About Us

“The relationship between Japan and Indonesia will become even closer, and we will be required to solve issues that have never existed before.”

Albertus Prasetyo Heru Nugroho – President and CEO

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Provides various services based on knowledge and experience to meet customer needs and expectations with the goal of promoting research, business and education in both Indonesia and Japan.


Continue supporting Japan and Indonesia to grow together as a good partner beyond the producer-consumer framework sustainability.

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215 Companies Supported

Indonesian Research Institute supports your business expansion from Japan to Indonesia and vise versa by utilizing fast and accurate information gathering ability and wide network of contacts. Most of our employees have experiences of study and/or work abroad, and as an expatriate in Indonesia.

We have various achievements such as not only Indonesian investigation and support before expansion, but also sales support after expansion and troubleshooting.

PT. Indonesia Research Institute Japan

Established since
April 2011

Addressed in
Wisma Keiai, Growink, Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.Kav. 3, RT.10/RW.11, Karet Tengsin, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10220

Lead by
Albertus Prasetyo Heru Nugroho

Kentaro Kawata

Alfonsius Hega

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Market Research

We can accept and respond to all request starting from the preparation, implementation, and survey


We provide a wide range of support from consulting business, strategies mergers also acquisitions.


We provide an extensive network, a wide range of services to our customer promotion needs.

Translation Interpreters

We correspond Interpretation arrangements, document translation upon request. 


We can plan and arrange seminars and training programs according to your company’s needs.


We provide monthly reports on various topics around Indonesia for our report subscriber.

Founding Fathers

CEO, President, and Founder

Albertus Prasetyo Heru Nugroho

Albertus Prasetyo Heru Nugroho (Arbee) came to Japan in the year of 2000 as a Japanese government scholarship student from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (文部科学省奨学金). He majored in Physics at the University of Tokyo (東京大学) and Japanese Language and Culture at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies  (東京外国語大学).

After working as an independent consultant and trainer for several years, with the desire to deepen the friendly relationship between Japan and Indonesia, he established Indonesia Research Institute Co., Ltd. in 2011 and become the president of the company until now.

Co - Founder

Kentaro Kawata

After working at Miwa Design Office Co., Ltd., Kawata established Bricoleur First Class Architect Office (Representative Director) in 2003. After that, when the Nagoya office was established, he also established a restaurant management company (with) Bricolage (as Director) and started the “Coffee Brico” in 2009.

In 2009, “Café brico” opened in Bali, Indonesia. Kawata together with Arbee established Indonesia Research Institute Co., Ltd. (as Vice President) in 2011 and PT. Bangun Ruang International (Brico Indonesia) in 2014. The two companies act as an active bridge between Japan and Indonesia in the fields of architecture, real estates and other business developments.

Vice President and Research Director

Dendi Muhamad

Dr. Dendi came to Japan in the year of 2010 as a Japanese government scholarship student from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (文部科学省奨学金).

Graduated from The University of Tokyo (東京大学) with a doctoral degree in Landscape Planning, Dr. Dendi that also have studied Environmental Business and Management have been working in Japan since 2014 as highly-skilled professionals. Dr. Dendi has experienced working as an academics, lectures, and researches at The University of Tokyo and then working as a landscape designer at a Japanese private company; and last, up to now working at Indonesia Research Institute. Specializes in environmental/landscape planning, design, and business, he also deeply involved in various projects related to renewable energy, real estate, and regional development, product innovation, economic valuation, legal, education, IT, restaurant and food industries, both in Japan and Indonesia.


Alfonsius Hega

Experienced in architecture, interior design and exterior design for more than ten years. Has collaborated on several Indonesian – Japanese projects in the property sector, particularly in development and construction. Mr. Basu also has experience in running culinary and restaurant businesses and has been a consultant at several Japanese restaurants in Indonesia.

Meet the team

Prasetyo H. Nofanto - Head of Administration - Human Resource

Prasetyo H. Nofanto

Head of General Affairs
Mr. Prasetyo graduated from Nasional University with a Japanese Literature major. Highly effective General Manager who experienced in Finance and Human Resources,

skilled in leadership, finance, and managing accounting departments. Monitored all kinds of financial procedures and ensured the implementation of federal and state law regulations. Managed the team of accounting specialists responsible for payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and billing. Prepared documentation for annual external audits and worked with cross-functional teams to improve account collections.


R. Prastowo Ragawi

Head of Research and Business Development
Mr. Pratowo graduated from Gadjah Mada University with a cultural major.

skilled in Research and Consulting with many years of experience. Lead the project team (mainly as Project Manager) to conduct end-to-end Public Policy, B2B or B2C market research process from design up to implementation such as project schedule, budgeting, set-up fieldwork team, sourcing & approach key respondents, create discussion guide or questionnaire, conduct primary research (focus group discussion, in-depth-interview, mystery shopping, online consumer survey, etc.), secondary research, analyze data, reporting (market/industry overview, competitor analysis, product/service benchmarking analysis, industry experts insights, etc.), and presentation. 

Andre A. Manalu

Andre Abrianto Manalu

Head of Legal
Mr. Andre graduated from Indonesia University with law major.

Mr. Andre have many experiences in legal Research, legal advice, legal consulting and also legal document drafting.


Jesslyn Herika Gracia

Head of F&B, Health and Beauty Business
Ms. Jesslyn graduated from Tarumanagara University with a Public Relations major. Ms. Jesslyn is passionate about marketing who increases awareness about a brand.Also Currently involved in food and beverage and also marketing projects. Ms. Jesslyn is good at managing an event, marketing communication, handling social media, and speaking in public.

Resmiati Satta

Head of Language and Culture Education Business
Ms. Resmiati 



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