History

Year Month Overview
1975 Dec Joyful Honda Co., Ltd. is established in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, with the business objectives of sales of lifestyle goods and housing materials.
1976 Mar Joyful Honda Arakawaoki Store opens in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
1977 Mar Joyful Honda Yachiyo Store opens in Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture
1977 Apr Joyful Honda Koga Store opens in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture
1978 Jun Joyful Honda Satte Store opens in Satte, Saitama Prefecture
1982 Apr Joyful Honda Ichihara Store opens in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture
1983 Mar Smile Honda Co., Ltd. (present Reform Division) is established in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
1985 Apr Joyful Athletic Club Co., Ltd. (currently MTJ FITNESS Corporation) is established in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
1985 Sep Honda Sangyo Co., Ltd. is established in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
1987 Aug Joyful Naiso Co., Ltd. is established in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
1987 Nov Joyful Honda Kimitsu Store opens in Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture
1990 Oct Joyful Honda Chiba Store opens in Inage-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
1992 Jul Lake Kasumigaura Water Purification Promotion Foundation (since re-named Honda Memorial Foundation) is established in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
1993 Apr Joyful Honda Moriya Store opens in Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture
1994 Sep Tsukuba Shogyo Toshi Kaihatsu Co., Ltd. is established in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
1995 Jun Joyful Honda Tomisato Store opens in Tomisato, Chiba Prefecture
1995 Jun Honda Sangyo Co., Ltd. opens THE GLOBE Mishuku Store in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
1998 Mar Joyful Honda Newport Hitachinaka Store opens in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture
2000 Apr Joyful Honda Nitta Store opens in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture
2001 Aug Joyful AK Co., Ltd. (present affiliated company accounted for under the equity method) is jointly established in Sapporo, Hokkaido
2002 Apr Andy & Williams Botanic Garden opens in the grounds of Joyful Honda Nitta Store
2002 Dec Joyful Honda Chiba Newtown Store opens in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture
2004 Oct Joyful Honda Utsunomiya Store opens in Kaminokawa-machi, Kawachi-gun, Tochigi Prefecture
2006 Jul Fashion Cruise shopping mall complex opens in the grounds of Joyful Honda Newport Hitachinaka Store
2007 Jan Joyful Honda Mizuho Store opens in Mizuho-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo
2010 May Smile Honda Co., Ltd. (present Reform Division), Honda Sangyo Co., Ltd., Joyful Athletic Club Co., Ltd. (currently MTJ FITNESS Corporation), Tsukuba Shogyo Toshi Kaihatsu Co., Ltd., and Joyful Naiso Co., Ltd. are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Joyful Honda Co., Ltd.
2010 Sep Tsukuba Shogyo Toshi Kaihatsu Co., Ltd. is merged into Honda Sangyo Co., Ltd. and Joyful Naiso Co., Ltd. is merged into Smile Honda Co., Ltd. (present Reform Division)
2011 Mar Joyful Honda Chiyoda Store opens in Chiyoda-machi, Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture
2013 Mar Joyful Shaken & Tire Center Co., Ltd. (currently BACS Boots Co., Ltd.) is established in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture (located in the grounds of Joyful Honda Chiba Newtown)
2014 Apr Joyful Honda Co., Ltd. is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
2016 Jun Joyful Shaken and Tire Center Co., Ltd. (currently BACS Boots Co., Ltd.) is made a consolidated subsidiary
2016 Nov Smile Honda Co., Ltd. (present Reform Division) establishes a showroom in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture
2017 Jun The Exterior Center Division is assigned to Smile Honda Co., Ltd. (present Reform Division). Smile Honda Co., Ltd. changes its trade name to Joyful Honda Reform Co., Ltd. (present Reform Division)
2017 Nov Honda Sangyo Co., Ltd. opens THE GLOBE Tsukuba Store in the grounds of Aeon Mall Tsukuba, a big commercial facility in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture
2018 Mar Pet’s CLOVER Higashiomiya Store, the first store specializing in sales of pet items, opens in Minuma-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture
2018 Mar Hondaya Chiba Miyako-cho Store, its first hardware store for business use, opens in Chuo-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
2018 Apr Joyful Honda Chiba Store in Inage-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, completed its full renovation and restarts business
2018 Nov Joyful Athletic Club Co., Ltd. (currently MTJ FITNESS Corporation) opens Orange Theory Fitness Motoyawata in Ichikawa, Chiba
2019 Jul Joyful Athletic Club Co., Ltd. (currently MTJ FITNESS Corporation) reopens Joyful Athletic Club Tsuchiura Store
2020 Jan Joyful Honda Reform Co., Ltd. (present Reform Division) opens Joyful Honda Reform Chiba Store in the grounds of Joyful Honda Chiba Store
2020 Feb The contract to transfer self-service gasoline station and kerosene-filling stand businesses is made with Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
2020 Mar Joyful Honda Reform Co., Ltd. (present Reform Division) and Honda Sangyo Co., Ltd. are merged into Joyful Honda Co., Ltd. Joyful Athletic Club Co. (currently MTJ FITNESS Corporation), Ltd. and Joyful Shaken & Tire Center Co., Ltd. (currently BACS Boots Co., Ltd.) are made non-consolidated subsidiaries
2020 Sep Hondaya Funabashi Natsumidai Store,its second hardware store for business use,opens in Funabashi,Chiba Prefecture
2021 Mar Changed the trade name of Joyful Athletic Club Co., Ltd. to MTJ FITNESS Corporation
2021 Mar Transferred a 67.0% stake in Joyful Athletic Club Co., Ltd. (currently MTJ FITNESS Corporation) to Think Fitness Corporation
2021 Mar Hondaya Kashiwa Toyoshiki Store,its third hardware store for business use,opens in Kashiwa,Chiba Prefecture
2021 Apr Transferred a 100.0% stake in Joyful Shaken & Tire Center Co., Ltd.(currently BACS Boots Co., Ltd.) to AUTOBACS SEVEN Co., Ltd.
2021 Jul MTJ Fitness Corporation dissolved a franchise agreement with Orangetheory Japan (Orangetheory Fitness Motoyawata)
2021 Aug Closed Joyful Honda Reform Tsukuba Showroom in Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki.