The Story of Meiji Techno and the IIJA

Meiji Techno Co., Ltd. is the third-largest manufacturer of optical microscopes in Japan. In 1964, Azuma Optics Co., Ltd. was founded as a contract manufacturer of microscopes and quickly established a reputation for high quality and fast delivery. In 1975, the company reformed into Meiji Techno Co., Ltd. and began selling microscopes directly to the public under the name Meiji Techno.

Originally a manufacturer of educational microscopes, Meiji Techno has since extended product lines into the industrial, laboratory, and higher education markets. Our products are sold throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas by agents or distributors authorized by Meiji Techno Co., Ltd., or our American subsidiary Meiji Techno America. Meiji Techno America was incorporated as a subsidiary of Meiji Techno Co., Ltd. in 1986, distributing Meiji Techno products and offering technical assistance to customers throughout the United States, Canada, and South and Central America. Originally located in Woburn, Massachusetts, Meiji Techno America moved to San Jose, California in December of 1991 and more recently expanded to a larger facility in Santa Clara, California as of January 2006.

Over the years, Meiji Techno America has developed a diverse network of over 240 knowledgeable dealers with expertise in many specialized applications.

No matter where you are located or what your requirements are, Meiji Techno has the products and expertise to help you attain your microscopy goals.

I purchased my Meiji Techno from the GIA Gem Instruments in 1988. This is the same unit I use today to create all of the images you see on this website, the YourGemologist.com websites, and the website for the Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal Inc. In fact, Meiji Techno approached me to become a dealer due to their ongoing commitment to finding experts in various fields who actually use their microscopes, in order to build up a base of knowledgeable users to assist other Meiji Techno users.

Today, I continue to use the same 30+ year old Meiji Techno that I purchased in 1988 from the GIA Gem Instruments. I can still get any part I need virtually over night. The optics are of such high quality that I take many of the high resolution digital pictures you see on all of the websites using that original Meiji Techno microscope I purchased in 1988.

You will get that same high quality with your Meiji Techno purchase. I guarantee it!

Robert James FGA, GG
President, Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal Inc.
President, YourGemologist.com