Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
Victor Company of Japan, more commonly referred to as JVC (Japan's Victor Company), was established in Yokohama, Japan in 1927 as the Japanese subsidiary of the U.S. firm, Victor Talking Machine Company. The company has dominated the international consumer electronics market. Born as a company that manufactured phonographs, JVC also pressed the first record in Japan and manufactured Japan’s first stereo record player. The company also developed the world’s first VHS video deck, the world’s first VHS format video recorder, and the world’s first video camera/recorder. Kenjiro Takayanagi, one of Japan’s most important inventors known as the father of Japanese television, joined JVC after World War II.... more.