Ajisen Ramen noodle soup served at Melbourne
Ajisen Ramen (Japanese: 味千ラーメン, Chinese: 味千拉面/味千拉麵) is a Japan based chain of fast-food restaurants selling Japanese ramen noodle soup dishes. The corporate name is Shigemitsu Industry Co., Ltd.(Japanese: 重光産業株式会社). Trademark of little girl named Chii-chan is used on their stores and packed noodles.
- 1968 - Pork bone white soup based Tonkotsu ramen from Kurume, Fukuoka was modified with garlic flavor by a Hakka person from Meinong, Taiwan in City of Kumamoto. He is the establisher Takaharu Shigemitsu (Japanese: 重光孝治), or original name Liu Tan Hsiang(Chinese: 劉壇祥).
- 1972 - Shigemitsu Industry Co., Ltd. was incorporated and noodles and soup factory was established. Franchising was started by the company.
- 1994 - The first oversea joint venture business was started at Taipei, Taiwan. It was ended in 3 years without success.
- 1996 - By the death of Koji Shigemitsu, his son Katsuaki Shigemitsu took the business over. Pan Wei(Chinese: 潘魏) opened the first store in Hong Kong under license of Ajisen Ramen.
- 2007 - Ajisen Ramen (China) Ltd. was listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Chinese-speaking regions 
Since its inception, Ajisen Ramen (simplified Chinese: 味千拉面; traditional Chinese: 味千拉麵; pinyin: Wèiqiān Lāmiàn) has made significant headway into the Chinese market, especially in the metropolis of Shanghai, where it has 132 locations. There are a total of 590 Ajisen restaurants in the Chinese regions as of August 2011. Those expansion of stores were started by present CEO of Ajisen Ramen (China) Ltd. (SEHK: 0538), Pan Wei from Hong Kong in 1996.
Mainland China 
- Liaoning - 12 (Shenyang, Dalian)
- Beijing - 33 (Including at terminal 3C (domestic flights) at the Beijing Capital International Airport)
- Hebei - 2 (Shijiazhuang)
- Tianjin - 6
- Inner Mongolia - 2 (Hohhot, Baotou)
- Shanghai - 132
- Shandong - 30 (Jinan, Weihai, Zibo, Qingdao, Yantai, Weifang)
- Shanxi - 1 (Taiyuan)
- Jiangsu - 59 (Changshu, Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi, Xuzhou, Changzhou, Nantong, Huai'an, Yangzhou, Jiangyin, Kunshan, Zhangjiagang, Yixing, Haimen)
- Zhejiang - 41 (Hangzhou, Ningbo, Taizhou, Huzhou, Jiaxing, Jinhua, Shaoxing, Wenzhou)
- Fujian - 21 (Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, Shishi, Xiamen, Fuqing)
- Guangdong - 94 (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Huizhou, Foshan, Zhanjiang, Zhongshan, Shaoguan, Maoming, Zhuhai, Jiangmen)
- Jiangxi - 5 (Nanchang, Jingdezhen)
- Shaanxi - 11 (Xi'an)
- Henan - 4 (Zhengzhou)
- Hubei - 15 (Wuhan, Xiangfan, Yichang)
- Chongqing - 12
- Sichuan - 21 (Chengdu, Mianyang, Yibin, Meishan)
- Gansu - 2 (Lanzhou)
- Qinghai - 1 (Xining)
- Hunan - 10 (Changsha, Xiangtan, Hengyang, Yueyang)
- Guizhou - 7 (Guiyang)
- Yunnan - 6 (Kunming)
- Guangxi - 6 (Nanning), Liuzhou
- Hainan - 3 (Haikou)
The current president of Ajisen China Holdings is businesswoman Pan Wei, with a personal wealth of 6 billion RMB.
Hong Kong 
- Hong Kong Island - 8 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Sun Hung Kai Centre, Central, Aberdeen, Chai Wan, Windsor House, Westwood Sai Wan,
- Kowloon - 16 Tsim Sha Tsui, Sai Yeung Choi Street, Nathan Road, Century Place, Festival Walk, apm, Tsuen Wan Chung On Street, Dragon Centre, Langham Place, Silvercord, Tsuen Wan Plaza, East Point City, Maritime Square, Shun Tak Centre, Kowloon City Plaza, Telford Plaza
- New Territories - 7 Shatin Plaza, Ma On Shan, Tai Po, Tuen Mun, Tseung Kwan O, Yuen Long, Sheung Shui
- Lantau Island - 2 Hong Kong International Airport (one each in Arrival Hall and Departure Hall)
- Australia- Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
- Canada - Parker Place (百家店), Golden Villiage, Richmond in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, and three in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
- Guam - Guam Premier Outlets
- Indonesia - Jakarta
- Philippines (2 Stores: Manila & Greenhills)
- South Korea - Seoul
- Thailand (8 stores)
- United States - (10 stores; California: Century City, San Francisco, San Mateo, Fremont, Irvine, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel, Temple City; New York: Manhattan, Flushing, Queens)
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