Aug.5,2019 Completion of the cannon nameplate.
To commemorate the transfer of the company headquarters and all industrial operations from the Yokota Factory to the Tanda Factory in 2004, master craftsman Shinichiro Ide cast a nameplate for the “Saga Domain 150-pound cannon (reconstructed)” that was installed in front of the new headquarters at the Tanda site. The nameplate, which includes information about the history of the cannon, was cast in May 2019 at the Yokota Factory. It was then mounted on the cannon after refinishing work on the cannon was completed.
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The Saga Doman was in charge of protecting the port of Nagasaki since 1642 (the year Kanei 1 according to the Japanese calendar). However, in 1804 (Bunka 1) the Russian Rezanov delegation arrived by ship and in 1808 (Bunka 5) the English Royal Navy ship Phaeton entered Nagasaki harbor. Both of these incidents led to a military defensive buildup at the port of Nagasaki.
The 10th daimyo of the Saga Domain, Nabeshima Naomasa, was keenly aware of the need to utilize Western-style cannons as part of the increased defenses at the port of Nagasaki, and in 1850 (Kaei 3) he had a reverberatory furnace constructed at Tsuiji (the site of present-day Nisshin Elementary School) in order to attempt to construct the first iron cannons in Japan.
In 1853 (Kaei 6) ships commanded by American Commodore Perry arrived at Uraga, Japan. In the aftermath of this incident, the Bakufu (central) government sent an order to the Saga Domain for cannons that were to be installed along the battery at Shinagawa in order to provide increased defense of Edo harbor. In order to fill this order, the Saga Domain constructed an additional official government reverberatory furnace at Tafuse (a model of this furnace stands at the North Gate of Saga Railway Station). By 1856 (Ansei 3) twenty-five 24-pound cannons and twenty-five 36-pound cannons had been delivered and three additional 150-pound cannons were given as presents to the Bakufu government. Unfortunately, only one of these cannons is extant today.
This 150-pound cannon was recreated based on designs that are thought to have been used in 1856 (Ansei 3) to construct the first Armstrong cannons in Japan. It was made in July 2004 to commemorate the transfer of all of Toi Koki’s operations from the Yokota Factory to the Tanda Factory.
Jun.21,2019 Toa Koki celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding.
Jun.9,2019 Clean-up Activity: “Zero Trash in the Ocean Week”
We participated in this project, which is a joint project of the Nippon Foundation and the Ministry of Environment, after receiving an invitation to take part in the event from the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association. Approximately 60 people from our company took part in the clean-up activity between 8 a.m. and around 9 a.m. at Nanaura Seaside Sports Park, during which time they were able to collect a large amount of garbage from the area surrounding the park.
May.21,2019 Mr. Wataru Mitsutake was presented with the Medal with Yellow Ribbon award by Japanese Government.
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May.6.2019 The "Family Gratitude Day in Commemoration of the 75th Year since the Founding of the Company"
The participants (approximately 930 employees and their family members) enjoyed a day of touring the plant, making keyholders, and a variety of other activities.
Aug.24.2018 A video of Toa Koki as a model corporation for the project known as "Toward the Promotion of General Employer Action Plans under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace" can be found on the Saga Prefectural Government website (link to YouTube).
July.23.2018 Toa Koki was listed in Kagayake! Funejo★, Volume 2 of the Case File for the Initiatives for the Promotion of Women’s Participation in Maritime Industry Workplaces (published by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).
Jun. 15, 2018 Omuragata Factory Pouring achieved 7,000 times.
May. 1 2018 Start of factory operations at the Machine Production Department
Apr.19.2018 Article on TOAKOKI was posted on Newsweek International(04.13.2018).
Apr. 1. 2018 New parking lot on the west side of the Tanda Factory（Start parking）
Mar. 28, 2018 The cherry blossoms at Toa koki Tanda factory are in full bloom.
Mar. 25, 2018 We joined at Kids restoration workshop.
Article in SAGA SHIMBUN[Mar. 25, 2018]
Feb. 22, 2018 Decision made to conduct a memorial firing of a cannon manufactured by Toa Koki Co., Ltd. at the Opening Ceremony of the Hizen Saga Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Expo (Memorial firing to take place on March. 17, 2018)
Feb. 21, 2018 Tanida Factory Pouring achieved 6,000 times.
Dec. 26, 2017 Renewal of the restored Saga Castle History Museum Cannon.
Nov. 5, 2017 Mr. Masatoshi Ichinose was awarded “FOREST-MASTER”(Qualified by Saga midorino kikin).
Aug. 25, 2017 Mr. Shoji Kawasaki was awarded "Saga monozukuribito commendation ceremony having just finished flying in the second world"
Aug. 26-27, 2017 "SAGA MONOSUGO Festa 2017" was closed successfully!
①"Let's challenge to form Mutsugorou by metal casting" which was managed by TOA KOKI, it was successful thanks to 211 visitors on Aug 26 (Saturday)
②Result of "Special match in Saga of all Japan manufacturers' spinning-top competition" which was competed with 14 teams on Aug 27(Sunday). "TOA KOKI team Yokota" won the first prize! "TOA KOKI team Senbatsu" won the second prize!
