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Welcome

ABOUT US
Vision Statement
"Serious about having fun." "Be true to your dreams." Cultivating a corporate culture of emotional involvement with the organizatoin.

We want to show society the value of enjoying life through the model hobby. Since its foundation, Kyosho has lived by this philosophy. And, there is no end to the pursuit of this goal. From each generation to the next, our unceasing search for ways people can have fun leads to continuous idea creation that takes shape in the form of truly innovative products.

Management Philosophy

Make products that inspire people through surprise and discovery.

Cultivate an organization that combines imagination with the technological capability to successfully transform ideas into exceptional products. For this purpose, staff and departments within Kyosho communicate and work as a team, inspiring and supporting each other. This internal cooperation not only results in inspirational Kyosho products, but also provides an opportunity to learn from each other through the process. By owning a Kyosho product and discovering its full capabilities, the owner can achieve greater enjoyment and a depth of appreciation than ever thought possible. The intrinsic value of a Kyosho product is measured by its success as a source of enjoyment, which is far greater than any financial value. Kyosho workmanship must mean more than an industrial product, and this forms the basis of our management philosophy.

Katsumi Watanabe President

Corporate Summary
Trade Name
KYOSHO CORPORATION
Address
Atsugi AXT Main Tower 7F, 3050 Okata Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0021
TEL
046-229-1511
Established
October 10, 1963
Capital
¥50,000,000.
Staff
60
Fiscal Year
March(End)
(as of september 13, 2018)

KYOSHO Corporation of America

Trade Name
KYOSHO Corporation of America
Address
20322 Valencia Circle,Lake Forest, CA 92630
TEL
949-454-8854
FAX
949-454-8881
(as of august 20, 2018)

