Kitamura Co., Ltd.

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Kitamura Camera (Kitamura Co., Ltd.)

Creating Memories, Bonds and Emotions.

Kitamura Camera

Kitamura Camera
Studio Mario

Creating Memories, Bonds and Emotions.
Photographs can bring back the times spent with the ones you love or a one-time recollection of a special place as memories, form stronger bonds and communicate emotions. We believe in the potential of photographs. Therefore, we are striving to constantly pursue and provide new ways of enjoying photos that meet the needs of the times. Our mission is to provide all of our customers with new ways of enjoying photos and to help develop and evolve the photography culture.

Head office location postal code 222-0033
7F, Shin-Yokohama WN Building, 2-4-1 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.
Business activities Management of Kitamura Camera
Management of children's photo studio Studio Mario
Photo culture business

Kitamura Camera supports customers' photo life through its specialized product lineup and offering of new photo experiences.
Studio Mario offers exciting family experiences by capturing children's best smiles at our studio.
Foundation March 1934
Establishment May 1943
Capital 2,852 million yen
Sales performance Year ending March 2010 114,489.38 million yen
Year ending March 2009 105,302.81 million yen
Year ending March 2008 109,074.28 million yen
Year ending March 2007 105,239.29 million yen
Year ending March 2006 105,173.10 million yen
Year ending March 2005 98,899.03 million yen
Workforce Total workforce: 7,142; Of the total, 1,631 are regular employees.
(As of March 2010)
Company representatives Chairman and CEO: Masashi Kitamura
President and (COO): Hiroyuki Hamada
Business establishments Head office: Kochi City, Kochi Pref., and Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.
Stores: 987 Kitamura Camera stores, 262 Studio Mario stores, three photo galleries
(As of June 2009)
Group companies

Labo Network Inc.
Wholesale and retail sale of print development processing and digital processing
Wholesale and retail sale of digital processing
Wholesale and retail sale of video- and photo-related products
Sales of mini-lab equipment
Total planning of photo studios

Labo Production Inc.

Vicom Kitamura Inc.
DVD, video and CD rental
Sales of books, DVDs, CDs and games

Kitamura PC Depot Inc.

Kitamura Medical Inc.
Sales and maintenance of X-ray films, medical equipment and image information systems

Kitamura Trade Service Co., Ltd.
Import and sales of photo-related products

Kitamura Business Solution Co., Ltd.
Accounting, administrative affairs, and payroll calculation for Kitamura group companies
Information system planning, development, and maintenance support for Kitamura group companies

Shareholders Kitamasa Ltd., Fujifilm Corp., Kitamura Employee Stock Ownership Program, Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Shikoku Bank, Ltd., Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (in trust), Masashi Kitamura, Asahiko Kimura, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Labor union Kitamura Union(Member of UI Zensen's Commercial Department)
Job opportunities
Investor relations

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