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Company profile

Name
DHC Corporation
Head Office
2-7-1, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8571, JapanMap
President
Yoshie Takahashi
Established
1972
Incorporated
1975
Capital
3,377,290,000 yen
Employees
3,094 (as of October 21, 2019)
Major banks
Resona Bank, Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Company history

1972
Founder and Chairman Yoshiaki Yoshida founds DHC and begins translation outsourcing services.
1975
DHC reorganized into a joint-stock corporation.
1980
Manufacture and sales of cosmetics launched.
1983
Mail-order business begins.
1992
Publishing and education businesses launched.
1995
Publication of Olive Club monthly catalog launched. DHC USA, Inc. established.
Manufacture and sales of health foods launched. DHC Taiwan, Inc. established.
1996
Head office building completed in Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Sales of lingerie begin.
1999
Sales of Petit Line cosmetics begin at convenience stores across Japan.
2001
Akazawa Onsen Hotel opens for business.
2002
Food products business launched.
DHC Korea, Inc. established.
DHC Online Store opens.
2003
The first direct management store opens.
Akazawa Day Spa opens.
Shanghai DHC Commerce Co., Ltd. established.
DHC Mobile Shop opens.
Akazawa Fisheries Co., Ltd. established.
2005
Manufacture and sales of pharmaceutical products launched.
Construction of DHC's Naganuma Plant completed.
2006
Manufacture and sales of apparel launched.
DHC's official blog launched.
DHC UK, Ltd. established.
2008
Construction of Saitama Iwatsuki Plant completed.
Akazawa deep sea water plant completed.
Construction of Deep Sea Water Laboratory completed.
Genetics business launched.
Helicopter business launched.
2009
Akazawa Geihinkan (Akazawa Guest House) opens.
2014
Start of operations at DHC Shuzo Co., Ltd. (formerly DHC Oguro Shuzo).
2015
Start of operations at DHC Television Co., Ltd. (formerly DHC Theater).
Karatsu Seaside Hotel opens for business.
Start of operations at DHC Beer Co., Ltd.
2016
Start of operations at Cross FM Co., Ltd.
Dendenmushi Co., Ltd. established.
2017
The first tax-free store opens.
2019
Total number of direct management stores reaches 229 (January).
Number of registered users of mail-order services exceeds 14,873,160 (November).