A Brief History of Tokio Marine Nichido

Looking back on the history of the Tokio Marine Group, we can see that within a free and open corporate culture, our predecessors embraced a global perspective and challenging spirit as they pushed onward to benefit society and its people.


  • Founded in 1879 as the first General Insurance Company in Japan and established agencies in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Busan.
  • Started Operation in Paris, London, and New York in 1880.
  • Commenced sales of auto insurance in 1914.
  • Numbers of countries/ regions is 37; number of cities is 486 and number of employees approximately 33,000 worldwide. (As of 2014)


  • Established in Australia in 1963.
  • Representative office in Melbourne opened in 1973
  • Was registered as an overseas company in NZ in May 1972, though the NZ branch operation as administered by NZI was operative from Dec 2007.
  • Holds Australian Financial Services License (AFSL 246548) and is authorised to underwrite insurance by the Australian prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

Tokio Marine Nichido Building circa 1900