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The company was established in 1937 in line with the Nippon Tsu-un Kaisha Law as a semi-government transportation service. The Company was established by pooling the assets of Kokusai Tsu-un KK (International Express Co., Ltd.), which consolidated many of the nation's small-scale rail transport companies, and six other competitors, with additional funding from the Japanese government.