About AWL

International Development Team

We develop cutting edge AI Solutions for Retail Industry at three sites;
Tokyo, Hokkaido and Hanoi (Vietnam) with multinational members,
from more than 10 countries.


Partnership with SATUDORA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

AWL built a successful partnership with SATUDORA HOLDINGS CO., LTD., the largest drugstore chain based in Hokkaido. AWL’s AI technologies meeting SATUDORA Group with their Business Intelligence in Retail, delivers innovative and effective AI solutions for the Client’s Business Goals.

Founding with Prof. Hidenori Kawamura, Graduate School of Harmonious System (AI) Lab., Hokkaido University

June, 2016, AI TOKYO LAB & Co., predecessor of AWL was co-founded by 3 members including Hidenori Kawamura, Professor of Laboratory of Harmonious Systems(AI) Engineering, Division of Computer Science and Information Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University and Muneharu Kitade, now President.
Since then, became an extraordinary team developing elemental technologies for AI Camera Solutions through the joint studies, personnel exchanges, etc.

Founding R&D Subsidiary with Mr. Quang, Ph.D., Hanoi University of Science and Technology

December, 2018, Mr. Quang, Ph.D., Department of Information Systems, School of Information and Communication Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology was appointed as Director of R&D, and a local 100%-owned subsidiary was established.

Corporate History

June, 2016
  • Established AI TOKYO LAB & Co. in Chuo-ku, TOKYO

May, 2017
  • Moved Head Office to Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku (current location)

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

August, 2017
  • Changed Corporate Name in Japanese also to AI TOKYO LAB & Co.

October, 2017
  • Established "AI HOKKAIDO LAB" in Hokkaido University as AI R&D site

  • Joint development of Smartphone Applications with Toyota Motor Corporation

June, 2018
  • "AI Engineer Training Courses" held with The Graduate School of Project Design

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

July, 2018
  • AI TOKYO LAB's "AI Engineer Courses" certified as "Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's the 4th Industrial Revolution Skill Course"

December, 2018
  • Established R&D site, "AI TOKYO LAB Vietnam" as 100%-owned subsidiary in Hanoi, Vietnam

February, 2019
  • 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, 2019
  • Changed name from “AI TOKYO LAB VIETNAM CO., Ltd.” to “AWL VIETNAM CO., LTD.” a 100%-owned subsidiary at Hanoi, Vietnam

September, 2019
  • Transferred to New Management Organization, changed major shareholders and built new partnership with SATUDORA HD

  • Appointed new Directors.

Corporate Profile

Company name
AWL, Inc.
15.5 million yen (Consolidated)
President, Representative Director and CEO (Founder)
Muneharu Kitade
Director and CTO, Director of AI HOKKAIDO LAB, Patent Attorney
Yasuhiro Tsuchida
Director and CSO
Kiyotaka Tanaka
Director and CFO
Haruaki Sato
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
Tokumiya Bldg. 6F, 1-12-4 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073 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)

Tokumiya Bldg. 6F, 1-12-4 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073 Japan
1 min walk from Kudan-shita Sta. (Tokyo Metro)

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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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AWL is seeking professionals from various fields
to help us in developing and operating
AI Solutions for retail businesses.