COMPANY HISTORY OF KINCHO
Major incidents in KINCHO
M : Meiji Era T : Taisho Era S : Showa Era H : Heisei Era
1885(M18) On January 8, Thursday, Eiichiro Ueyama, the founding president, established Ueyama's firm for the purpose of export of mandarin orange from Kishu (Wakayama Prefecture) when he was 22 years old. His childhood name was Hidenosuke and renamed to Eiichiro in the register on September 21, 1894(M27).
In February, Yukichi Fukuzawa, the founder of Keio University, the most well-known private university in Japan, introduced him to Mr.H.E.Amoore, a trader of seeds and seedlings in U.S.
1886(M19) Mr.H.E.Amoore sent Eiichiro seeds of pyrethrum flower from U.S.
1888(M21) Eiichiro Married Yuki
1890(M23) Invented the world's first mosquito incense stick.
1894(M27) Advertised "Flea Powder" and "Promotion of cultivation of Pyrethrum flower" in newspapers of Osaka-Mainichi and Osaka-Asahi.
1895(M28) Invented the world's first mosquito coil. (Spiral shape was Yuki's idea)
1898(M31) Started trial export of Pyrethrum powder to China and developed a trading channel to U.S.
1904(M37) Donated Pyrethrum powder to Japanese army fighting against Russia in the northern China. Later succeeded to sell Pyrethrum powder to the army.
1905(M38) Started export Pyrethrum power in full swing.
1906(M39) Opened Vladivostok Branch in Russia, which had been in business till 1932(S7).
1910(M43) Registered the mark of rooster head, KINCHO, as company's trademark.
1915(T4) Opened the office in 3 Cho-me, Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka, which located in the western direction of the present office.
1918(T7) Built Amagasaki Factory for menthe production.
1919(T8) Established DAINIHON JOCHUHUN CO.,LTD. (reformation to a limited company) Eizo Ueyama, the 2nd son of Eiichiro, 26 years old, served as the 4th Chief -director of Nishi-ku Tax Office.
1922(T11) Opened Broadway Branch in New York as a sales office of Pyrethrum powder.
1929(S4) Eiichiro was appointed an honorary consul of Yugoslavia.
1930(S5) Eiichiro was enshrined in newly built Jochugiku Shrine in Mukaijima-cho, Hiroshima.
The annual festival is held on May 8.
Kantaro Ueyama, the 1st son of Eiichiro, who renamed from Hidenosuke, was nominated as the 2nd president. His pseudonym was Kan-Ou.
Kantaro was appointed an honorary vice-consul of Yugoslavia.
1934(S9) Built Nagasu Factory in Hyogo Prefecture.
Launched liquid insecticide Kinchol.
1935(S10) Renamed to DAINIHON JOCHUGIKU CO.,LTD.(The present company)
1939(S14) Built Osaka Factory and Research and Development Laboratory.
(Japan-U.S. treaty of commerce and navigation was abandoned.)
The export of Pyrethrum flower decreased to a half of the volume at peak in 1937(S12).
1942(S17) Moved its office to 2 Cho-me, Tosabori, Nishi-ku,Osaka(present location)
On December 30, Wednesday, Kantaro, the 2nd president, died in the airplane accident in Sembawang Airport in Singapore. (He was buried in Japanese Cemetery in Singapore. His grave is next to the monument of Shimei Hutabatei, a famous author in Meiji Era, who was intimate to Russian Literature.)
1943(S18) Kantaro, the 3rd son of Eiichiro, who renamed from Hideo, was nominated as the 3rd president. His pseudonym was Kanzan Eiichiro Ueyama, the 1st president died.
1945(S20) Osaka factory and Amagsaki Factory were burnt down by massive air raids in Osaka.
1950(S25) Started annual sport match with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (Osaka Branch).
1965(S40) Launched the world's first liquid electric mosquito killer, "Kincho Eight."
1966(S41) Aired an unique TV commercial of "Lchonki," the reverse slang of Kinchol.
1967(S42) Aired a TV commercial by the postwar most brilliant star, Hibari Misora. Since then, a catchphrase saying "Kincho-no natsu, Nihon-no natsu" has started. It means "Japanese summer reminds Kincho."
1970(S45) Launched the world's first disposable chemical duster, "Sassa."
1971(S46) Japan Household Insecticide Industry Association was organized. Kantaro Ueyama, our president was assigned to the 1st chairman.
1981(S56) Hidesuke Ueyama was nominated as the 4th president.
1983(S58) Launched the world's first Pyrethroid odorless moth repellent, "Gon," which exterminated harmful insects to clothes.
1988(S63) Built new head office premises. Registered "KINCHO" as a trademark.
1990(H2) Took over the business right of Sunpole Co.,Ltd, a detergent manufacturer.
1997(H9) Opened the Internet website and sponsored for Japanese soccer team Jubilo Iwata.
Obtained the distributorship of Combat, cockroach bait products from the Clorox Company in U.S.
1999(H11) Naohide Ueyama was nominated as the 5th president.
2002(H14) Launched the world's first battery-operated mosquito killer with centrifugal force and whirling wind, "Cuttris" (Japanese name: Katoris).
2003(H15) Launched "Clean Flow Bouquet," room fragrance made in China under our technical guidance and imported from China.
2004(H16) Naohide Ueyama was appointed to an Honorary Consul General of Serbia and Montenegro.
2005(H17) Took over the OTC pharmaceutical business department of Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. a pharmaceutical company.
The ceremony for the Kincho's 120th anniversary and for opening of Honorary Consulate General of Serbia and Montenegro was held at the Imperial Hotel Osaka.
Launched room fantastic gel-type fragrance "Color Flow," mosquito coil newly formulated with natural pyrethrum.
2006(H18) Interviewed on an economic documentary program of TV TOKYO titled "Gaea no Yoake," which means Dawn of the earth (Gaea is the goddess of the earth in Greek mythology).
"Portable Cuttris" (Japanese name: Odekake Katoris), a portable battery-operated mosquito killer for an outdoor life became a hit product.
2007(H19) "Mushikonazu," insect deterrent became a hit product.
2008(H20) Osaka Factory completed.
New factory completed for Gongon moth repellent.
2010(H22) Began sponsorship of Nagai football stadium in Osaka, renamed Kincho Stadium.
Wakayama Factory completed in Kainan, Wakayama.
2012(H24) Kincho Uzumaki brand mosquito coils receive the Good Design Long Life Award from the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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