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Fuji Co., Ltd. issues a product catalog each year.
Together with the cover of our past catalogs, we introduce the history of our company and the events in Japan.

~1980s

We hold an exhibition three times a year.

~1980s

1991(Heisei3)

A blanket product (King of King), priced at 50,000 Yen each, became a hit product.

1991

The bubble economy ended, and the “Lost 20 Years” period started.

1992(Heisei4)

Original start by our company’s contract designer.

1992

Koji Takanohana became the youngest Makuuchi that won the Grand Sumo championship at 19 years and 5 months old.

1993(Heisei 5)

A gift catalog for France was planned.

1993

The European Union (EU) was established in Europe. J-League started.

1995(Heisei 7)

Organic cotton towel was released.

1995

A strong earthquake centered in Akashi Strait happened. (→ Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake)

1996(Heisei 8)

Jacquard Towel Muffler became popular.

1996

Mitsubishi Bank and Tokyo Bank merged to become ” Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi” (current Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Tokyo).

1997(Heisei 9)

A separate Gift Collection and Towel Catalog are issued.

1997

Consumption tax increases to 5%.

1998(Heisei 10)

A family gift set, comprising of 100%-silk “Kinukoji” with detergents and foods, becomes popular.

1998

Nagano Olympic Games is held.

1999(Heisei 11)

Gift Catalog and Towel Catalog are integrated into General Catalog.

1999

For the dawn of the following year, the Millennium countdown is held throughout the world.

2000(Heisei 12)

Start of cotton muffler handling.

2000

Sydney Olympic Games is held. Naoko Takahashi wins her first gold medal in female marathon.

2001(Heisei 13)

Start of nursing care product handling.

2001

Universal Studios Japan is opened in Osaka Prefecture.
The Koizumi administration is established. This year is known as the start of “Koizumi boom”.

2002(Heisei 14)

Planning and launching of our original “Thisis” cotton muffler.

2002

Masatoshi Koshiba receives the Nobel Prize in Physics and Koichi Tanaka receives the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

2003(Heisei 15)

Expansion of the handling of popular custom products.

2003

SARS spreads globally, centered around Asia.

2004(Heisei 16)

Planning and launching of virus killers (SARS and influenza).

2004

Athens Olympic Games is held, Japan wins 16 gold medals.
Athens Paralympic Games is held, Japan wins 17 gold medals.

2005(Heisei 17)

Original custard-colored bath towel “This is” becomes a hit product.

2005

Pro-golfer Ai Miyazato becomes the youngest prize winner ever in history at 20 years and 6 months old.
The population of Japan decreases for the first time after the World Wars.

2006(Heisei 18)

Start of handling of custom product “Photo Print”.

2006

Livedoor President (then), Takafumi Horie, is arrested for alleged violation of the Securities and Exchange Law. (→ livedoor shock)

2007(Heisei 19)

“RESCUE”, a towel for disaster management becomes popular.

2007

Fujiya is found to use expired food materials. Since then, more cover-ups done by food manufacturers are discovered.

2008(Heisei 20)

Expanding the types of popular cotton body towels.

2008

The global financial crisis occurs, triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, an investment bank in the United States of America (Lehman Shock).

2009(Heisei 21)

Expanding the types of popular cotton mufflers.

2009

The formation of Yukio Hatoyama administration, supported by 3 parties: DPJ, SDP, NP. The jury trial system starts.

2010(Heisei 22)

Start of handling of Imabari Towels.
Start of handling of custom products “Ayahime” and “Iroidori”.

2010

Burj Khalifa is opened as the world’s top skyscraper in Dubai.

2011(Heisei 23)

Start of handling Senshu Specialty Towel.

2011

The Great East Japan Earthquake happens.

2012(Heisei 24)

Opening of Design Room at Sales Planning Office

2012

The opening of “Tokyo Sky Tree” as the world’s tallest free-standing tower at the height of 634 m.

2013(Heisei 25)

Office renovation (OA floor introduction), opening of a new conference room and product photography studio, exhibition room renovation.

2013

2013

JR Kyushu starts the operation of a luxury sleeping train, “Seven Stars in Kyushu”

2014(Heisei 26)

Exhibits at the Gift Show. Planning and launching of an original product “LAMPO”.

2014

WHO declares the epidemic of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa as a “public health emergency situation of international concern”

2015(Heisei 27)

Launching of a design planning business, cinq.F CO., LTD

2015

The “revised public office election law” to lower the age of voting rights to “18 years old or older” comes into effect.

2016(Heisei 28)

An exhibition with Natural & Comfortable concept is held.

2016

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 2016 is held.

2017(Heisei 29)

KURABO and Imabari origin factory jointly develop a special thread (No. 525). Launching of “-sou-“, a product that uses No.525.

2017

Donald Trump is appointed as the 45th president of the USA.

2018(Heisei 30)

Issuance of 2 catalogs.
Launching of an indigo-stained towel, “Denim”.

2018

Pyeongchang Olympic Games is held.

2019(Heisei 31)

As original products item, we present you five new arrivals

Exhibition 2019

New products based on the concept of functionality and high-quality design

The Japanese Emperor’s abdication, the Crown Prince’s enthronement, and change of Era name.

2020(Reiwa 2)

Released eco-friendly products, with “Go Green” as the theme

Exhibition2020 GO GREEN

Original products designed with due consideration given to the global environment

Pandemic broke out all over the world.

2021(Reiwa 3)

New products launched on the themes of infection control and environmental protection.

Exhibition2021 OUTSIDE INSIDE

Masks to be planned on top of functional towels.

Tokyo Olympics to be resumed.