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1930's - 1970's


Oct. 1930 Seikakudo Tokeiten founded in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture. Seikakudo Tokeiten founded in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Jan. 1950 Miki Tokeiten Inc. established in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture by founder Yoshio Tane (now deceased) as a retail store engaged in the sale and repair of clocks, precious metals and eyewea. Miki Tokeiten Inc. established in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture by founder Yoshio Tane (now deceased) as a retail store engaged in the sale and repair of clocks, precious metals and eyewea
Mar. 1960 Renamed MIKI OPTICAL Inc. Business shifts exclusively to eyewear retailing. Renamed MIKI OPTICAL Inc. Business shifts exclusively to eyewear retailing.
Mar. 1973 First overseas subsidiary, PARIS MIKI S.A.R.L., established in France and store opened on Rue de l’Opera in Paris. First overseas subsidiary, PARIS MIKI S.A.R.L., established in France and store opened on Rue de l’Opera in Paris.
Jan. 1974 PARIS-MIKI CO., LTD. established in Chuo-ku, Tokyo as a base for full-fledged opening of stores in eastern Japan. PARIS-MIKI CO., LTD. established in Chuo-ku, Tokyo as a base for full-fledged opening of stores in eastern Japan
Jan. 1977 The Okayama New Vision Club (currently the International New Vision Club) formed to succeed the Consumer Tester Group, which had convened to reflect customers’ opinions and requests in management. The Okayama New Vision Club (currently the International New Vision Club) formed to succeed the Consumer Tester Group, which had convened to reflect customers’ opinions and requests in management.
July 1978 Miki Optical Institute established in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture to initiate research and development of new eyewear tailored to individual customers. Miki Optical Institute established in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture to initiate research and development of new eyewear tailored to individual customers
Nov. 1979 The Saidaiji store, the first suburban store, opened in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture. The Saidaiji store, the first suburban store, opened in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture