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In September of 1945, Masaru Ibuka returned to Tokyo, which had been destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. The third floor of the department stores Shirokiya, became the new workshop of Ibuka and his group. The exterior of the building had cracks everywhere. In October, Ibuka and his group established a facility called Tokyo Tsushin Kenkyujo (Totsuken) or Tokyo Institute of Telecommunications. Despite the enthusiasm, no one knew at first what to do. Most salaries are paid using the limited savings of Ibuka. The factory repaired radios and made converters or adapters shortwave that could easily convert radio medium wave in superheterodyne receivers or waves of any length, for which demand was growing rapidly.
Shortwave adapters attracted the attention and the newspaper Asahi Shimbun published an article about it. When the war came to an end, Akio Morita had decided to return to Kosugaya in Aichi Prefecture. One day he read the column that mentioned Ibuka and immediately wrote to his friend, who replied and urged to come to Tokyo. Ibuka and Morita, met during meetings of the Committee for Research on War Period. The two became friends while his partner Ibuka had over twelve years. In addition to paid work, repairs of radios provided an additional reward, because beyond the commonly received service fees rice in the houses they visited for maintenance.
Ibuka’s factory worked in a slow cooker to cook rice (original product). It was rare to get a tasty rice. This was the first failure for Ibuka and his group. Rice came from Shozaburo Tachikawa, a distant relative of Ibuka operating in the black market. As a child, Ibuka family used to visit Tachikawa in Hakodate (Hokkaido). Tachikawa he was aide to Ibuka and admired him. Upon graduation from college, Tachikawa had skillfully managed the Company’s general affairs of Measuring Instruments of Japan (Nissoku). In Totsuken, he dealt with finance, personnel and general affairs. One of his first tasks was to buy rice on the black market. The company began providing its “vacuum tube voltmeter” in which Yasuda worked from the time of Nissokua, government offices, so that the business of Ibuka started full swing in late 1945.