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History of Nakano Corporation

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Establishment Period 1885 - 1932

Kisaburo Nakano came to Tokyo from Kagawa prefecture in 1885 and started Nakanogumi, initially specializing in civil engineering and construction works involving stone masonry. Developing our own form of masonry, "Inada Mikage (special granite)," the Nakano group made great contributions to many famous domestic projects such as the Nihon Bashi Bridge, the Japan’s Parliament House, and the Imperial Theatre buildings.

Nihon Bashi Bridge (top), Parliament House (below)


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Transformation Period 1933 - 1943

In February of 1933, Yoshichika Oshima, the company's general manager at the time, took over operations and developed the company into a general contractor named the Oshima office of Nakanogumi. Surviving through the difficult times during and after World War II, Oshima re-organized the company as a private stock-holding company in December of 1942 and established the foundations for future growth.

Yokoshiba Airport Hangar (top),
Tokyo Imperial University Facilities (below)


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Development Period 1944 - 1974

With making construction as a core business, Oshima diversified the company into new businesses such as Real Estate developments, and Construction technologies. He also expanded the operation from the initial base in the Kanto region to Nagoya, Osaka, Tohoku and Kyushu. Expanding the business, the company was registered on the Second Board of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1962, before ascending to the First Board in 1972. In 1974, Nakano became a true international organization though overseas expansion to the United States of America

Totsuka Public Residence, Shinjuku Hikariza Theater (top),
Ichigaya Station (JNR), Tokyo Kensetsu Kaikan (below)


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Modern Age 1975 - 2019

Beginning with international offices in the United States and Singapore in 1974 and 1975, Nakano Corporation has continued to bolster its overseas presence as well as our range of international design and construction services. To date Nakano has completed over 1,300 projects in over 37 nations around the world. In 1991 with expectations towards a new era of dynamic business development, Nakanogumi was renamed as Nakano Corporation. After merging with the architectural division of Fudo Construction Co., Ltd in 2004, became a general construction company with major branches throughout Japan.


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