Past, Present & Future


Where It All Began

Norio Itabashi starts Digital Studio in his home, Kasukabe Japan (when he was 25).


With 3 employees, he rented a small office nearby his homeplace

All 3 employees were working night and day challenging themselves with the development of an original e-commerce idea.


Moved to an office in Saitama Prefecture with 10 employees

Norio Itabashi met an angel investor and was able to further accelerate the company's e-commerce development.


Relocated the office at Roppongi, Tokyo

Upgraded to a bigger office to accommodate the continued growth.


Started the Live Commerce Development

Norio Itabashi used the experience with ecommerce technology he had developed so far to release a multilingual ecommerce site called Live Commerce based on Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.


Released the Live Commerce as an open source software


Released the Live Commerce as Business Cloud Solution


Office in the Philippines opened

There are now four (4) full-time Phillippine based developers (frontend and backend) working for Live Commerce.

Live Commerce is the first step in overseas net business.

With Live Commerce,
you can easily and quickly build "Internet shops for overseas" and "Internet shops for foreigners living in Japan".

Live Commerce In A Nutshell

Live Commerce has the potential for success in any online business.

Indeed more than 1000 owners have started their own online store with Live Commerce and are expanding their business.