Daiichi Kosho Co., Ltd. (株式会社第一興商) is a Japanese electronics and aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Tokyo. As an electronics manufacturer the company specializes in karaoke equipment.
Karaoke rooms (under the name BIG ECHO) & Restaurants
CDs and DVDs
|Subsidiaries||Nippon Crown Co., Ltd.|
Tokuma Japan Communications Co., Ltd.
Between about 1992 and 2003 the company branched into the design and manufacture of paramotor harnesses, canopies and engines. The company produced several designs of aircraft engines, including the DK 472. The company's foray into aircraft production did not result in the projected market size and the company exited the field in about 2003.
In 2001, Daiichi Kosho entered into the Japanese music industry through acquiring Japanese record labels Nippon Crown and Tokuma Japan Communications (former subsidiary of Tokuma Shoten). On April 1, 2010, Nippon Crown and Tokuma Japan Communications formed the music distribution company Crown Tokuma.
|Model name||First flight||Number built||Type|
|Daiichi Kosho Beat||1992||Paramotor|
|Daiichi Kosho Whisper||1999||Paramotor|
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- ^ "Daiichi Kosho Company's History" (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 May 2012.
- ^ "Crown Tokuma's Information" (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 September 2014.