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The history of Kokusai Kogyo is intimately linked with the postwar history of Japan: born in 1947, we got our start as a pioneer in aerial surveying contributing to Japan’s reconstruction. From that point forward, we have gone on to provide the accurate maps essential to building Japan and sustaining its economic growth. Moreover, we have refined our geospatial information technology so that it adds value to maps and, not least, underpinned the construction of Japan’s social infrastructure.

1947 Sanro Kogyo Co., Ltd. inaugurated; capital 8 million yen
1954 Company renamed Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1958 Head office moved to new building at 2 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan
1960 Conducted Japan’s first seabed layer survey (sonoprobe acoustic survey)
1961 Listed on Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Deployed NEAC-2101 computer
1968 Deployed FACOM270-20 computer
1972 Established Kyoritsu Air Survey Co., Ltd. with three industry peers
1978 Began Japan’s first full-scale computer mapping (PLANICOMP C-100 Analytical Stereoplotting System)
1984 Deployed RC-10A (aerial photogrammetry camera)
Completed Roadman (road surface inspection vehicle)
Deployed VAX11/750 mapping system
1985 Through joint investment with Tokyo Metropolitan Government, established Tokyo Data System as a third sector company
(currently TDS Co., Ltd., in which Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. has a 100% interest)
1987 Listed as a designated stock on First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1995 Deployed RC-30 (aerial photogrammetry camera)
Deployed narrow multibeam depth finder
2000 Introduced aircraft-mounted laser scanner
2003 Deployed Japan’s first digital aerial camera (DMC)
2007 Delisted from the stock market with the establishment of a pure holding company,
Kokusai Kogyo Holdings Co., Ltd. (Securities Code: 9234)
2008 Environmental Solutions Division demerged to become Kokusai Environmental Solutions Co., Ltd.
Cultural Business
Division demerged to become Kokusai Bunkazai Co., Ltd.
Established KKC Systems Co., Ltd., and Ryukyu Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Deployed MMS (Mobile Measurement System)
2010 Became a registered issuer of Green Power Certificates
2011 Started full-scale development of solar photovoltaic power and renewable energy consulting businesses in local
Established headquarters to support recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and launched full-scale reconstruction support projects in the affected areas.
Opened Ryukyu Kokusai Kogyo Data Center in Okinawa; implemented a fully digital spatial information data production line
2013 Opened Green Community Tagonishi, a smart village district in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. joined the United Nations Global Compact
2015 Kokusai Environmental Solutions Co., Ltd. and Infrastructure Innovation Institute Inc. merged into Kokusai Kogyo
Co., Ltd.
2017 Meiji Consultant Co., Ltd. becomes a subsidiary of Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
2019 Unveiled Open Village Nokishita, a co-existence complex, in Green Community Tagonishi
2020 Signed UN’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C
2021 Head office moved to Shinjuku Front Tower, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Obtained SBTi Science Based Targets validation
2023 Became a subsidiary of MIRAIT ONE Corporation