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  • 1758

    The first Sozaemon Okada establishes Shinoharaya in Yokkaichi and begins trading in kimono fabrics and accessories.

  • 1887

    The fifth Soemon Okada moves Shinoharaya, located in Yokkaichikyuroku machi, to Yokkaichi-tsuji machi. Shinoharaya changes name to Okadaya.

  • 1920

    Okadaya discounts products during the big economic crash after the World War I, following the family motto, "Earn when markets going downward, not up."

  • 1926

    Sept.

    The sixth Soemon Okada restructures Okadaya as a joint stock company. Okadaya Kimono Fabric Store established with \250,000 in capital.

  • 1937

    Nov.

    Kazuichi Futagi establishes Futagi Clothing Store in Himeji.

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  • 1946

    June

    Takuya Okada named President of Okadaya Kimono Fabric Store.

  • 1949

    July

    Futagi Clothing Store restructured as a joint stock company to establish Futagi with \1,000,000 in capital. Kazuichi Futagi named as President.

  • 1955

    Aug.

    Jiro Inoue establishes Iida (later Shiro) in Toyonaka.

  • 1959

    Nov.

    Okadaya Kimono Fabric Store changes name to Okadaya (\15 million in capital).

  • 1968

    May

    Business tie-up established between Okadaya and Futagi based on merger.

    June

    Shiro joins the partnership between Okadaya and Futagi.

  • 1969

    Feb.

    Jusco established as a cooperative purchasing structure through a joint venture of Okadaya, Futagi and Shiro, with \600 million in authorized capital and \150 million in paid-in capital.

    Mar.

    Jusco and Mitsubishi Corporation establish a 50-50 joint-venture developer, Diamond City.

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  • 1970

    Mar.

    The first merger: Okadaya merges with Futagi, Okadaya Chain, Kawamura and Jusco and changes name to Jusco the following month.

  • 1972

    Aug.

    The second merger: Jusco merges with Yamateya, Yamateya Sangyo and Keihan Jusco (former Shiro), with capital of \777.5 million.

  • 1974

    June

    The R. MI. Jusco Farm (current Tasmania Feedlot) established in Australia.

    Sept.

    Jusco listed on the Second Sections of the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.

  • 1976

    Aug.

    Jusco moves up to the First Sections of the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchanges from the Second Sections.

    Aug.

    Jusco newly establishes a headquarters in Tokyo and begins the "2 headquarters, 1 branch system" including the Osaka headquarters and the Chubu branch.

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  • 1980

    Sept.

    Jusco credit card issued.

    Dec.

    Abilities Jusco established as a joint venture with Japan Abilities Incorporated.

  • 1984

    Sept.

    Jaya Jusco Stores established in Malaysia.

    Oct.

    Business tie-up concluded with U.K.'s Laura Ashley.

    Dec.

    Siam Jusco established in Thailand.

  • 1985

    June

    Jaya Jusco Stores opens Dayabumi Store in Malaysia, the first overseas store for Jusco.

    Dec.

    Jusco Stores (Hong Kong) established.

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  • 1986

    Feb.

    Laura Ashley Japan established as a joint venture between Jusco and U.K.'s Laura Ashley.

    Oct.

    Shinshu Jusco becomes the first subsidiary of Jusco Group listed on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

  • 1988

    June

    Talbots, a U.S. women's fashion specialty chain store, joins Jusco Group.

    Sept.

    Well Mart listed on the OTC market.

  • 1989

    Sept.

    Jusco Group changes name to Aeon Group, and Aeon Group 1% Club established.

    Oct.

    Diamond City listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.

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  • 1990

    Apr.

    Business tie-up established with U.K.- based The Body Shop.

    June

    Ministop concludes a contract for technical support with Miwon (current Daesang Distribution & Services) of South Korea.

    June

    Aeon Forest, which carries out domestic operations of The Body Shop, established.

    Aug.

    Cox listed on the OTC market.

    Aug.

    Aeon Group participates in management of U.K.'s Laura Ashley.

  • 1991

    Jan.

    Aeon Group Environment Foundation established.

    Sept.

    Business and capital tie-up established with a home center operator, Keiyo.

    Oct.

    Jaya Jusco Stores Malacca Store starts tree-planting under an "Aeon Hometown Forests Program."

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  • 1992

    Jan.

    Jusco, Keiyo and Ishiguro Homa conclude a business and capital tie-up.

    Apr.

    Twenty thousand trees planted at the Jusco Shin Hisai Store, the first Japanese store of the "Aeon Hometown Forests Program."

    Oct.

    Aeon Group Environment Foundation officially recognized as a corporation operating for the public good.

  • 1993

    July

    Ministop listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Nov.

    Talbots in the U.S. listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • 1994

    Feb.

    Jusco Stores (Hong Kong) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Mar.

    Business and capital tie-up established with Nakasan Department Store, a leading department store in Tohoku.

    May

    Construction of a new office building, the "Aeon Tower," completed.

    July

    Business tie-up established with Claire's Stores in the U.S.

    Sept.

    Private brand Topvalu launched.

    Nov.

    Business and capital tie-up established with a large liquor discount store chain operator, Yamaya.

    Nov.

    Ministop concludes a franchise contract overseas with Philippine MCA Corporation.

    Dec.

    Aeon Credit Service listed on the OTC market.

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  • 1995

    Jan.

    Business and capital tie-up established between Jusco and Tsuruha.

    Feb.

    My Land Shoes changes name to Nustep after merging with Diamond Takada.

    Mar.

    The total number of trees planted under the "Aeon Hometown Forests Program" exceeds one million.

    Aug.

    Ishiguro Homa, Make and Ishiguro Jusco merge to establish Homac.

    Sept.

    Aeon Credit Service (Asia) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Nov.

    Blue Grass listed on the OTC market.

    Dec.

    Guangdong Jusco Teem Stores established.

    Dec.

    Jusco becomes a capital participant in Home Wide, a home center chain in Kyushu.

