About Us

TACT COMMUNICATIONS was founded in 1982 and has been in the licensing business over 30 years.
We provide a full range of agent services for successful development of licensing programs.
Currently we handle 23 successful properties from all over the world. Taking advantage of our extensive global network, Tact Communications delivers expertise in coordinating global licensing operations.


2002 Launched licensing program of Angel Cat Sugar and Pani & Mani character properties by Yuko Shimizu, the original creator of Hello Kitty.
2007 Major partner licensees including United Labels launched a successful Angel Cat Sugar licensing program in across Europe.
High-end department store in Shanghai launched Angel Cat Sugar apparel line.
Master Shoes Co., Ltd. in Thailand launched children’s shoe lines.
2008 Appointed Japanese agent for SmileyWorld in Japan.
2009 Started licensing business for fashion brand “RECON” in Japan.
2010 Appointed the Japanese agent for Happy Tree Friends.
Angel Cat Sugar merchandise sales at El Corte Ingres, a department store in Spain, reached €43 million in a single three month period.
2011 Over 60,000 pairs of Angel Cat Sugar socks were sold at Lotte Mart, Korea in just three months.
Nine new licensees in North America joined the Angel Cat Sugar program in only three months.
2012 Established Global Business Division to introduce properties from Japan.
2013 Appointed as the master licensing agent for the Kikkoman brand to start its consumer products program for North American market.