Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

With a heart full of gratitude and a touch of sadness, we announce that Mikoto, Inc. has ceased operations as of the end of November 2023. Our journey over the years has been nothing short of remarkable, filled with challenges, achievements, and invaluable relationships.

As we close this chapter, we want to express our deepest thanks to each of you for your unwavering support, trust, and collaboration. It has been our honor and privilege to serve you and to be a part of this incredible community.

Although our paths may diverge, the memories and bonds we've created will remain. Thank you for being an integral part of our story.

With warm regards,
Yumiko Shito
Mikoto, Inc.

Innovation その先へ新たな価値の創造を身近に

Who we are

We are a group of professional corporate strategy consultants that incorporate Eastern Asian philosophies into our strategic framework to help clients understand and work with the uncertain and volatile environment businesses face today.

Innovation その先へ新たな価値の創造を身近に

Why Eastern philosophy in business?

Eastern philosophy by nature focuses on long term sustainability and harmonious relationships.
In a business context, it looks at the big picture of business, economy, and society and focuses on virtuous relationships aimed for long term balanced profitability.
This means establishing harmonious relationships between employees, customers, vendors, stockholders, market and societal trends, etc. When this relationship is established, the organization becomes more resilient and able to overcome challenges and conflicts with ease.

Innovation その先へ新たな価値の創造を身近に

What we do

We customize our services to our clientele. Below are the most common requests we receive: We consult with management on how to interpret and use the virtues described in Eastern philosophy when dealing with difficult situations and resolve them with integrity and dignity.
We advise on how to “read” the changing market environment based on the five element theory (e.g.which areas will be growing, timing of product launches, etc.) We advise on how to restructure organizations based on the intrinsic nature of the business (businessculture) and the business owner (business owner’s talents and temperament).
We advise on hiring staff (e.g. talents and temperament of the potential new hire, positioning of the new hire, etc.) We can also advise on interpersonal relationships which may be affecting the organization as a whole.

Innovation その先へ新たな価値の創造を身近に


● More effective marketing and sales (being able to sell products and services to the right market at the right timing).
● Increased (and balanced) business volume due to better relationships with customers.
● Less human relationship issues to deal with as people will be in a more harmonious relationship with each other. Reduced turnover rate of staff.
● Reduce hiring time and cost when hiring new staff.
● Find the right business partners.
● Identify potential risks of your own business, business partners, staff quickly and early.
● Establish and maintain balanced perspective between work and personal life.

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Service Steps

1:Analysis of Current State


Through a series of interviews with management and key staff members, we will identify areas that our services can have impact on.

We will provide a proposal on KPIs that we can measure as well as qualitative factors that we can observe.



We will initiate consultation and if necessary provide an implementation plan for your organization.



We can assist with the implementation and project management of the plan.

Depending on the consultation content, the client may be able to implement changes on their own.



After implementation, we will return to help measure and observe the changes. We will advise on any follow up action plan as necessary.



Yumiko Shito



Yoji Kiyota, Ph.D.

Director, Tokyo


Hiroyuki Yokoyama

Director, Tokyo

Company Profile

Company nameMikoto, Inc.
CEOYumiko Shito
Adress211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1103 New York, NY 10017