Daiichi Kosho Company

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.

Daiichi Kosho Co., Ltd.
Typekabushiki gaisha
TYO: 7458
Karaoke rooms (under the name BIG ECHO) & Restaurants
Real estate
CDs and DVDs
SubsidiariesNippon 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.[1][2][3]

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).[4] On April 1, 2010, Nippon Crown and Tokuma Japan Communications formed the music distribution company Crown Tokuma.[5]


Summary of aircraft built by Daiichi Kosho
Model name First flight Number built Type
Daiichi Kosho Beat 1992 Paramotor
Daiichi Kosho Whisper 1999 Paramotor


  1. ^ Cliche, Andre: Ultralight Aircraft Shopper's Guide 8th Edition, page D-23. Cybair Limited Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-9680628-1-4
  2. ^ Goin, Jeff (n.d.). "Powered Paragliders From the Past". Foot Flyer. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  3. ^ Downey, Julia: 2000 Trike and 'Chute Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 17, Number 2, February 2000, pages 50-51. Kitplanes Acquisition Company. ISSN 0891-1851
  4. ^ "Daiichi Kosho Company's History" (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Crown Tokuma's Information" (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 September 2014.

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