FAQs : Corporate Information

Q: When was Dentsu founded?

Japan Advertising Ltd. was established in July 1901, while Telegraphic Service Co. was founded in November of the same year. In December 1906, Telegraphic Service Co. was renamed Japan Telegraphic Communication Co., Ltd., and in August 1907, it merged with Japan Advertising Ltd. The resulting company began using the name Dentsu Advertising Ltd. in July 1955. The company changed its name to Dentsu Incorporated in April 1978, and then to Dentsu Inc., its current name, in September 1987. Dentsu acquired UK-listed global media and digital communications group Aegis Group plc in March 2013, and launched Dentsu Aegis Network, which operates and manages Dentsu's international businesses outside of Japan.


Q: What does Dentsu do? What are its strengths?

To see an outline of Dentsu's operations and learn about its strengths, please refer to Dentsu's Annual Report 2015.


Q: How does Dentsu's performance compare to the global agency peer group?

Please see "Dentsu Group Strengths" in Dentsu's Annual Report 2015.


Q: How do I enquire about Dentsu's investor relations activities and related matters?

Please see IR Inquiries.

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