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Happinet has a long history as Japan's leading toy wholesaler.

June 1969 Tosho Ltd. is established at 51-3, Takinogawa 6-chome, Kita-ku, Tokyo.
   
September 1972 Full-scale transactions with Popy (now BANDAI Co., Ltd.) commence.
   
September 1972 Tosho Ltd. restructures its organizations to establish Tosho Corporation.
   
October 1991 The company name changes to Happinet Corporation with the absorption of Dairin Corporation and Seiko Corporation.
   
August 1994 Headquarters moves to 4-5, Komagata 2-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
   
November 1994 Happinet Corporation becomes an affiliate of BANDAI Co., Ltd., following its additional acquisition of Happinet Corporation's shares.
   
December 1994 Distributions of PlayStation and SEGA Saturn commence.
   
August 1997 Shares are listed with the Japan Securities Dealers' Association for an over-the-counter (OTC) listing.
   
December 1998 Shares are listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
   
December 1999 Shares of Beam Entertainment Corporation are acquired.
   
March 2000 Shares are listed the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
   
March 2000 Distribution of PlayStation 2 commences.
   
April 2001 Happinet Logistics Service Corporation (now a consolidated subsidiary) is established in Ichikawa-shi, Chiba Prefecture to handle overall logistics operations.
   
October 2001 The toy wholesale division is spun off to Happinet JP Corporation.
   
October 2001 Shares of Toyokuni Corporation are acquired.
   
February 2002 Handling Microsoft's Xbox commences.
   
March 2002 Toyokuni Corporation merges with Happinet JP Corporation, the surviving company.
   
March 2002 Operations of Matsui Sakae Toys Co., Ltd., a local toy wholesaler, are transferred to Happinet JP Corporation.
 
April 2004 Happinet Corporation absorbs Happinet JP Corporation, Happinet Pictures Corporation and Happinet Robin Corporation.
   
December 2005 Happinet Corporation becomes an affiliate of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., following the partial transfer of operations related to management of shares of affiliates of BANDAI Co., Ltd. to NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. as a result of a company split.
   
June 2006 Shares of MORI TOYS CO., LTD. are acquired.
   
April 2007 MORI TOYS CO.,LTD. is renamed MORI GAMES CO., LTD. , following the transfer of
its toy business to Best Heart Co., Ltd. through a company split. Best Heart Co., Ltd., which takes over the toy business, is renamed MORI TOYS CO.,LTD..
   
November 2007 Shares of SUNLINK CO.,LTD.,are acquired.
   
November 2007 Shares of the APPLE Corporation are acquired.
   
February 2008 Happinet Marketing Corporation (now a consolidated subsidiary) is established.
   
April 2008 The toy business of MORI TOYS CO., LTD. is transferred to Happinet Marketing Corporation through a company split. Part of the toy business of Happinet Corporation is transferred to Happinet Marketing Corporation.
   
October 2008 The amusement businesses of the APPLE Corporation and SUNLINK KYUSYU CO.,LTD. are transferred to SUNLINK CO.,LTD. through a company split. The amusement businesses of Happinet Corporation and Happinet AM Service Corporation are transferred to SUNLINK CO.,LTD., which is renamed Happinet Vending Service Corporation (now a consolidated subsidiary).
   
March 2009 Shares of WINT CORPORATION are acquired.
   
April 2011 The visual and music sales business was transferred to WINT Corporation, which had its name changed to Happinet Pictures& Music Corporation.
   
July 2013 Shares of TOYS UNION CO.,LTD. are acquired.
   
January 2014 APPLE Corporation merges with Happinet Vending Service Corporation, the surviving company.
   
April 2014 Happinet Corporation absorbs Happinet Pictures and Music Corporation.
   
July 2014 MORI GAMES CO.,LTD. merges with TOYS UNION CO.,LTD., the surviving company.
TOYS UNION CO.,LTD. is renames MAXGAMES Corporation (now a consolidated subsidiary)
   
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