Fiber Tip Pens *RERUN
The behind-the-scenes tales of hit products and creations from Japan: this is Japan's Top Inventions. This time, fiber tip pens, invented by a Japanese stationery firm in 1963. These water-based pens improved on the firm's oil-based pens, whose ink feathered and bled. Thanks to early user Lyndon Johnson, 36th President of the United States, they became a hit. Some 2.2 billion have been produced and sold in over 100 countries and regions. This time, the little-known story behind fiber tip pens.
Current manager of pen development, Shinya Suzuki
The current 12-color fiber tip pen lineup
Production line at the fiber tip pen factory