The saying that “time flies” has certainly rung true. With the generous support and cooperation from our clients and partners, ASO International celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of its founding in April 2012. We are filled with nothing but deep gratitude to everyone. At that time, I opened a one-man dental laboratory specializing in dental orthodontics in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. This was the beginning of ASO International. I mainly undertook the creation of study models then, but it was far from being a smooth beginning, as very few orthodontists existed at that time. Nevertheless, I strongly believed that there would come a time when orthodontics would be common practice in Japan. Therefore, to widely acquire skills and knowledge of orthodontic techniques and enhance the qualifications of my laboratory, I actively participated in seminars for orthodontists, as well as enrolled in orthodontic courses in the United States.Thereafter, owing in part to introductions from regular clients, my practice grew steadily year after year. Today, ASO International operates on a nationwide scale through 10 branch offices (Hokkaido, Niigata, Hitachi, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Shikoku, Kyushu) and 38satellite labs. in Japan. Our customers already exceed 13,500 in number, and include a large number of public and private university hospitals and dental clinics. On the global scale, we have branch offices in Hawaii, Shanghai, Istanbul & Manila, and hope to further expand our business overseas in the future. By introducing the world’s latest orthodontic technologies and devices and holding seminars on orthodontic topics, ASO International will spread its wings around the world to contribute to the orthodontic industry on a worldwide basis. We thank you for your support and guidance and hope you will continue to favor us with your cooperation in the future.