Otari was founded in Tokyo in 1965

June 1 1974 Billboard - Masayuki Hosoda 39 (10 years as a Teac engineer) founded Otari Corp in 1964. He & Mitsuo Takekawa 48 created Otari Corp in the US which is the company's first foreign subsidiary. Takekawa will head the US subsidiary. Brian Trankle (Ampex 17 years) is marketing Manager. San Carlos, CA

Hosoda has seen his company in Japan grow from 4 employees to the present 200 in three factories and one HQ building. Sales of $5 million in 1974. Otari got its name from Hosodas father because it is a village in the so-called Japanese Alps where senior Hosoda lived.

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