Ties and history with Denmark
Founder of the Andersen Group and then president Shunsuke Takaki visits Europe and has a life-changing encounter with Danish pastries.
Danish pastries go on sale.
Opens "Andersen", a Denmark-styled bakery/restaurant in Hiroshima, introducing the first self-service style bakery in Japan.
The first Denmark Fair is held at Andersen.
Andersen Aoyama opens in Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, with the catch phrase "A slice of Copenhagen arrives in Aoyama-Dori".
Expansion and improvement of Andersen Hiroshima is done, creating facilities including shopping floors, restaurants and party venues, to further promote the idea of a bread-eating lifestyle.
H.M. Queen Margrethe II and H.R.H. Prince Henrik visit Andersen Hiroshima from the Kingdom of Denmark.
The "Andersen Fairy Tale Award" is established in commemoration of its 35th anniversary.
The founder (then chairman) Shunsuke Takaki receives the Dannebrog Knight's Cross from the Kingdom of Denmark.
Andersen Aoyama moves location and holds a renewal opening.
The founder (then chairman) Shunsuke Takaki is appointed as honorary consul for the Kingdom of Denmark for the four prefectures in the Chugoku region.
H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik from the Kingdom of Denmark visits Andersen Hiroshima.
Andersen Hiroshima holds its renewal opening as the "Town of Hygge".
Then Vice-president Seiichi Takaki is appointed as the new honorary consul for the Kingdom of Denmark.
Then President Seiichi Takaki receives the Dannebrog Knight's Cross from the Kingdom of Denmark.
Andersen Hiroshima holds its renewal opening with the concept of "the Bakery and more: Hyggelig Life Starting with Bread", and stone ovens are installed.
Cherry trees are planted at Denmark's Gavnø castle and a memorial stone for the founder, Shunsuke Takaki, is installed.
Participation in the "HCA2005", an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the fairy tales author H.C. Andersen's birth; Then President Seiichi Takaki is appointed as Japan's Hans Christian Andersen Ambassador.
Andersen Aoyama holds its renewal opening with H.R.H. Prince Henrik from the Kingdom of Denmark visiting the opening ceremony.
Planting of 200 cherry trees in Copenhagen's Langelinie Park
Andersen Danmark A/S established as a local subsidiary.
The first Andersen bakery in Denmark opens in Østerbro, Copenhagen.
Then President Seiichi Takaki is promoted to Dannebrog Knight's Cross R1 by the Danish royal court.
The second Andersen bakery opens in the commercial establishment Nimb within Denmark's Tivoli Park.
H.R.H. Prince Joachim of Denmark makes a visit to Andersen Aoyama and Andersen Hiroshima.
The third Andersen bakery opens in Frederiksberg, west of Copenhagen.