BRIDGEWATER, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - Brother Industries, Ltd., and President Toshikazu Koike, announced that the company's web conferencing system, OmniJoin™, was used at the 'Konica Minolta Presents YAC Tenku Future Class 2014,' an event held by the Young Astronauts Club - Japan (YAC). Brother Industries, Ltd. is the parent company of US-based Brother International Corporation.

The event was held to teach the significance of space exploration to children at seven different venues across Japan who attended 'Konica Minolta Presents YAC Tenku Future Class 2014.' The children communicated with Astronaut Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), who was on a mission at the International Space Station, in real-time by using OmniJoin™ web conferencing, Brother's high-resolution and high-quality audio web conferencing system.

For details of the event, please visit YAC's website at: (Japanese only)

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Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in Bridgewater, NJ, was established on April 21, 1954 and currently markets many industrial products, home appliances and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.

These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center® machines and printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of P-touch® Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information you can visit the website at

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