|1890||Zensuke Osawa established a factory in Kyoto to produce a wall clock called a "bon-bon" clock.|
|1893||Began wholesaling of imported pocket watches.|
|1894||Began export toys, bone handicrafts and leather items to China and Southeast Asia,and Japanese fans to Italy and Spain.|
|1895||Began operations as a local distributor for imported watches,bicycles and conveyor belts for use in factories.|
|1899||Established Sydney branch.
(Beginning of Japan's Australia trade.) Cotton fabricks became popular as "Osawa cloth"
|1902||Supplied Zic conveyor belts to Osaka Armory.
Started selling Rochester oil lamps,Jackson hardware joints,Singer sewing machines and Columbia gramophones from the U.S.A.
|1904||The "Westfields",bicycle by Osawa,adopted by Kyoto Postal Office to deliver telegrams.|
|1915||Imported products in demand thanks to the war economy.
Started selling gas pipes made by US Steel and Bethlehem,wooden screws from American Screw and rubber products from Dunlop,U.K.
|1916||Started trading with Russia.|
|1919||J.Osawa & Co.,Ltd., incorporated with initial capital of \3 million.|
|1921||Obtained top share of imported-watch market.|
|1926||Simons parts Div. (Later Automotive Products Dept.) started importing Ford auto part.
Began selling New Imperial motorcycles.
|1927||Became the authorized dealer for General Motors in the Kyoto and Shiga area.|
|1928||Won 1st place in a nationwide contest for marketing Chevrolet automobiles.
Became sole distributor of Bell & Howell of U.S.A.
|1931||Deliverd Bell & Howell 16mm projectors to 57 elementary schools in Kyoto.|
|1933||Completed construction of JO Studio in Uzumasa, Kyoto, Began filming Daimai News.|
|1936||Produced "New Soil”、Japan's first movie jointly produced,with collaboration of JO Studio, Towa and a German movie company.|
|1937||JO Studio,Photo Chemical Reserch Institute, PCL Movie Production Co. and Toho Movie Distribution Co. merged and established Toho Movie Company.|
|1939||Began selling the Kyoto JO Electric Car.|
|1943||Merged Toho Movie Co. and Tokyo Takarazuka Theater to establish Toho Co.,Ltd. (President:Yoshio Osawa).|
|1946||Established a joint stock company made up of Nittoh Watch Co. and Citizen Watch Co. to produce wrist watches.|
|1949||Began marketing Primoflex cameras manufactured by subcontractor, Tokyo Optical Instrument Co.,Ltd.
Signed a distribution contract with Mamia Camera Co.,Ltd. Began exporting Japanese cinefilms and importing TV and radio broadcasting equipment.
|1951||Received an order from Japan's first commercial broadcasting company, Tokyo Radio Broadcasting Co.
(currently Tokyo Broadcasting Systems, Inc.) for a 50Kw transmitter.
|1953||Estalished Tokyo Agfa Laboratories Inc., Japan's first color film developing and printing labs.|
|1954||Began selling of Agfa-color Negative Films T.K.|
|1955||Established Osawa & Co., (U.S.A) Inc.|
|1958||Started selling Dunlop golf balls.
Established Japan Cine Equipment Co.,Ltd. (later Japan Bell & Howell Co.,Ltd.).
|1961||Began selling Dymo tape-writers.|
|1962||Became sole distributor of Decker power tools of the United States.|
|1963||Appointed sole distributor of Mamia Camera Co.,Ltd.|
|1964||Listed on the second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Became sole distibutor in Japan for Omega watches.
Started selling jewelry.
|1965||Began marketing Blue River diamonds. Established Nihon Wiper Blade Co.,Ltd., and began manufacturing wiper blades.|
|1969||Appointed sole distributor of AMF Ben Hogan golf clubs.
Began selling AMF Voit Arnold Palmer golf clubs.
Appointed sole distibutor of Foot-Joy golf shoes.
|1970||Listed on the section of Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.|
|1971||Appointed sole distributor in Japan of Lyle & Scott sports wear.
Began handling Interluebke system furniture of Germany.
Began selling 16mm cine cameras from Arnold Richter KG in Germany,
and Image Converter High Speed cameras from Hadland Photonics Ltd. in the U.K.
|1974||Opened Mikado Jewelry & Watch Ltd. In Hong as a retail business.|
|1975||Signed a contract with AMF Inc. to markket Head skis,tennis rackets and tennis shoes.
