||The Japan Management Association (JMA) establishes a Plant Maintenance Committee.
||A system for awarding PM Awards is established.
||The Plant Maintenance Department is dissolved and the Japan Institute of Plant Engineers is established.
||The concept of plant maintenance with total participation (Total Productive Maintenance) is proclaimed.
||The Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance is launched, following approval from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as charitable corporation.
- The definition of TPM is revised.
- The Society of Plant Engineers Japan is established.
||The Japan Association of Maintenance and Service Contractors is launched.
||JIPM Solutions company limited is separated and transferred from JIPM as a profit-seeking corporation.
||JIPM was approved as a public interest incorporated association by the prime minister.