The first TSUTAYA store, TSUTAYA SHOTEN Hirakata Station Square, opens.
Founding of Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. (CCC).
Business alliance with Nippon Shuppan Hanbai Inc.
Internet-based "TSUTAYA online" services commence.
CCC lists on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Mothers Market.
Online delivery rental (TSUTAYA DISCAS) commences.
Stock listing moves to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The shared point service "T Point" commences.
T members surpass 20 million (active and unique users)
Comprehensive website services (T-SITE for T Point and T Card) commence.
The TSUTAYA Group's digital broadcasting business (TSUTAYA TV) goes into full-scale operation.
T members surpass 30 million (active and unique users).
"T Point Donations" are born as a tool for doing social good using T Points.
CCC buys back its stock in a management buyout (MBO)
and delists from the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
DAIKANYAMA T-SITE opens in Shibuya, Tokyo with the core of TSUTAYA BOOKS.
T members surpass 40 million (active and unique users).
Tpoint Japan Co., Ltd. begins operating the T Point program as a newly founded company.
The TAKEO CITY LIBRARY and Historical Museum opens in Takeo, Saga (run by the city).
T-MEDIA HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. is founded to strengthen online entertainment services.
HAKODATE TSUTAYA BOOKS opens in Hakodate, Hokkaido.