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1878 Mitsui Steamship purchases the Hideyoshi Maru and begins overseas shipments of coal from Miike.
1884 Osaka Shosen Kaisha(OSK Line) founded.
1890 OSK Line inaugurates its first overseas route, linking Osaka and Busan.
1908 Japan's first emigrants to Brazil leave Kobe aboard Kasado Maru.
1909 OSK Line starts its first transpacific service, from Hong Kong to Tacoma, Washington, USA.
1914 Outbreak of World War I.
1915 OSK Line starts San Francisco route.
1916 OSK Line begins serving South America.
1920 Mitsui Steamship starts North America service.
OSK Line ships start calling at New York.
1921 OSK Line begins westbound 'round-the-world service.
1923 The Great Kanto Earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, and both Mitsui Steamship and OSK Line play key roles in bringing aid to the quake victims.
1926 OSK Line inaugurates coastal route serving East Africa.
1928 Mitsui Steamship launches service to Bangkok.
1939 Outbreak of World War II.
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