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1900● A store, Miyazaki Iwamatsu Shoten, opens in Fukagawa (current Koto-ku), Tokyo.
With the trademark of “Lion,” it sells salt. The proprietor-shopkeeper is Iwamatsu Miyazaki.
1916● A factory is built at Senda-cho, Fukagawa-ku, Tokyo-shi (current 3-4, Sengoku, Koto-ku, Tokyo), and begins manufacturing and selling breadcrumbs.
1931● Eiichiro Miyazaki becomes the second shopkeeper, changing the store’s name to Miyazaki Breadcrumbs Maker.
1937● The maker begins manufacturing of the first soft breadcrumbs in Japan.
1945● Everything is destroyed in the Great Tokyo Air Raids.
1948● Breadcrumb production resumes at a new factory in Takasago, Urawa-shi, Saitama.
1952● Operations move to Bessho in Urawa-shi (current Saitama-shi), Saitama.
1954●  Moriichi Miyazaki becomes the third shopkeeper.
1960●  The legal status is changed to limited liability company capitalized at 2 million yen. The company name is changed to “Lion Breadcrumbs Co., Ltd.”
1968●  The Ministry of Health and Welfare recognizes breadcrumbs as a special nutritive food for the first time in Japan.
1971●  The Ibaraki Factory is constructed in Sekijo-machi, Makabe-gun (the current Chikusei-shi), Ibaraki.
1976●  Recognized for the first time as a Corporation Filing Excellent Tax Declarations.
1978●  A facility to produce pizza crust is completed within the Ibaraki Factory.
1979●  The company name is changed to “Lion Foods Co., Ltd.”
1984●  The commemorative booklet Kagyo Hyakunen (“Hundred Years of Family Business”) is published.
1987●  The Iwate Factory is completed (current Tohoku Factory) and begins producing ohmic-heated breadcrumbs.
1991●  Production of oven-baked breadcrumbs begins at the Iwate Factory. Capital is increased to 30 million yen.
1994●  Head Office and R&D Center are completed at the site where the Urawa Factory previously stood.
1995●  Yasushi Miyazaki becomes President.
1996●  A new company producing breadcrumbs, Lion Foods (Qingdao) Co., Ltd., (Qingdao Factory) is established in Qingdao, China.
A patent is obtained for breadcrumbs with low oil absorption and for the production technique (Cell Membrane Flake).
1997●  A patent is obtained for manufacturing fried foods suitable for reheating in microwave ovens (Range Flake).
1998●  A letter of appreciation is received from the Director-General of the Food Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
2000●  A ceremony is held in celebration of the 100th anniversary.
2001●  The Kanto Tsukuba Factory is completed.
2004●  An oven-baked breadcrumb line is completed at the Chinese factory.
2005●  A new company, Lion Foods Jiaxing Co., Ltd., (Jiaxing Factory) is incorporated in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang, China. Capital of US$2,300,000 and a site (11,256 m2) for a factory are secured.
2006●  The Kanto Factory is physically closed and merged with the Kanto Tsukuba Factory, creating the new Kanto Factory.
An ohmic-heated breadcrumb production line is completed at the new Kanto Factory.
2007●  The Jiaxing Factory is completed, and manufacture and sale of breadcrumbs begins.
Yuichi Miyazaki becomes president of Lion Foods Co., Ltd.
2009●  The Kanto Factory and the Tohoku Factory are each JAS-certified.
2011●  Lion Foods Jiaxing Co., Ltd., obtains a China Quality Certificate (CQC).
2013●  An extruder line is completed at the Tohoku Factory.
2014●  A spin-off company, Lion Foods Sales Co., Ltd., is established.
2016●  A second oven-baked breadcrumb production facility is completed at the Kanto Factory.
100th year from the start of manufacturing and selling breadcrumbs.

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