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 courageous 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
  • Commenced operations in Paris, London, and New York in 1880
  • Commenced sale of auto insurance in 1914
  • As of 2014, in 37 countries and 486 cities worldwide, with approximately 33,000 employees.


  • Established in Australia in 1963.
  • Representative office in Melbourne opened in 1973
  • Was registered as an overseas company in NZ in May 1972
  • 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