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Company Profile
What is EAST?

EAST is a Tokyo-based software developer which was founded in 1985 and has specialized in providing Windows-based solutions for a variety of business.

For the past ten years, we have focused on server solutions, and now we are expanding our expertise to newly emerged client technologies including Google Android.  These challenges will help us create advanced solutions requiring interaction between clients and server.

EAST has also been a leading developer in Japanese language processing such as dictionary and font solutions.


Company Information

Name EAST Co.,Ltd.
Slogan Along with personal computers
Address 2-22-8 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053 JAPAN
TEL +81-3-3374-1980
FAX +81-3-3374-2998
URL http://www.est.co.jp/
Founded May 4th, 1985
Capital stock JPY 82,300,000
Stockholders Board members, company employees, Microsoft Co., Ltd., others
Annual sales 1,062 million yen (April, 2013)
Directors
President Kazuo Shimokawa
Director Yasuhiko Kaku
Director Koetsu Sasaki
Director Toshiya Oshima
Director Tetsuya Kumano
Corporate Officer Toru Suzuki
Auditor Shigeru Sasaki
Employees 88 (April, 2013)


EPUB

http://www.epubcafe.jp
http://conv.denshochan.com
http://edit.denshochan.com
 http://pokhara.est.jp

EAST has led the EPUB 3 Japanese Text Layout project sponsored by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in Japan. The project proposed vertical writing, Japanese punctuations, tate-chu-yoko (horizontal in vertical), line breaking, white spacing and so on and got approval from the W3C CSS and IDPF EPUB team respectively. IDPF announced at 2011 BEA in New York that EPUB 3 Proposed Specifications released in which our proposal has been included. EAST welcomed this by a quote. http://idpf.org/epub/30 The Japanese text layouts have already been implemented by the following rendering engines for browsers and ebook reading systems.
  • WebKit (Apple: Safari, iBooks, Google: Chrome, Android)
  • Adobe Reader Mobile SDK (for SONY Reader, B&N Nook, ・・・)


Chronology

2013
2012
  • Made available Sanseido's Daijirin and Taishukan's Genius English-Japanese/Japanese-English, Japan's most renowned dictionaries, for KDDI's au Smart Pass, which offers unlimited app download (for Android) or unlimited use of Web apps (for iOS) at a flat rate.
  • Made the Daijirin and Taishukan's Genius for Windows 8 available on the Windows Store.
  • Developed and published three Apps, Miruzo, CliWiIki and MintReader, making use of HTML5.
  • Together with Microsoft Japan, EAST made the announcement of a solution for Microsoft Office with the use of Unicode IVS (Ideographic Variation Sequence).
2011
  • The EPUB 3 Japanese text layout features enabled by WebKit
  • partnered with Datalogics and started Adobe Reader Mobile SDK sales in Japan
2010
  • contracted the EPUB 3 Japanese text layout feature project with MIC as a part of MIC’s ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) revitalization project
  • Japanese dictionary “Daijirin”, Chinese-Japanese/Japanese-Chinese dictionaries by Sanseido for Android smartphone
  • announced an ebook open platform “Shogura”
2009
  • Co-developed a travel album named “Toripoto” with JTB (Japan Travel Bureau) on Windows Azure
  • developed “Kijizo”, a viewer for e-newspapers and e-magazines
2007
  • established a joint venture Estina.cn at Wuxi in China
  • partnered with iRex in Holland for iLiad, an e-paper reading client
2006
  • started “MyBooks.jp” service which yields paper books from blogs
2005
  • started “BizPal” service which enables social networks and blogs
2004
  • partnered with Adobe US and stated PDF library sales
2002
  • developed and started “new globe world music encyclopedia” service partnered with Kodansha and Shogakukan
2001
  • developed and started “WebDictionary” service partnered with Sanseido
2000
  • contracted with 120K pages transformation from official papers to XML
  • started XML consortium as one of founders, director, and vice-chairman
1999
  • Microsoft became one of stockholders
1997
  • developed and started “Books.or.jp” web search service partnered with Japan Books Publishing Association
1995
  • participated in Kanji processing technical committee for Windows NT
1994
  • developed a PostScript printer driver “PS Print” for the Windows DTP
1993
  • became a distributor of PenMagic “Numero!” on GO PenPoint OS
1992
  • established a joint venture EAST Information Technology Corporation of Heilongjiang in China
  • co-developed WOW for Windows NT, five engineers stationed in Seattle
1991
  • participated in Windows 3.1 PDC by Microsoft in Seattle
1990
  • started Windows consortium as one of founders, helped as vice-chairman for eight years
1989
  • succeeded in Windows printer drivers as a virtually single supplier
1988
  • developed and provided a new Japanese word processor software named “TextWriter” on Windows 2.0
1985
  • established EAST Co. Ltd. on May 4th, 1985, with eight people

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TEL 03-3374-1980
(+81-3-3374-1980)
FAX 03-3374-2998
(+81-3-3374-2998)
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