HISTORY

For 80 Years Serving Our Customers

In 1930, Seikakudo Tokeiten founded in Himeji City, Hyogo. Introducing the history of Miki and why our service was born form "adapt to each particular customer".

1930's - 1970's

1930's - 1970's

In 1950, foundation president Yoshio Tane Started Seikakudo Tokeiten. Established incorporated company of sale and repair store of a clock, the precious metals, and glasses.

1930's - 1970's detail

Oct. 1930

Seikakudo Tokeiten founded in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture.

Jan. 1950

Miki Tokeiten Inc. established in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture by founder Yoshio Tane (now deceased) as a retail store engaged in the sale and repair of clocks, precious metals and eyewea.

Mar. 1960

First overseas subsidiary, PARIS MIKI S.A.R.L., established in France and store opened on Rue de l’Opera in Paris.

Mar. 1973

First overseas subsidiary, PARIS MIKI S.A.R.L., established in France and store opened on Rue de l’Opera in Paris.

Jan. 1974

PARIS-MIKI CO., LTD. established in Chuo-ku, Tokyo as a base for full-fledged opening of stores in eastern Japan.

Jan. 1977

The Okayama New Vision Club (currently the International New Vision Club) formed to succeed the Consumer Tester Group, which had convened to reflect customers’ opinions and requests in management.

July. 1978

Miki Optical Institute established in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture to initiate research and development of new eyewear tailored to individual customers.

Nov. 1979

The Saidaiji store, the first suburban store, opened in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture.

1980's - 1990's

In 1980's to 1990's, PARIS-MIKI CO., LTD. and Paris Miki Giken Co., Ltd. merged and renamed PARIS MIKI Inc. Head Office relocated to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

1980's - 1990's detail

May. 1980

Paris Miki Giken Co., Ltd. established in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture primarily to conduct technical research and development of eyewear and optical instruments.

May. 1980

PARIS-MIKI CO., LTD. and Paris Miki Giken Co., Ltd. merged and renamed PARIS MIKI Inc. Head Office relocated to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

Feb. 1990

POS system introduced at all stores to enhance customer service and increase the efficiency of sales, product, personnel and account management.

Feb. 1992

Announcement of technical cooperation with Shanghai University in China to train eyewear and optics professionals.

Oct. 1992

First store in China launched in Shanghai on Jinling East Road.

Jan. 1994

Louvre Mikissimes (Paris, France) becomes the first venue for the Mikissimes Design System, in which eyewear is designed for individual customers by computer graphics incorporating artificial intelligence.

Sep. 1994

Mikissimes Design System introduced in stores in Japan.

Aug. 1995

Stock registered with JASDAQ as over-the-counter stock.

Dec. 1996

PARIS MIKI Inc. is listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Aug. 1998

Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Sep. 1998

Shift begins from Company-owned stores to independent franchise stores.

2000's

In 2000's, Miki expanding business at home and abroad. Today, new services are started and various awards are won.

2000's

Feb. 2002

Awarded the Grand Prix in the Medium-Scale Division for Mikissimes Design System “mimir” at the 6th Information Systems Awards, sponsored by Nikkei Computer.

May. 2004

Head Office relocated to Ginza in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

Apr. 2009

PARIS MIKI HOLDINGS, Inc. established.

Oct. 2009

MIKISSIMES GINZA opened in Ginza in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

Jan. 2010

Retail eyewear business of long-established KIMPO-DO OPTICAL.

Feb. 2010

Head Office relocated to Gotenyama in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.

Jan. 2011

Took over the eyewear production facilities and other assets of Fukui Koki Co., Ltd. and begins an eyewear manufacturing business under a new subsidiary, Create three Co., Ltd.

Nov. 2012

Head Office relocated to Konan in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Dec. 2016

Head Office relocated to 1-2-3 Kaigan in Minato-ku, Tokyo.