Dai-ichi Life was founded in 1902 as Japan's first mutual life insurance company (“Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company”). After Dai-ichi Life demutualized and was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2010, it shifted to a holding company structure in 2016 (Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc.). 

Dai-ichi Life Group owns total assets worth US$ 574 billion, insurance premium revenue of US$ 43 billion (as of March 31, 2021). Besides Vietnam, Dai-ichi Life Group has been developing its life insurance business in India, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and the United States. Dai-ichi Life Group has opened its Asia Pacific Regional Head Office in Singapore and North America Regional Head Office in New York.

Management Philosophy
With nearly 120 years of expertise in life insurance sector since its establishment in 1902, Dai-ichi Life has always worked on the basis of “Customer First” and continues to apply this business philosophy in each and every operation of the company to fulfill the commitment of being a trusted life-time partner of its customers.


In January 2007, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company of Vietnam, Ltd was established, becoming the first wholly-owned Japanese life insurer operating in Vietnam.


In May 2011, Tower Australia Group Limited, Dai-ichi Life’s strategic partner, became 100%-owned subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Group. In June 2011, Tower Australia Group Limited changed its name to TAL Limited. (currently TAL Dai-ichi Life Australia Pty Ltd.)


In February 2009, Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited, a life insurance joint venture between Dai-ichi Life and two market leaders in India – Bank of India and Union Bank of India Star Union, officially came into operation. This is the first Japanese-owned life insurer in India.


In July 2008, Dai-ichi Life invested in stocks of Ocean Life Insurance Joint Stock Company, becoming strategic partner of Ocean Life. Within the same year, Ocean Life officially became a branch of Dai-ichi Life.



Dai-ichi Life demutualizes and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.


Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited launches its first life insurance product to the market.


Dai-ichi Life acquires shares of Ocean Life Insurance Company – Thailand, becoming the company’s strategic partner.
Dai-ichi Life invests in Tower Australia Group Limited - Australia, becoming the company’s strategic partner.


Dai-ichi Life successfully acquires Bao Minh–CMG joint-venture and recommences operations as Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company of Vietnam, Ltd.
Dai-ichi Life establishes Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited – a joint venture between Dai-ichi Life with two Indian banks (Bank of India and Union Bank of India Star Union).


Dai-ichi Life celebrates its 100th anniversary, marking a century of insurance and investment achievements.


Dai-ichi Life wins the "Japan Quality Award," the first company in the financial and insurance industry to receive this honor.


Establishes Dai-ichi Life International (H.K.) Limited (currently Dai-ichi Life International (AsiaPacific) Limited).


Dai-ichi Life establishes its first European representative office in London (currently Dai-ichi Life International (Europe) Limited).


Dai-ichi Life establishes its first overseas representative office in New York (currently Dai-ichi Life International (U.S.A.), Inc.) to study U.S. insurance, economic, and financial systems as well as to promote international group insurance policies among local subsidiaries of Japanese corporations.


FALIA, Foundation for the Advancement of Life Insurance Around the World, a consolidation of several related organizations active since 1962, is established to expand Dai-ichi Life's support for the global life insurance business, especially in Asia.


Mr. Tsuneta Yano completes the publication of his pamphlet “Characteristics of My Company”, explaining the merits of a mutual company. He subsequently establishes the Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company – the first mutual life insurer in Japan.