TOA Electric Co., Ltd. capitalized at Y500,000, with 12 employees and Tsunetaro Nakatani as president.
Main factory established in Hyogo-ku, Kobe.
Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) established.
People's Republic of China established.
Radio Communication Machinery Industries Association (currently, Electronic Industries Association of Japan) established.
American William Bradford Shockley invents the transistor.
First Arab-Israeli Conflict breaks out in the Middle East.
TOA returns from Tokushima to Kobe, and restarts operations in Kobe's Suma ward.
Japan's first permanent reflex horn speaker developed.
Japan's Constitution ratified.
United States announces the Marshall Plan.
First Japanese National Athletic Meet held in Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe area.
The company building is totally destroyed in the March 16 and 17 Kobe air raids.
Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Japan unconditionally surrenders, bringing end to the Pacific War.
United Nations organized.
Korean Peninsula divided into North and South.
Volcanic eruption in Hokkaido creates new mountain (Mt. Showa-Shinzan).
First Tokyo Air Raids by American B-29 bombers launched from base in Mariana Islands.
Manufacturing of microphones, amplifiers and speakers consolidated into TOA's own factory.
Japanese military attack Pearl Harbor, land on the Malay Peninsula and declare war against the United States and Great Britain, signaling the start of the Pacific War.
Atlantic Charter agreement signed by the United States and Great Britain.
Tripartite Pact signed by Japan, Germany and Italy.
The company moves to new premises on Shimosawa-dori in Kobe's Hyogo ward.
Consistent production of TOA Type 35 Reitz microphones and Type 2010 horn speakers achieved.
German troops advance into Poland, marking the start of World War II.
NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories carry out successful experimental television broadcasts.
Torrential rains in the Osaka-Kobe region kill 933 people.
Marco Polo Bridge Incident signals start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) begins radio broadcasts.
February 26 Incident (attempted coup d'etat by young Imperial Japanese Army officers).
Spanish Civil War breaks out.
Inaugurated in Kobe by Tsunetaro Nakatani as TOA Electric Manufacturing Company.
Production and sales of horn speakers, microphones and amplifiers begin.
Typhoon Muroto devastates the Kansai region.
Wireless telephone communication lines open between Tokyo and Manila.