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History

Mar. 1972

Established Yano Shoten to sell household items

Established Yano Shoten to sell household items

Dec. 1977

Incorporated as Daiso Sangyo Inc.

Nov. 1980

Established sales office in Tokyo

Oct. 1981

Established sales office in Kyushu

Jul. 1983

Increased capital to 50 million yen

Jan. 1986

Established sales office in Osaka

Jul. 1987

Moved to newly constructed office building and distribution center

Moved to newly constructed office building and distribution center

Dec. 1987

Established sales office in Sapporo Prepared to launch 100 Yen Shop Daiso

Aug. 1990

Established sales office in Nagoya

Apr. 1991

Opened Takamatsu-ten, the first directly managed store
Launched full-scale development of Daiso’s 100 yen shop chain

Opened Takamatsu-ten, the first directly managed store Launched full-scale development of Daiso’s 100 yen shop chain

Nov. 1994

Received the NBC (New Business Conference)
Excellent Achievement Award for new businesses

Sep. 1996

Increased capital to 496.6 million yen

Nov. 1997

Received Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s Contribution to Trade Award

Jan. 2000

Received Venture of the Year Award ’99 (Non-Public Stock Category)

Mar. 2000

Increased capital to 900 million yen

Jun. 2001

ncreased capital to 2.7 billion yen

Aug. 2001

Opened first store as start of full-scale expansion into Taiwan

Opened first store as start of full-scale expansion into Taiwan

Sep. 2001

Opened first store as start of full-scale expansion into South Korea

Mar. 2002

Opened IMM store (850 tsubo / 30,100 ft² / 2,800m² ) in Singapore
Received Business Community’s Management Award 2002

Jun. 2003

Opened store in Thailand

Dec. 2003

Opened store in Vancouver, Canada (700 tsubo / 24,800 ft² / 2,300 m²)

Mar. 2004

Opened store in UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Jul. 2004

Opened store in Kuwait

Dec. 2004

Opened store in Qatar

Dec. 2004

Opened store in Indonesia

May. 2005

Opened store in Bahrain

Aug. 2005

Opened store in Macao

Oct. 2005

Opened store in Seattle, USA

Dec. 2005

Opened store in New Caledonia

Dec. 2005

Opened store in Oman

Mar. 2006

Opened store in New Zealand

Dec. 2006

Opened store in San Francisco, USA

Nov. 2007

Opened store in Romania

Dec. 2007

Opened store in Mauritius

Mar. 2008

Opened store in Saudi Arabia

May. 2008

Opened store in Vietnam

Jun. 2008

Opened store in Malaysia

Dec. 2008

Opened store in Lebanon

Jan. 2009

Opened store in Jordan

Apr. 2009

Opened store in the Philippines

May. 2010

Opened store in Australia

Sep. 2011

Opened store in Mexico

Mar. 2012

Opened store in Myanmar

Jun. 2012

Opened store in China

Jun. 2012

Saitama RDC running

Jul. 2012

Osaka RDC running

Dec. 2012

Opened store in Brazil

Mar. 2013

Niigata RDC running

Jun. 2013

Kyushu RDC running

Oct. 2013

Nagoya RDC running

Oct. 2013

Hiroshima RDC running

Nov. 2013

Out of 360 brands, ranked first in the Store Strategic Survey 2013's "stores customers want to visit" and "purchasing/use ranking".

Opened first store as start of full-scale expansion into Taiwan

Feb. 2014

Hokkaido RDC running

Mar. 2014

Chiba RDC running

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