Toyokasei’s pressing plant remains the only active producer of records in all of Japan, as it has been since the end of the ‘80s.


Over the course of its history, Toyokasei has worked with some of the biggest music companies in Japan. These connections can be seen all over the walls and shelves of the factory’s office — copies of albums put out by Nippon Columbia, Nippon Crown and Universal Music Japan are lined up against the wall. The bulk of records created here — both in the past and now — are by domestic artists, though releases by the likes of Miles Davis, The Police and Kiss pop up among all the Japanese sounds.


東洋化成 (Toyokasei) is a manufacturer and a pressing plant in Japan.

The company was incorporated in Yokohama in 1959, and started producing materials for SP and printing services.

In 1961 they began producing materials for LPs, then in 1966 started the mastering of contents, cutting and metalising. In 2004 they opened the sales office in Aoyama, Tokyo.

President & CEO: Katsuharu Hagiwara
Senior Managing Director: Takashi Hagiwara
Capital: 90 million yen

Toykasei Co., Ltd.

HQ & sales office:
1-1-1, West 7th floor Shin-Aoyama Building
Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Suehiro factory:
1-1-45 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan (HQ & sales office) (Suehiro factory)



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Vinyl Pressing Plant

Established in1956



Address1-1-1 West 10th floor Shin-Aoyama Building Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0062 Japan

Phone+81 3-5413-4574