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History

1980's - 1990's


May 1980 Paris Miki Giken Co., Ltd. established in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture primarily to conduct technical research and development of eyewear and optical instruments
May 1980 PARIS-MIKI CO., LTD. and Paris Miki Giken Co., Ltd. merged and renamed PARIS MIKI Inc. Head Office relocated to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Feb. 1990 POS system introduced at all stores to enhance customer service and increase the efficiency of sales, product, personnel and account management
Feb. 1992 Announcement of technical cooperation with Shanghai University in China to train eyewear and optics professionals Announcement of technical cooperation with Shanghai University in China to train eyewear and optics professionals
Oct. 1992 First store in China launched in Shanghai on Jinling East Road First store in China launched in Shanghai on Jinling East Road
Jan. 1994 Louvre Mikissimes (Paris, France) becomes the first venue for the Mikissimes Design System, in which eyewear is designed for individual customers by computer graphics incorporating artificial intelligence. Louvre Mikissimes (Paris, France) becomes the first venue for the Mikissimes Design System, in which eyewear is designed for individual customers by computer graphics incorporating artificial intelligence.
Sep. 1994 Mikissimes Design System introduced in stores in Japan. Mikissimes Design System introduced in stores in Japan.
Aug. 1995 Stock registered with JASDAQ as over-the-counter stock
Dec. 1996 PARIS MIKI Inc. is listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange PARIS MIKI Inc. is listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Aug. 1998 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Sep. 1998 Shift begins from Company-owned stores to independent franchise stores.