History of

Over 30 Years in ASEAN

JAYA JUSCO is set up in Malaysia In 1984, Jaya Jusco Stores Sdn. Bhd. was established in Malaysia, in response to the Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir's request to help modernize thee retail industry in Malaysia using the world's most advanced management expertise.

Dr. Mahathir believed that the modernization of the retail industry was crucial for the country's economic growth. Prior to this, in 1983 Dr. Mahathir visited Tokyo and met the then JUSCO Co., Ltd. President, Mr. Takuya Okada to discuss the proposition of bringing the JUSCO name to Malaysia. The talks ended on a positive note and Dr. Mahathir invited JUSCO to set up store in Malaysia. All this was part of Dr. Mahathir's Look East policy for Malaysia.

Following this, a joint venture company was established in September 1984. There were three parties involved: JUSCO Co., Ltd., Japan, Peremba, a leading government owned Property Company and Cold Storage, a premier supermarket chain store.

JAYA JUSCO's aim was to grow with the people of Malaysia through the transfer of expertise from Japan to Malaysia and human resource development, two factors which would contribute greatly to the progress of Malaysia. 

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Year Month Detail
1758        Okadaya established in Yokkaichi-kyurokucho by Sozaemon Okada
1985 June      The first pilot store of Malaysia, JAYA JUSCO Dayabumi, opened.
1985 December      The first store of Thailand opened on Ratchadaphisek Road.
1989 September      JUSCO Group renamed as AEON Group
1991 October      First AEON Hometown Forests Program held at Jaya JUSCO Stores
     Malacca Store
1996 December       JAYA JUSCO STORES BHD was listed on the Main Board of the KLSE
2001 August      JUSCO Co., Ltd. renamed as AEON CO., LTD. and the Group name
     changed to AEON 
2001 August      Aeon's Corporate Commitment formulated
2010 October      Announced Shifted to a tripolar regional headquoters structure in Japan,
     China and ASEAN
2012 November      Aeon Group "ASEAN Headquarters" started
2012 November      Acquired Carrefour's Malaysian operations 
2014 January      First AEON Mall in Vietnam, AEON Mall Tan Phu Celadon opened
2014 June      First AEON Mall in Cambodia, AEON Mall Phnom Penh opened
2015 January      Announced capital and business alliance with Vietnamese SM companies
2015 April      First AEON Mall in Indonesia, AEON Mall BSD CITY opened
2016 September      Openning of first Myanmar "Aeon Orange North Okkalappa Store"