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Our History

Our History

1962 The world economy enters a new era after recovering from decades of economic turmoil. Hideo Abe incorporates Fuji-Keizai to support the marketing industry. Mass production and consumption, new capital flows, wider product choice, evolution of distribution systems and the mass media that support diffusion of these processes inevitably demand new types of information services in Japan.
1969 Fuji Keizai creates new terminology (in Japanese) such as `industry specific distribution', `voluntary chain', `sales strategies' and `toiletry goods', that become popular throughout the industry. F.M.C. is established to specialize in research on how to expand the IT products market.
1970-1979 Focus is placed on issues of energy, the housing industry, and social development, as F.S.R. is incorporated in 1970 to research these issues. Kyoiku Hyoronsha is set up in 1973 with the purpose of gathering and publishing education related information. The Mideast War of Yom Kippur triggers a quadruple price hike of crude oil and a new awareness of efficient energy and natural resource use becomes evident. Abe Research Institute is established in 1979 to research ocean ecology, fish farming and aquatic culture with the help of oceanographers to lead new responsiveness to new industry and consumer demand.
1980-1989 Maturing consumer behavior motivates incorporation of F.C.C. in 1980, specializing in areas of consumer awareness surveys. The kick-off of North American operations takes place in 1989, with Fuji-Keizai U.S.A.
1990-1995 In 1992, Fuji Keizai Co., Ltd. celebrates its 30th anniversary, on the occasion of which some operations of F.S.R. and F.K.I. are integrated into a new corporation, Fuji Chimera Research Institute. Zhonglian Fuji Keizai Consulting starts business operations in China from 1993 and is incorporated in Beijing, China, in 1994. Zhonglian FK is a partnership with Zhonglian Economic & Technology Development Corporation.
1996-1997 In 1996, Asian Center Fuji-Keizai is opened in Bangkok, Thailand (terminated after 1997). `FK-Mards' online market research DB access service is started.
1998-2000 Online dB access has been conducted through the Internet (http://www.fuji-keizai.co.jp) since 1998, emphasizing a new service of bidirectional globalization (from/ into Japan) consulting. Looking toward 2000, a new multimedia corporate identity is being formed.
2001 Beijing Horticulture Biotechnology Co., Ltd. established, organically-grown fruit tree breeding business commenced in China.
2002 40th anniversary, distribution of “FK communication E-mail newsletter commenced.
2005 Fuji Keizai renamed to Fuji Keizai Management as a management company to administrate the Group and strengthen Group management. Fuji Keizai re-established as a separate operating company.
2006 Provision of web information service "Mpac" commenced.
2007 Fuji Chimera Research Institute Beijing Office established to strengthen Chinese IT information gathering.
2011 Fuji Chimera Research Institute Beijing Office progressively eliminated and Beijing Fuji Chimera Consulting established as a Chinese corporation to strengthen research activities in the Chinese market.
2012 50th anniversary

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