GMO Internet, Inc. has changed its company name to GMO Internet Group, Inc. on September 1, 2022.

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Corporate History

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2022

  • May, 2022Changing company name

    GMO Brights Consulting changed its name to GMO BRAND SECURITY Inc.

  • Apr, 2022Changed the secondary name of the station

    GMO Internet Group has set up a sign "In Front of GMO Internet TOWER", a secondary name of the Yoga station (on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line), which is a railway station nearest to GMO Internet TOWER, a secondary name of Setagaya Business Square, which is a high-rise composite building. The secondary name is announced when approaching the Yoga station on the trains which belong to Tokyu Corporation traveling on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line.

  • Apr, 2022Awarded

    Kurumi Kikuno, an art director of GMO NIKKO Inc., won the highest award for the category of "Submissions from the public: advertisers’ topics" at the 89th Mainichi Advertisement Design Competition.

  • Apr, 2022 Art museum reopened after renovation

    The world's smallest art museum @ GMO digital HACHIKO that GMO Internet Group opened in September 2021 changed its name to “Banksy Exhibition GMO digital art museum Shibuya Tokyo” and reopened after renovation.

  • Apr, 2022Awarded

    Masatoshi Kumagai, who is the Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of the GMO Internet, has donated his wealth with the aim of further enhancing and supporting Tōmi City, Nagano Prefecture, and received the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon.

  • Apr, 2022First victory in Japan

    Female professional golfer Hana Wakimoto of GMO Internet Group achieved her first victory in Japan at Hanasaka Ladies Yanmar Golf Tournament, which is the JLPGA Step Up Tour.

  • Apr, 2022Sponsor for the 2nd consecutive year

    GMO Internet Group is a diamond sponsor of CODEGYM Academy, a project that offers programming education for students for free during the pandemic, for the 2nd consecutive year.

  • Apr, 2022Long-distance running team's new system

    Tadayoshi Kametaka has assumed the new head coach of a men's long-distance running team of GMO Internet Group. Susumu Hara, who has a career background as an advisor and is the head coach of a long-distance block of track and field team at Aoyama Gakuin University, has assumed EKIDEN Director.

  • Mar, 2022Awarded

    GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) won the Debut Debt Deal of the Year, an award that is presented for the best debt deal in the corporate bond category of DEALWATCH AWARDS 2021.

  • Mar, 2022Selected by a jury

    Hirotaka Niisato, who is the director for engineering analysis of the GMO Internet, is a member of the team that has produced 8bit, which is a work that allows individuals to experience the quantum computing and has been selected by a jury in the Entertainment Division of the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival.

  • Mar, 2022Amount of remuneration for 16 members of the Board is over ¥100 million

    The amount of remuneration of sixteen Directors has exceeded 100 million yen, and GMO Internet Group has a duty to disclose this in the Annual Securities Report.

  • Mar, 2022No. 1 in the industry for the 10th consecutive year

    GMO MAKESHOP's ASP online store service "MakeShop byGMO" has the No. 1 transaction volume in ASP online store industry for the 10th consecutive year.

  • Mar, 2022Creation of safety standards

    Ierae Security, Inc. (currently, GMO Cybersecurity by Ierae, Inc.) created safety standards for the provider of secure computation with Digital Garage, Inc., NEC Corporation, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.

  • Feb, 2022NFT Art Gallery was held

    GMO Adam's NFT marketplace Adam byGMO held Adam byGMO NFT Art Gallery for a limited period, displaying the work of popular creators of Adam byGMO at a pop-up space "111 - ICHI ICHI ICHI -" on the third floor of Tokyu Plaza Shibuya.

  • Feb, 2022Workplace vaccination

    GMO Internet Group launched the 3rd workplace vaccination against the novel coronavirus.

  • Feb, 2022Awarded

    Tokyu Corporation, CyberAgent, DeNA, mixi, and GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) jointly hold the Kids VALLEY that has won the Judges' Commendation in the Award for Companies Promoting Experience-based Learning Activities for Youth of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

  • Feb, 2022No. 1 FX trading volume worldwide

    GMO CLICK Securities’ FX trading volume was No. 1 worldwide in 2021 following 2020 and was No. 1 for the 10th consecutive year in Japan.

