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Company name Aqua Bank Co. Ltd
Headquarters 1-8-15 Bakuromachi Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka 541-0059
TEL 06-6265-1034
FAX 06-6265-1035
Tokyo branch 6F, Sakane Yaesu Bldg. 1-3-9 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032
TEL 03-3553-3722
FAX 03-3553-3723
Distribution center 3-22-17 Chishima, Taisho-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
TEL 06-4394-5855
FAX 06-4394-5856
Representative Representative Director : Takashi Takehara
Director : Toshiki Miyai
Outside Director : Akira Tsuda
  A former senior managing director of Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
  and a former executive deputy president of JAFCO Co., Ltd.
Outside Director : Shigetaka Takeuchi
Outside Director : Takashi Kojima
The strategic advisor:Koki Takahashi
  A former economist of International Monetary Fund ( IMF ).
  The strategic advisor:Yukihiro Akimoto
  A former CEO of Nike Japan
The strategic advisor:Mitsuhiro Ohashi
  A former CEO of Saikyo Bank and a former chairman &
  president of the privatized Hanshin Expressway Co., Ltd.
The strategic advisor:Shinji Ushijima
  A former corporate officer of Rakuten, Inc.
Capital 262.5 million yen(Including capital reserve of 120 million yen)
Established June, 2011
Areas of business ・Manufacture and rental of "Aqua Bank", a mineral hydrogen water dispenser.
・Manufacture and sale of "KENCOS", a portable hydrogen aspirator.
・Manufacture and sale of "SuicCho", a high function-low Gl hydrogen chocolate.
・Manufacture and sale of "PoiPoi", a hydrogen health good.
・Manufacture and sale of "SUISOL", a hydrogen water stick.
・Manufacture and sale of customized cartridges.
・Manufacture and sale of purified water and hydrogen generation system for overseas.
website https://www.aqua-bank.co.jp

Brief history

June Establishes Aqua Bank Inc.
with 5 million yen in Capital.
August Approaches agents for starting up a rental business.
Registers trademark, device and model application.
September Acquires certificates (dissolved hydrogen concentration, bacteria test, water quality test etc.). Starts shipment and installation.
October Expands to 20 agents. Apllies for paten for My Water multistage cartridge with a look to the future.
May Expands to 40 agents.
Test trial of Yodogawa River drinking water, obtains data of passing grade.
June First phase sales are at 80 million yen.
Trial of removal of radioactive contaminated water in Fukushima, achieves test results of undetectable levels.
November Expands to 60 agents. Orders received exceed 2,000.
Exhibits at Hong Kong Beauty Show.
April Begins developing a new idea of a neutral hydrogen generation device.
Applies for patent application for hydrogen generation device.
May 2nd term revenue reaches 180 million yen.
June Receives order of 4,000 units.
Establishes a new distribution center,storage ⇒ shipment and maintenance work are integrated.
July Patent application of film type hydrogen generation method, design registration, trademark registration of SUISOL.
Certified as a target manufacturer for which the subidy is to be provided.
October Receives 5,000 orders from customers.
Capital increased to 22.5 million yen.
May Receives 6,500 orders.
Publishes website for overseas.
Promotes DNA-testing with My Water.
June 3rd term revenue reaches 310 million yen.
Tokyu Hands starts sales of SUISOL.
July Orders received of Personal Water with DNA-testing.
Planning of SUISOL collaboration begins.
"Hanshin Tigers, J-League officially promote the product.
November Capital increases to 62.5 million yen (Including a capital reserve 20 million yen), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry certifies the company for angel tax exemption.
April Installed units reach 10,000.
May 4th term revenue reaches 510 million yen.
Monthly unit orders rates at 650.
Signs agency agreement with AEON
Group's Sports Authority.
July Applies for patent for Water dispenser's LED sterilization system.
September With business expanding, implements third-party allotment of new shares.
Headquarters moved to Osaka's Chuo-ku.
Capital increases to 165 million yen.
December Second capital increase. Capital (including reserves) reaches 262.5 million yen.
March Registers Japanese patent No. 5895272 for "Method for measuring concentration of dissolved hydrogen"
April Installed rental units reach 20,000.
May 5th term revenue reaches 756 million yen.
June Applies for patent for portable hydrogen aspiration device, also applies for international patent.
September Big Sight Diet & Beauty Show exhibition.
Introduces the portable hydrogen aspiration device KENCOS.
October Accumulated total reaches 25,000 rental units.
