Japan Radio Co., Ltd.
Native name
Typewholly owned subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
TYO: 3105
Founded(December 1915; 106 years ago (1915-12))
Nakano Central Park East, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-8570
Area served
Key people
Takayoshi Tsuchida
Kenji Ara
  • Communication systems
  • Navigation systems
  • Fishing systems
  • Broadcasting equipment
  • Aviation and meteorological systems
  • Disaster prevention systems
  • Landslide monitoring systems
  • Water and river management
RevenueJPY 125.1 billion (FY 2015) (US$ 1.1 billion) (FY 2015)
JPY 1.6 billion (FY 2015) (US$ 14.7 million) (FY 2015)
Number of employees
5,575 (consolidated as of March 31, 2016)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (日本無線株式会社, Nihon Musen Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company specialising in the field of wireless electronics for the communications industry.


Established in 1915, the company has produced a wide variety of products including marine electronics, measuring equipment for telecommunication, radio broadcasting equipment, and amateur radio equipment, including the JST-145dx/JST-245dx HF transceivers, which were the last amateur radio transceivers produced by JRC, ending in 2002.

Even though these transceivers have been out of production over 10 years, they still compete in performance with current[when?] high-end amateur transceivers available from other amateur radio manufacturers today,[when?] and have become prized possessions of the hams that are fortunate enough to own one. JRC still supports these radios through 2015, per information on their Web site.

JGSDF JPRC-C1 SATCOM (Satellite Communications) terminal
JGSDF JPRC-C1 SATCOM (Satellite Communications) terminal


  1. ^ "Company Data". Japan Radio Company. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Notice regarding execution of share exchange agreement concerning Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. making New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary" (PDF). Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. website. Retrieved May 10, 2018.