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How it all started...
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 modernise thee retail industry in Malaysia using the world's most advanced management expertise.
Dr. Mahathir believed that the modernisation 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 governmentowned 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.

1984

September
JAYA JUSCO STORES SDN BHD established, in response to a request from Prime Minister Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, to help modernise the retailing industry in Malaysia.

1984

1985

June
The first pilot store, JAYA JUSCO Dayabumi, opened.
December
The second pilot store, JAYA JUSCO Taman Tun Dr. Ismail opened.

1985

1989

June
JAYA JUSCO Dayabumi closed.
October
The first Superstore, JAYA JUSCO Taman Maluri, opened.

1989

1991

October
JUSCO Melaka was opened and fully operated by Malaysian staff. The ÆON Group's "Hometown Forest" programme was launched simultaneously at the inauguration of JUSCO Melaka.

1991

1992

April
JUSCO Wangsa Maju (Alpha Angle Shopping Centre), our first Shopping Centre, opened.

1992

1994

August
Our Distribution Centre begun operations.
October
Japanese Trainee Programme begun.

1995

June
JAYA JUSCO Taman Tun Dr. Ismail closed.
August
JUSCO Bandar Utama (1 Utama Shopping Centre) opened.
October
JUSCO Bandar Baru Klang (Bukit Raja Shopping Centre) opened.

1995

1995

1996

December
JAYA JUSCO STORES BHD was listed on the Main Board of the KLSE.

1996

1997

August
JUSCO Ipoh (Kinta City Shopping Centre) opened.

1998

December
JUSCO Melaka Superstore was upgraded to a Shopping Centre.

1998

1999

December
JUSCO Mid Valley opened.

1999

2000

December
JUSCO Taman Maluri Superstore was upgraded to a Shopping Centre.
JUSCO Bandar Puchong opened.

2000

2000

2001

October
Launch of WAOH Charity Fund / JUSCO Fest / JUSCO's 17th Anniversary.
November
22 Malaysian students and 2 former participants from the 1990 batch were invited to Japan as 'Ambassadors'through the ÆON "1% Club"Programme.

2001

2002

April
Establishment of JUSCO-OUM Retail Centre in Alpha Angle Shopping Centre, at Wangsa Maju.
July
JUSCO Taman Universiti opened, Japan Management Training Programme reactivated.

2002

2003

July
WAOH Charity Bazaar.
August
WAOH Charity Bazaar.
October
JUSCO Home Centre opened in 1 Utama Shopping Centre.
December
3,000 seedlings were planted in the vicinity of the JUSCO Permas Jaya store as part of ÆON's environmental campaign, 'Planting Seeds of Growth'.
JUSCO Permas Jaya Shopping Centre opened.

2003

2004

January
JUSCO Metro Prima Tree Planting Ceremony was held. 2,000 seedlings were planted.
JUSCO Metro Prima Shopping Centre opened.
June
WAOH Charity Fund officially registered as the "WAOH"Malaysian JUSCO Foundation.
August
Company authorised share capital increased from RM100,000,000 to RM500,000,000.
September
JAYA JUSCO STORES BHD. officially changed name to AEON CO. (M) BHD.
JUSCO celebrated 20th Anniversary in Malaysia with Gala Dinner.
Official launch of "WAOH"Malaysian JUSCO Foundation.
30,000 seedlings planted in the Malaysia-Japan Friendship Forest, AEON Woodland, Paya Indah Wetlands.
October
Completed Bonus Issue (1:1) for 87,750,000 new Ordinary Shares.

2004

2004

2004

2005

March
AEON CO. (M) BHD. received a certificate of appreciation from the Prime Minister for its tree planting activities.
July
Charity Gala Dinner was held.
August
The management of AEON CO. (M) BHD. met with the Mentri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Utama Hj Mohamad Bin Hj Hasan.
September
JUSCO Seremban 2 Tree Planting ceremony was held. 3,300 seedlings were planted. JUSCO Seremban 2 opened.
October
JUSCO J-One Supermarket opened at Damansara Damai.
December
AEON Tebrau City Tree Planting ceremony was held. 6,000 seedlings were planted.

