History

Watabe Wedding Corporation

  • May 2014

    Crescendo Produce Corporation started operations at 7 facilities

  • February 2014

    Established Crescendo Produce Corporation in Chuo-ku, Tokyo

  • October 2013

    Opened Ulu Shanti Chapel, a directly managed wedding facility in Bali, Indonesia

  • July 2013

    Opened Marin Bijue Chapel, a directly managed wedding facility in Nago, Okinawa

  • June 2013

    Opened Harbin Modern Attache Garden, a large wedding facility for local couples in Harbin, China

  • April 2011

    Opened Chijmes Hall, a wedding facility for local couples in Shingapore

  • Janualy 2011

    Established Watabe Singapore. PTE. LTD. in Singapore

  • November 2010

    Opened Honu Kai Lani at Ko Olina Place of Welina, a directly managed chapel, in Hawaii, the United States of America

  • September 2010

    Tsudoie Corporation started operations of full-service wedding halls under the name of Anniversary Coat Racine

  • June 2010

    Established Tsudoie Corporation in Maebashi, Gunma

  • June 2009

    Opened Watabe Wedding Taiwan, a base for overseas weddings for non-Japanese, in Taiwan

  • October 2008

    Mielparque Corporation took over the Mielparque business from Yu-Cho Foundation and started operations at 11 Mielparque facilities

  • August 2008

    Established 100% owned Mielparque Corporation in Minato-ku, Tokyo

  • October 2007

    Opened Watabe Wedding Hong Kong, the industry’s first base for overseas weddings for non-Japanese, in Hong Kong, China

  • September 2007

    Opened Erythrina Nishihara Hills Garden, a directly managed wedding facility for local couples, in Nishihara town, Okinawa

  • September 2007

    Opened Coralvita Chapel, a directly managed wedding facility, in Onna village, Okinawa

  • August 2007

    Established Watabe Wedding HK Limited in Hong Kong, China

  • May 2007

    Established Watabe Enterprise Corporation in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city

  • December 2006

    Established Blue Aster, the Company’s first directly operated integrated wedding and party facility, in Guam, the United States of America

  • May 2006

    Opened Aquagrace Chapel, a directly managed wedding facility, in Yomitan village, Okinawa

  • December 2005

    Established Watabe Wedding Vietnam Co., Ltd., a wedding dress manufacturing subsidiary, in Vietnam

  • April 2005

    Established Shanghai Saison Tuxedo Co., Ltd., a wedding tuxedo manufacturing subsidiary, in Shanghai, China

  • October 2004

    Established Watabe Wedding Article (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a bridal goods and packaging manufacturing subsidiary, in Shanghai, China

  • May 2004

    Made K.K. Meguro Gajoen, a company operating full-service wedding halls under the name of Meguro Gajoen in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, a subsidiary, followed by the acquisition of 66% shares of K.K. Meguro Gajoen (made K.K. Meguro Gajoen a wholly owned subsidiary in January 2005, followed by the acquisition of remaining 34% shares of the company)

  • April 2004

    Opened Aqualuce Chapel, a directly managed wedding facility, in Onna village, Okinawa

  • March 2004

    Listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange

  • December 2003

    Established Okinawa Watabe Wedding Corporation and started operation of a store and wedding facility in Naha, Okinawa

  • April 2003

    Opened a wedding album factory in Shanghai, China

  • November 2000

    Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

  • November 1999

    Opened San Vitores Bayside Chapel in Guam, the United States of America

  • May 1999

    Opened Ko Olina Chapel Place of Joy, a directly managed chapel, in Hawaii, the United States of America

  • December 1998

    Established Shanghai Saison Des Brides Trade Co., Ltd., a trading subsidiary, in Shanghai, China

  • April 1998

    Expanded comprehensive overseas wedding services through direct operation of overseas travel service

  • February 1998

    Opened John Dominis Chapel by The Sea, the Company’s first directly managed overseas chapel, in Hawaii, the United States of America

  • December 1997

    Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange and the Kyoto Stock Exchange

  • October 1997

    Established Shanghai Watabe Wedding Service Co., Ltd. (present company name; Watabe Wedding Creative Co., Ltd.) in Shanghai, China

  • November 1996

    Opened Tokyo Grand Plaza, a comprehensive wedding service store, in Chuo-ku, Tokyo

  • August 1996

    Changed company name from Watabe Clothing Store Co., Ltd., to Watabe Wedding Corporation

  • February 1996

    Established Watabe Europe S.A.R.L., in Paris, France

  • June 1995

    Established Watabe Guam, Inc., in Guam, the United States of America

  • January 1994

    Established Watabe Saipan, Inc., in Northern Mariana Islands

  • May 1993

    Established Watabe Australia Pty. Ltd., in Australia

  • April 1993

    Adopted an ordering system for wedding dresses

  • February 1993

    Established Watabe Wedding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a wedding dress manufacturing subsidiary, in Shanghai, China

  • October 1989

    Established Watabe U.S.A., Inc., in California, the United States of America

  • September 1973

    Established Honolulu store, the Company’s first branch overseas, in Hawaii, the United States of America

  • April 1971

    Incorporated as Watabe Clothing Store Co., Ltd., following an organizational change from a limited private company

  • October 1964

    Established Watabe Ishoten K.K. (Watabe clothing store)

  • September 1953

    The founder Fuji Watabe established Watabe Wedding, the original incarnation of the Company

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