||Galvani (Italy) discovers the principle of the battery from electricity in frogs legs.
||Volta (Italy) invents the Voltaic battery.
||Daniel (England) invents the Daniel cell.
||Plante (France) invents the lead-acid storage battery.
||Leclanche's cell (France), the prototype of the present battery, invented
||Sakizou Yai (Japan) invents the dry battery.
||Gassner (Germany), Hellsens (Denmark) etc. invent the dry battery.
||Lead-acid storage battery successfully tested in Japan
||Jungner (Sweden) invents nickel cadmium storage battery.
||Edison (USA) invents nickel-iron storage battery.
||Shimadzu Corporation delivers first lead-acid battery.
Storage Battery Manufacturing Company established in Japan
||Storage Battery Manufacturer's Association formed
||Japan Dry Battery Industries Union formed
||Electrolytic manganese dioxide batteries produced
||Storage Battery Association established
Japan Dry Battery industries Association established
||Mercury battery production started
||NiCd Association established
||Alkaline battery production started in Japan
NiCd production started in Japan
Extra heavy-duty battery production started in Japan
||Storage Battery Association (SBA) Standard established
||Super heavy-duty battery production started in Japan
||Small controlling valvular zinc storage battery production started in Japan
||Japan Storage Battery Industries Association established
||NiCd battery recycling started
Storage Battery Equipment Approval Committee started
MF batteries for automobiles first appeared
||Lithium primary battery production started
Silver oxide battery production started
||Alkaline button battery production started in Japan
||Instruction system for certified inspectors of storage battery equipment starts.
||Japan Dry Battery Industries Association established
Car Battery Day (December 12) established
||Zinc-air battery production started in Japan
Battery Day (November 11) established
||Ni-MH battery production started in Japan
||Secondary type of lithium-ion battery production started in Japan
Recycling mark display on Ni-Cd batteries started
Dry batteries using no mercury achieved
NiCd batteries specified as recycling target
Prize for best
battery in pro baseball established
||Alkaline batteries using no mercury achieved in Japan
||Recommended expiration dates for dry batteries display started
||Mercury battery production stopped
||Collection of small secondary batteries started
Start of new Battery Association of Japan (merger of Japan Dry Battery Industries Association and Japan Storage Battery Industries Association)
Battery month from November 11 through December 12 established
||Nickel primary battery production started in Japan
||Silver oxide zinc batteries using no mercury achieved|
||Alkaline button batteries using no mercury achieved
||Battery Association of Japan changed from an incorporated association to a general incorporated association.