Post by Sonya Chernova on Dec 20, 2019 4:04:07 GMT -4
|ASTA Corp. is a Japanese luxury group based in Tokyo, Japan, that specializes in luxury goods and quirk related equipment. The corporation is the combination of several smaller fashion, cosmetics, consumer electronics, quirk support gear, and weapons companies. It notably offers welfare programs and subsidized cosmetics and clothing to needy Quirkers.|
The company was founded in 2072 by Japanese integrated-citizen Sonya Chernova.
Initially made up of several dozen smaller companies, ASTA corporation merged into one single market body in the weeks following the Shinagawa Terminal incident of which the founder, Sonya Chernova, was a survivor and “narrowly escaped assassination by a particular quirked villain”. Despite her harrowing experience, Chernova has made it clear that all aspects of her business are committed to an open market and she does not reserve certain products to the government, police, or heroes. Instead ASTA corporation offers its military/quirk related services officially to anyone with a purchasers licence issued by the Japanese Government.
Type: Private Corporation
Industry: Luxury, Quirker Support
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Motto: "More Than..."
Once Suzuka Tailoring, the Fashion subsidiary of ASTA designs and produces high-quality designer clothing that is both mass produced and made to order for those with specific quirk-related needs. ASTA corporation provides subsidies and price reductions for needy quirk users through it’s Treasured Partners program.
Previously known as NLR Cosmetics, the Cosmetic subsidiary of ASTA produces chemical and natural cosmetics for both the luxury and consumer level including hair dyes, makeup, shampoos, nail polish and other treatments. The products produced by its Luxury Cosmetics line are occasionally distributed via the Treasured Partners program to help Quirkers with cosmetically deficient quirks.
The Consumer Electronics Subsidiary of ASTA, once known as Mangrove LTD designs and develops consumer electronics of a high quality form factor and ‘modern’ design. The subsidiary is most well known for the ePhone line of devices and work into projection based holography systems. Hardware produced by ASTA corporation is often sold in bulk in exchange for grants from the Japanese Government.
Luxury Support Items
Officially the core company of the ASTA conglomerate, the Luxury Support company was founded directly by Sonya Chernova out of Tokyo with the help of several technicians producing prosthetics for individuals injured by their own Quirks. Sonya, a victim of her own Quirk, possesses Cybernetic Eyes that also grant her a level of low-light vision. ASTA has begun producing designer support items with a ‘sleeker more modern look’ as opposed to simply being functional.
High End Weaponry
A currently smaller subsidiary of ASTA corporation, the Tanegawa Weapons Group produces small to mid-range arms for the Japanese Government as well as distributes them outside of the country along legal Chinese and Korean channels.