Company History

1950 Tadachika Arakawa founds Sagami Kanko and Kokusai Kotsu Co.
1956 Establishes Kokusai Toyopet and opens Toyopet store
1961 International Toyopet opens Johoku Sales Office
1982 Tadahide Arakawa appointed CEO
1985 Establishes Sanji Co., Ltd.
1993 Establishes Arese International and opens an authorized Alfa Romeo dealership
1995 Establishes Jaguar International and opens an authorized Jaguar dealership Establishes FISCO Co., Ltd.
1996 Changes the company name from Kokusai Kotsu K.K. to Kokusai K.K. and merges group companies Starts telecommunications and advertising businesses, and acquires primary agency rights for NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
1998 Kokusai Kotsu Division starts operational management, nursing care, and motorcycle delivery services Launches internet business Appears on NHK News Good Morning Japan Launches Porsche business and opens Porsche Center Koishikawa
1999 Opens Tanta Roba Koishikawa Relocates International Transportation Division to a new building in Shimo, Kita-ku Establishes Excellence International Co., Ltd. and opens Porsche Center Setagaya
2000 50th anniversary
2001 Opens Tanta Roba GENBU in Yatsugatake International Transportation Division appears on NHK's Close-Up Gendai
2002 Opens car dealership in Hotel Okura
2003 Excellence International Co., Ltd. opens Porsche Center Ginza Establishes Trad International Co., Ltd. and opens Jaguar Aoyama and Land Rover Aoyama Opens Meissen Ceramics authorized boutique in Hotel Okura Starts handling long-term care insurance V-CARE
2004 Establishes Shimada International Co., Ltd. and opens Porsche Center Meguro
2005 Relocates head office to Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo International Toyopet relocates to Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Establishes Trad International Co., Ltd. and opens Jaguar Shibuya SC Establishes Lexus Koishikawa Sales Corporation and opens Lexus Koishikawa Trad International Co., Ltd. opens Jaguar Oyamadai and Jaguar Yukigaya
2006 Forms capital and business alliance with Tokyo Lucky Automobile Co. Contracted with Centex, one of the best 150 companies in the U.S. Opens a salon in the Imperial Hotel Main Building Fisco Co., Ltd. listed on Hercules International Toyopet celebrates 50th anniversary of dealership agreement Capital investment and capital alliance with Kokusai Motorcars Co.
2007 Acquires all shares of non-life insurance agency NY Trust Relocates head office moved to the Imperial Hotel Tower Building Valley International Inc. joins the Kokusai Group
2008 Establishes Toms International Co. Trad International Co., Ltd. obtains approval for hire car business
2009 Toms International K.K. opens Museo Gotemba and Museo Gotemba Tokyo (in Hotel Okura)
2010 Toms International K.K. opens Tanta Roba del Museo Gotemba Lexus Koishikawa Sales Corporation opens Lexus Certified Pre-Owned CPO
2011 Toms International K.K. opens an art gallery in Museo Gotemba and starts bridal services. Capital and business alliance with Shinwa Kotsu Co. Establishes MT International Co., Ltd. and becomes the exclusive agent for McLaren
2012 EXCELLENCE GROUP participates in the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan Launches owners’ magazine "kTOUCH” Opens McLaren Tokyo Akasaka Showroom Establishes K.K.The B’s International and becomes the exclusive agent for Bang & Olufsen Changes company name from Shimada International Co., Ltd. to Bright International Co., Ltd.
2013 EXCELLENCE GROUP participates in the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan K.K. The B’s International opens Bang & Olufsen Ginza and Hakata Bright International Co., Ltd. opens Porsche Center Ginza Koishikawa Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Center Sanji International Co., Ltd.opens OSTERIA al nodo
2014 EXCELLENCE GROUP participates in the Porsche Carrera Cup Japan K.K. The B’s International opens Bang & Olufsen Seibu Shibuya Changes company name from Shinwa Kotsu Co. to Shinsetsu Taxi Co. International Transportation Division spins off to form Kokusai Kotsu Co. Sanji International Co., Ltd.. opens The Momentum by Porsche
2015 EXCELLENCE GROUP participates in SUPER GT and Porsche Carrera Cup Japan EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION opens Porsche Center Aoyama Excellence International Co., Ltd. changes the name of Porsche Center Setagaya to Porsche Center Aoyama Setagaya Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Center, and becomes a Porsche Classic Partner K.K. The B’s International opens Bang & Olufsen Futako-Tamagawa and Umeda Changes company name from Tokyo Lucky Automobile Co. to Lucky Taxi Co.
2016 EXCELLENCE GROUP participates in SUPER GT MT International Co., Ltd. opens McLaren Tokyo Ariake Technical Center
2017 Establishes E.B.I. Marketing Co., Ltd. Tadahide Arakawa appointed chairman of Kokusai K.K. Naoya Yamano and Yuki Arakawa appointed CEO and Representative Director of Kokusai K.K. Relaunches owners’ magazine kTOUCH Plus, a roadmap to a new car life Porsche Team EBI participates in BLANCPAIN GT SERIES Asia K.K. The B’s International opens Bang & Olufsen Gaienmae
2018 Porsche Team EBI participates in BLANCPAIN GT SERIES Asia Trad International Co., Ltd. supports The Road to Wimbledon in Japan K.K. The B’s International supports the activities of Japan National Trust EBI GROUP holds "The Rally -Amazing Moment-" to commemorate Porsche's 70th anniversary K.K. The B’s International opens 3 stores, Bang & Olufsen Fukuoka Watanabe-dori, Nihonbashi and Akihabara
2019 K.K. The B’s International, Inc. opens pop up store Kyoto Porsche Team EBI participates in Porsche Sprint Challenge Japan (PSCJ) K.K. The B’s International opens Bang & Olufsen Sakae in Nagoya McLaren Qualified Tokyo opens at MT International Co., Ltd. K.K. The B's International opens Bang & Olufsen Ginza Establishes Ktouch Insurance, Inc. EBI GROUP holds the second "The Rally -Amazing Moment-".
2020 EBI GROUP opens "Porsche NOW Tokyo", the first pop-up store in Japan and the eighth in the world Kokusai K.K. celebrates its 70th anniversary and establishes K-CREDO Kitchen MOTOTECH opens at Tokyo Institute of Technology's Suzukakedai Campus Completes full renovation of Ristorante Italiano Sakuragami Completes full renovation of Tanta Roba Koishikawa Opens Gotemba G-TECH
2021 Porsche Team EBI WAIMARAMA participates in the Super Taikyu Series. TMI Marketing Co., Ltd. opens TMI GALLERY Kokusai K.K., establishes SDGs Promotion Office Bright International Co., Ltd. opens Porsche Center Meguro Roppongi Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Center. Establishes Epochal International Co., Ltd.
2022 Porsche Team EBI WAIMARAMA participates in the Super Taikyu series. K.K. The B’s International opens Bang & Olufsen K.K. The B's International opens Bang & Olufsen Isetan Shinjuku Epochal International Co., Ltd. opens Porsche Center Takanawa Completes full renovation of The Momentum by Porsche Epochal International Co., Ltd. opens Porsche Studio Ginza EBI GROUP holds the 3rd "The Rally -Amazing Moment-"
2023 Porsche Team EBI WAIMARAMA participates in the Super Taikyu Series Trad International Co., Ltd. opens Jaguar Land Rover Hibiya show room Establishes k-connect Co. Launches “kTOUCH Forest” an SDG project of planting trees
2024 Launches the English version of the Kokusai Group website