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History

1961
Banjiro Uemura founded TFC in Tokyo, Japan as a dub house for foreign language TV programs.
1962
Begins a distribution division.
1963
Starts producing original TV dramas.
1964
Opens TV commercial production division.
1966
Distributes hit British TV series, "Thunderbirds".
1969
Produces a commercial whose catch phrase becomes an overnight sensation.
1970
Founds TV-Technica Inc. to provide audio-mixing & video-editing services. Starts Video Graph to market video, audio and film media.
1972
Acquires National Azabu Supermarket and builds it into a leading retail merchandiser.
1973
Opens New York office, expanding international operations.
1977
Distributes Sir Richard Attenborough's epic wartime drama, "A Bridge Too Far" to huge box office success.
1979
Produces an Emmy Award winning TV miniseries and its spin-off feature film, "SHOGUN", in partnership with Paramount Pictures, TV Asahi and Toho.
1981
Begins operation of full-service video production division.
1983
Opens Cente Service Corp. in Los Angeles to expand production and acquisition base in U.S.
1984
Opens computer graphics production unit in Tokyo,one of the first of its kind in Asia.Acquires Nibankohboh Productions Corp. to expand commercial production capability.
1986
Begins satellite broadcast operations, with Star Channel, as a joint venture with MGM, Paramount and Universal.
Begins sales promotion operations.
Founds Den-en Supermarket in Tokyo.
1987
Founds Omnibus Japan Inc.
Acquires Japan Color Movie Co., Inc.
1989
Introduces Super Channel, a foreign TV drama channel.
Produces animated feature film "Patlabor" to huge success in Japan.
Establishes Todoroki Satellite Center, a state-of-the-art satellite transmission facility.
1990
Japan Color Movie Co., Inc. becomes Nitten Alti Creatives.
1992
Digital Egg Inc. begins operation as a joint venture with Dentsu Group.
1993
Produces TV commercial "Nissin Cup Noodle: Hungry?" series, which wins the Cannes Grand Prix, IBA, Clio and other major international advertising awards.
1995
Founds Visual-Techno Academy, a renowned media education institution.
Playboy Channel Japan begins operation as a partnership with Playboy Entertainment.
Family Theater Channel begins broadcasting.
1997
Tohokushinsha Creates Inc. commences operation.
1998
Classica Japan Channel begins operation.
2000
Produces theatrical feature "Nagasaki Burabura Bushi".
Produces theatrical movie "Party 7".
Produces TV drama "Eien no Ko", which wins the Best Drama Award at ATP.
Opens new video production facilities at Omnibus Japan Inc.
2001
The History Channel Japan starts operation with partner A&E Television Networks.
Co-produces record-breaking theatrical blockbuster, "Spirited Away".
Produces hit theatrical movie "Onmyoji" (The Yin-Yang Master), the highest grossing live-action movie of the year.
Co-founds production info site, On Bit Corp.
2002
Completes new headquarters building in Akasaka, Tokyo.
Omnibus Japan TFC Studio Center begins operation.
Listed on the JASDAQ stock market.
2004
Completes Omnibus Japan new headquarters studio (e-cinema)in Akasaka, Tokyo.
2005
Founds two advertising production houses,Thermal Corp. and TFC Plus Corp.The Cinema begins operation.
2006
Omnibus Japan Shimbashi Video Center begins operation.
2007
Co-founds White Box Co.,Ltd.
2009
LIFT Corp. is formed by merging Nitten Alti Creatives and Thermal Corp.
2010
Opens Todoroki Studio & Library in Setagaya, Tokyo.

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