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  • 1996

    Mar.

    Qingdao Dongtai Jusco established.

    July

    Guangdong Jusco Teem Stores opens Jusco's first store in China, Jusco Teem Plaza Store, in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

    July

    Jusco, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Shoji Sekiyu Co., Ltd. jointly finance the establishment of a service station chain, Mega Petro.

    July

    Mega Sports opens the Nation's first store of Sports Authority in Nagoya, the largest specialty store of sporting goods in U.S.

    Aug.

    Jus-Photo listed on the OTC market.

    Aug.

    Ministop moves from the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange to the First Section.

    Dec.

    Aeon Credit Service listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Dec.

    Jaya Jusco Stores listed on the main board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

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  • 1997

    Feb.

    Aeon Fantasy established to perform the amusement business of Aeon Group.

    Feb.

    Jusco Maintenance changes name to Aeon Techno Service.

    June

    Motoya Okada named President of Jusco.

    June

    The total number of trees planted under the "Aeon Hometown Forests Program" exceeds 2 million.

  • 1998

    July

    Jusco becomes a capital participant in Kojima, the largest pet shop chain in Japan, to establish the fully capitalized Petcity.

    July

    Jusco cooperates with a major American fashion apparel specialty chain, Liz Claiborne.

    July

    Aeon Group Environment Foundation starts planting trees under a "Great Wall Reforestation Project."

    Aug.

    Aeon Credit Service moves from the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange to the First Section.

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  • 1999

    Jan.

    Jusco and Tsuruha become capital participants in Kraft, the largest dispensing pharmacy chain in Japan.

    Feb.

    Liz Japan established as a joint venture between Jusco and Liz Claiborne.

    Apr.

    A cinema complex operator, Aeon Cinemas established.

    Apr.

    The first donations for "Battambang Prosthesis Center in Cambodia" given to Japanese Red Cross Society.

    Apr.

    The total number of trees planted under the "Aeon Hometown Forests Program" exceeds 3 million.

    July

    The second tree-planting session of the "Great Wall Reforestation Project" held.

    Aug.

    Jusco merges with Shinshu Jusco and Ogiya Jusco.

    Aug.

    Kyushu Jusco and Asahi Jusco merge.

    Aug.

    Primart and Okinawa Jusco merge to establish Ryukyu Jusco.

    Aug.

    Jusco, Tsuruha and Drug Eleven establish a business tie-up, becoming a capital participant in Drug Eleven.

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  • 2000

    Jan.

    Jusco, Tsuruha and Sugi Pharmacy establish a business and capital tie-up.

    Feb.

    Jusco and Greencross - Coa establish a business and capital tie-up.

    Feb.

    Jusco merges with Hokuriku Jusco.

    Mar.

    Yaohan Japan changes name to Yaohan and joins Aeon Group.

    Mar.

    Rejuvenation of private brand Topvalu announced.

    Mar.

    The second donations for "Battambang Prosthesis Center in Cambodia" given to Japanese Red Cross Society.

    Apr.

    Jusco and Hac-kimisawa establish a business and capital tie-up.

    May

    Jusco and Sugi Pharmacy become capital and business participants in Takiya Shoji. They establish a business tie-up.

    May

    The third tree-planting session of the "Great Wall Reforestation Project" held.

    May

    Takuya Okada retires as Chairman of Jusco and becomes Honorary Chairman and Adviser. Toshiji Tokiwa becomes Chairman.

    May

    Tohoku Well Mart changes name to Maxvalu Tohoku.

    May

    A "My Basket" campaign launched at Group companies including Jusco.

    June

    Jusco obtains ISO 14001 certification for all of its offices and stores.

    Aug.

    Kyushu Jusco listed on the OTC market.

    Aug.

    Maxvalu Tohoku listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Aug.

    Well Mart and Sanyo Maxvalu merge and change name to Maxvalu Nishinihon.

    Sept.

    Aeon Group acquires Organic-JAS certification for Topvalu Green-Eye organic produce and organic frozen vegetables from Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fishery of Japan.

    Oct.

    Sapporo Food Center and Hokkaido Jusco merge and change name to Maxvalu Hokkaido.

    Oct.

    Frex Acore changes name to Maxvalu Chubu.

    Dec.

    The total number of trees planted under the "Aeon Hometown Forests Program" exceeds 4 million.

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  • 2001

    Jan.

    "Aeon Welcia Stores" selected as a group name for the Aeon Group Pharmacy and Drugstore Alliance (Tentative).

    Feb.

    Welpark joins Aeon Welcia Stores.

    Mar.

    Maxvalu Nishinihon integrates Mammy, a supermarket chain in Yamaguchi.

    Mar.

    The third donations for "Battambang Prosthesis Center in Cambodia" given to Japanese Red Cross Society.

    June

    An integrated distribution center, Aeon Sendai Regional Distribution Center (RDC) becomes operational.

    June

    Aeon Kosan changes name to Aeon Mall.

    July

    The first donations for a "School Construction Program in Cambodia" given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    Aug.

    Takiya Shoji and Drux merge and change name to Takiya.

    Aug.

    Jusco Co., Ltd. becomes Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon Group changes name to Aeon. "Global 10" vision announced.

    Oct.

    Greencross - Coa listed on the OTC market.

    Dec.

    Aeon Thana Sinsap (Thailand) listed on the Thai Stock Exchange.

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  • 2002

    Jan.

    The first "Aeon Clean Road" campaign held.

    Feb.

    Aeon Fantasy listed on the OTC market.

    Feb.

    Terminals for customer access to Japanese beef production records introduced.

    Mar.

    Yaohan recovery plan completed and Yaohan changes name to Maxvalu Tokai.

    Mar.

    Yamaya listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Mar.

    Maxvalu Kyushu established.

    Apr.

    Public recruiting of "Consumer Deputy Store Managers" started.

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Drug Terashima establish a business and capital tie-up.

    May

    Shenzhen Aeon Friendship (current Shenzhen Aeon) established in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.

