Chronology

2017Published Source Marking Guideline for Raw Materials
1972DSRI (Distribution Systems Research Institute) established.
1973Supply chain information network models developed.
"Distribution and Systems Review" launched
1974Uniform trade codes studied for each business category.
1975Capacity building courses on Distribution systems started for both managers and system engineers
1977Study Group for Supply Chain Information Systems established.
GS1 Japan established (Previous name: DCC Japan).
Allocation of common supplier codes started.
1978Joined EAN International.
EAN/UPC Symbol became Japanese Industry Standard
Allocation of GS1 Company Prefix started.
1979First POS pilot conducted at a supermarket in Tokyo.
1980Japanese communication protocol for retail industry established.
POS pilots conducted at AEON, Nada Coop.
1981POS pilot conducted at a voluntary chain (SME).
1982"DCC Japan Newsletter" published. 7-11 Japan (convenience store) introduced POS.
1983Low-interest financing for POS introduction provided to small and medium retailers by government.
1984Study Group for Information System in Food, Beverage, and Alcohol Industry established.
Study Group for ICT-Oriented Wholesale Industry established.
1985Ryutsu POS Database Service (RDS) Project started.
JICFS (Jan Item Code File Service) Project started.
1986Ito-Yokado (GMS) introduced POS.
Sporting Goods Information System Study Group established.
1987Barcoding in magazine Industry started.
ITF symbol become Japan Industrial Standard.
Utility bills collection service system using multiple EAN-13 symbols established.
1988Standard EOS system using GTIN-13 established.
EAN International General Assembly held in Tokyo.
UPC Company Prefix application service started.
1989Consumption tax introduced.
Research and pilots of POS for small retailers located in shopping street
1990Barcoding in Book Industry.
1991Multi-functional cards for regional shopping streets developed.
Daiei (GMS) adopts EAN codes for all products.
1993Heiwado (supermarket in Western Japan) adopts ITF.
1994SCM (Shipping Carton Marking) /ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) with GS1-128 used for SCM label system guideline published.
1995In addition to GS1 Prefix "49", allocation of GS1 Company Prefix starting with "45" started.
1996Study for computerization of trade for perishables started.
1996Open Business Network (OBN) system developed.
Code-128 symbol become Japanese Industrial Standard.
1997CRP (continuous replenishment program) tested at Heiwado.
Japanese version of EANCOM established.
1999Study and Pilot for Supply Chain Promotion for Efficient and Effective Distribution System
Allocation of GLN started
20019-digit GS1 Company Prefix introduced.
2002EAN International's Asia Pacific Regional Meeting held in Tokyo.
2003GEPIR operation started.
EPCglobal subscription started.
Japanese Industry Standard for GS1 Application Identifier established.
2004RFID tags for ladies' shoes used at Mitsukoshi Department Store.
2005Guidelines for Barcoding Pharmaceuticals with GS1 standard published.
Promotion of GTIN started
2006GTIN adopted for online sales of music products.
EPCglobal Board of Governors Meeting held in Tokyo.
2007Ryutsu BMS (Japanese XML-EDI Message Standards) published.
GS1 Mobile Conference held in Tokyo
GS1 DataBar Study Group launched.
2008GS1 Healthcare conference held in Tokyo.
Internet shopping company utilizes JICFS/IFDB.
2009Supply Chain Standard Management & Promotion Council established.
GS1 Healthcare Japan established.
2010Pilot for utilization of GS1 Data Bar in supermarkets
Mobile Day Seminar held in Tokyo
2011Mobile Dayevent held in Tokyo
2012GS1 Advisory Council Meeting held in Tokyo
2013GS1 Japan celebrates GS1 40th anniversary
GS1 B2C mobile and omni channel Seminar held in Tokyo
2014GS1 Healthcare Japan UDI and medicinal drug traceability Seminar held in Tokyo
2015GS1 Japan Partners was established