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In 1952, Yutaka Saito (currently the supreme advisor of Tose) started a private business that developed and manufactured automatic constant-voltage devices. The business was converted to a joint stock corporation, Toaseiko Co., Ltd., which now develops and manufactures computer control for complex robots, industrial software, analogue measuring devices and jigs. Tose Co., Ltd. spanned off and became independent from Toaseiko in 1979, as a company that specialized in developing and selling arcade video game machines.




History

November, 1979

Independent from TOA SEIKO CO.,LTD. TOSE CO.,LTD. established in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto; Development and sale of commercial game machines.

September, 1980

Development of “Sasuke vs. Commander” arcade gamemachine.

March, 1981

Development of “Vanguard” overseas arcade game machine.

April, 1983

Switched business line to family game field; began developing consumer software.

April, 1984

Began developing video game software.

April, 1985

Began developing educational software.

May, 1986

Head office moved to its current location in Otokuni-gun, Kyoto Prefecture.

April, 1987

Began developing event software.

April, 1988

Omiya Brach Office (it was later renamed Omiya Development Center) opened in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, in line with business expansion.

July, 1988

New head office (now Yamazaki Development Center) building completed.

April, 1990

Product line expanded to be compatible with GameBoy (Nintendo), Super-Famicon (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), PlayStation (SCE), SEGA SATURN (SEGA) etc.

May, 1991

U.S. subsidiary TOSE SOFTWARE OF AMERICA,INC. established in Los Angeles, U.S.A., aiming at establishing local procurement, sales route exploration, and development system in U.S.A.

April,1993

U.S. subsidiary TOSE SOFTWARE OF AMERICA,INC. dissolved when overseas electronic game market collapsed.

November, 1993

Chinese subsidiary TOSE SOFTWARE (SHANGHAI)CO.,LTD. established in Shanghai, China, aiming at securing promising software development staff.

February, 1994

Nagaokakyo CG Center opened in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture, in preparation for the age of multimedia.

January, 1999

Karasuma CG Center opened to replace the Nagaokakyo CG Center in response to expanded business.

August, 1999

Listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange 2nd Section and Kyoto Stock Exchange.

October, 1999

Kyoto Head office opened at Shijo-Karasuma to improve information gathering and development capabilities, and to integrate the head office functions and the Karasuma CG Centers tasks; Karasuma CG Center close.

January, 2000

Japan Data Frontier became a subsidiary through capital contribution, and changed name to T-NET,INC., aiming at expanding the planning and development of content for mobile information devices, including the iMode phone.

September, 2000

Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 2nd Section.

March, 2001

A Second headquarter office, Chinese subsidiary TOSE SOFTWARE (HANGZHOU)CO.,LTD. established in China Hangzhou.

August, 2001

Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section and Osaka Securities Exchange 1st Section.

September, 2002

In order to strengthen customer service the Tokyo office (now Tokyo Development Center) was established in Shibuya–ku, Tokyo.

March, 2003

Establish TOSE SOFTWARE USA, INC. in American California as a business headquarter for European and American.

October, 2004

Established Phonex Communications, Inc. in Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, in order to plan, develop, sell, and manage digital content for distribution via computer network.

November, 2004

As a part of company reorganization, “Shijo Development Center” was opened in Shijo-Karasuma where the office for Third Development Section had been located.

December, 2006

Established TOSE OKINAWA CO., LTD. In Naha-shi, Okinawa, in order to enhance development capabilities to meet increasing orders from clients.

April, 2007

Opened “Nagoya Development Center” in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, and “Sapporo Development Center” in Sapporo, Hokkaido in order to enhance customer services.

June, 2007

Transferred business of T-NET,INC.to Phonex Communications, INC.and dissolved T-NET,INC.

April, 2008

Jointly established “Librica Co., Ltd.” with four major book publishers in order to plan and manage digital comic distribution services.

November, 2009

Opened “Nagaokakyo Development Center” in Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto, in order to improve customer service.

February, 2010

Closed two development centers and integrated their function into newly opened Nishioji Development Center (Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto), which was established in order to improve development efficiency and reduce development cost.

March, 2010

Closed Shijo Development Center as part of strategical development sites integration.

August, 2012

Merged TOSE OKINAWA CO., LTD., in order to improve the competitiveness of TOSE Group by streamlining corporate resources.

June, 2013

Dissolved U.S. subsidiary TOSE SOFTWARE USA, INC. due to organizational change.
Established TOSE PHILIPPINES, INC. in Manila, Republic of Philippines, to operate as a development center in order to develop and distribute Japan-brand and original digital content in the Southeast Asia market.

August, 2013

Dissolved a subsidiary, TOSE SOFTWARE (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. in China, in order to streamline corporate resources.