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Tadao Kashio

Born: 1917
Birthplace: Nangoku City, Japan
Died: 4-Mar-1993
Location of death: Tokyo, Japan
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: Japan
Executive summary: President of Casio, 1960-84

Shigeru Kashio founded Kashio Seisakujo (Casio Computer Company) amid the ruins of Japan's industrial base in 1946, and headed the firm until his death in 1960. Tadao Kashio took control at that time, and transformed Casio from a small maker of electronic relays and yubiwa cigarette holders to a major manufacturer of cash registers, sound systems, musical keyboards, digital cameras, liquid crystal display pocket televisions, electronic calculators, digital watches, and watches that doubled as calculators. Trained in electronic engineering, Kashio was very much involved in his company's development of affordable but reliable synthesizers and calculators, including the world's first all-electronic calculator, introduced in 1957. Casio's calculators were the first to use the now-familiar 10-key numeric pad, superceding earlier calculators that had nine separate keys (numbered 1-9) for each digit. The company's name is an Englishized pronunciation of the Kashio's family name.

Father: Shigeru Kashio (founder of Casio)
Brother: Kazuo Kashio (Casio executive)
Brother: Toshio Kashio (Casio executive)
Brother: Yukio Kashio (Casio executive)
Wife: Shige Noguchi (m. 1943, three daughters, one son)

    University: Waseda University

    Casio President (1960-84)
    Japanese Ancestry

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