Registers Japanese patent No. 6014896 for "Hydrogen injection device".
December Clinical trial data of physiological efficacy of hydrogen gas aspiration tested by the Ethics Committee.
January A former senior managing director and representative director of Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., Akira Tsuda joined the company as an outside director to improve the company organization in preparation for IPO.
The company started sales of the portable hydrogen aspiration device KENCOS2 which is the world's first electrolytic type inhaler for generating the gas.
The CEO of the company, Takashi Takehara addressed an audience for a special occasion of the women's sports study session at Asahi University in Gifu City.
February The company started sales of the sophisticated low-GI chocolate SuicCho.
Our website was revamped and the EC site was provided.
The company displayed our products in ' Health EXPO 2017 '.
March The company presented an article titled ' the anticipated effects of inhalation of hydrogen gas into body on psychological & physiologic functions ' at the annual conference of Japan Health Support Academy.
The company supported ' the world's junior figure skating competition 2017 '.
May The company started sales of the portable hydrogen inhaler KENCOS 2-S.
The company conducted clinic trials on the aged under the rules of the Ethics Committee for verification to the effects of continuous inhalation of hydrogen gas into body on execution functions of the brain.
The company conducted fMRI tests for verification to the effects of inhalation of hydrogen gas into body on the activity level of a prefrontal area of the brain.
The total sales of the company in FY 2017 were 1.3 billion yen.
June The CEO of the company, Takashi Takehara was chosen ' Next-Era Leader in Asia ' by Japan Times.
The company newly established Nishi-Osaka Branch to accompany the business expansion.
Bic Camera & Yodobashi Camera, electronics retail stores, started sales of KENCOS 2-s.
The company's advanced technology ' my water multistage cartridge ' was entered in the Register of Patents. ( the number of the patent : 6159970 )
July The company displayed our products in ' SPORTEC 2017 '.
The company conducted clinic trials on U-18 professional football players of Kashima Antlers for verification to the effects of inhalation of hydrogen gas on execution functions of the brain.
August The company held ' KAMAMOTO SUMMER SOCCER FESTIVAL 2017 - the Aqua Bank Cup '.
The company supported ' 2017 International Adult Figure Skating Competition in Vancouver '.
Nojima, an electronics retail store, started sales of KENCOS 2-S.
September The company supported ' Japan - Brazil Friendship Cup - the Zico Cup '.
SuicCho, 15,000 boxes, was sold out.
November The company supported ' Vertical World Circuit - the official tournament " Harukas Sky Run " '.
Tokyu Department Store, Shibuya Main Store, started sales of KENCOS 2-S.
December The company issued the first corporate bond arranged by Shiga Bank, followed by the commemorative ceremony of the related CSR activity at Osaka Seikei University.
The company supported ' International Curling Championship in Karuizawa 2017.
The company supported ' Russia Figure Skating Competition 2018 '.
The company started a series of Aqua Bank TV commercials for our water server ' Aqua Bank '.
January The company displayed our products in ' Health EXPO 2018 ' and announced some information publicly on a new line of KENCOS 3.
February The CEO of the company, Takashi Takehara, wrote a book titled ' To inhale hydrogen to change the brain - the memory, the concentration, and the judgment ' .
The book was published by Tohgensha.
The company diaplayed the products for the first time in ' The 85th Conference of Tokyo International Gift Show, Spring 2018 '.
March Ph.D. Yukihiro Yada, professor of University of Tsukuba, gave special lectures titled ' the anticipated effects of inhalation of hydrogen gas into body and a future prospect ' in 4 cities of Japan.
The company presented an article titled ' the anticipated effects of inhalation of hydrogen gas into the aged's body on psychological & physiologic functions ' at the 19th annual conference of Japan Health Support Academy.
April The company supported ' La Festa Primavera 2018 '.
May The company supported ' Anti-aging Fair in Osaka ' conducted by Japan Anti-Aging Foundation & Kansai Telecasting Corporation and displayed the products in the fair.
Our online brochure was revamped.
June The company arranged and started a clinical research in Nishino-omote city of Kagoshima prefecture by close collaborati on of industry ( Aqua Bank ), government ( Nishino-omote city ) and academia ( University of Tsukuba ) .
July The company arranged and started a clinical research in Kamakura city of Kanagawa prefecture by close collaboration of industry ( Aqua Bank ), government ( Kamakura city ) and academia ( University of Tsukuba ) .
The company displayed the products for the first time in ' The 5th Conference of International Health & Beauty Goods EXPO Summer '.