History

< Roots of TOSE > In 1952, Yutaka Saito 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 Co., Ltd. in 1979, as a company that specialized in developing and manufacturing arcade video game machines.

November
1979
Independent from Toaseiko Co., Ltd. TOSE CO.,LTD. established in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto; Development and manufacture of commercial game machines.
September
1980
Development of "Sasuke vs. Commander" arcade gamemachine.
March
1981
Development of "Vanguard" overseas arcade game machine.
    
August
1982
Began developing home video game software.
April
1983
Switched business line to family game field.
April
1984
Began developing video game software for Famicon (Nintendo Entertainment System).
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 Branch 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.
February
1999
Enter into business of planning and developing digital content and websites for mobile communications devices/services such as i-mode.
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, development and operation of digital content for mobile information devices.
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 Office (now 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.
December
2015
Shigeru Saito and Yasuhito Watanabe appointed Chairman and President.