Corporate Information

History

Happinet has a long history as Japan's leading toy wholesaler.

June 1969
Tosho Ltd. is established at 51-3, Takinogawa 6-chome, Kita-ku, Tokyo.
September 1972
Full-scale transactions with Popy (now BANDAI Co., Ltd.) commence.
September 1972
Tosho Ltd. restructures its organizations to establish Tosho Corporation.
October 1991
The company name changes to Happinet Corporation with the absorption of Dairin Corporation and Seiko Corporation.
August 1994
Headquarters moves to 4-5, Komagata 2-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
November 1994
HAPPINET CORPORATION becomes an affiliate of BANDAI Co., Ltd., following its additional acquisition of HAPPINET CORPORATION's shares.
August 1997
Shares are listed with the Japan Securities Dealers' Association for an over-the-counter (OTC) listing.
December 1998
Shares are listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
December 1999
Shares of Beam Entertainment Corporation are acquired.
March 2000
Shares are listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
April 2001
Happinet Logistics Service Corporation (now a consolidated subsidiary) is established in Ichikawa-shi, Chiba Prefecture to handle overall logistics operations.
October 2001
The toy wholesale division is spun off to Happinet JP Corporation.
October 2001
Shares of Toyokuni Corporation are acquired.
March 2002
Toyokuni Corporation merges with Happinet JP Corporation, the surviving company.
March 2002
Operations of Matsui Sakae Toys Co., Ltd., a local toy wholesaler, are transferred to Happinet JP Corporation.
April 2004
HAPPINET CORPORATION absorbs Happinet JP Corporation, Happinet Pictures Corporation and Happinet Robin Corporation.
December 2005
HAPPINET CORPORATION becomes an affiliate of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., following the partial transfer of operations related to management of shares of affiliates of BANDAI Co., Ltd. to BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. as a result of a company split.
June 2006
Shares of MORI TOYS CO., LTD. are acquired.
April 2007
MORI TOYS CO.,LTD. is renamed MORI GAMES CO., LTD. , following the transfer of its toy business to Best Heart Co., Ltd. through a company split.
November 2007
Shares of SUNLINK CO.,LTD.(now a consolidated subsidiary) are acquired.
November 2007
Shares of the APPLE Corporation are acquired.
February 2008
Happinet Marketing Corporation (now a consolidated subsidiary) is established.
October 2008
The amusement businesses of the APPLE Corporation and SUNLINK KYUSYU CO.,LTD. are transferred to SUNLINK CO.,LTD. through a company split. The amusement businesses of HAPPINET CORPORATION and Happinet AM Service Corporation are transferred to SUNLINK CO.,LTD., which is renamed Happinet Vending Service Corporation (now a consolidated subsidiary).
March 2009
Shares of WINT CORPORATION are acquired.
April 2011
The visual and music sales business was transferred to WINT CORPORATION, which had its name changed to Happinet Pictures & Music Corporation.
July 2013
Shares of TOYS UNION CO.,LTD.(now a consolidated subsidiary) are acquired.
April 2014
HAPPINET CORPORATION absorbs Happinet Pictures and Music Corporation.
July 2014
TOYS UNION CO.,LTD. absorbs MORI GAMES CO.,LTD. which is renamed MAXGAMES Corporation.
December 2015
In November 2015, Happinet Corporation formed a capital and business alliance with Broccoli Co., Ltd. and in December, subscribed to the private placement.(now an affiliated company accounted for by the equity-method)
February 2016
Happinet Live Entertainment, LLC. (now a non-consolidated subsidiary)is joint established.

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