||Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. (the predecessor of Seiko Epson Corporation) is established.
||Daiwa Kogyo and the Suwa Plant of Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Instruments, Inc.) merge under the same name Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd.
||Shinshu Seiki Co., Ltd. (name changed to Epson Corporation in 1982), is established.
||The Seiko Group is selected as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The compact tabletop quartz clock, Crystal Chronometer QC-951, and printing timer play important roles at the event.
||Tenryu (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. (now Singapore Epson Industrial Pte. Ltd.), the first overseas manufacturing affiliate is established.
||The EP-101, the world's first miniprinter, is launched.
||The world's first analog quartz watch (Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ) goes on sale.