|1972||DSRI (Distribution Systems Research Institute) established.|
|1973||Supply chain information network models developed.
"Distribution and Systems Review" launched
|1974||Uniform trade codes studied for each business category.|
|1975||Capacity building courses on Distribution systems started for both managers and system engineers|
|1977||Study Group for Supply Chain Information Systems established.|
GS1 Japan established (Previous name: DCC Japan).
Allocation of common supplier codes started.
|1978||Joined EAN International.|
EAN/UPC Symbol became Japanese Industry Standard
Allocation of GS1 Company Prefix started.
|1979||First POS pilot conducted at a supermarket in Tokyo.|
|1980||Japanese communication protocol for retail industry established.|
POS pilots conducted at AEON, Nada Coop.
|1981||POS pilot conducted at a voluntary chain (SME).|
|1982||"DCC Japan Newsletter" published. 7-11 Japan (convenience store) introduced POS.|
|1983||Low-interest financing for POS introduction provided to small and medium retailers by government.|
|1984||Study Group for Information System in Food, Beverage, and Alcohol Industry established.|
Study Group for ICT-Oriented Wholesale Industry established.
|1985||Ryutsu POS Database Service (RDS) Project started.|
JICFS (Jan Item Code File Service) Project started.
|1986||Ito-Yokado (GMS) introduced POS.|
Sporting Goods Information System Study Group established.
|1987||Barcoding in magazine Industry started.|
ITF symbol become Japan Industrial Standard.
Utility bills collection service system using multiple EAN-13 symbols established.
|1988||Standard EOS system using GTIN-13 established.|
EAN International General Assembly held in Tokyo.
UPC Company Prefix application service started.
|1989||Consumption tax introduced.|
Research and pilots of POS for small retailers located in shopping street
|1990||Barcoding in Book Industry.|
|1991||Multi-functional cards for regional shopping streets developed.|
Daiei (GMS) adopts EAN codes for all products.
|1993||Heiwado (supermarket in Western Japan) adopts ITF.|
|1994||SCM (Shipping Carton Marking) /ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) with GS1-128 used for SCM label system guideline published.|
|1995||In addition to GS1 Prefix "49", allocation of GS1 Company Prefix starting with "45" started.|
|1996||Study for computerization of trade for perishables started.|
|1996||Open Business Network (OBN) system developed.|
Code-128 symbol become Japanese Industrial Standard.
|1997||CRP (continuous replenishment program) tested at Heiwado.|
Japanese version of EANCOM established.
|1999||Study and Pilot for Supply Chain Promotion for Efficient and Effective Distribution System|
Allocation of GLN started
|2001||9-digit GS1 Company Prefix introduced.|
|2002||EAN International's Asia Pacific Regional Meeting held in Tokyo.|
|2003||GEPIR operation started.|
EPCglobal subscription started.
Japanese Industry Standard for GS1 Application Identifier established.
|2004||RFID tags for ladies' shoes used at Mitsukoshi Department Store.|
|2005||Guidelines for Barcoding Pharmaceuticals with GS1 standard published.|
Promotion of GTIN started
|2006||GTIN adopted for online sales of music products.|
EPCglobal Board of Governors Meeting held in Tokyo.
|2007||Ryutsu BMS (Japanese XML-EDI Message Standards) published.|
GS1 Mobile Conference held in Tokyo
GS1 DataBar Study Group launched.
|2008||GS1 Healthcare conference held in Tokyo.|
Internet shopping company utilizes JICFS/IFDB.
|2009||Supply Chain Standard Management & Promotion Council established.|
GS1 Healthcare Japan established.
|2010||Pilot for utilization of GS1 Data Bar in supermarkets|
Mobile Day Seminar held in Tokyo
|2011||Mobile Dayevent held in Tokyo|
|2012||GS1 Advisory Council Meeting held in Tokyo|
|2013||GS1 Japan celebrates GS1 40th anniversary|
GS1 B2C mobile and omni channel Seminar held in Tokyo
|2014||GS1 Healthcare Japan UDI and medicinal drug traceability Seminar held in Tokyo|
|2015||GS1 Japan Partners was established|
|2017||Published Source Marking Guideline for Raw Materials|
Hosted GS1 Asia Pacific Regional Forum in Tokyo