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Dec.1915
"Anonymous Association,Nippon RadiotelegraphManufacturing Co."is founded.
Mar.1917
"Nippon Radio Telegraph Manufacturing & Co., Ltd."is founded.
Feb.1920
The company is reorganized as Nippon Radio Telegraph and Telephone Co., Ltd.
Apr.1924
A contract on capital and technology is concluded with TELEFUNKEN GmbH in Germany.
Dec.1916
“Nippon Radio quenched spark radiotelegraph unit,”our first product, is developed.
Sep.1918
Our first “vacuum tube” is developed.
Feb.1922
Japan's first “radio for weather broadcasting”is developed.
1Dec.1923
Japan's first “500W vacuum tube type transmitter” is developed.
Jun.1924
Development of radio parts and radio receiver commences.
Jan.1930
Our headquarters and factory relocate to newly constructed facilities in Osaki, Tokyo.
Jul.1938
Our factory relocates to newly constructed facility in Mitaka, Tokyo.
Dec.1942
Our company name changes to "Japan Radio Co., Ltd."
Dec.1930
Our “new style of radio receiver”wins first prize in the National High-grade Radio Receiver Prize Competition Exhibition.
Mar.1932
Fully nationalized “500W power broadcasting transmitter” is developed.
1939
The world's first “cavity magnetron” is developed.
Dec.1945
Our new logo isborn.
Oct.1949
The firm restarts as "Japan Radio Co., Ltd."(secondary corporation).
“Nagano Japan Radio Co., Ltd.”is founded.
“Ueda Japan Radio Co., Ltd.” is founded.
Feb.1953
Our stock is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Oct.1954
“Osaka Wireless Office Co., Ltd.”(current JRC System Service Co., Ltd.)is founded.
May.1955
“Japan Radio Glass Co., Ltd.”is founded.
Apr.1957
A technical assistance contract is concluded with TELEFUNKEN in Germany.
Nov.1957
“Sasebo Japan Radio Co., Ltd” is founded.
Jul.1961
A new head office opens in Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Oct.1961
“Japan Radio Cooperation Association” is founded.
Dec.1961
As a joint venture with RAYTHEON company in the US, “New Japan Radio Co., Ltd.”is founded.
Nov.1948
Japan's first “ultrasonic sounding equipment” is developed.
Dec.1952
Japan's first “9GHz marine RADAR”is developed.
Mar.1954
Japan's first “weather RADAR”is developed.
Feb.1960
“The world's first transistorized LORAN receiver” is released.
Sep.1960
“A rainfall/water-level telemeter system”is delivered to the Futase Dam.
Aug.1964
Japan's first “simultaneous interpretation system”is delivered.
“The sound systems for the Tokyo Olympics”are delivered.
Aug.1968
A new Defense Systems factory opens.
Oct.1969
A laboratory opens.
May.1975
JRC do Brasil Empreendimentos Electronicos Ltda. is founded.
Apr.1982
Japan Radio clinic opens.
May.1982
The Saitama plant opens.
Apr.1983
“JRC Engineering Co., Ltd.” is founded.
A new automated production factory opens.
May.1983
The head office relocates to Akasaka,Minato-ku, Tokyo.
May.1970
Our “JAC-120 general-purpose computer system”is released.
Japan's first “digital flight simulator”is developed.
May.1971
Japan's first “real-time signal analyzer”is released.
Aug.1975
Japan's first “Ship Earth Station device for the international maritime satellite system ”is developed.
Jun.1977
“An amateur radio receiver”is released.
Mar.1979
“Fully solid-state PCM/PSK multiplex radio communication equipment” is developed.
Aug.1983
We achieves the top world share in “Ship Earth Station devices for the international maritime satellite system.”
Oct.1985
“JRC Tokki Co., Ltd.” is founded.
Oct.1986
A new factory of manufacturing of printed wiring board opens.
Jan.1990
Our capital surpasses 10 billion yen.
Apr.1994
“Japan Radio Company (HK) Limited” is founded.
Jul.1994
We introduce its system of independent divisions.
Jun.2000
LPA (Linear Power Amplifier) factory opens.
Oct.2000
“Marinfonet Co., Ltd.” (current JRC Marinfonet Co., Ltd.) is founded.
Dec.2002
The head office relocates to Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
Mar.1990
The world's first “Automotive GPS receiver for car navigation”debuts.
Sep.1991
“A new series of radio communication equipment for the GMDSS” is developed.
1993
We delivered our first mobile telephone for domestic market.
Aug.2009
The head office relocates to Ogikubo, Suginami-ku, Tokyo.
Dec.2010
We become a consolidated subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
Nov.2011
A locally incorporated company is established in Shanghai.
Sep.2012
We issued a plan for “Structural business reforms toward renewed growth.”
Dec.2013
Alphatron Marine Beheer B.V. becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
Jul.2014
The head office relocates to Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo.
Aug.2014
The head office relocates to Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo.
Dec.2014
The Advanced Technology Center opens.
Mar.2015
Construction of the production building is completed
Oct.2015
We celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding.
Mar.2016
Nagano Japan Radio Co., Ltd. and Ueda Japan Radio Co., Ltd. becomes wholly owned subsidiary
May.2016
The Marine Service Center opens.
Aug.2016
Kawagoe plant opens.
Oct.2016
Alphatron Marine Beheer B.V. becomes wholly owned subsidiary
Jan.2017
PT. JRC SPECTRA INDONESIA is founded.
Apr.2017
San Jose Technical Development Center opens.
Jul.2017
Alphatron Marine Korea Co., Ltd. is founded.
Oct.2017
JRC becomes wholly owned subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
Oct.2006
“JRM-11 Series ETC automotive equipment for motorcycles” is released.
May.2008
The world's first “MED approval for marine RADARs conforming to the new IMO RADAR performance standard” is acquired.
Jun.2010
The world's first “9GHz band 300W marine solid-state RADAR”with a narrower RADAR band is developed.
Dec.2011
The world's first “S-band/solid state meteorological RADAR” is supplied to PAGASA in the Philippines.
Jul.2015
We release “the world's smallest and lightest S-band solid state RADAR.”
May.2016
Japan's first "Compact LTE system" is delivered to Kyoto University.
"JRM-21 ETC2.0 automotive equipment for motorcycles" is released.