First in the World: This camera achieved its position as a high-end single-lens reflex camera by incorporating various new functions that were never seen before, such as the coupling of aperture and light meter, and the practical use of the motor drive.
First in Japan: In Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, 1952.
Now used all across Japan, this small bridge was the first of the PC bridges in Japan.
First in Japan: This is the year that the “Bombay route,” the first routine sea route for a Japanese shipping company, was opened.
First in the World: The world’s first oxygen scavenger “AGELESS®” began its production in 1977.
First in the World: Mitsubishi launched the world's first mass-produced EV i-MiEV.
First in Japan: In the Meiji era, many new industries were created by the government's industrial development policies to modernize the nation. Being one of the new industries, there was a movement to establish a marine insurance company necessary for growing shipping and trading industries. On August 1, 1879, Tokio Marine Insurance Company, the predecessor of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, was established.
No. 1 in Japan:* Crude oil processing capacity at 1.93 million barrels/day.
*No. 1 in the nation as of March 31, 2019
The origin of the present Kirin brand “Kirin Beer.” Manufactured by Japan Brewery, the forerunner company of Kirin Beer. It is the starting point of the present “Kirin Lager Beer,” and has over 130 years of history.
First in the World: Mitsubishi holds a Guinness World Record for the largest dredger bucket that weighs 477 tons (106m3).