    May

    Tsuruha listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    May

    Hallo joins Aeon.

    July

    Aeon Mall listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Aug.

    The Second donations for the "School Construction Program in Cambodia" given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    Sept.

    A Shiretoko Reforestation and Tree-Planting project held.

    Sept.

    Iino joins Aeon Welcia Stores.

    Nov.

    Sales of Food Artisan products begins.

    Nov.

    Diamond City listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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  • 2003

    Feb.

    Diamond City listed on the First Sections of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.

    Feb.

    Kansai NDC, one of the largest integrated distribution centers in Japan, begins operation.

    Apr.

    Talbots in the U.S. opens its first store for men in Westport, Connecticut, U.S.

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. moves to a Company with Committees system.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kasumi establish a business and capital tie-up.

    July

    Taiwan Aeon Stores opens its first regional Jusco store, Jusco Xinzhu Store, in Taiwan.

    July

    The third donations for the "School Construction Program in Cambodia" given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Sunday establish a business and capital tie-up.

    Sept.

    Kyushu Jusco and Home Wide merge to establish Aeon Kyushu.

    Nov.

    Mycal and Mycal Kyushu joins Aeon.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Posful establish a business and capital tie-up.

    Nov.

    Aeon Fantasy listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Nov.

    Maxvalu Kyushu merges with Nishi Kyushu Well Mart and Hallo.

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  • 2004

    Jan.

    Gourmet D'Or and Jack merge.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Inageya establish a business tie-up.

    Apr.

    The total number of trees planted under the "Aeon Hometown Forests Program" exceeds 5 million.

    June

    Joy joins Aeon.

    June

    Donations for the "School Construction Program in Nepal" given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    July

    Maxvalu Tokai relisted on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. increases its capital through a public offering of 27 million shares and implements share split.

    Sept.

    The singing AEON brand message launched as a new brand strategy.

    Sept.

    Topvalu range updated to mark the brand's 10th anniversary.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. announces its participation in the United Nations Global Compact.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. celebrates the 30th anniversary of its stock exchange listing.

    Sept.

    Jaya Jusco Stores Bhd. launches tree-planting activities in Malaysia to commemorate its 20th anniversary and changes name to Aeon Co. (M) Bhd.

    Sept.

    Aeon (China) established in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China.

    Oct.

    Zwei listed on the JASDAQ market.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. achieves SA8000 certification for its Topvalu supplier management systems and Aeon headquarters operations.

    Nov.

    Donations to help victims of the Niigata-Chuetsu Earthquake and Typhoon Tokage given to distress areas.

    Nov.

    Medical Ikkou listed on the JASDAQ market.

    Dec.

    Certo listed on the JASDAQ market.

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  • 2005

    Jan.

    Donations to help victims of the tsunami triggered by the Sumatra - Andaman Island Earthquake given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    Feb.

    Aeon Fantasy moves from the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange to the First Section.

    Mar.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Carrefour S.A. agree on a strategic business tie-up. Aeon Co., Ltd. acquires management rights of Carrefour Japan, and changes name to Aeon Marche.

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Sunday agree to strengthen their existing business and capital tie-up.

    May

    Aeon Chikusa Shopping Center opened as Aeon's first Eco Store.

    June

    Donations for children affected by the tsunami triggered by the Sumatra - Andaman Island Earthquake given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    Oct.

    Supercenter operations spun off to be succeeded by newly organized Aeon Supercenter.

    Oct.

    Donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. given to the U.S. Embassy in Japan.

    Oct.

    Tree-planting held in the area surrounding the Mount Lao Dam in Qingdao City, China.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co. (M) Bhd. opens its first supermarket in Malaysia, J-One Damansara Damai Store.

    Nov.

    Emergency relief funds for victims of the Pakistan and India Earthquake given to Japan Platform.

    Nov.

    Tree-planting activities performed in tsunami-affected areas of Phuket, Thailand.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and East Japan Railway Company agree on a comprehensive business tie-up.

    Dec.

    "Human-Resource General Training Institute for Aeon Welcia Stores" established.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Tsuruya Shoe Store agree on a business and capital tie-up.

    Dec.

    Mycal completes corporate rehabilitation seven years ahead of initial schedule.

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  • 2006

    Feb.

    Talbots in the U.S. announces a friendly acquisition of J. Jill Group.

    Feb.

    A ceremony for the15th anniversary of Aeon Environment Foundation held with an invited guest, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai.

    Mar.

    Welcia Kanto (former Greencross - Coa) merges with Iino.

    Mar.

    SPA-type everyday clothing introduced on a full scale under Topvalu brand.

    Mar.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. resolves to enter the banking business.

    Mar.

    Origin Toshu becomes a subsidiary.

    Mar.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. agree to cooperate in introducing a mobile credit payment service "iD*."

    Mar.

    Consolidation of six subsidiaries of Aeon Co., Ltd. and the service operations of Mycal's subsidiary resolved. Japan Maintenance, Aeon Fantasy, Certo, Gourmet D'Or and Research Institute For Quality Living become new consolidated companies.

    Apr.

    Sunday becomes a subsidiary of Aeon Co., Ltd. through a third-party allocation of new shares.

    May

    Nafukohasegawa Corporation becomes a subsidiary of Maxvalu Chubu.

    May

    Diamond City becomes a subsidiary of Aeon Co., Ltd. through a takeover bid.

    May

    Emergency relief funds for victims of the Java Indonesia Earthquake given to the Indonesian Embassy.

    July

    Nafukohasegawa Corporation changes name to Maxvalu Nagoya.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Yamaya establish a joint-venture import company, Cordon Vert.

    July

    The first donations for the "School Construction Program in Laos" given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    July

    The total number of trees planted under the "Aeon Hometown Forests Program" exceeds 6 million.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Belc agree on a business and capital tie-up.

    Sept.

    Mycal newly opens Morioka Minami Saty Store for the first time in five years and nine months.

    Sept.