2005

2005

2005

2006

January
AEON Tebrau City Shopping Centre opened.
April
Change of financial year end.
June
AEON Taman Equine Tree Planting ceremony was held. 4,000 seedlings were planted.
July
AEON Taman Equine Shopping Centre opened.
PASAR RAYA D'HATI (formerly known as J-One) Supermarket in Pearl Point opened.
November
AEON Cheras Selatan Tree Planting ceremony was held.
4,000 seedlings were planted. WAOH Gala Dinner held.
December
JUSCO Queensbay store opened.
AEON Cheras Selatan Shopping Centre opened.

2006

2006

2007

January
PASAR RAYA D'HATI name change ceremony held at Pearl Point Shopping Mall.
September
Pasar Raya D'Hati Kota Kemuning opened.
JUSCO Bandar Sunway opened.
December
Pasar Raya Maxvalu Desa ParkCity and Pasar Raya Maxvalu Ampang opened.
JUSCO Bukit Tinggi (AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre) opened.

2007

2008

June
Completed Bonus Issue (1:1) for 175,500,000 new Ordinary Shares.
August
AEON Seberang Prai City (AEON Seberang Prai City) opened.
December
JUSCO AU2 Setiawangsa (AEON AU2 Setiawangsa Shopping Centre) opened.
JUSCO Bukit Indah (AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre) opened.

2009

June
Pasar Raya MaxValu Pearl Point closed.
October
25th Anniversary Tree Planting Ceremony at AEON Woodland. 25,000 saplings planted.

2010

January
"With All Our Hearts" Malaysia JUSCO Foundation changed name to Malaysia AEON Foundation.
February
JUSCO Bandaraya Melaka (AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre) opened.
April
JUSCO Mahkota Cheras (AEON Mahkota Cheras Shopping Centre) opened.

2011

August
JUSCO Bandar Utama reopened.
December
JUSCO Rawang (AEON Anggun rawang Shopping Centre) opened.

2012

February
AEON Ipoh Station 18 Shopping Centre Tree Planting Ceremony held. 3,500 saplings were planted.
March
AEON unveiled the new brand name “AEON”and tagline “AEON Enriching Your Lifestyle”.
J Card rebranded to AEON Member Card.
AEON Ipoh Station 18 (AEON Ipoh Station 18 Shopping Centre) opened.
May
Launch of first AEON Festival in conjunction with new AEON branding.
Launch of AEON Malaysia Cheers Club.
November
AEON Seri Manjung Shopping Centre Tree Planting Ceremony held. 3,000 saplings were planted.
December
AEON Seri Manjung (AEON Seri Manjung Shopping Centre) opened.

2013

September
Launch of AEON Business Academy.
October
AEON Mall Kulaijaya Tree Planting Ceremony held. 9,025 saplings were planted.
November
AEON Kulaijaya (AEON Mall Kulaijaya) opened.

2014

March
Pasar Raya Maxvalu Kota Kemuning closed.
AEON Seberang Prai Shopping Centre closed.
June
AEON Bukit Mertajan (AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam) opened.
October
AEON @ Quill City Mall opened.
November
AEON Taiping (AEON Mall Taiping) opened.
December
Pasaraya Maxvalu @ Gamuda Walk Kota Kemuning opened.

2015

October
AEON Ipoh Klebang (AEON Mall Ipoh Klebang) opened.

2016

April
AEON Kota Bharu (AEON Mall Kota Bharu) opened.
Pasaraya Maxvalu Damansara Damai closed.
September
AEON Ipoh Falim opened.
October
Pasaraya Maxvalu Ampang closed
December
AEON Maxvalu Prime Sunway Velocity opened.
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