The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
Company typeKabushiki gaisha
TYO: 8750
TOPIX Large 70 Component
(Dai-ichi Life Holdings)
FoundedSeptember 15, 1902 (as mutual company); April 1, 2010 (as stock company)
FounderTsuneta Yano
Revenue5.28 trillion yen (FY 2013)
32.4 billion yen (FY 2013)
Total assets$346.9 billion (2015),[1] Solvency ratio: 763.8%
Total equity1.64 trillion yen (March 2013)
Number of employees
61,335 (2013)
ParentDai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.

The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (第一生命保険株式会社, Dai-ichi Seimei Hoken Kabushiki-kaisha), or Dai-ichi Life for short, is the third-largest life insurer in Japan by revenue, behind Japan Post Insurance and Nippon Life.

Founded on September 15, 1902, Dai-Ichi was one of the oldest mutual insurance companies in Japan until a motion to demutualise was passed in 2009 and, on April 1, 2010, it listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, raising 1.01 trillion yen. As of March 2013, it had the most assets of any listed company in Japan with a total of 33 trillion yen on its stand-alone balance sheet, more than twice the total assets of #2-ranked Tokyo Electric Power Company.[2]

It was announced in October 2014 that Dai-ichi would raise US$1 billion by issuing US-dollar-denominated subordinated bonds in overseas markets.[3]

It is also the largest single shareholder of the Tokyu Corporation, holding 6.35% of all issued stock.

Key facts

As of March 30, 2006:


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The Earl Yanagisawa Yasutoshi
The lieutenant Hamaguchi Kichibe

As an institutional investor

As an institutional investor, Dai-ichi Life Holdings owns 230 Japanese companies' stocks as of 2022. [9]


See also


  1. ^ The govt has originally planned to issue the Manturia Insurance Business Act in July.[6]
  1. ^ "The World's Biggest Public Companies". Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Total asset Daily ranking - Zenshijo Kabushiki ranking - Yahoo!Finance". Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ Dai-ichi Life to raise $1 billion via subordinated bond issue. Reuters, 14 October 2014
  4. ^ Hoken Ginko Jiho(Insurance Bank Reports). 1934.
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  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Shibusawa Shashi Database(Shibusawa Business History Database).
  8. ^ "Protective Announces Completion of Acquisition By Dai-ichi Life". Protective. Archived from the original on 7 December 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. ^ Kabunushi Pro 'Dai-ichi Life Holdings.