HISTORY Daiso Memorial

– Daiso Then and Now –

We never stopped for 50 years.
One Price is the mission of Daiso.

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Pivotal Events

Bestsellers and Behind-the-
Scenes Stories

Establishment

“I want to sell quality goods that please the customers.”“A big company with annual sales of 100 million yen is what I want to create.” This was stated by Hirotake Yano, the founder of Daiso, in the early stage of the company.
After a half century, let us look at the history and DNA of Daiso.

The Origin of Daiso Industries

Around the time of establishment in 1972

1972.3

First Oil Crisis

1973.10

Birth of 100-yen Shop Daiso

“100-yen-for-everything” in-store
sales at supermarkets

1977.12

Second Oil Crisis

1979.1

Plaza Accord
Period of Yen
Appreciation

1985.9

Opening of the
Tokyo Office

1980

Opening of the
Kyushu Office

1981

Opening of the
Osaka Office

1986

The first directly managed Daiso
Store opened in Takamatsu

Extraordinary growth

Daiso created excitement everywhere

Burst of economic bubble

1991

Achieved 300
stores in Japan

1996

International Expansion

Overseas Daiso Stores Opened in Succession

Achieved 1,200
stores in Japan

1999

Achieved 2,000
stores in Japan

2001

First overseas store
opens in Taiwan

2001

A store opens
in Singapore

2002

A store opens
in Canada

2003

Operation in 10
countries worldwide

2005

Operation in 20
countries worldwide

2008

Operation in 27
countries worldwide

2020