Jul. 30, 2017 Toa Koki receives ISO9001:2015 certification.
Jul. 21, 2017 An article of the round table was appeared in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun about Ms. Otakara who is working at Yokota Foundry Shop.
May. 16, 2017 Mr. Masatoshi Ichinose was presented with the Medal with Yellow Ribbon award by Japanese Government.
Apr. 17, 2017 [TOA KOKI MUSEUM]opened at Yokota Factory.
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Apr. 7, 2017 [COLORS]issued by the Saga Prefecture Conference of promote Women's great success carried about Ms.Otakara who is working at Yokota Foundry Shop.
Apr. 5, 2017 We changed the capital to 100million yen by reducing capital without compensation.
Mar. 21-24, 2017 An article of Toa Koki was serialized in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
Feb. 13, 2017 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu won eighth prize in the Lathe Division of the 29th Skills Grand Prix.
Feb. 1, 2017 "TOA KOKI"English logo was completed on the Tanda factory side.
Nov. 5-6, 2016 Mr.Mitsunobu Nakamura, Mr.Taro Matsumoto, Mr. Kenichi Uematsu will participate in the “Special match in Izumo of all Japan manufacturers’ spinning-top competition”.
Nov. 3, 2016 Mr.Hidemi Tahara was presented with the Medal with Yellow Ribbon award by Japanese Government.
Sep. 29,2016 Toa Koki Co., Ltd. was approved as the Authorizing Factory based on Article 6, paragraph 2 of the Ship Safety Law, by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
And the approved item is as follows,
Click to open the PDF file.（Cylinder ／Cylinder Liner／Cylinder Cover）
Aug. 27-28, 2016 "SAGA MONOSUGO Festa 2016" was closed successfully!
①"Let's challenge to form Mutsugorou by metal casting" which was managed by TOA KOKI, it was successful thanks to 268 visitors on Aug 27 (Saturday)
②Result of "Special match in Saga of all Japan manufacturers' spinning-top competition" which was competed with 15 teams on Aug 28(Sunday). "TOA KOKI team A" won the first prize! "TOA KOKI team B" won the third prize!
Aug. 27-28, 2016 "MONOSUGO Festa 2016 of SAGA"
#1 TOA KOKI held a casting experience for the kids at “SAGA MONOSUGO Festa 2016”.
#2 3 teams of TOA KOKI competes "Preliminary match in Saga of all Japan manufacturers' spinning-top competition".
June. 1, 2016 New Truck Scale System was introduced on June. 01. 2016.
[Maker:Kamacho Scale Co., Ltd.] (Max weight : 50 Ton)
May. 4, 2016 “SAGA MONOSUGO” featuring TOA KOKI is broadcasted.
TOA KOKI is featured on a TV program, "SAGA MONOSUGO" which is introducing advanced manufacturers located in Saga.
（Production by SAGA pref. : On SAGA TV）
Nov. 17, 2015 SAGA "SAIKO" （GREATNESS and REVITALIZATION）COMPANY COMMENDATION
(Saga Prefectural Government)
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Nov. 09, 2015 Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Prize Contemporary Master Craftsmen (outstanding technicians)
Machining Mr. Hidemi Tahara
Pattern Mr. Masatoshi Ichinose
Awards ceremony：November 9, 2015 Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo
Oct. 01, 2015 Mr. Syogo Ohata competes in the milling division of the 53rd Japan Vocational Ability Development Association National Tournament.
(Dec. 02, 2015,Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture)
Oct. 01, 2015 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu competes in the lathe division of the 53rd Japan Vocational Ability Development Association National Tournament.
(Dec. 01, 2015,Komaki, Aichi Prefecture)
Jun. 30, 2015 Website renewal
Dec. 22, 2014 All Japan Women's Judo Players visit Toa Koki
Front row (left to right): Haruna Asami (48-kg class), Ami Kondo (48-kg class), Kaori Matsumoto (57-kg class), Nae Udaka (57-kg class), Mitsutoshi Nanjo (Coach)
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Nov. 29, 2014 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu competes in the Lathe Division of the 52nd National Skills Competition as the Saga Prefectural Representative
Nov. 24, 2014 Received Workplace Certification from ClassNK
Jun. 21, 2014 Toa Koki celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding
Jun. 15, 2014 Toa Koki receives ISO14001 certification
Nov. 20, 2013 Mr. Kenichi Uematsu competes in the 51st National Skills Competition as the Saga Prefectural Representative
Aug. 2, 2013 "Monozukuri Master" certification received by Shinichiro Ide, Hidemi Tahara, and Masanori Fuchikami
Jun. 25, 2013 Website renewal
May. 20, 2013 Start of power generation at Solar Factory TOA
Apr. 15, 2013 Yoshio Kohara chosen for the 2012 JIFFA English Correspondence Course (held in Osaka) Excellent Achievement Award
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