Wacoal Corporation is a worldwide lingerie manufacturer and marketer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It is a subsidiary wholly owned by Wacoal Holdings Corporation. Wako Shoji (precursor to Wako Corp.) was founded by Koichi Tsukamoto in 1946. The brand's promotions often features female celebrities, such as 'Empress of pop' Ayumi Hamasaki in 2008 and 2009. Wacoal produces brassieres, panties, shapewear, camisoles and accessories. Wacoal spends nearly six months designing every bra and panty. Wacoal makes bras in sizes from 30A to 44G, although there is currently a AA-cup available in a 32 band and an H-cup available in a 42 band. Wacoal uses American cup sizing (as opposed to what the industry refers to as 'British' or 'European'); D is followed by DD and DDD, then G and H. There are no products designated as E or F-cup.
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