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Full Name
Bunka Hoso (Nippon Cultural Broadcasting) Media Plus Building,
3rd Floor1-31 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0013
Date of establishment
August 1, 1985
¥ 436,100,000
JASDAQ Standard (Securities code:2391)
Main financing banks
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank
Major shareholders
・Lion Corporation
・Intec Inc.
・Unicharm Corporation
・Shiseido Co., Ltd.
・Sunstar Inc.
・Johnson Company, Limited
・S. T. Corporation
・Nippon Paper Crecia Co., Ltd.
・Cow Brand Soap Kyoshinsha Co., Ltd.
・The Procter & Gamble Company, Japan
・Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
・Unilever Japan Customer Marketing K.K.
・Kracie Home Products, Ltd.

(as of October 26, 2016)

Directors and Auditors

Representative Director and Chairman
Hiromasa Tamanyu
Representative Director and President
Masakatsu Tagami
Managing Director
Toshio Matsumoto
Tetsuya Yamasaki
Itsuo Hama
Sadayuki Ishii
Koji Hirota
Audit&imp;Supervisory Board Member
Akio Kuroiwa
Nobushige Inoue
Yoshinobu Ishigaki

(as of October 26, 2016)

Executive Officers

President and Chief Executive Officer
Masakatsu Tagami
Senior Managing Officers
Toshio Matsumoto
Executive Officers
Tetsuya Yamasaki
Hiroshi Yamamoto
Wataru kawamura
Shigeharu Takiyama
Hidetomo Uehara
Yoshitsugu Imamura

(as of April 1, 2017)

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Company History

1985 .
PLANET founded; capital: ¥ 240 million
Shareholders at that time: Lion Corporation, Unicharm Corporation, Shiseido Co., Ltd., Sunstar Inc., Johnson Company, Limited, Jujo Kimberly (current name: Nippon Paper Crecia Co., Ltd.), S.T. Chemicals (current name: S.T. Corporation),
Cow Brand Soap Kyoshinsha Co., Ltd., Intec Inc.
1986 .
Purchasing data, sales data go online
Order data, invoice verification data go online
1987 .
Awarded “Nikkei Marketing Journal Prize” at annual Nikkei MJ Superior Products Awards
1988 .
FAX ordering system goes online
Publication of “PLANET van van” newsletter
1991 .
Inventory data goes online
1994 .
Item tracking data goes online
1995 .
Issuance of “Total EDI Summary Report,” Announcement of “100% Online Order Placement/Receipt Concept”
Contracted by All Japan (Home Products) Wholesalers’ Network
1996 .
Introduction of Comprehensive Business Interface Form (beginning of switch to new form transmission format)
1997 .
EDI for Procurement goes online
CPG product database service goes online
1998 .
Announcement of “Vision for Optimal and Effective Supply chain management (VOES)
“Retailer-Wholesaler EDI Summary Report (“WES,” new edition)” published in cooperation with the All Japan Cosmetics and Daily Necessities Wholesalers’ Association.
Launch of location database service
1999 .
Downsizing of EDI for Enterprise Systems (in response to TCP/IP)
2000 .
Pet industry begins using the product database
2001 .
Launch of Web-based order placement/receipt service
Launch of Web-based EDI service for procurement
Launch of single-portal “Buyers’ Net ® ” service
2002 .
Personal care industry announces use of EDI services
2003 .
Pet industry introduces   Comprehensive Business Interface Form
2004 .
Acquisition of ISMS Conformity Assessment Scheme accreditation
2005 .
Launch of Internet EDI” SMOOTHEDI ® ”
2006 .
Launch of Product master registration support services
Launch of sales report services
Publication of “How To Succeed As A PLANET-type IT Business” book, and the “EDI Explained” pamphlet
2007 .
Acquisition of ISMS International Standard (ISO27001) certification
2008 .
Customer Communications, Ltd., becomes an affiliate
Received transfer of Japan self-medication database operations
2009 .
Launch of the OTC medicine instruction database service
Converted communication protocol for all EDI services to “Zengin TCP/IP” and “AS2”
2010 .
Offices moved to Bunka Hoso Media Plus Building, 1-31 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Connected product database with FDB, the data pool for the liquor and processed food industry.
2012 .
In our first change of president in 19 years, Hiromasa Tamanyu became the Company’s chairman, and Masakatsu Tagami was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer
2013 .
Launch of "MITEOS", the web-based EDI service
2015 .
Issuance of survey report “Mindset and activities that enhance inbound consumption of CPGs and OTCs”