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Company profile

Name
DHC Corporation
Head Office
2-7-1 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8571, JapanMap
Chairman and CEO
Yoshiaki Yoshida
Established
1972
Incorporated
1975
Capital
3,377,290,000 yen
Employees
3,030 (as of October 21, 2018)
Major banks
Resona Bank, Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Company history

1972
Current Chairman and CEO 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 INCORPORATED. 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 Shop opens.
2003
The first directly operated 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 LIMITED. 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
2018
Total number of directly operated stores reaches 228 (April).
Number of registered users of mail-order services exceeds 14,496,152 (November).

Public Relations

DHC's Activities in Support of Areas Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

In its fiscal year ended July 2015, DHC Corporation (hereinafter “DHC”; head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Yoshiaki Yoshida) recorded net sales of 102,946 million yen, ordinary income of 9,148 million yen, and net income of 4,707 million yen.

Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake, DHC used its own fleets of helicopters and trucks to make multiple deliveries of water, food, warm apparel, sanitary products, and other products to areas affected by the earthquake. In addition, DHC donated 100 million yen and Chairman and CEO Yoshiaki Yoshida personally donated 50 million yen to each of Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, and Fukushima Prefecture, which were hardest hit by the earthquake, for a total of 450 million yen in donations.

Due to the severity of the impact, recovery from this earthquake has required a massive investment of time and funds. To assist disaster recovery efforts in any way it can, DHC has pledged to donate 1% of its annual net income every year for a five-year period to each of these three prefectures. In November 2011, the first fiscal year of these donations, DHC donated 130.11 million yen; in the second year (November 2012) 204.45 million yen; in the third year (November 2013) 287.88 million yen; in the fourth year (November 2014) 148.98 million yen; and in the fifth year (2015) 141.21 million yen. These donations were sent to the cities of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, and Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Combined with other donations, including proceeds from sales of health food products sold at special aid prices, DHC donated a grand total of 1,422,711,900 yen.

Supply deliveries and human aid continue

Since immediately after the earthquake, DHC has undertaken activities to deliver its own products, including water, food, apparel, health foods and cosmetics, directly to affected areas, using its own helicopters and trucks. DHC has also worked to facilitate the transportation of doctors, medical personnel, and patients.

August 18–27, 2011

Relief supplies delivered to support charitable activities by Takio Ito

Takio Ito, a singer beloved in Japan for his folk song “Nanchu Soran,” is taking part in visits to affected areas, with the goal of lifting the spirits of area residents through his performances. On learning from Mr. Ito about people living in temporary housing who lacked everyday supplies, DHC sent its own helicopters to make multiple deliveries of relief supplies to various locations, including the city of Kamaishi, the town of Yamada, and the village of Noda in Iwate Prefecture. (From August 18 through August 27, 2011, DHC delivered trial kits of its cosmetics products, supplements, Deep Sea Water, shampoo, conditioner, and other products.)

September 25, 2011

Relief supplies delivered to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and Rikuzentakata and Miyako, Iwate Prefecture

Continuing its support of Takio Ito's charitable activities begun in August 2011, DHC delivered relief supplies in September to various areas to which helicopter transport had been suspended by inclement weather, including the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture and the cities of Rikuzentakata and Miyako in Iwate Prefecture. (On September 25, 2011, DHC delivered trial kits of its cosmetics products, supplements, shampoo, conditioner, and other supplies. In August and September, it delivered a total of 16,180 products valued at 15,281,900 yen.)

The safety of DHC's cosmetics, quasi-drugs, and health foods

DHC's cosmetics, quasi-drugs, and health foods are not produced or stored in any regions for which the Japanese government has issued restrictions in connection with the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, nor do they use any raw materials produced in these regions.

DHC Deep Sea Water is made using only deep sea water from the deepest source in Japan, aged free of any admixture with surface water. DHC believes this is the purest water available today. DHC Germinated Rice is sourced strictly from top-grade rice produced in Hokkaido, Japan, and processed at the local Naganuma Plant.
The Japan Cosmetic Industry Association has issued a statement on the safety of cosmetics and similar products. We encourage those interested to read this statement.

As always, DHC will continue to make every effort to meet its top priority of delivering safe and reliable products to all its customers.

Training service dogs

Based on the philosophy of providing welfare services by and for the people, DHC supports the activities of the Assistance Dog Network, which operates through volunteer efforts and corporate support and without public funding. DHC has supported its service dog training program since April 2009, promoting access to service dogs for those who need them through various initiatives, including donation boxes set up in stores operated directly by DHC.