TAITO TRADING COMPANY was established in
Sold imported sundry goods and was the first firm in Japan to distill and market vodka.
Started manufacturing and selling small vending machines (peanut vendors).
Started jukebox leasing operations.
Developed the first jukebox produced entirely in Japan.
Started the sales and leasing of amusement equipment.
Became the exclusive sales agent in Japan for jukeboxes produced by U.S.-based Seeburg.
Established subsidiary PACIFIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. with the aim of planning, developing and producing our own products.
Was given a commendation by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as a corporation contributing to exporting.
Purchased the Japan Vending Machine Ltd. with the aim of bolstering amusement facilities operations.
Changed corporate name to TAITO CORPORATION.
Completed construction of the new headquarters building at Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Released Japan's first professional TV game "Elepong".
Released the enormously popular "Space Invaders" game.
Began building company offices in major cities throughout Japan in order to bolster our network of sales bases.
Established the Ebina Plant in Ebina City (Kanagawa Prefecture) as a main production base, shifted the Tunashima Plant functions to this new plant.
Began handling coin-op audiovisual equipment (professional video karaoke machines).
Became a member of the Kyocera Group after Kyocera took a stake in the company.
Merged the two subsidiaries, PACIFIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. and Japan Vending Machine Ltd.
Conducted a CI to mark 35th anniversary.
Began manufacturing and selling the X2000 coin-op karaoke system using ISDN communication lines.
Listed shares on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Began manufacturing and selling the X-55 home-use online karaoke system.
Established the subsidiary BEIJING TAIXIN CULTURAL AMUSEMENT CO., LTD. to promote amusement facilities operations and game equipment sales in Beijing.
Released the "Densha de GO!" train driving simulation game, which became a huge hit at home and in the arcades.
Became the first producer of arcade amusement equipment to be awarded the ISO9001 International Quality Certification.
Ebina Development Center was awarded the ISO14001 International Environmental Management Systems Certification.
Merged with the Kyocera Multimedia Corporation in order to bolster our network services.
Launched mobile phone contents business.
Nine offices and all directly managed game facilities nationwide were awarded the ISO14001 international certification for their environment management systems.
Shares promoted to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Established the subsidiary TAITO KOREA CORPORATION to promote the management of amusement facilities in Seoul, Korea.
Square Enix purchased a stake in TAITO, making the company a member of the Square Enix group.
TAITO became a wholly-owned subsidiary of SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. and its shares were delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Transferred commercial karaoke machine business to Xing Inc.
Along with Faith Inc., established the joint venture Brave to serve as a music download service.
TAITO headquarters relocated from Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku to Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku.
Wide variety of "SPACE INVADERS" 30th Anniversary content unveiled.
TAITO headquarters relocated from Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku to Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku.
Invested in NTTe-Sports, engaged in the business of e-sports in the NTT Group.
Opened Taito Station Fuchu Kururu. Acquired the Guinness World Record® for the "Most claw crane game machines at a single venue".
Participated in a professional music game league as the owner of the professional team "TAITO STATION Tradz".