Toyota events
General events
1921
July
Risaburo Toyoda and Kiichiro Toyoda leave to tour the spinning industry in Europe and the U.S.A.
 
 
November
Sakichi Toyoda establishes Toyoda Boshoku Shou in Shanghai, China
November
Washington Conference held
 
 
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Cumulative production of Ford T Model passes 5 million mark in the U.S.A.
1923
 
 
September 1
The Great Kanto Earthquake (of 1923) strikes the Tokyo metropolitan area
 
 
September
Yanase Motors imports urgent order of 2,000 Buick and Chevrolet units from the U.S.A.
 
 
October
City of Tokyo imports some 800 Ford Model T's (truck chassis) for use in city buses
November
Toyoda Boshoku establishes the Kariya Plant to test automatic looms
 
 
1924
 
 
January
Tokyo city buses (nicknamed Entaro buses) begin operation
November 12
Kiichiro Toyoda applies for a patent (Patent No. 65156) on the shuttle-change automatic loom and others
November
Hakuyosha launches Otomo car (in 1925 becomes first Japanese-made car to be exported, to Shanghai)
 
 
December
Ford Japan Ltd. established in Yokohama (assembly commenced in March 1925)
1925
March
Kiichiro Toyoda applies for a patent on a method of holding spare shuttles for automatic looms (Patent No. 65950)
 
 
 
 
June
Chrysler Corporation established in the U.S.A.
October
Sakichi Toyoda pledges to donate 1 million yen to the Imperial Institute of Invention and Innovation for battery invention
 
 
November
First model of the Type-G Toyoda Automatic Loom completed
 
 
1926
 
 
June
Domestic Production Promotion Committee established
 
 
June
Daimler-Benz AG established in Germany
 
 
September
DAT Jidosha Seizo Co., Ltd. Established
November 18
Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. (now Toyota Industries Corporation) established
 
 
1927
 
 
January
General Motors Japan Ltd. established in Osaka (assembly commenced in March)
 
 
March
Financial crisis begins
 
 
September
Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (now Mazda Motor Corporation) established
1928
December
Shonaigawa Dye Works established
 
 
1929
January
Toyoda Oshikiri Spinning & Weaving Co. established
 
 
March 19
Chuo Spinning & Weaving Co. established
 
 
 
 
May
Ishikawajima Automotive Works Co., Ltd. established; Continues production of Japanese-made Sumida
September
Kiichiro Toyoda travels overseas to gather information on the U.S.A. and European automotive industries and to negotiate patent assignment
 
 
 
 
October
The Great Depression starts
December
Patent assignment agreement on Type-G Toyoda Automatic Loom signed with Platt Brothers & Co., Ltd. of Great Britain
 
 
 
 
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Ishikawajima Automotive Works, Tokyo Gas and Electric Industry Co., Ltd., and DAT Jidosha Seizo Co., Ltd. become suppliers of military support vehicles
 
 
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Ford Japan and GM Japan establish a finance company and begin installment sales
1930
 
 
January
London Naval Conference on Disarmament held
May
Kiichiro Toyoda commences automotive surveys and research
May
Policy on establishing an automobile industry issued by the Domestic Production Promotion Committee
October
Kiichiro Toyoda builds a prototype small engine
 
 
October 30
Sakichi Toyoda passes away
 
 

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