was founded in the city of Toyama in 1928. Kohki Imura, the founder,
named the company Fujikoshi in order to give concrete expression
to his creed that self sufficiency in machine tool supply is
indispensable to Japan's economic prosperity.
The first two characters which read "Fuji" were picked
from the Buddhist scriptures. A passage in the scriptures says, "Justice
and injustice appear to be bi-different things. The truth is
that they are "Fuji" (not two). They are one and the
In other words, the true comprehension of objects is attainable
only through penetrating observation from high above, ignoring
the superficial appearances of such objects.
Also one of Imura's favourite Chinese maxims goes, "Have
one mind when talking to thousands of friends. Do not have two
minds when talking to one friend". The word "Fuji" eloquently
conveys the essence of the maxim.
The third Chinese character in the corporate name which reads "Koshi" has
been used to denote the general area along the Japan Sea including
Toyama since olden days. Koshi can be written as a word play
using two different characters and
pronounced "Koshi" but
meaning "a lofty ideal".
All in all, Fujikoshi signifies an organisation where the members
join forces in order to make lofty ideals come true.