History (1950-)

  1. 1950

    Presentation ceremony for the
    1st Public Health Award

    Dai-ichi Life establishes the Public Health Award, honoring the efforts of groups and individuals who make outstanding contributions in the field of public health and hygiene.

  2. 1970

    To expand Dai-ichi Life's support for the life insurance business in Asia, Dai-ichi Life establishes FALIA, The Foundation for the Advancement of Life Insurance in Asia (currently: The Foundation for the Advancement of Life & Insurance Around the world).

  3. 1975

    Dai-ichi Life‘s first overseas representative office is established in New York to study U.S. insurance, economic, and financial systems as well as to promote international group insurance policies among local subsidiaries of Japanese corporations.
    (Currently operates as DLI NORTH AMERICA INC. after strengthening its function as Regional Headquarters.)

  4. 1982

    Dai-ichi Life's first European representative office is established in London (currently Dai-ichi Life International (Europe) Limited).

  5. 1988

    Dai-ichi Life establishes Dai-ichi Life International (H.K.) Limited.
    (Currently closed after DLI ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD started operation in Singapore.)

  6. 1990

    Together with the organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure, Dai-ichi Life establishes and starts co-hosting The Green Design Award (currently The Green Environmental Plan Award), which commends and subsidizes excellent works to improve urban environments.

  7. 1993

    Dai-ichi Life completes the DN Tower 21, a new Head Office building in the heart of Tokyo (currently Dai-ichi Life Hibiya First).

  8. 1995

    Following the Great Hanshin Earthquake, Dai-ichi Life simplifies claims settlement procedures.

  9. 1996

    Dai-ichi Life raises foundation funds worth JPY 69 billion.

  10. 1997

    Dai-ichi Life establishes Dai-ichi Life Research Institute Inc.

    Dai-ichi Life proposes the Total Life Plan concept to provide peace of mind throughout customers' lives based on life plans prepared with the customer.

  11. 1998

    Dai-ichi Life enters into the investment trust business as Dai-ichi Life Asset Management Co., Ltd.

    Dai-ichi Life raises additional foundation funds worth JPY 150 billion.

    Dai-ichi Life reaches an agreement on total business cooperation with the Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (currently Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.).

  12. 1999

    Dai-ichi Life and the Industrial Bank of Japan Co., Ltd. establish IBJ-DL Financial Technology Co., Ltd. (currently Mizuho-DL Financial Technology Co., Ltd.).

    Dai-ichi Life Asset Management Co., Ltd., IBJ NW Asset Management Co., Ltd. and IBJ Investment Trust Management Co., Ltd. merge to form DLIBJ Asset Management Co., Ltd. (renamed DIAM Co., Ltd. in 2008).

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