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Asahi Glass Co.

Asahi Glass Co. Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturing company. It is one of the core Mitsubishi companies. Founded in 1907 by Toshiya Iwasaki, the second son of the second president of the original Mitsubishi Corporation, it was the first Japanese producer of sheet glass.

Website: Asahi Glass Co.

Bridgestone Corporation

Bridgestone Corporation Bridgestone Corporation is a Japanese rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a literal translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese. It is currently the second largest tire manufacturer in the world, next to Michelin, and is Japan's largest tire manufacturer.

Website: Bridgestone Corporation

Cosina Co.

Cosina Co. Cosina Co., Ltd. is a designer and manufacturer of cameras and lenses, and a glassmaker, based in Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Cosina is the successor to Niko (or "Nikoh"), a company set up as a manufacturer of lenses in 1959. In 1966, it started to manufacture 35 mm compact cameras and 8 mm cine cameras, in 1968 it started a glassworks, and a year later started the manufacture of 35 mm film SLR cameras. Niko changed its name to Cosina in 1973. (The first part of the name is a reference to the Koshi area within Nakano, where the founder came from; while the 'Na' represents Nakano.)

Website: Cosina Co.

Disco Corporation

Disco Corporation DISCO Corporation makes dicing saws and laser saws to cut semiconductor silicon wafers and other materials; grinders to process silicon and compound semiconductor wafers to ultra-thin levels; polishing machines to remove the grinding damage layer from the wafer back-side and to increase chip strength.

Website: Disco Corporation

Fuji Photo Film Co.

Fuji Photo Film Co. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. or Fujifilm, is a Japanese company known for its photographic film and cameras. Fuji operates over 220 subsidiary companies for research, manufacture and distribution of products with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America. They also produce computer media storage consumables, such as CD-Rs and recordable DVDs.

Website: Fuji Photo Film Co.

Hitachi Cable, Ltd.

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. Hitachi Cable, Ltd. was established in 1956 as a manufacturer of electric wire and cable for power distribution. The company, based in Tokyo, Japan, was formed from Hitachi Densen Works, the Hitachi Works spin-off previously known as Densen Works of Hitachi, Ltd.

Website: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.

Hoya Corporation

Hoya Corporation Hoya Corporation is a japanese company that manufacture optical products ranging from laser equipment to contact lenses. The headquarters are in 2-7-5 Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. It is probably best known for being one of the worlds leading manufacturers of camera filters.

Website: Hoya Corporation

Iris Ohyama Inc.

Iris Ohyama Inc. Iris Ohyama Inc. is a japanese consumer plastic manufacturer based in Sendai. It is the leading storage organization manufacturer in Japan. The company designs and manufactures products aimed at the housewares, garden acessories, office products and pet supplies markets.

Website: Iris Ohyama Inc.

Iseki & Co.

Iseki & Co. Iseki & Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo, Japan, manufactures a variety of machinery, components and engines. It was founded in 1926 as Iseki Farm Implement Trading Co. In Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan. It was incorporated in 1936 as Iseki & Co.

Website: Iseki & Co.

The Kinki Sharyo Co.

The Kinki Sharyo Co. The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. is an Osaka, Japan-based manufacturer of railroad vehicles. It is an affiliate company of Kintetsu Corporation. In business since 1920 (as Tanaka Rolling Stock Works) and renamed The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd in 1945. They have produced the light rail vehicles used by a number of transportation agencies.

Website: The Kinki Sharyo Co.

Noritake Co.

Noritake Co. Noritake Co., Limited is one of the largest pottery makers in the world. The company's head office is in Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Website: Noritake Co.

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