    Sunday and Joy, a home center chain in Yamagata, agree on a business and capital tie-up.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and JAPAN POST agree on a comprehensive business tie-up.

    Oct.

    The second Tree-Planting Project in Qingdao and a Workshop about a Chinese historical figure, Jofuku, held.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. increases capital through a public offering of 70 million shares.

    Nov.

    A Tree-Planting Project in Kenya performed.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. becomes the first retail company in Japan to acquire Marine Stewardship Council-Chain of Custody (MSC-CoC) Certification. Sales of seafood certified by eco-label (MSC) begin.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. issues 4,591,300 shares through a third-party allocation of new shares.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. concludes a license agreement with Walt Disney Japan, and begins sales of original products with Disney characters.

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  • 2007

    Jan.

    Demonstration experiments started to review methods to provide plastic shopping bags at Jusco Higashiyama - Nijo Store.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. becomes the first company in Japan to install shared infrastructure jointly developed by NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and East Japan Railway Company and starts accepting electronic payments called "iD" using mobile phones and "Suica*" cards.

    Feb.

    Taking over the business of Joy-Copain, Aeon Co., Ltd. establishes a new company, Aeon Bakery Systems, to start operation.

    Feb.

    A new human resource management system introduced, under which employment for all employees is extended to age of 65.

    Mar.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., The Daiei, Inc. and Marubeni Corporation agree on a business and capital tie-up. Part of the Daiei's shareholding in The Maruetsu, Inc. transferred to Aeon Co., Ltd.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Posful conclude an agreement to spin off general retailing operations of Aeon Co., Ltd. in Hokkaido and transfer them to Posful.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. becomes the first company in the general retailing industry to sign an agreement with the Japanese Ministry of the Environment concerning initiatives toward the establishment of a recycling-oriented society.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. acquires private placement of shares in Posful, which becomes a subsidiary.

    Apr.

    Aeon launches its own branded Waon e-money card system.

    Apr.

    Aeon Environment Foundation and East Japan Railway Company plant trees on the Akita Shimohama Coast.

    May

    Donations for victims of the Hokuriku Noto Peninsula Earthquake given to Ishikawa Prefecture.

    May

    Three functions of private brand product development, demand aggregation and supply chain management spun off from Aeon Co., Ltd. to set up three sharedfunction companies.

    June

    Aeon Stores (Hong Kong) and Aeon Credit Service (Asia) plant trees to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the commencement of business operations in Hong Kong.

    July

    Aeon Environment Foundation and the Beijing Municipal People's Government implement a tree-planting project along the Great Wall of China at Badaling in Yanqing County, Beijing.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Maruetsu and Marubeni Corporation agree on a business tie-up.

    July

    The second donations for the "School Construction Program in Laos" given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    Aug.

    Aeon Mall merges with Diamond City and Aeon Kyushu merges with Mycal Kyushu.

    Aug.

    Donations for victims of the Niigata-Chuetsu Earthquake given to Ishikawa Prefecture.

    Oct.

    Maxvalu Chubu merges with Maxvalu Nagoya.

    Oct.

    Aeon Bank granted a banking license by the Financial Services Agency.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Japan Airlines Corporation agree on a comprehensive business tie-up.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and SIIC Shanghai (Holdings) Co., Ltd. agree on a business tie-up.

    Oct.

    Aeon Bank increases capital through a third-party allocation of new shares.

    Nov.

    Construction of the Preah Norodom Sihanouk Angkor Museum supported by the Aeon 1% Club completed.

    Nov.

    The Aeon 1% Club welcomes 20 high school students from Vietnam to Japan under the "Teenage Ambassador" project.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. establishes Beijing Aeon in Beijing, China.

    Nov.

    Emergency relief funds for victims of the devastating cyclone in Bangladesh given to the Embassy of Bangladesh.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. agree to collaborate on the development of electrical appliances for the Topvalu private brand products.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon Forest establish Aeon Body with the aim of creating a new business format combining retail operations and services relating to health and beauty.

    Dec.

    Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd. listed on the Malaysia Stock Exchange.

    Dec.

    Zwei listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Dec.

    Kohyo becomes a subsidiary of Aeon Co., Ltd. through a share transfer.

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  • 2008

    Feb.

    Aeon and Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd. establish a business tie-up.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Aeon Credit Service and Aeon Mall establish Aeon Insurance Service to integrate their insurance agency activities.

    Feb.

    Belc listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Mar.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., NTT DoCoMo, Inc., East Japan Railway Company and West Japan Railway Company expand their e-money systems (Waon, iD, Suica and ICOCA*) nationwide.

    Mar.

    Aeon becomes the first Japanese retailer to set specific numerical targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions with the adoption of the Aeon Manifesto on the Prevention of Global Warming.

    Apr.

    Maxvalu Hokkaido merges with Joy.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. signs an absorption type split agreement transferring its supermarket operations in the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe areas of the Kinki region to its consolidated subsidiary, Kohyo.

    Apr.

    Aeon Environment Foundation and the Beijing Municipal People's Government implement a tree-planting project along the Great Wall of China at Badaling in Yanqing County, Beijing.

    Apr.

    Sales of American beef resumed.

    May

    Emergency relief funds for victims of the major cyclone in central and southern Myanmar given to the Embassy of the Union of Myanmar.

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and CFS Corporation agree on a business and capital tie-up.

    May

    Basic agreement signed on a merger between Tsuruya Shoe Store and Nustep with Tsuruya Shoe Store as a surviving company, which changes name to GFoot in February 2009.

    June

    Emergency relief funds for victims of the earthquake in Sichuan Province, China given to the Chinese Embassy in Japan.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Mycal and Aeon Supercenter send relief goods to areas affected by the 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Earthquake, under a regional disaster prevention agreement.

    June

    The total number of trees planted under the "Aeon Hometown Forests Program" exceeds 7 million.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Media Scope Co., Ltd., Shimane Prefecture, the Shimane Industrial Promotion Foundation and FeliCa Pocket Marketing Inc. agree to issue ai-poke Waon cards, resulting from the Shimane Ubiquitous Project.

