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Our History

1980
February 21
HAL Laboratory, Inc. formed in Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
President: Mr. Mitsuhiro Ikeda
1982
August
Office relocated to Asakusabashi
1984
March
Mr. Tsuyoshi Ikeda takes office as president
1985
April
Office relocated to Kanda
1991
April
Yamanashi R&D Center completed
1993
March
Mr. Satoru Iwata takes office as president
1995
November 19
The HAL Laboratory Programming Contest commences
1998
December
Symbol changed to Inutamago
1999
April
Tokyo R&D Center established
June
Mr. Masayoshi Tanimura takes office as president
2000
August
Affiliate company Warpstar, Inc. established
2001
October
Television animation “Kirby” begins broadcast
2002
April
Yamanashi R&D Center’s North Building completed
2015
June
Mr. Masayoshi Tanimura takes office as Chairman of the Board & CEO, Mr. Satoshi Mitsuhara takes office as President & COO
2017
August
The following position changes have been made: Mr. Masayoshi Tanimura as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Satoshi Mitsuhara as President, Mr. Shigefumi Kawase as Senior Vice President
2018
September
The following position changes have been made: Mr. Masayoshi Tanimura as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Shigefumi Kawase as President, Mr. Satoshi Mitsuhara as Director of Laboratory