Monobe International, headquartered in Matsuyama, Japan, is the fourth largest independent Japanese corporation and the largest Japanese AA corporation (with the possible exception of the Pacific Rim Bank depending on method of ranking). Business interests include biotechnology, electronic components, firearms, cyberdeck components, Genetic Engineering, advanced communications research, and mechanical engineering. Monobe Medical also provides DocWagon-style emergency medical services in Japan. Their profile puts them at odds with Yamatetsu and Aztechnology primarily. Subsidiaries include Cryptec, Designer Genes, FN Herstal (also known as Fabrique Nationale), Mapen Technologies, Monobe Biotechnical, Monobe Engineering, Société Suisse Technique, Vantage Partners, and UCAS Compustat. Weapons World was formerly a Monobe subsidiary until Ares acquired it in a leveraged buyout.
Monobe was quite busy gaining the lost scraps of Yamatetsu, Renraku, and Fuchi during the corporate shuffle in 2059, and is now considered as a viable contender for election to the Corporate Court and AAA status by the Japanese megacorporations.
Monobe is also the name of a small town in Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku Island. At the beginning of the 21st Century, a small company producing optical lenses was going by the name Monobe Engineering.
- Blood in the Boardroom, 76
- Corporate Download, 11
- Corporate Shadowfiles
- State of the Art: 2063
- Shadows of Asia, 12, 74
- Monobe Engineering (in Japanese)
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