"Create something truly original, and propose new values to society."
Since its foundation on October 12, 1919 as Takachiho Seisakusho, our founder Takeshi Yamashita's spirit has been passed on through the years, and remains as an integral part of the Olympus culture today.
We have accomplished a lot in the last hundred years. See our corporate history timeline, and find out more about where we came from and where we are headed.
Journey through Olympus history, discovering Olympus' many innovative "world's-first" products and key Corporate events along the way.
The first corporate logo was "TOKIWA", not "OLYMPUS". Learn about the origin and evolution of our corporate logo.