    Aug.

    Season Select becomes a subsidiary of Maxvalu Tokai.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Shimizu Drug establish a business and capital tie-up.

    Aug.

    Aeon shifts to a pure holding company structure.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation agree that Mitsubishi Corporation will accept a third-party allocation of new shares issued by Aeon Global SCM, a shared-function subsidiary of Aeon Co., Ltd.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation agree that Marubeni Corporation will accept third-party allocations of new shares issued by Aeon Topvalu and Aeon Global Merchandising, which are sharedfunction subsidiaries of Aeon Co., Ltd.

    Sept.

    A joint holding company, Growell Holdings established through a transfer of shares in Welcia Kanto and Takada Pharmacy.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Yoshinoya Co., Ltd. agree on the introduction of Aeon's Waon e-money card system in Yoshinoya outlets.

    Oct.

    Aeon Laketown, one of the Japan's largest eco-friendly malls, opened.

    Oct.

    Proceeds raised by collecting PET bottle caps for a campaign to assist the world's children donated to three organizations providing assistance for children in poverty-stricken countries.

    Nov.

    Aeon Beijing International Mall Shopping Center, the biggest mall in Beijing, opened.

    Nov.

    Welcia Kanto acquires Terashima as a subsidiary through a takeover bid.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and KNT Co., Ltd. agree on a business tie-up relating to Aeon's Waon e-money card system.

    Nov.

    An agreement reached concerning the takeover of the business operations of Kid Lab K.K. A new company, Branshes established and business operations started in February 2009.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Ryukyu Jusco express support for the Ecohana environmental household accounting project and agree to participate in the initiative, which is to be launched in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, in mid-January 2009.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation establish a comprehensive business tie-up.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Aeon Credit Service and the Kurihama Shopping Street Cooperative Association in Yokosuka City reach an agreement concerning the progressive introduction of the Waon e-money card system in member stores.

  • 2009

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and FamilyMart Co., Ltd. agree on a business tie-up relating to Aeon's Waon e-money card system to improve convenience for customers.

    Feb.

    Tsuruya Shoe Store. (current GFoot) becomes a subsidiary.

    Apr.

    Emergency relief funds for victims of the central Italian earthquake given to the Italian Embassy.

    Apr.

    Funds for a campaign to eliminate landmines and cluster bombs given to Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan).

    May

    Business alliance established between Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kyocera Corporation.

    May

    Honorary Chairman and Adviser Takuya Okada becomes the third Japanese to be granted honorary citizenship of Beijing.

    June

    Brand name of Aeon Welcia Stores changed to Hapycom, and a new growth strategy launched.

    June

    Aeon Environmental Foundation jointly establishes the Japan Awards for Biodiversity with the Ministry of the Environment.

    July

    Aeon Agri Create established to operate farms on leased land.

    July

    Aeon Marketing established as joint venture of Aeon Co., Ltd., NTT Docomo, Inc. and Aeon Credit Service.

    July

    Agreement reached on the partial transfer of supermarket business operated by Aeon Retail to Maxvalu Tokai and Maxvalu Nishinihon.

    July

    Fourth round of donations for a school construction program in Laos given to Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    July

    Disaster relief and recovery funds given to areas affected by heavy flooding in Yamaguchi and Fukuoka Prefectures.

    Aug.

    Aeon Integrated Business Service established to provide IT services for the Group.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation reach agreement on a deal under which Aeon Co., Ltd. will underwrite a third-party share issue by Digital Direct Corporation.

    Aug.

    Disaster relief and recovery funds given to areas affected by heavy flooding in Hyogo Prefecture.

    Aug.

    Disaster relief and recovery funds given to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Japan to assist Taiwanese victims of Typhoon Morakot.

    Sept.

    Aeon introduces a new cooperative structure for four retail firms based in the Tohoku region (the GMS and Maxvalu business of Aeon Retail in the Tohoku region, Maxvalu Tohoku, Aeon Supercenter and Sunday).

    Sept.

    Absorption-type merger between Shenzhen Aeon and Aeon (China) with Shenzhen Aeon as the surviving company, which changes name to Aeon South China.

    Oct.

    Takiya acquires Kondo Pharmacy as a wholly owned subsidiary.

    Nov.

    Disaster relief and recovery funds given to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for victims of the Sumatra earthquake.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon Retail enter into an absorption-type split agreement in which the supermarket business of Aeon Retail is split off to form six subsidiaries of Aeon Co., Ltd. which commence business operations on February 21, 2010.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and McDonald's Company (Japan), Ltd. agree on the introduction of Aeon's Waon e-money card system in 3,200 McDonald's outlets.

  • 2010

    Feb.

    Disaster relief funds for victims of the earthquake in Haiti given to JPF.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Choshi City sign comprehensive cooperation agreement relating to regional development.

    Feb.

    Medical Ikkou and Medipal Holdings Corporation sign a capital and business partnership agreement.

    Mar.

    Disaster relief and recovery fonds for victims of the earthquake in Chile given to the Embassy of the Republic of Chile in Japan.

    Apr.

    Aeon reaches milestone of plantging a cumulative total of one million trees along the Great Wall of China in Beijing.

    Apr.

    Donations of part of the proceeds from the sales to Save the Children Japan, an organization that strives to eradicate child poverty.

    May

    Emergency disaster relief and recovery fonds for victims of the Qinghai Earthquake in China given to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Japan.

    May

    Aeon launchs the Aeon Happy Project to express appreciation to customers for the 40th anniversary of Aeon's predecessor, JUSCO Co., Ltd.

    May

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation establishes "The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity".

    May

    Donations to Miyazaki Prefecture for support towards repairing the damage caused by the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the prefecture's cattle.

    June

    TOPVALU Barreal, a new-genre beer launched.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Osaka Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    July

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements a tree planting project in Hue, Vietnam.

