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Company History

The Birth of Teikoku Databank

Originally founded as a credit research business, Mr. Takeo Goto independently establishes the company on March 3, 1900 with the mission to “protect corporations form fraud.”

First Peak Period

By 1926, the business had grown to become the market leader in the credit reporting industry in Japan, with 54 offices in Japan and overseas.


In 1968, Teikoku Databank pioneered the use of information technology, being the first in the industry to use computers to build its business information database.

The Launch of Database Services

In 1970, the company established an extensive database of financial information, plus a company coding system to meet diversified business needs. The company introduced its Corporate Financial Database in 1972 and the Company Profile Database in 1974.

Introduction of Marketing Services

In 1990, Teikoku Databank launched a new business intelligence service. The company’s years of information collection expertise and its proprietary research infrastructure provided a solid foundation for this new service, so vital to its clients’ success.

Teikoku Databank America, Inc.(TDA) was established in 1992 as a New York based subsidiary of Teikoku Databank, Ltd. which has over 100-year history.

TDA supports companies, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and related entities to create innovative, growth-oriented and profitable businesses across the globe.

522 創業100周年記念式典会場(東京国際フォーラム、2000年3月4日)
462 「DATABASE ’98 TOKYO」での当社ブース(1998年)
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