| TYO: 4021 |
Nikkei 225 Component
(President and CEO)
|Revenue|| JPY 193.4 billion (FY 2017)|
(US$ 1.8 billion)
| JPY 27.1 billion (FY 2017)|
(US$ 255 million)
Number of employees
|2,583 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2019)|
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