Kyosho Milestones
1963
・ Kyosho Corporation established in October in Tokyo to market models, toys and sundry goods both domestically and internationally (capital ¥2,300,000).
1968
・ New paid in capital of ¥8,000,000.
・ Head office building constructed (total 1,600 sq. meters, 7 floors & 1 basement floor).
1970
・ Sales of RC cars commenced in Japanese domestic market.
1984
・ International distribution network established.
1987
・ New paid in capital of ¥521,160,000(allocation of new shares to third party).
・ Relocated to new Atsugi building, 9 floors, approx. 6,000 sq. meters.
1991
・ Sponsor "Brabham Yamaha" formula car racing team.
1992
・ Production and sale of Die-Cast models commenced. "Consumer Direct Parts Shipment" commenced.
・ Sponsor "Sasol Jordan Yamaha" formula car racing team.
1993
・ Kyosho's 30th anniversary.
・ Kyosho Cup commenced.
1994
・ Hisashi Suzuki, founder, appointed as Chairman.
・ Akihisa Suzuki appointed as President.
・ Mini car gallery "PIT" Nagata-cho (Tokyo) branch opened.
1995
・ First Kyosho World Cup held in Philippines.
・ Hisashi Suzuki appointed as Executive Consultant.
1997
・ Second Kyosho World Cup held in Japan.
1999
・ Third Kyosho World Cup held in Hawaii, USA.
・ "Mini-Z Racer" series, RC industry's first palm-top size RC cars, released.
2000
・ Mini car gallery "PIT" Daikanyama (Tokyo) branch opened.
・ Mini car gallery "PIT" IKSPIARI (Kanagawa) branch opened.
2001
・ "Mini-Z Racer Formula Car" series released.
・ "Palm Runner," value version of palm-top size RC car, released.
・ "Gun Walker," two legs walking RC robot series, announced.
・ OEM supply of Die-Cast models to BMW, followed by Smart, Mercedes, Nissan & Mazda commenced.
2002
・ "Inferno" won 6th consecutive title at the IFMAR 1/8th Nitro Offroad Buggy World's.
・ Fourth Kyosho World Cup held in Beijing, China.
・ Mini car gallery "PIT" Yokohama branch closed and La Chitta Della (Kawasaki) branch opened.
・ "FV1000," RC aircraft, and "Caliber 30," RC helicopter received the Model of the Year Award.
2003
・ Kyosho's 40th anniversary.
・ "Evolva2003" won both TQ and world championship title at the IFMAR 1/8th Onroad Racing World Championship.
・ "Mini-Z Time" website commenced.
・ "Mini-Z Style" mook published.
2004
・ "CVS Mini Car Collection" commenced.
・ Fifth Kyosho World Cup held in Dubai, UAE.
・ "V-One RRR" dominated the IFMAR 1/10 GP Touring Car World Championship in Brasil with TQ, championship title and 8 A-main finalists.
・ Revenue reached ¥10 billion.
2005
・ Kyosho Corporation of America commenced in April.
・ "Inferno MP777" received 2005 Reader's Choice The Best Nitro Buggy Award at "RCX" exhibition in USA.
・ Akihisa Suzuki appointed as Chairman.
・ Masayuki Suzuki appointed as President.
2006
・ "Kyosho Omotesando" opened in Omotesando Hills.
・ "Kyosho Fair & Miniature Model 2006" held at Maruei department store.
・ "Inferno MP777" won 7th championship title at the IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Offroad Buggy World Championship.
・ "Manoi AT01," two legs walking humanoid robot, released.
・ First Kyosho Athletics Humanoid Cup held at Omotesando Hills.
2007
・ "Manoi PF01," two legs walking humanoid robot, special limited color edition released.
2008
・ "dNaNo," 1/43 desk-top RC, released.
・ "Kyosho Akihabara" opened in Akihabara.
2009
・ "RC Garage Route 246" opened next to Kyosho building.
・ "RC Planning Route 246," a new parts brand, commenced.
・ "MR-03," Mini-Z Racer third generation chassis, released.
・ "Kyosho Makers Okabe Jidousha RX-7" celebrating Mini-Z 10th anniversary attended Super Taikyu, Japanese Endurance Race.
・ Cumulative sales of CVS Mini Car Collection reached 10 million units.
・ Cumulative sales of Mini-Z Racer reached 800,000 units.
2010
・ Akihisa Suzuki appointed as President.
・ "Kyosho Egg" brand commenced.
・ "KF-01," GP formula car, released. "NFO," a race organizer for KF-01, established. Online race organizing system established.
2011
・ "Dslot43," 1/43 scale Kyosho original slot car series, developed and released.
・ "Kyosho Egg Gold Label," unique toy RC brand, commenced.
・ "EZ series Sandmaster/NeXXt," new concept RC buggy kit assembled by a single screw driver, released.
・ Popular and memorial models such as "Optima,""Lazer ZX-5," & "Inferno MP9" added to Mini-Z series.
2012
・ "Mini-Z Moto Racer" with cutting edge technology and super micro motor released.
・ "Mosquito," 3 channel RC helicopter with a finger-tip sized gryo, released.
・ "Scorpion XXL VE" in massive 1/7 scale with aggressive performance released.
2013
・ "Calmato Alpha 60 Sports EP/GP," lower wing trainer with divisible fuselage and main wing, released.
・ "RC Gomiba GO" & "RC Sugoi Mop" received high popularity for their uniqueness.
・ CVS Mini Car Collection rearched total 63 series in 1,569 kinds in its 10th anniversary year.
・ Kyosho's 50th anniversary. Memorial book published.
2014
・ "Kyosho Village" opened in Tokyo Venus Fort.
2015
・ Mini-Z's 15th anniversary. Cumulative sales reached 1.5 million units.
・ "Optima," Kyosho's lengendary model, re-released.
2016
・Kyosho Die-Cast Model's 25th anniversary.
・Worldwide release of "Drone Racer," a racing drone for ultra-low altitude, on November 25.
2017
・"Kyosho On-board Monitor," easy-to-operate FPV (First Person View) monitor system, released.
・"Kyosho Ride-On System 4D Experience," a concept machine exploring potential shift of RC driving way from 'viewing' to 'riding,' developed.
2018
KYOSHO ”REBORN”
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Management Structure
Title
Name
Assignment
President
Katsumi Watanabe
General manager of Sales Dept.
Senior Managing Director
Yoshiaki Morimoto
Administrative Dept.
Outside Director
Ippei Matsubara
Outside Director
Takahisa Komatsu
Outside Director
Kazutaka Yamada
Outside Director
Masaki Yahagi
Outside Director
Kenji Tanaka
Part-time Auditor
Tetsuya Kubota