History

1927

KASHIYAMA TRADING established by Junzo Kashiyama

September 1947

KASHIYAMA CO., LTD. established (currently, ONWARD HOLDINGS CO., LTD.)

October 1960

Company stock listed on the second sections of the Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya stock exchanges

April 1962

ONWARD SALES CO., LTD. established (currently, ONWARD TRADING CO., LTD.)

July 1964

Company stock reclassified and listed on the first sections of the Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya stock exchanges

September 1966

Head Office relocated in Chuo-ku, Tokyo

September 1972

ONWARD KASHIYAMA U.S.A. INC. established

April 1974

Akira Baba appointed to the president

June 1986

Junzo Kashiyama, the founder of the company, passed away

October 1986

J. PRESS INC. acquired

February 1988

ONWARD KASHIYAMA HONG KONG LTD. established

September 1988

Name changed to ONWARD KASHIYAMA CO., LTD. (currently, ONWARD HOLDINGS CO., LTD.)

July 1990

CHACOTT CO., LTD. acquired

June 1995

SHANGHAI ONWARD FASHION CO., LTD. established

March 1997

Takeshi Hirouchi appointed to the president

December 2001

ONWARD FASHION TRADING (China) CO., LTD. established

May 2005

PROJECT SLOANE LTD. (Joseph Group) acquired

September 2007

Name changed to ONWARD HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (Apparel business transferred to ONWARD KASHIYAMA CO., LTD. and trading business transferred to ONWARD TRADING CO., LTD.)

October 2008

CREATIVE YOKO CO., LTD. acquired

March 2009

O.P.S. CO., LTD. established(currently, ONWARD PERSONAL STYLE CO., LTD.)

December 2009

ISLAND. CO., LTD. acquired

August 2011

ONWARD KASHIYAMA VIETNAM LTD. established

March 2015

Michinobu Yasumoto appointed to the president

April 2016

TIACLASSE INC. acquired

August 2016

ONWARD KAISEI (Dalian) CO.,LTD. acquired(currently KASHIYAMA (Dalian) CO., LTD.)

January 2017

KOKOBUY INC. acquired

March 2018

GENERAL CLOTHING CO., LTD. acquired(currently, KASHIYAMA SAGA CO., LTD.)

March 2019

ONWARD DIGITAL LAB CO., LTD. established

March 2019

YAMATO CO., LTD. acquired