  • Jan, 2022Full-scale entry into the cybersecurity business

    Japan's leading white hat hacker organization Ierae Security, Inc. (currently, GMO Cybersecurity by Ierae, Inc.) joined the Group, leading to full-scale entry into the cybersecurity business.

  • Jan, 2022Basic agreement

    Basic agreement in the business alliance between the National Federation of Real Estate Transaction Associations, which is the largest group in the real estate industry, and GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.

2021

  • Dec, 2021First version for LGWAN in Japan was launched

    A version of the e-contract service GMO Sign for LGWAN, the first version of e-contract service for LGWAN in Japan, was launched by GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.

  • Dec, 2021Official and English versions were launched

    Official and English versions of NFT marketplace Adam byGMO were launched by GMO Adam, Inc.

  • Dec, 2021Making efforts to achieve the No. 1 salary

    GMO Internet Group started to make efforts in FY2022 to offer the highest level of salary in each industry and region as a result of enhanced productivity mainly due to reducing the future rent and introducing an RPA, AI, and robot.

  • Dec, 2021Certified

    ISMS certification was acquired by the parent company of GMO Brights Consulting (currently, GMO BRAND SECURITY Inc.).

  • Dec, 2021Began an initiative, the first of its kind in Japan

    GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K. has formed a business alliance with Tokyu Livable, Inc., and launched the R&D to put electronic signature (by ID verification that uses an Individual Number Card), which is as effective as a registered seal, of a real estate sales contract into practical use, the first initiative of its kind in Japan.

  • Dec, 2021Recognized with a special award

    GMO GlobalSign HD's e-contract service GMO Sign was recognized with a special award for the category of NPO of the 5th Social Good ICT Service Award.

  • Dec, 2021Service launch

    GMO Office Support, Inc. has launched the virtual office service "GMO Office Support"

  • Nov, 2021Won a prize for the category of work process

    GMO Internet Group's Goodbye Seal Impression Campaign won a prize for the category of the work process of WORK DESIGN AWARD, an award for companies making efforts to update the way of working.

  • Nov, 2021Main sponsor

    GMO Internet Group is the main sponsor of “GMO Internet Group presents 10000m track by unprecedented MARCH 2021”, a competition between long-distance running teams of 5 private universities.

  • Nov, 2021Acquired trust beneficiary rights

    GMO Internet acquired 55% of trust beneficiary rights for Setagaya Business Square, which is a high-rise composite building that leads directly to Yoga station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line. The secondary name of the building is GMO Internet TOWER.

  • Nov, 2021Contract execution, the first of its kind in Japan

    GMO Internet Group has entered into a medical partner agreement with CellSource Co., Ltd. that develops regenerative-medicine-related business, the first agreement of its kind in Japan as a corporate athletics team.

  • Oct, 2021Confirmed the legality

    GMO GlobalSign HD made inquiries to Japan Digital Agency, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Finance about the System to Eliminate Regulatory Gray Zones, and confirmed that Digital-Sign and E-sign of e-contract service GMO Sign had the legality as an alternative, effective electronic signature to affixing the name and seal.

  • Oct, 2021Sponsor

    Sponsorship in Onigiri Action 2021, a donation campaign conducted by TABLE FOR TWO International (NPO).

  • Sep, 2021Opened an art space

    Renovated “GMO Digital HACHIKO”, a meeting spot inside Shibuya FUKURAS, and opened an art space "the world's smallest art museum @ GMO digital HACHIKO (currently, Banksy Exhibition GMO digital art museum Shibuya Tokyo)".

  • Aug, 2021Launched beta version

    GMO Adam launched a beta version of NFT marketplace Adam byGMO.

  • Jul, 2021Women's professional golf tournament

    GMO Internet Ladies Samantha Thavasa Global Cup, a women's professional golf tournament, was held with special sponsorship from Samantha Global Branding & Research Institute.

