History

July 1988 Establishment of JIN Ltd. (currently JINS Inc.) in Maebashi-shi, Gunma
July 1991 Reorganization as JIN CO., LTD. (currently JINS Inc.)
April 2001 Opening of JINS Tenjin Store, the first JINS store,
marking entry into eyewear business
August 2006 Listing on the Hercules market (currently JASDAQ) of
the Osaka Stock Exchange
September 2007 Opening of JIN ONLINE SHOP
August 2008 Transfer of head office function to Kita-Aoyama to establish
the Tokyo Head Office
May 2009 Introduction of “NEW All-in-One Price,” a breakthrough pricing system
that charges no extra fees for lenses
September 2009 Change in eyewear brand from “JIN’s GLOBAL STANDARD” to “JINS”
Launch of first series of strategic product “Air frame®”
October 2010 Launch of second series of strategic product “Titan frame”
December 2010 Opening of first overseas store “JINS Yamada Denki Shenyang Store”
in Shenyang,
Liaoning Province, China, marking entry into the overseas market
March 2011 Opening of “Spectre JINS Roppongi Hills Store”, its first store specializing
in sunglasses
June 2011 Participation in the “World Entrepreneur of The Year 2011 Awards” as Japanese representative
July 2011 Entry into KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) as the first member from the retail eyewear industry
Launch of “JINS Golf” and “JINS Sports” as the first of its functional eyewear sports series
September 2011 Launch of “JINS PC®” and “JINS MOISTURE®” as the first of its functional eyewear protect series
October 2011 Selection to be included in the “J-Stock Index,” recognized to cover
the leading firms on the JASDAQ market
September 2012 Launch of “Air frame® α,” a made-in-Japan strategic product
November 2012 Accumulated sales of “JINS PC®” tops 1 million units
Ranked 6th in Top 30 Hit Products of 2012 by Nikkei Trendy
December 2012
“JINS PC Project Team” receives the Excellence Award in the general corporation category of BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR 2012
Ranked as Nishi-Maegashira in Hit Products of 2012 by Nikkei MJ
April 2013 Opening of “JINS Power Mall Maebashi-Minami Store,” a next-generation-type roadside store
Launch of “Drive-Thru JINS” - the first drive-through eyewear service in the world
Accumulated sales of “JINS PC®” tops 2 million units
Launch of a new lineup of “JINS CLASSIC”
May 2013 Opening of “JINS Kichijoji Dia-Gai Store” equipped with an automatic lens laboratory
Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
May 2013 Opening of “JINS Kichijoji Dia-Gai Store” equipped with an automatic lens laboratory
Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
December 2014 Opening of 40th store in China
April 2015 Launch of new brand vision "Magnify Life"
April 2015 Pre-opening of first store in North America
April 2015 Opening of 50th store in China
August 2015 Grand opening of first store in North America
November 2015 Launch of JINS MEME
November 2015 Opening of JINS Eslite Station store in Taiwan
November 2015 Renaming of "JINS PC" to "JINS SCREEN"
December 2015 Opening of 60th store in China
March 2016 Opening of 70th store in China
June 2016 Opening of 80th store in China
August 2016 Opening of the "JINS Kyoto Teramachi Dori" concept store
September 2016 Opening of three new stores in North America
September 2016 Opening of 10th store in Taiwan
April 2017 Changed trading name to JINS Inc.

AWARD

Achieving first place in the 45th International Store Design CompetitionAward winner: JINS Union Square
Organized by: Retail Design Institute

Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2015 award, Wearables divisionAward winner: JINS MEME
Organized by: Digital Trends (US)

Japan-US Innovation Awards 2015 Salesforce Emerging LeaderSelected: JIN (currently JINS Inc.)
Organized by: Japan America Society of California, Stanford University

28th Nikkei New Office Awards "Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award"Award winner: JIN (currently JINS Inc.)
Organized by: Nikkei New Office Promotion Association

JINS MEME Good Design AwardAward winner: JINS MEME
Organized by: Japan Institute for Design Promotion (2015)

JINS Global Head Office Good Design AwardAward winner: JINS Global Head Office
Organized by: Japan Institute for Design Promotion (2015)

Forbs Asia "Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion"Report: Forbs Asia
Published: October 2014 issue (2014)

JINS Moisture GOOD DESIGN AWARDAward winner: JINS MoistureOrganized by: Japan Institute of Design Promotion (2014)

"Best Seller Award" in the Best Tenants Selected by DevelopersAward winner: JINS
Organized by: Senken Shimbun (The 16th Award in FY2013)

Deal WatchAwards2012 Equity Issuer of the yearAward winner: JIN CO., LTD. (currently JINS Inc.)
Organized by: Thomson Reuters Markets KK. (2013)

JINS PC ranked 6th in Top 30 Hit Products of 2012 by Nikkei TrendySelected product: JINS functional eyewear
Report: Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
Published: December 2012 issue (2012)

JINS SPORTS GOOD DESIGN AWARDAward winner: JINS SPORTSOrganized by: Japan Institute of Design Promotion (2013)

“Best Seller Award” in the Best Tenants Selected by DevelopersAward winner: JINS
Organized by: Senken Shimbun (The 15th Award in FY2012)

Japan Marketing AwardsAward winner: JINS PC
Organized by: Japan Marketing Association (the 5th Award in FY2012)

Excellence Award in the general corporation category of BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR 2012Selected: JINS PC Project Team
Special host: Cybozu, Inc. Supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Ranked Nishi-Maegashira in Hit Products of 2012 Ranking by Nikkei Marketing JournalSelected: JINS PC
Published: Nikkei MJ dated December 5, 2012

“Proposing Award” in the Best Tenants Selected by DevelopersAward winner: JINS
Organized by: Senken Shimbun Company (12th Award in FY2009, 13th Award in FY2010, 14th Award in FY2012 – the first ever to win three consecutive years)

Ranked 3rd in New Products Ranking by Nikkei Shohi Watcher 3rd Quarter 2011Selected: JINS functional eyewear
Report: Research Institute of Industry and Regional Economy, Nikkei Inc.
Published: October 2011 issue (2011)

Ranked 28th in the Top 30 Hit Products of 2011 by Nikkei TrendySelected product: Air frame®
Judged by: Nikkei Trendy
Published: December 2011 issue (2011)

Accelerating Award in Entrepreneur of the Year Japan 2010Award winner: Hitoshi Tanaka, President, CEO and Representative Director
Implemented by: Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC (FY2010)

Venture Operator Award in KEIZAIKAI AwardsAward winner: Hitoshi Tanaka, President, CEO and Representative Director
Organized by: Keizai Co., Ltd. (the 36th Award in FY2010)

Nikkei MJ Excellence Award in Nikkei Excellent Products & Services Award 2010Award winner: Air frame®
Organized by: Nikkei Inc. (2010)

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