IHI Corporation is a heavy-industry manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo. The company was established in 1853 as Ishikawajima Shipyard. One of its first major projects was the construction of the Asahi Maru: a Japanese warship commissioned by the Tokugawa government in 1856 to counteract the threat of foreign vessels, including Matthew Perry’s “Black Ships.” The company expanded into aircraft and automobile manufacturing in the 1920s and changed its name to Ishikawajima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in 1945. In 1957, it opened its first New York branch office on Broad Street. Today, IHI Corporation produces and offers ships, aircraft engines, energy systems, turbochargers for cars, space products, suspension bridges and other industrial machinery. ● Ishikawajima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd newsletter published in 1958. The article was written by a new employee of the New York City branch and talks about daily life in the city. ● Ishikawajima Heavy Industry CO. Ltd. NYC offices (15F) on Broad Street in 1958. ● Modern day photograph of the same office building.