|1901||Started producing miso, fermented soybean paste and Japanese pickles in bottles and cans and launched them in the marketplace.|
Launched Furikake “Ryoko No Tomo, Accompany You On The Trip”
Incorporated the company into Hiroshima Japanese Pickle Production Company Limited
|1951||Changed the name of the company to TANAKA FOODS Co.,Ltd|
|1963||Established offices throughout Japan|
Kannon factory was awarded “The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare” for excellent factory sanitation in Japan.
|1973||Headquarters building completed in Nishi Ward in Hiroshima City|
|1975||Launched the first small Furikake packets in Japan|
|1979||Established Higashi Hiroshima factory in Yoshiyuki industrial area in Higashi|
Entered into licensing agreement with Sanrio Company, Ltd.
Launched character arts Furikake.
KEROKEROKEROPPI and HELLO KITTY packages garnered explosive popularity. New character arts on packages were launched successively and successfully.
|1995||New Hiroshima factory was built.|
|2004||New Hiroshima factory began full operation.|
|2008||Facsimile version of Furikake “Ryoko No Tomo, Accompany You On The Trip” and Furikake “Battleship Yamato” were launched.|
“Ryoko No Tomo, Accompany You On The Trip” was designated as “The Hiroshima Brand”
|2011||110 year anniversary since the company was started. Built additional Hiroshima factory.|
|2012||Higashi Hiroshima factory was awarded “Excellent Food hygiene facility from Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Prize” (October 26,2012)|
|2013||1st Local Food Industrial Contribution Prize (September 12,2013)|