Corporate History

Established Nippan Co., Ltd. in May and started sales of rice cooker nets.
Opened the first sushi restaurant ” Uogashi Nippon Ichi” stand-up dining in front of Shimbashi Station in June.
Established a processing center in Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, to centralize seafood processing and rice cooking in June.
Opened the 10th “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” restaurant in the Kyobashi, in November.
Obtained approval as a seafood trading participant in the Ota Market of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market in September.
Obtained approval as a trading participant in the Fisheries Department of the Tsukiji Market of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market in October.
Opened “Aoyuzu” Akihabara branch, a new type of restaurant that mainly serves fish and vegetable dishes and sake in July.
Opened “Aoyuzu” Ebisu branch which serves Western-style fish and vegetable dishes, wine, and music in October.
Opened “Aoyuzu Tora” Marunouchi branch, a fish market restaurant whose menu is determined by the fish of the day in September.
Relocated the head office to Tsukiji Market in Chuo-ku, Tokyo in July.
Obtained approval as a participant in the fruit and vegetable trade at the Tsukiji Market of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market in January.
Established a joint venture company, JSN Corporation, in South Korea in February. Opened “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” at Shinsegae Shopping Center in Busan, in February.
Opened “Aburaya” Shinbashi branch, a noodle restaurant specializing in abura soba in November.
Opened the first stand-up dining sushi restaurant “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” in JR station, Ecute Shinagawa South in May.
Celebrated 30th anniversary in May.
Opened “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” at Lotte Department Store in Pyeongchon, Korea in March.
Opened “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” at Busan Marine City, South Korea in June.
Established Nippan Suisan Co., Ltd. in June, specializing in product procurement and processing.
Opened “Vittorio Pomodoro Tsukiji” Italian bar and Sicilian cuisine in March.
Opened “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” in the food court of the departure area of Haneda Airport’s International Terminal in March.
Opened Edomae Sushi Restaurant “Misuji” (46th floor of caretta shiodome) in September.
Opened stand-up dining sushi restaurant “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” Emio Tanashi branch at JR Tanashi Station in February.
Opened the first “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” restaurant in the Kansai region at Nakanoshima Festival Plaza in March.
Opened second Kansai location restaurant “Sushi Misujii” in Nakanoshima, Osaka in April.
Relocated headquarters to the Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Building in Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo in June.
Opened “Takadanobaba Academy” as a training operation store in Takadanobaba, Tokyo in October.
Opened “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” Grand Front Osaka branch at Grand Front Osaka, the gateway to Osaka, in March.
Opened “Aoyuzutora” and “Misuji” in Shenzhen, China.
Opened “Uogashi Nippon Ichi” Itami Airport Store, the second store in the Airport Terminal, in August.
Capital reduction in January (248,945,000 yen out of 298,945,000 yen capital was reduced and transferred to other capital surplus).