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History

  • Feb. 1971
  • HOSHI SHOTEN founded by Tadahiko Hoshi (currently Honorary Chairman) in Chofu City, Tokyo, and commenced sales of audio equipment.*
  • Feb. 1976
  • Changed the NITTO INC. trade name and business direction to form DAIICHIKOSHO CO., LTD., in Nakano City, Tokyo, and commenced the commercial karaoke business.
  • May.
  • Commenced sales of the Play Sound "TD-201" 8-track karaoke system and the "A Series" of karaoke tapes.
  • Oct. 1978
  • Formed COSMO CO., LTD., (currently SHIZUOKA DAIICHIKOSHO CO., LTD., a consolidated subsidiary) in Hachioji City, Tokyo, as the first sales subsidiary in Japan (as of the end of March 2016, we have 24 domestic subsidiaries).
  • Apr. 1979
  • Established the Tokyo Branch Office in Nakano City, Tokyo, as our first sales center for the karaoke equipment retail and leasing business (as of the end of March 2016, we have 54 offices making direct sales).
  • Apr. 1982
  • Established the Nagoya Wholesale Business Office in Nagoya City, Aichi, as our first center in the karaoke equipment wholesale business (as of the end of March 2016, we have 8 wholesale business offices).
  • Jun.
  • Built a new Headquarters building (currently the Tokyo Branch Office Building) in Nakano City, Tokyo, and relocated there.
  • May. 1983
  • Commenced sales of the "LD-V10" laser disc (LD) karaoke system.
  • Oct.
  • Commenced sales of the "CDK-4000" compact disc (CD) karaoke system.
  • Sep. 1984
  • Founded DK FINANCE CO., LTD., in Nakano City, Tokyo as a financial subsidiary.
  • Oct. 1986
  • Commenced sales of the "LC-V30" LD karaoke system with auto-changer function.
  • Jul. 1988
  • Founded Daiichi Kosho U.S.A. Inc. in New York City as an overseas subsidiary (as of the end of March 2016, we have 3 overseas subsidiaries).
  • Sep.
  • Established the first karaoke room "BIG ECHO" Futamatase in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka (as of the end of March 2016, we have 465 karaoke room locations).
  • Jan. 1989
  • Built a new headquarters building in Shinagawa City, Tokyo, and relocated there.
  • Sep. 1992
  • Commenced sales of the "DVK-2000" CD karaoke system using video compression (DV-I).
  • Oct. 1993
  • Commenced sales of the "CDK-7F" VCD karaoke system using video compression (VCD).
  • Apr. 1994
  • Commenced sales of the "DAM-6400" online karaoke system and also began distribution of online karaoke sound source (MIDI).
  • Sep. 1995
  • Stock shares listed with Japan Securities Dealers Association.
  • May. 1996
  • Issued first unsecured convertible bonds.
  • Oct.
  • Participated in multi-channel satellite digital broadcast service "PerfecTV!" (currently "SKY PerfecTV!"), and started broadcasting business.
  • Mar. 2000
  • Commenced ringtone service for mobile phones.
  • Jun.
  • Commenced Internet streaming karaoke service "karaoke@DAM".
  • Feb. 2001
  • Commenced the "DK ELDER SYSTEM" sales of content useful for health maintenance and preventive care of elderly people.
  • Jul.
  • Acquired NIPPON CROWN Co., Ltd., as a subsidiary through increase of stock ownership ratio (as of the end of March 2016, we have 8 music software subsidiaries).
  • Oct.
  • Acquired all shares of Tokuma Japan Communications Co., Ltd., as a subsidiary.
  • Oct. 2003
  • Acquired all shares of Tri-M, Inc., as a subsidiary.
  • Dec. 2004
  • Canceled over-the-counter registration with the Japan Securities Dealers Association and listed with JASDAQ Securities Exchange.
  • Oct. 2008
  • Commenced karaoke user community service "DAM★TOMO".
  • Apr. 2010
  • Upon the merger of JASDAQ Securities Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange, listed with Osaka Securities Exchange JASDAQ.
  • Jun.
  • Acquired all shares of BESTA FOODS, INC., operator of "MATSURI ICCHO" karaoke restaurants, as a subsidiary.
  • Aug. 2011
  • Absorption-type merger with BESTA FOODS, INC.
  • Jul. 2012
  • Issued first and second unsecured corporate bonds.
  • Jul. 2013
  • Upon the merger of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange, listed with Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ (Standard).
  • Feb. 2014
  • Acquired all shares of ADVAN CO., LTD., and GOLD CO., LTD., operators of "KARAOKE BANANA CLUB" at locations around the Shikoku region as a subsidiary.
  • May. 2015
  • Absorption-type merger with ADVAN CO., LTD., and GOLD CO., LTD.
  • Dec.
  • Listed to the First Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange,Inc.
  • Jun. 2017
  • Acquired all shares of Airside Co., Ltd., operator of "KARAOKE MAC" in the Tokyo area, as a subsidiary.

*Formerly, DAIICHIKOSHO had a privately managed business known as HOSHI SHOTEN. It was founded in March 1971 in Chofu City, Tokyo, as a distributor of audio equipment. The business expanded substantially, and in February 1976, we took over an inactive company called NITTO INC. (founded in April 1973), and changed the business objectives and the name to DAIICHIKOSHO CO., LTD., and began business as a corporation.

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