In 1946, Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, The predecessor of Sony Group Corporation) started as a small company with capital of just 190,000 yen and approximately 20 employees. Founder Masaru Ibuka said the purpose of setting up the company was to "establish an ideal factory
In September 1945, Masaru Ibuka returned to Tokyo to begin work in the war-damaged capital. A narrow room with a telephone switchboard located on the third floor of the Shirokiya Department Store (Tokyu Department Store which closed on January 1999) in Nihombashi became the new workshop for Ibuka and his group.
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Morita saw a newspaper article about Ibuka's new venture and, after some correspondence, chose to join him in Tokyo. With funding from Morita's father, they co-founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, the forerunner of Sony Corporation) in 1946 with about 20 employees and initial capital of ...
In 1946, Ibuka, Morita and Maeda converted this laboratory into the Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K. K. (the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, which in 1958 became SONY).
- Gerhard Fasol
Masaru Ibuka (井深 大 Ibuka Masaru; 11 April 1908 – 19 December 1997) was a Japanese electronics industrialist and co-founder of Sony. Career. In 1908, Masaru Ibuka was born as the first son of Tasuku Ibuka who was a student of Inazo Nitobe. But Masaru lost his father at an early age. Masaru moved to Kobe because his mother remarried. He ...
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