder)
Muneharu Kitade
Director and CTO, Patent Attorney
Yasuhiro Tsuchida
Director and CSO
Kiyotaka Tanaka
Director and CMO
Hiroki Tomiyama
Senior Technical Advisor
Hidenori Kawamura (Professor, Hokkaido University, "Sapporo AI Lab" Lab Director)
Akihiko Yamamoto
Number of employees
Head Office
Shin-Tokyo Building 4F 434, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
Hokkaido Office
Hokudai Business Spring 105, Kita 21-jo, Nishi 12-chome 2, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021 Japan
Vietnam Office
AWL Vietnam, Inc.
R904A, 9th floor, Sun Red River Building, 23 Phan Chu Trinh St., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
(TEL:+84-246 6730588)


Head Office(Tokyo)

Shin-Tokyo Building 4F 434, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
Direct access to JR, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi-Line "Tokyo Station"/3 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho-Line "Yurakucho Station"

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Hokkaido Office(Sapporo)

Hokudai Business Spring 105, Kita 21-jo, Nishi 12-chome 2, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021 Japan
(North Campus of Hokkaido University)

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Vietnam Office

R904A, 9th Floor, Sun Red River Building, 23 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

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