Emurasoft, Inc., a leading custom Windows software developer, was founded in 2000 in Redmond, Washington. Since 1995, Emsoft, k.k, Emurasoft, Inc.'s parent company in Tsukuba, Japan, has created a number of popular shareware products as well as custom software solutions for corporate clients like KDDI, Hitachi Maxell Co, Ltd, and NTT Communications. By April 2002, its shareware products, including the popular text editor EmEditor, had been sold to over 80,000 users worldwide.