- About us
Yamasa Tokei Keiki Co., Ltd.（http://www.yamasa-tokei.co.jp/） was founded in 1942 and produced the first commercial pedometer in 1965 in Japan. The well-known among world by word for pedometer “Manpo-kei” (Manpo means 10,000 steps in Japanese) is our trademark.
“Walking” is recommended to keep good health such as preventing or improving lifestyle diseases and controlling body fat by used calories or improving exercise capacity. Walking takes root in the world as the exercise that everybody can do anytime, anywhere, any place easily.
For the market outside Japan, our products centering on Made-in-Japan pedometers are sold to local government organizations, schools and corporations for their healthcare programs as well as consumer electronics retailers and sports stores. Also our products are widely used in the area of medical research due to their accuracy and durability.
We keep providing high-quality “products” and “service” to the world improving and innovating our technology in order to enjoy healthy and comfortable life under the theme of “Enjoy walking”.
Mr. Jiro Kato founded Yamasa Kouku Keiki Co., Ltd. in Toshima-ku, Tokyo to manufacture aircraft instruments.
The above office was moved to Meguro-ku, Tokyo and manufactured mainly movements for clocks of industrial instruments.
Yamasa Tokei Keiki Co., Ltd. was established and manufactured industrial instruments and special watches.
Established new section of healthcare equipment.
Developed and launched the first pedometer “Manpo Meter” under the slogan of “Healthcare with 10,000 steps/day”.
New factory was built in Hasuda city, Saitama prefecture.
Registered the trademark of “Manpo Meter”.
Launched analog calorie consumption meter, “My Calorie”.
Registered the trademark of “Manpokei”.
Set up YAMAX brand.
Registered the trademark of “Manpo”.
Launched electronic pedometer.
YAMAX Corporation was established.
Opened Osaka sales office.
International Trade and Industry Inspection Institute appointed us to a member of JIS
formulation draft making committee for pedometers.
Launched triaxial peak accelerometer.
Launched game pedometer “First map creator (Tadataka Ino) today” for the opening of “Japan 21st Century Walking for Million People”.
Launched watch type pedometer.
Launched triaxial digital peak accelerometer.
Launched Pocket Manpo (pedometer) - “Power Walker” (accelerometer sensor).
Launched "IT Pedometer” in conjunction with the web site “Walking Pedometer Program”.
Merged with affiliated company (export sector) - YAMAX Corporation.
Launched pedometer using NFC technology.
Launched Pocket Manpo (pedometer) - “Power Walker EX” as the product to meet “fitness guideline” issued by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Launched Pocket Manpo (pedometer) - “anemos” with a built-in USB connecting terminal.
Launched activity monitor “My Calorie”.
Launched watch type pedometer - “Dempa Manpo” equipped with radio clock.
Launched activity monitor “My Calorie” equipped with pneumatic sensor.
Launched “Active Manpo” that evaluates walking activity with the score.
Established logistic center in Kuki city, Saitama prefecture.
Moved head office to the newly-built office in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.
|Corporate name||YAMASA TOKEI KEIKI CO., LTD.|
|Address||2-4-9, Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-0093, Japan|