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  NaITO World
1945
  • Taishun Naito inaugurates a machines and tools wholesale business.
  • World War II ends.
1953
  • Naito Shoten is founded in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo with the capital of 1.5 million yen.
  • The Korean War ceases with an armistice.
  • Stalin dies.
1959
  • The head office moves from Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo to a newly constructed building at Tabatacho, Kita-ku, Tokyo.
  • The Cuban Revolution breaks out.
  • Charles de Gaulle becomes the first French president.
1961
  • Participates in the fourth Tokyo International Trade Fair as an exhibitor.
  • Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human being to journey into outer space with the Vostok.
1964
  • The company name is changed to Naito & Co., Ltd.
  • The Olympic Games take place in Tokyo.
  • The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is founded.
1974
  • The head office is moved as the new office building is completed in Showamachi, Kita-ku, Tokyo.
  • The Watergate Scandal forces Richard Nixon to resign as U.S. president.
1985
  • Spins off the measuring instruments division into Tokyo Sokki Co., Ltd.
  • Sets up Tokyo Stocker System Co., Ltd.
  • The Plaza Accord is signed in the Group of Five.
1990
  • Begins nationwide expansion of information networks with customers.
  • Sets up the Head Office Stock Center (currently, East Japan Distribution Center) and the Kansai Stock Center (currenly, West Japan Distribution Center).
  • The Soviet Union introduces the post of president and Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the first president.
  • Iraqi troops invade Kuwait and brings its whole territory under control.
  • The two Germanies are reunited.
1992
  • Merges with Tokyo Sokki Co., Ltd.
  • The Bosnian War breaks out.
1993
  • Executes a corporate identity project to introduce a new symbol and logo.
  • Accordingly, the company name logo is changed to NaITO.
  • U.S. president George Bush and Russian president Boris Yeltsin sign START II/
  • Israel and the PLO sign the Oslo Accords.
1999
  • Opens the website.
  • Lists shares on the over the counter market.
  • The European Union (EU) introduced a single currency - the euro.
  • Macau returns to China's sovereignty.
2000
  • Absorbs and merges with Tokyo Stocker System Co., Ltd.
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 is released at the same time in Japan, the United States and Europe.
2001
  • Obtains ISO14001 certification for the head office.
  • Publishes NaITO Machines and Tools Catalog vol. 9, which reflects a massive increase in coverage.
  • The September 11 attacks occur.
  • U.S. forces start attacking Afghanistan's Taliban government.
2004
  • The scope of ISO 14001 certification is extended to cover Nagoya.
  • Lists its shares on the JASDAQ stock echange (currently, the JASDAQ market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange).
  • The FIFA World Cup takes place in Japan and South Korea.
  • The African Union (AU) is established.
2005
  • Becomes a subsidiary of Okaya & Co., Ltd. (with the capital of 2,291 million yen).
  • The Kyoto Protocol comes into force.
  • The 2005 Sumatra earthquake occurs.
2006
  • Sets up Siam Okaya Machine & Tool Co., Ltd. (SOMAT) as a subsidiary for selling machines and tools in Thailand joinly with Okaya & Co. Ltd.
  • Montenegro achieves independence from Serbia-Montenegro.
  • The Royal Thai Army stages a bloodless coup.
2009
  • The scope of the ISO 14001 certification is extended to cover Osaka.
  • Barack Obama becomes the first African American to serve as U.S. president.
  • Micheal Jackson dies.
2011
  • Sets up a representative office in Vietnam.
  • The Jasmine Revolution takes place in Tunisia.
  • The Great East Japan Earthquake occurs.
2012
  • Sets up Naito Vietnam Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary for selling machines and tools in Vietnam.