1. About M.O.TOURIST
  2. History


M. O. Tourist Co., Ltd. was established in August 1960 in Nihombashi Muromachi, Tokyo with a capital of ¥12.5 million and a small staff of 23. Thanks to your warm support and patronage, it has since enjoyed steady growth for more than 50 years as the following history shows:

August, 1960 Mitsuiline Air Service Co., Ltd. was founded with Mitsui Steamship Co., Ltd., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan, Co., Ltd. as major shareholders.
July, 1961 Absorbed Taiyodo Travel Co. and authorized as IATA Registered Passenger Sales Agent.
December, 1961   Authorized as the Registered International & Domestic Travel Agency (No. 52) approved by the Ministry of Transport.
May, 1964 The company name changed to Mitsui Travel Service Co., Ltd.
July, 1964 Authorized as Money Changer by the Ministry of Finance.
March, 1968 Number of shareholders increased to 17 companies with capital participation of 12 Mitsui group companies.
(The Mitsui Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., Tomen Corporation, Mitsui Mining Co., Ltd., Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd., Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Mitsui Petrochemical Industries, Ltd., Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals, Inc., Mitsui Mutual Life Insurance Co., The Japan Steel Works, Ltd., Toshiba Corporation and Toshoku Ltd.)
July, 1989 Amalgamated with Shosen Air Service Co., Ltd., a company established by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., and Sumitomo Corporation as major shareholders to form a company with the new trade name of M. O. Air System, Inc.
Its travel division operated under the name of M. O. Tourist.
July, 2001 Two divisions of M.O. Air System, Inc.: international transport business division and travel business division were separated with the travel business division starting independent operation as M.O. Tourist Co., Ltd.
August, 2005 Authorized as a business licensed to use privacy mark (P mark).
October, 2005 Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. became an exclusive shareholder of our company.