History

1980
The Seiyu, Ltd., a Japanese retail company, established Mujirushi Ryohin (MUJI) as its private brand (starting with 9 household and 31 food products)
1981
Apparel products added
1982
Wholesale business started
1983
First directly managed store, MUJI Aoyama, opened in Japan (103m2)
1984
Outlets opened in large Seiyu stores
1985
Mujirushi Ryohin Division established within Seiyu
1986
Production and procurement started outside Japan (full-scale consignment production in overseas)
1987
Operational know-how and system of overseas production and procurement accumulated, such as direct production ordering and own distribution channels
1988
Material development on a global scale
1989
Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. established
1990
MUJI business transferred from The Seiyu, Ltd. to Ryohin Keikaku
1991
First London store opened (in partnership with Liberty Plc)
1992
Blue MUJI developed as an upscale brand
1993
RK TRUCKS Co., Ltd. established
A large-scale single-floor store, MUJI LaLaport, opened in Japan (1190m2)
1994
RYOHIN KEIKAKU EUROPE LTD. established
1995
Listed on the Japan Securities Dealers Association over-the-counter market
MUJI Tsunan Campsite opened
1996
First flower shop Hanayoshi opened
1997
ISO9001 certification acquired
1998
Listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1999
MUJI com KIOSK opened in JR Shinjuku Station, South Exit
2000
Promoted to listing on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
MUJI.net Co., Ltd. established (currently MUJI HOUSE Co., Ltd.)
2001
MUJI Yurakucho and MUJI Namba stores opened as new communication centers in Japan
2002
MUJI Eyeglasses business started at MUJI Yurakucho and MUJI Namba stores in Japan
2003
MUJI (SINGAPORE) PRIVATE LTD. established
2004
MUJI ITALIA S.p.A and MUJI Korea Co., Ltd. established
2005
Received five gold product design awards from iF International Forum Design in Germany
2006
First international design competition, MUJI AWARD 01 organized
2007
MUJI Tokyo Midtown opened in Japan
First store in the Unites States, MUJI SOHO, opened
2008
MUJI Shinjuku and MUJI Ginza Matsuzakaya opened as new urban flagship stores in Japan
MUJI to GO business started
2009
Relocation and renewal of MUJI Ikebukuro Seibu
MUJI Laboratory for Living established
2010
30th anniversary of MUJI
2011
MUJI Aoyama (the first store) renewed to Found MUJI Aoyama
2012
First store in Malaysia, MUJI Pavilion, and first store in US west coast, MUJI SOMA, opened
2013
Middle East business started with the first store openings in Kuwait and in UAE
MUJI GRAND FRONT OSAKA opened as flagship store in west Japan
2014
Hatoyama Distribution Center opened in Japan
MUJI Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, flagship store in China, opened
2015
MUJI Yurakucho, the global flagship store located in Japan, re-opened after full renovation
MUJI Shanghai Huaihai 755 in China and MUJI Fifth Avenue in New York, USA, opened as flagship stores
2016
Entered the market in India as the first Japanese retailer