In 1982 Toshiba announced the TOSWORD JW-1 desktop all-in-one Japanese word processor with a 40 character x 2 line display.

Further improvements on the TOSWORD system were developed in 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, and 1996.

The TOSWORD JW-3550, JW-3570, and JW-3580 business word processors of 1996 provided enhanced print functions, including 12 Western typefaces in addition to 14 Japanese typefaces, and support for high-resolution 600 dpi page printers.

These desktop systems were interspersed with the release of various “Rupo” portable Japanese word processors between 1985 and 1999.

In December 1985, Toshiba announced the Rupo JW-50F Japanese word processor with a 40 characters x 2 line display and a built-in 3.5 inch floppy disk drive …

(Phonecards from my collection)


2 thoughts on “TOSWORD

  1. Huh, I imagine that these are mostly thermal wedgies, and with dual-language and multiple fonts I suspect thermal print heads made a huge splash in Japan – at least until inkjets got good and lasers got cheap. (:

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  2. Cool! I like the ad with the Japanese goth leprechaun girl. I’m happy you keep up with the 80s, and 90s processors. Cool read! ~Tom~


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