Research & projects

Value Exchange Engineering

We established the “Value Exchange Engineering” initiative in collaboration with Tokyo University’s Corporate Sponsored Research Programs with the aim of researching a wide range of technology in order to create a society where people around the world can fairly & safely create and exchange.

Quantum Information Technology

Mercari is researching quantum information technologies that will greatly contribute to society and science as we envision the “quantum-based era,” a future where quantum information reshapes societies, industries, and businesses.


In order to seamlessly and practically deploy new science and technology as part of the world at large, we work to enhance our R&D ethics reviews, evaluate the social impact of the technologies involved in our R&D topics, and conduct ELSI research for the entire Mercari Group.

Inclusive Design & Accessibility

We focus on issues like accessibility and universal design in researching meaningful and exciting systems that people of any capability can use, in order to raise, stimulate, and create new value for our digital projects.
inclusive design and accessibility

We are working on
other research projects as well.

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R4D Researcher Koki Kusano and R4D Director Makoto Tago Featured as Panelists at “Mirai no Hakase Fest 2023”

On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, R4D Researcher Koki Kusano and R4D Director Makoto Tago took to the stage in front of a crowd assembled in…

Mercari R4D & MAU Joint Lecture Workshop Report: Coming Together With Students to Explore New Services For the Creation of a Circular Economy

Brainstorming new ideas for the creation of a circular economy Hi there! Mercari R4D researcher and Merpay UX researcher Koki Kusano (@keiny…

R4D Researcher Seiyo Kurita Receives Best Paper Award at AINTEC 2023

Mercari R4D researcher Seiyo Kurita received Best Paper Award at the 18th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC 2023), held in Hanoi…