    Aug.

    Cox Co., Ltd. and Blue Grass Co., Ltd. merge with Cox Co., Ltd. remaining as the surviving company.

    Aug.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the second round of tree planting project in Cambodia.

    Aug.

    Emergency disaster relief and recovery fonds for victims of the mudslide in China given to the Embassy of the People's Republic of Chile in Japan.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Marunaka Co., Ltd., Sanyo Marunaka Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation Announce a Four-Way Comprehensive Business Alliance.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. purchases domestic CO2 emission credits, an unprecedented amount purchased by a single domestic corporation, by using proceeds from the sale of plastic bags.

    Aug.

    Food Supply JUSCO Co., Ltd. changes its company name to Aeon Food Supply Ltd..

    Aug.

    A new clothing brand, TOPVALU COLLECTION introduced.

    Sept.

    Aeon Delight Co., Ltd. and Certo Corporation merge with Aeon Delight Co., Ltd. remaining as the surviving company.

    Oct.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements "Nanyo Aeon's Forest" tree planting project based on agreement of "Yamagata Kizuna-no-Mori".

    Oct.

    The Awards Ceremony for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity and Speeches by Recipients held. German Chancellor Angela Merkel honored with the Special Prize for the International Year of Biodiversity.

    Oct.

    Aeon Group's Medium-Term Management Plan (FY2011 to FY2013) launched.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Mie Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Miyagi Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements Minami-Shimabara tree planting project. 5 year-project started.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Gifu Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Nov.

    Aeon LakeTown selected as Golden Award winner in Innovative design & Development of a new retail project and the Sustainable Design Award winner in 2010 ICSC Asia Shopping Center Awards competition.

    Nov.

    Disaster relief and recovery fonds for victims of the trrential rain in the Aomori region given to Kagoshima Prefecture.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Shimane Prefecture conclude a comprehensive business alliance.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Shizuoka Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Dec.

    Donations through Aeon and UNICEF Safe Water Campaign presentet to the Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    Dec.

    Honorary Chairman and Adviser Takuya Okada honored for Royal Order of Sahametrei Grand Cross by Kingdom of Cambodia.

  • Jan.

    Emergency disaster relief and recovery fonds to support the damaged areas caused by the heavy snow given to Tottori Prefecture and Shimane Prefecture.

    Jan.

    Emergency disaster relief and recovery fonds for victims of the natural disaster in Austraria given to the Austrarian Embassy in Japan.

    Jan.

    Emergency disaster relief and recovery fonds for victims of the trrentrial rain in Brazil given to the Embassy of Brazil in Japan.

    Jan.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Tottori Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Shiga Prefecture conclude a comprehensive partnership agreement.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Yamanashi Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation and Sharp Corp. reach agreement for corporate project, aiming to develop life support service using a tablet device.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Iwate Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Feb.

    "Aeon Bakery Systems Co., Ltd. merges with Mycal Cantevole Co., Ltd., changing its company name to Aeon Bakery Co., Ltd.".

    Mar.

    Disaster relief and recovery funds for victims of the earthquake in New Zealand given to the Embassy of the New Zealand in Japan.

    Mar.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Nara Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Mar.

    Emergency disaster relief donations given to victims of the 2011 Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake.

    Apr.

    Donations over 4 billion yen given to the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake for the rebuilding of communities. (First-round donations).

    Apr.

    Aeon Laketown Outlet opened as its first outlet mall.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Ishikawa Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aomori Prefecture conclude a comprehensive agreement for cooperation.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Yufu City, Oita Prefecture conclude a cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kagawa Prefecture conclude a comprehensive agreement.

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Gunma Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    May

    Aeon Laketown wins the "Best of the Best Sustainable Design Award".

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Chiba City conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    June

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Laos.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Nigata Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    June

    Donations total 6.1 hundred million yen by Aeon's employees and its executives given to the employees affected by the disaster.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Akita Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    June

    Donations total 5 billion yen given to Prefectures such as Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima. (Second-round donations).

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Nagano Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    June

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido Prefecture.

    July

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Jakarta.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kochi Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    July

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Cambodia.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Hokkaido Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    July

    Aeon launches a test for radioactivity on all cattle used in TOPVALU domestic black-haired Japanese beef production.

    Aug.

    Aeon launches Japan's first private brand premium draft beer under the TOPVALU label.

    Aug.

    Aeon Big Co., Ltd. established.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kagoshima Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Sept.

    Aeon makes Loc Development Co., Ltd. a subsidiary, changing its name to Aeon Town Co., Ltd.

    Sept.

    Disaster relief funds for victims of the Typhoon Talas given to Wakayama and Wakayama Prefecture.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Saitama Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Sept.

    Aeon signs a partnership agreement with Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities- part of Vietnam National University.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kyoto Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Yamaguchi Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Dotombori enter into partnership.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Fukushima Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Toyama Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Oct.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the third round of the tree planting project in Miyakejima.

    Oct.

    Aeon acquires a licence of investment for its first outlet in Vietnam.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kanagawa Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Oct.

    Disaster relief funds for victims given to Thailand and Cambodia.

    Oct.

    Recipients selected for the second Japan Awards for Biodiversity.

    Oct.

    The first Donations in retail industry 90 million yen given to the course Tokyo University.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Tochigi Prefecture conclude a comprehensive agreement.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Hiroshima Prefecture conclude a comprehensive agreement for cooperation.

    Oct.

    Disaster relief funds for victims of the earthquake given to the Republic of Turky.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Ibaraki Prefecture conclude a comprehensive agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Chita City, Wakayama Prefecture.

    Nov.

    Aeon opens the first Cosmême store in Aeon Laketown.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon Mall Co., Ltd. obtain approval from the Kingdam of Cambodia to open a shopping center in the country.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Biccamera Inc. launch Aeon's WAON e-money in Bic Camera outlets.

    Nov.

    Aeon acquires shares of Marunaka Co., Ltd., and Sanyo Marunaka Co., Ltd. to make these two companies Aeon's subsidiaries.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Hamamatsu City conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Ehime Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Okinawa Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Dec.

