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.|