History

Financial Highlights

  • * Number of stores: Stores in Japan as of the end of August 2021, and overseas stores (China, North America and Taiwan) as of the end of June 2021
  • * Net sales do not include non-consolidated subsidiary or franchise store sales.
  • * Sales units includes only domestic in-store sales.

1988 - 1990

  • July 1988Establishment of JIN Ltd. (currently JINS Inc.) in Maebashi-shi, Gunma

1991 - 2000

  • July 1991Reorganization as JIN CO., LTD. (currently JINS Inc.)

2001 - 2010

  • April 2001Opening of JINS Tenjin Store, the first JINS store, marking entry into eyewear business
  • August 2006Listing on the Hercules market (currently JASDAQ) of the Osaka Stock Exchange
  • September 2007Opening of JIN ONLINE SHOP
  • August 2008Transfer of head office function to Kita-Aoyama to establish the Tokyo Head Office
  • May 2009Introduction of “NEW All-in-One Price,” a breakthrough pricing system that charges no extra fees for lenses
  • September 2009Launch of first series of strategic product “Air frame®”
  • December 2010Opening of first overseas store “JINS Yamada Denki Shenyang Store” in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, marking entry into the overseas market

2011 - Present

  • March 2011Opening of “Spectre JINS Roppongi Hills Store”, its first store specializing in sunglasses
  • June 2011Participation in the “World Entrepreneur of The Year 2011 Awards” as Japanese representative
  • September 2011Launch of “JINS PC®” and “JINS MOISTURE®” as the first of its functional eyewear protect series
  • November 2012Accumulated sales of “JINS PC®” tops 1 million units
  • November 2012Ranked 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
  • December 2012Ranked as Nishi-Maegashira in Hit Products of 2012 by Nikkei MJ
  • April 2013The world's first drive-thru glasses store! Power Mall Maebashi Minami JINS store opened
  • May 2013Opening of “JINS Kichijoji Dia-Gai Store” equipped with an automatic lens laboratory
  • May 2013Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • July 2014Transfer of head office to Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Fujimi
  • April 2015Launch of new brand vision "Magnify Life"
  • April 2015Opening of 50th store in China
  • August 2015Grand opening of our first U.S. store, JINS Union Square
  • November 2015Launch of JINS MEME
  • November 2015Opening of JINS Eslite Station store, the first store, in Taiwan
  • November 2015Renaming of "JINS PC" to "JINS SCREEN"
  • September 2016Opening of three new stores in North America
  • September 2016Opening of 10th store in Taiwan
  • November 2016Total sales of JINS PC® exceeds seven million units
  • April 2017Changed trading name to JINS Inc.
  • May 2017Opened our flagship store: JINS Shibuya
  • May 2017Opened our 100th store in China
  • December 2017Opening of "Think lab," which aims to be the world's most concentration-conducive workspace
  • April 2018Opening of JINS SM Aura Premier, the first franchise store in the Philippines
  • May 2018Establishment of JINS Japan Co., Ltd.
  • May 2018Opened 500th store worldwide
  • July 2018Opening of J Eyewear Lab high-end store in Roppongi Hills
  • September 2018Opening of JINS Hong Kong apm, the first store in Hong Kong
  • September 2019Launched collaboration project "Violet Light" with a startup from Keio University
  • June 2020Received the Highest Award in the Architecture and Interior Design of Product Design category of Red Dot Award 2020
  • October 2020Price revision for "JINS 1DAY", the contact lenses
  • October 2020Launched "Click & GO" service
  • March 2021Opening of "Youme Town Saga Store," achieved opening stores in 47 prefectures nationwide
  • April 2021Opening of "JINS PARK," aimed at becoming a hub for local communities in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, where JINS was founded
  • May 2021Awarded in 2 categories at the International Design Award "iF DESIGN AWARD 2021"
  • June 2021Capital and business alliance with FITTINGBOX S.A., France
  • August 2021Started "Osaka Warehouse," the second distribution base in Japan
  • October 2021Received the Porter Prize 2021