  • Jul, 2021Launched a new function, the first of its kind in Japan

    GMO GlobalSign HD's e-contract service GMO Sign has the newly added Individual Number Card Registered Seal function that enables ID Verification with Individual Number Card, the first function of its kind in Japan.

  • Jul, 2021Joins a task force

    GMO Internet Group joins in "Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan, and a task force to launch the flying car".

  • Jun, 2021Launched workplace vaccination

    Launched workplace vaccination against the novel coronavirus and approximately 72% of the partners in Japan were vaccinated in 5 days.

  • Jun, 2021New company established

    GMO Adam, Inc., which develops and operates the NFT marketplace Adam byGMO, has been established.

  • May, 2021Acquired all of the shares

    GMO Financial Holdings, Inc. executed an agreement for the transfer of shares to acquire a 100% stake in YJFX (currently, Gaika ex byGMO), which was Yahoo Japan Corporation's subsidiary and offered its online FX transaction services.

  • May, 2021OMAKASE Inc. is acquired and joins GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) consolidated companies

    OMAKASE, Inc. (currently, GMO OMAKASE, Inc.), which develops reservation management service "OMAKASE" specializing in the popular restaurants that are difficult to make reservations at, has joined the Group.

  • May, 2021Joins the council

    GMO Internet Group joins the Public-Private Council for Air Transportation Revolution established and operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

  • May, 2021Announces teleworking implementation status

    GMO Internet Group will announce the implementation status of teleworking every week, based on the request from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

  • May, 2021No. 1 in Japan

    GMO Coin has the No. 1 Bitcoin volume (including cash settlement and futures transactions) on the Japanese exchange in April 2021.

  • May, 2021Remuneration of eleven Directors is more than JPY 100 million

    The amount of remuneration of eleven Directors of the Group has exceeded 100 million yen, and it has a duty to disclose this in the Annual Securities Report for FY2020.

  • May, 2021No. 1 in terms of the number of user companies

    The number of user companies of GMO GlobalSign's Trust Login byGMO, a single sign-on service (IDaaS) targeting companies, exceeds 6,300: No. 1 Japanese single sign-on service in terms of the number of user companies.

  • May, 2021Listing

    The US subsidiary GMO-Z.com Trust Company, Inc. partners with Binance, which operates the world’s largest cryptoasset exchange BINANCE, and has listed Japanese yen-pegged stablecoin GYEN on BINANCE.

  • Apr, 2021New application launch

    GMO Internet Group has launched “Application that makes your dreams come true byGMO”, which is the official application of “Diary that makes your dreams come true”, an original diary by Masatoshi Kumagai, Founder, Chairman and Group CEO, GMO Internet Group.

  • Apr, 2021First demonstration experiment in Japan

    Traffic and riding scheme testing project of Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau's Tenjin-Hakata one-day free ticket, which tests the feasibility of utilizing Japan's first digital ticket using Visa's touch payment, is jointly launched by GMO Payment Gateway, GMO Financial Gate, Sumitomo Mitsui Card, Aquabit Spirals, QUADRAC, TOPPAN PRINTING, Visa Worldwide Japan, and Bank of Fukuoka.

  • Apr, 2021M&A

    GMO Payment Gateway acquired all outstanding shares of financial and payment system developer BUFFORT Inc., which joined GMO Payment Gateway consolidated companies.

  • Mar, 2021Providing programming education for free through sponsorship

    GMO Internet Group is a diamond sponsor of CODEGYM Academy, a project that offers programming education for students for free during the pandemic. CODEGYM Academy is offered through a collaboration between LABOT Inc.'s programming education service CODEGYM and CLACK (NPO).

  • Mar, 2021Service launch

    Ecommerce services offered by GMO MAKESHOP and GMO System Consulting have been consolidated, and GMO CLOUD EC has been launched, which is an ecommerce solution that can be customized.

  • Mar, 2021First municipality in Japan to adopt GMO GlobalSign HD's e-contract service

    Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture is the first municipality in Japan that has decided to adopt GMO GlobalSign HD's e-contract service GMO Sign!

  • Mar, 2021Putting effort into SDGs

    GMO Internet Group announces that it is putting effort into SDGs.