    Disaster relief funds for victims of the typhoons given to the Republic of the Philippines.

    Dec.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for local joint businesses.

  • Jan.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Okayama Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Jan.

    Aeon's overseas GMS and SM stores reach 100 outlets.

    Jan.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aichi Prefecture conclude a comprehensive agreement for cooperation.

    Jan.

    Aeon Retail Splits My Basket Division into a new company, My Basket Co., Ltd.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Chiba Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Hyogo Prefecture conclude a cooperation agreement.

    Feb.

    Aeon's private brand TOPVALU launched at 61outlets in China.

    Feb.

    Petcity Co., Ltd. merge with AHB International Inc.

    Mar.

    Launch of the operations at Aeon Vietnam Co., Ltd.

    Mar.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. and BIC CAMERA INC. agree to tie up to launch BIC CAMERA JMB WAON card.

    Mar.

    Launch of the innitiatives "Making our wishes for recovery from the 3.11 disaster come true"

    Mar.

    Aeon's WAON e-money transaction volume exceeds a trillion yen.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. concludes an industry-academia alliance with Kagawa Nutrition University.

    Apr.

    Aeon holds the GRAND GENERATION’S COLLECTION in TOKYO to introduce initiatives related to the shift to senir-oriented markets.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Fukuoka Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Apr.

    Aeon donates \120 Million to support the children affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through the Aeon Yellow Receipt Campaign.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture conclude a cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Apr.

    Launch of Aeon’s e-money “WAON for Tohoku Restoration” card

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture conclude a comprehensive agreement for cooperation.

    Apr.

    Development of the Service Business in Thailand - Aeon Fantasy establishes an operating company for the indoor amusement facilities business and Zwei launches a matchmaking service

    Apr.

    Organizational reform of Aeon (China) Co., Ltd. - The Aeon Group’s China Headquarters shifts to a “dual headquarters system”, with two headquarters based in both Beijing and Guangdong

    June

    Aeon holds “KIZUNA MESSAGE for Biodiversity” at Rio+20.

    June

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Mmukawa-cho, Hokkaido.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. agrees with Tesco PLC to acquire 50% of the outstanding shares in Tesco Japan Co., Ltd. from Tesco.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Tokushima Prefecture conclude a cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    June

    Aeon concludes agreement with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. A first in the retail industry.

    June

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Nanyo City, Yamagata Prefecture.

    July

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in the Repubric of Indonesia.

    July

    Aeon hosts Japan-China High School Student Exchange Program.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Oita Prefecture conclude a cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    July

    Mitsubishi Shokuhin Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation to participate in the Supermarket Business developed by three Maxvalu supermarket operators in China.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Saga Prefecture conclude a comprehensive agreement.

    Aug.

    Launch of Aeon's shopping portal site, “AEON SQUARE”

    Aug.

    Aeon Vietnam Co., Ltd. obtains investment certificate in Binh Duong Province for its second store in Vietnam.

    Aug.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation hosts First Asian Students Environment Platform.

    Aug.

    Launch of Japan’s first “Fast Fish” labeled products using Sanriku’s marine products for support to restoration in Tohoku

    Aug.

    Maxvalu Tokai Co., Ltd. and Aeon Kimisawa Co., Ltd. conclude a merger agreement, with Maxvalu Tokai Co., Ltd. being the surviving company.

    Sept.

    Launch of “Aeon ECO Project” toward Fiscal 2020

    Sept.

    Launch of “Aeon DNA University”, the leadership and values development program

    Sept.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Hue city, Vietnam.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. announces restructuring of the Financial Services Business.

    Sept.

    Establishment of “AEONBIKE Co. Ltd.” as Aeon's bicycle company

    Oct.

    Aeon implements the tree planting project in a Coastal Forest in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture.

    Oct.

    Maxvalu Chubu Co., Ltd. and Maxvalu Chukyo Co., Ltd. conclude the merger agreement with Maxvalu Chubu being the surviving company.

    Oct.

    Aeon holds Group’s first-ever welcoming ceremony of the fall for new employees in Miyagi Prefecture.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Oita City, Oita Prefecture conclude an agreement for contributing to local areas.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Hiroshima Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Oct.

    Laucnh of Aeon's Schlorship Program in Indonesia

    Oct.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation holds an award ceremony for MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2012 in Hyderabad, India.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Nov.

    Execution of share purchase agreement and simultaneous completion of share purchase to acquire Carrefour’s Malaysian operations

    Nov.

    Launch of the Aeon Group’s ASEAN Headquarters

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Chita City, Aichi Prefecture.

    Nov.

    Aeon offers donations under the AEON UNICEF Safe Water Campaign to the Japan Committee for UNICEF.

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture.

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation plants 15,000 trees in Ihinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture.

    Nov.

    Aeon’s Supermarket Business grows to 1,000 stores nationwide.

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the third round of Minami-Shimabara tree planting project in Nagasaki Prefecture.

    Nov.

    Qingdao Aeon resumes full-fledged operations of Jusco Huangdao Shopping Center.

    Nov.

    Aeon's general merchandise store (GMS) and supermarket in China reach 50 stores.

    Nov.

    Aeon 1% Club hosts the first AEON eco-1 Grand Prix.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., TOKAI Holdings Corp. ,and Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd. agree to offer the Total Life Concierge (TLC) WAON Card.

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the first tree planting project in Kihoku-cho, Mie Prefecture.

    Nov.

    Aeon implements the inauguration ceremony for Aeon Mall Phnom Penh, the first store in Kingdom of Cambodia.

    Nov.

    Presentation of emergency disaster relief donation for people affected by the Typhoon in the Philippins

    Nov.

    Aeon offers donations under the School Construction Support for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Japan Committee for UNICEF.

  • Jan.

    Aeon Credit Service Co., Ltd. makes Aeon Bank, Ltd. its consolidated subsidiary.

    Jan.

