1911   Parent Company, Yamamoto Gankyo Lens Co. is established.
 
1935   Parent Company changes name to Yamamoto Bojin Megane Co., Ltd.
 
1972.8   Establish Subsidiary EYEVAN Inc. (Extend business into eyewear business),
which is the origin of Optec Japan Corporation.
 
1980.8   Parent Company changes name to Yamamoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.
 
1985.8   Eyewear manufacturing business of EYEVAN Inc. is
transferred to newly established OPTEC JAPAN CORPORATION.
 
1989.2   License agreement starts for OLIVER PEOPLES eyewear.
 
1993.10   Licensee agreement for Paul Smith eyewear is concluded through OLIVER PEOPLES Inc.
 
1995.10   Opening of OLIVER PEOPLES TOKYO GALLERY (retail shop) at Minani Aoyama, Tokyo.
 
1998.8   Restructuring of Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.OPTEC JAPAN CORPORATION becomes
an independent entity and takes over optical business from Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.
 
1999.8   Establish OPTEC DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION. (Distribution company)
Establish OPTEC VISION CORPORATION. (Management company of retail shops)
 
2001.11   Kenji Yamamoto, Advisor deceases.
 
2002.11   Licensee agreement for Harry Potter eyewear with Time Warner Entertainment.
 
2003.8   Licensor agreement of Ivy Leaguers with Ishizu Office.
 
2004.6   Purchase of Tokyo Head Office building at Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo.
Purchase of Osaka Office building at Shimmachi, Osaka.
 
2004.8   Merge and integrates OPTEC DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION.
 
2006.12   Establish Marcolin Japan Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Marcolin SPA.
 
2007.3   Opening of EYEVAN TOKYO MIDTOWN in Tokyo Midtown.
 
2007.9   Opening of EYEVAN BARNEYS NEWYORK GINZA in BARNEYS NEWYORK GINZA Store.
 
2007.10   Purchase of Osaka Office in Shimmachi, Osaka.
 
2008.1   Opening of EYEVAN OSAKA GALLERY in Shimmachi, Osaka.
 
2008.4   Opening of EYEVAN BARNEYS NEWYORK YOKOHAMA in BARNEYS NEWYORK YOKOHAMA Store.
 
2009.3   Opening of EYEVAN TOKYO AOYAMA in AO Building.
 
2010.3   Opening of EYEVAN BARNEYS NEWYORK KOBE in BARNEYS NEWYORK KOBE Store.
 
2010.8   Moving of OLIVER PEOPLES TOKYO GALLERY in AO Building.
 
2011.11   Licensee agreement for Theory eyewear is concluded through LINK THEORY JAPAN CO.,LTD.
 
2011.12   Licensee agreement for WITH : UNITED ARROWS EYEWEAR is concluded through UNITED ARROWS LTD.
 
2012.9   Opening of OLIVER PEOPLES OUTLET at RINKU PREMIUM OUTLETS.
 
2012.11   Opening of OLIVER PEOPLES DAIKANYAMA at Daikanyama, Tokyo.
 
2013.2   Establish craft factory in Fukui Merchandise Center.
 
2013.2   Opening of OLIVER PEOPLES NAGOYA at Nagoya, Aichi.
 
2013.4   Opening of WITH : UNITED ARROWS at YOKOHAMA SOGO.
 
2013.10   Tetsuji Yamamoto assumes the office of chairman.
Noriyuki Yamamoto becomes president & CEO.
 
2013.11   Opening of EYEVAN BARNEYS NEWYORK FUKUOKA in BARNEYS NEWYORK FUKUOKA Store.


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