Company

Overview and Timeline

Overview

 
 
Company name

IDEA INSTITUTE INC.

President

Keizo Kiyohara

Date of establishment

June 1973

Capital

¥80 million

Sales

(FY 2012 ended Dec. 31, 2012)
¥1.1 billion

Address

Idea Bldg., 3-1-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013 Japan

Telephone no.

+81-3-3446-8660

Fax no.

+81-3-3446-3134

Number of employees

90

 

Timeline

 
 
1973

Idea Institute founded with the principal objective of providing global communication services in multiple languages. Immediately receives orders from Japan's largest export-oriented companies for catalog, advertisement, and manual translation work for overseas markets. Services available in 20 languages.

1975

Begins offering design and layout work plus printing services. Orders pour in from government-affiliated companies. Continues to broaden the scope of operations.

1979

Becomes one of the first companies in the Japanese translation industry to acquire U.S.-made computerized typesetting equipment for Western languages, causing productivity to soar.

1984

Enters the technical writing field.

1985

Introduces a U.S.-made electronic editing system, which leads to a marked increase in desktop publishing productivity.

1986

Capital increased to ¥38.4 million.

1988

Government and government-affiliated corporation orders increase. Acquires a wider range of desktop publication programs. Computer inventory vastly expanded in order to construct more efficient intra-office systems.

1996

Acquires translation support software, leading to another major surge in translation and desktop publishing productivity.

1998

Offers Web site design services.

1999

Offers localization services for online help and software.

2003

Idea moves into its own building in Ebisu, Tokyo.

2004

Capital increased to ¥80 million.
Support available in over 50 languages.

 
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