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(Translated (badly) by me from various sources)
Taito was founded by Michael Kogan, a Russian jew, who was born in Odessa.
His family moved from Russia to China after the communist revolution, Michael studied during the war in Japan, after the communist take over in 1947 the family spread out in the pacific area. Michael opted for Japan and started Taito Trading.
Its first business ventures were importing various goods, brewing and selling the first domestic Japanese Vodka (excellent!) and manufacturing and selling a small peanut vending machine.
Starts leasing jukeboxs.
Develops own domestic jukebox, and starts the sale of amusement equipment and lease business.
Acquires the domestic selling agent right of the American Wurlitzer corporation jukebox.
Establishs a subsidiary company and the Pacific industrial corporation which is designated to plan for the future, including development and production for the company.
The subsidiary company and the Daiei commercial matters corporation established.
Receives a commendation for export contribution enterprise from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Purchases the Japanese dispenser corporation to strengthen its position in the amusment industry.
Modifies Company name.
The new head office company building is completed (Tokyo Chiyoda Ku flat river town).
Space Invaders released, this caused a documented Yen shortage in Tokyo and throughout Japan. At the time Taito had a bigger turnover than Honda!
In order to keep up with demand Taito starts construction of larger factorys at the metropole.
Also new factory construsted in Ebina city (Kanagawa prefecture) as a production foothold, and plans made for the Cord Island factory.
Starts manufacturing karaoke equipment for business.
Becomes one member of the capital ceramic group with capital participation of the Kyocera corporation.
Subsidiary company Pacific industrial corporation and the Japanese dispenser corporation merger.
Starts the production and sale of the karaoke system X2000 for business which utilizes the Integratted Services Digital Network communications network.
Second section Floated on the Tokyo stock exchange.
Starts the production of the communication karaoke system X for home.
In Peking city, establishs the merger of subsidiary company Peking Yasushi Makoto cultural amusement limited, which handles amusement facility management and equipment sale.
Lets go by train released to enourmous popularity.
Acquires the certification of the international quality guarantee standard ISO9001 for the first time as an amusement equipment production system for business.
Acquire the certification of the environmental management system international environmental standard ISO14001 in the Ebina factory.
Strengthens the network service by merging with the the capital ceramic multimedia corporation.