Began sales of Holmgaard glassware and Poggenpohl system kitchens.
|1984||Filed a petition for application of the Corporate Rehabilitation Law with Tokyo District Court.|
|1985||appointed sole distributor of WD-40 lubricant rust preventative in Japan.
Began selling Sailboard from Germany.
Began selling JVC car audio equipment in a tie-up with Victor Co., Ltd.
Obtained from Seibu Department Stores the right to sell Kosta Boda glassware.
Began selling Godiva chocolates from Belgium.
|1986||Acquired licensing and ditribution rights for Trussardi in Japan.
Acquired sub-distribution rights in Japan of Lacoste products.
Began selling Takeo Kikuchi watches.
|1987||Began marketing Trussardi jeans and Alfa Romeo automobiles.|
|1988||Made a business tie-up with Motorola U.S.A. to market mobile radio systems.
Established Chrysler Japan Sales Limited and Nina Ricci Prestige KK.
Began selling Kenzo watches.
|1990||Published book commemorating Osawa's centenary.|
|1991||Began distributing Zero-Halliburton bags and Blue Coral car chemicals.|
|1992||Began marketing Ashworth golf wear, Krizia watches and Trussardi Action casual wear.|
|1993||Began selling Katharine Hamnett, Jean Louis Scherrer, Rykiel Homme and Guess brand watches.|
|1994||Began marketing Guess casual wear and Aya New York fashion jewelry.
Opened Coach leather bag shop in Hibiya. Started business with Inchcape Group.
|1995||Began marketing adabat caddie bags and Multimedia Projectors.
Celebrated 30th anniversary of Blue River jewelry.
Began selling Vivienne Westwood watches.
Opened a series of retail stores-two shops for Lacoste wear, four shops for Godiva chocolates,
two shops for Coach bags and one shops for Guess apparel.
|1996||Began marketing Saucony (US) running shoes.
Entered into a business partnership with Belanger, a leading US car wash system producer.
Established Gourmand Japan, Inc. jointly with Campbell Soup Co. for the sale of Godiva chocolates.
Opened Gallery Orrefors & Kosta Boda in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
Began marketing Swiss-made Zenith mechanical wristwatches.
|1997||Entered into business partnership with Wako Industrial Co.,Ltd, to strengthen the automotive filter element business.|
|1998||Acquired distribution rights for sports gear of Spalding,(Topflite, Etonic, basketball, etc.)
Began marketing McHenry Metals (US) golf clubs.
|1999||Began marketing Fila watches and Patrick Cox watches.
Began selling Cutter & Buck golfwear.
|2000||Began marketing Opex watches, Nomos watches, Theresienthal glassware,
Bally golf shoes,Burton caddiebags and Kevin Burns putters.
|2003||Transferred business to Unimat Group on March 1st., and started business as J. Osawa Group Co., Ltd.|
|2004||Began marketing Pathfinder(US) business bags and traveling bags.|
|2005||Began marketing Andiamo(US) historic luggage brands in America.|
|2005||Began marketing Swiss-made Pierre Deroche wristwatches.|
|2006||Began marketing Bric's(Italy) casual bags.|
|2007||Began marketing Bionic(US) golf groves.|
|2008||Began marketing Duca Del Cosma(Italy) golfgoods.|
|2009||Began marketing Green ON(US) GPS navigation for golf.|
|2010||Began marketing "Mirror by Kawi Jamele" jewelry brands designed by miria kato.|
|2011||Began marketing Antica(Italy) casual accessories.|
|2011||Began marketing Viva Heart golfwear.|
|2012||Began marketing Kate Spade NewYork(US) wristwatches.
|2012||Began marketing Swsiss-made Louis Erard wristwatches.|
|2013||Merged with Chelsea Co. , a member of the same Unimat Group, in April|
|2013||Began marketing Big Max(AUT) golf bags.|
|2014||Merged with a company of the same Unimat Group, in April.|
|2014||Demerged from the Merged Company, Ltd. in July.|
|2014||Began marketing Links & Kings(US) golfbags.|
|2015||Began marketing Rose & Fire(US) golfbags.|
|2015||Began marketing Swsiss-made Dietrich wristwatches.|
|2015||Independed from the Unimat group on November 19.|
|2016||Began marketing Lars Lasen(DNK) wristwatches.
Began marketing Thorlos(US) sports socks.