  • Mar, 2021Number one in the ASP online store industry for the 9th consecutive year

    The transaction volume of all online shops in GMO MAKESHOP's ASP online store MakeShop byGMO has reached a record high in 2020. MakeShop byGMO is number one in the ASP online store industry for the 9th consecutive year.

  • Mar, 2021Ambassador

    GMO Internet Group has appointed professional golfer Miho Koga, who has won a number of tournaments until now, as an ambassador.

  • Mar, 2021Release the world’s first service

    The US subsidiary GMO-Z.com Trust Company, Inc. has launched its new service, and the world’s first Japanese yen-pegged stablecoin GYEN and US dollar-pegged stablecoin ZUSD, which comply with the US banking laws and regulations, have been issued and converted into cash.

  • Feb, 2021Group song

    GMO Internet Group's corporate song "Internet for Everyone" has been selected as a "Memorable Music" at the "2nd NIKKEI National Corporate Song Contest" held by Nikkei! "Internet for Everyone" has been composed by Tetsuya Komuro.

  • Feb, 2021International Standard ISO27001

    GMO GlobalSign's Trust Login byGMO, a single sign-on service (IDaaS) targeting companies, acquires the certification of International Standard ISO27001 (information security management).

  • Feb, 2021Service launch

    GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) begins offering services through the cryptoassets exchange “Z.com EX” with Thailand subsidiary GMO-Z.com Cryptonomics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

  • Feb, 2021Change of service name

    GMO GlobalSign HD changed the name of its e-contract service from “Agree” to “GMO Sign”.

  • Feb, 2021Opening new office

    GMO Internet Group opens a satellite office "GMO hinata" in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture.

  • Jan, 2021Opens an owned media

    GMO Internet Group opened its new owned media "i4U".

  • Jan, 2021No. 1 in the industry

    GMO CLICK Securities’ FX trading services have No. 1 transaction volume worldwide in 2020: No. 1 within Japan for the 9th consecutive year.

  • Jan, 2021No. 1 in Japan

    GMO GlobalSign HD's “e-contract service Agree (currently, GMO Sign)”: No. 1 Japanese e-contract service in terms of the number of user companies.

  • Jan, 2021Launches demonstration experiment

    GMO GlobalSign HD launches "Goodbye Seal Impression: Digitalize 100 Million Project", a demonstration experiment of municipalities to encourage the use of e-contract services instead of seal impression.

2020

  • Dec, 2020Establishment

    GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) has obtained official approval as a specified purpose trust company in New York State, and established the US subsidiary GMO-Z.com Trust Company, Inc., preparing for the launch of the world’s first JPY-pegged stablecoin “GYEN” and USD-pegged stablecoin “ZUSD”.

  • Dec, 2020Change of a stock market listing

    GMO Pepabo: stock market listing changed to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

  • Dec, 2020Commencement of operation of staging environment of local 5G

    Regarding the radio station license of a stand-alone configuration "local 5G" in the office, GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) obtained Japan's first main license and commenced the operation of the staging environment of local 5G.

  • Nov, 2020Basic agreement

    GMO GlobalSign reached a basic agreement to give technology related to the security of communications and control to Prodrone Co., Ltd. and SkyDrive Inc. (DRONE FUND makes investments in Prodrone and SkyDrive) to launch the flying car and the drone into society.

  • Nov, 2020Expanding into new businesses

    GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. collaborates with Queen Bee Capital Co., Ltd., expanding into the businesses of digital-first international remittance and collection

  • Nov, 2020Opening New Office

    GMO Internet (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) opened a customer support office in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

  • Oct, 2020DX support for the administrative procedures

    GMO GlobalSign HD has launched the Digital Government Development Office and the DX support for the administrative procedures in the country and local governments.

  • Sep, 2020Changing company name

    GMO Cloud K.K. changes its name to “GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.”

  • Aug, 2020New project

    GMO Internet has launched “GMO Digikids,” a programming education support project for children.

  • Jul, 2020Women's professional golf game was held

    "Samantha Global presents GMO Internet Cup", a match-play competition between women's professional golf teams, was jointly held by the GMO Internet Group along with Samantha Thavasa Japan Limited.