    Aeon 1% Club hosts the “Teenage Ambassador Program” for the enhancing friendship and cultural exchange betweeen the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Japan.

    Jan.

    The first in the world as a retail company group Aeon Co. (M) Bhd. and University of Malaya signs a partnership agreement.

    Jan.

    Maxvalu Tokai Co., Ltd. opens Maxvalu HappyValley Store in Guangzhouin , its first store launched in China.

    Jan.

    Aeon makes Christmas Charity Donations helping UNICEF to support children affected by the disaster.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture conclude an agreement for contributing to local areas.

    Mar.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon Mall Co., Ltd. establish PT. Aeon Mall Indonesia.

    Mar.

    Launch of "Smart Aeon,″next-generation Eco Store

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. makes Peacock Store as its wholly owned subsidiary.

    Apr.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon 1% Club donate 26 million yen to Association for Aid and Relief Japan raised under the Disabled Persons Assistance Campaign.

    Apr.

    Aeon donates emergency disaster relief of 10 million yen to Sishuan Province, China.

    Apr.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation donates solar power generating systems to junior high schools in Malaysia.

    Apr.

    Aeon donates the total of approximately 170million yen to Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi Prefecture for disaster afflicted children.

    May

    Aeon Kasai Store reopens as a "Grand Generation Mall."

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon (China) Co., Ltd establish Aeon Tsinghua University School of Social Science Social Development Research Center under the partnership with the National Tsinghua University.

    May

    Aeon Co., Ltd. starts a joint project with Malaysian Government and UNIDO launching the Sustainable Supplier Development Program.

    June

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the second tree planting project in Mukawa Cho, Hokkaido Prefecture.

    June

    Aeon makes donations to the Japan Committee for UNICEF under the Aeon UNICEF Safe Water Campaign.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. forms a partnership with the Kanda Gaigo Group.

    June

    Aeon Co., Ltd. establishes GMS operating companies in Hubei and Jiangsu Province in China respectively.

    July

    Aeon 1% Club hosts Japan-China High School Student Exchange Program.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kawasaki City conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. establishes the Office of Diversity.

    July

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Yangon, Myanmar.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Kumamoto Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    July

    Aeon Co., Ltd. becomes the first retailer in Japan to obtain ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification.

    Aug.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation hosts the second Asian Students Environmental Platform in South Korea.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Miyazaki Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Aug.

    Aeon 1% Club hosts the first Aeon Asia Eco-Leaders Forum in Indonesia.

    Aug.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the third tree planting project in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Aug.

    Aeon 1% Club hosts the first Teenage Ambassador Program between Japan and Myanmar for the enhanced friendship and cultural exchange.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. commences a tender offer for common stock of Gfoot Co., Ltd.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon Mall Co., Ltd. implement the inauguration ceremony for Aeon Mall BSD, the first Aeon Mall in Indonesia.

    Aug.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. makes The Daiei, Inc. its consolidated subsidiary.

    Sept.

    Aeon wins the Minister’s Prize for Environmental Store Equipment in the 16th Japan Ozone Layer Protection and Global Warming Prevention Award.

    Sept.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements The Great Wall Reforestation Project in China.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. implements the tree planting projects in Osima, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture.

    Sept.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Nagasaki Prefecture conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement.

    Sept.

    Establishment of Aeon Index Living Sdn. Bhd. under the strategic partnership between Aeon Co.(M) Bhd. and Index Living Mall Co., Ltd.

    Oct.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation holds the third Japan Awards for Biodiversity.

    Oct.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and the Japan FM Network Association conclude a disaster prevention agreement.

    Nov.

    Aeon consolidates Group’s developer business operations.

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the third tree planting project in Chita City, Aichi Prefecture.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. selected into CDP2013 JAPAN 500 as Climate Disclosure Leadership company for 2 consecutive years

    Nov.

    Aeon donates disaster relief funds of 10 million yen for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.

    Nov.

    Aeon 1% Club initiates Aeon Scholarship Program in Cambodia.

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture.

    Nov.

    The cumulative number of planted trees reaches 10 million at the Aeon Hometown Forest Program held at Aeon Mall Makuhari New City.

    Nov.

    Aeon Reit Investment Corporation listed

    Nov.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the tree planting project in Aya Cho, Miyazaki Prefecture.

    Nov.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aeon Mall Co., Ltd. decide on launching its second store in Indonesia, Aeon Mall JDC.

    Dec.

    Aeon Culture Co., Ltd. begins its operation.

    Dec.

    The Aeon Environmental Foundation implements the second tree planting project in Kihoku Cho, Mie Prefecture.

    Dec.

    Aeon gives customer donations of 100 million yen for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.

    Dec.

    Aeon gives donations of 750 thousand dollars to Japan Committee for UNICEF under the School Construction Support for Myanmar.

    Dec.

    Aeon 1% Club hosts the second Aeon Eco-1 Grand Prix.

    Dec.

    Aeon Mall Makuhari New City opens as Aeon's flagship store.

  • Jan.

    Aeon Mall Tan Phu Celadon opens as the first Aeon Mall in Vietnam.

    Jan.

    Aeon gives donations to the organization supporting children in Asia through Plastic Bottle Cap Collection Campaign.

    Jan.

    Aeon 1% Club hosts the Teenage Ambassador Program between Japan and Vietnam for the enhanced friendship and cultural exchange.

    Jan.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., as the first company in Asia, participates in Fairtrade Sourcing Programs.

    Jan.

    Aeon Co., Ltd., Aeon Hokkaido Corporation, The Daiei, Inc. and Maxvalu Hokkaido Co., Ltd. conclude Sapporo City Development Partnership Agreement.

    Feb.

    Aeon Co., Ltd. and Aizuwakamatsu City conclude a cooperation agreement for revitalizing local areas.

    Feb.

    Aeon Mall Toin becomes the first shopping mall to acquire the ABINC Certificate, the certificate for facilities supporting biodiversity conservation.

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