  • Jul, 2020New Company established

    GMO TECH established “GMO ReTech,” a new technology company for the real estate business.

  • Jul, 2020Organization

    GMO System Consulting has joined GMO MAKESHOP for strengthening collaboration in ecommerce.

  • Jul, 2020Listed

    GMO Financial Gate is newly listed on TSE Mothers Index.

  • Jul, 2020Held an event

    “GMO Developers Day” was held as the first GMO Internet Group’s large-scale online tech conference for developers.

  • Jul, 2020Supporting Athletes

    GMO Internet Group has made an affiliation contract with Hana Wakimoto, a professional golfer.

  • Jun, 2020Campaign

    Goodbye Seal Impression Campaign to discourage the use of seal impressions in Japan.

  • Jun, 2020Specified by the Ministry of Justice

    “GMO e-contract service Agree (currently, GMO Sign),” an electric signature service offered by GMO Cloud K.K. (GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K) has become available on the online application of commercial and legal entity registries.

  • May, 2020New Project

    GMO Internet Group has shifted to “New workstyle byGMO” in the coronavirus era.

  • Apr, 2020New Project

    GMO Internet, Inc. (currently, GMO Internet Group, Inc.) has started a new project named “GMO Edison” which encourages our partners to share their ideas and commercialize their ideas among them.

  • Apr, 2020Hanko-free and promote electronic contract

    GMO Internet Group announced the new policy which eliminates Inkan in customers’ procedures and limits contracts to electronic contracts.

  • Apr, 2020New System

    GMO Internet Group has started “Office cost restoration program” which restore the office running cost, the amount saved due to the arrangement for work from home, to partners.

  • Apr, 2020Opened the bank API experiment station

    GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd. became the first bank in Japan to open the bank API experiment environment named “sunabar -GMO Aozora Net Bank API experiment station” for free.

  • Apr, 2020Held Group Online Welcoming Ceremony for New Hires

    GMO Internet Group held an online welcoming ceremony for new hires for the purpose of preventing the spread of infection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Mar, 2020Became No. 1 in the industry for 8th consecutive years

    GMO MAKESHOP’s “MakeShop byGMO” has the No. 1 transaction volume in ASP online store industry for the 8th consecutive year and achieved JYP173.4 billion in 2019, which reached MakeShop’s transaction volume to a record high.

  • Mar, 2020Service Launch

    Educational app related to Finance and investing “Kabupon!” launched under the sponsorship of the GMO CLICK Securities, Inc.

  • Mar, 2020Elected substitute runner for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Men’s marathon

    Ryo Hashimoto, a runner belonging to the men’s long-distance athletic team of GMO Internet Group, was elected substitute runner for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Men’s marathon.

  • Feb, 2020Organization

    GMO Kumapon, Inc. joined GMO Media Inc.

  • Jan, 2020Launch

    GMO Payment Service launched a future payment service "GMO Pay on Credit" for BtoB transaction

  • Jan, 2020ISO27001 and ISO22301

    As a Certificate Authority, GMO GlobalSign acquired simultaneously the certifications ISO27001 and ISO22301.

  • Jan, 2020Shift to work from home to prevent COVID-19 infection

    Shifted to work from home in order to prevent COVID-19 infection for the purpose of BCP as well as the safety of all partners in our whole group.

  • Jan, 2020Application for the license

    Applied for local 5G's radio station license to improve the environment for the introduction of local 5G in GMO Internet Group's first and second headquarters.

  • Jan, 2020Established

    GMO CLOUD K.K. (currently, GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.) founded GMO Mobility Cloud K.K. as a joint venture with Sojitz Corporation: developing connected car-related business utilizing automotive IoT solutions.

  • Jan, 2020Broadcasted TV Commercial

    GMO Internet Group's TV commercial broadcasted for the first time during the “New Year Ekiden 2020” in which a men's long-distance running team participated for the first time.

  • Jan, 2020Participated in the New Year Ekiden

    Men’s long-distance athletic team of GMO Internet Group participated in “New Year Ekiden2020” for the 1st time and finished in 5th place.

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