|1934||The late Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata started Mitutoyo to establish Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai|
|1965||Establishment of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai.
Inauguration of the first director: Rev. Chitoku Morikawa.
|1966||Publication of Japanese-English version of “The Teaching of Buddha.”|
|1967||The first presentation of Cultural Awards for the Promotion of Buddhism.
(2013: The 46th presentation)
|1968||Inauguration of the first chairperson: Rev. Yehan Numata|
|1970||The first BDK Buddhist Missionary Seminar.
(2012: The 42nd seminar)
|1971||Inauguration of the second director: Rev. Ryotai Hatani|
|1972||Ceremony for the completion of theBDK Center Building.|
|1973||Publication of Japanese version of “The Teaching of Buddha.”|
|1974||Inauguration of the third director: Rev. Shoson Miyamoto.|
|1975||Beginning of the donation of the Japanese-English version of “The Teaching of Buddha” to hotels in Japan and overseas|
|1976||Publication of the French version of “The Teaching of Buddha.”
(Currently, 46 languages versions of “The Teaching of Buddha” have been published)
|1977||The first pipe organ concert
(Currently, 15-times concert and music festival have been held.)
|1978||Establishment of BUKKYO DENDO KYOKAI AMERICA, INC.
Establishment of BDK Hawaii.
|1980||The 15th anniversary ceremony
Establishment of Fundacão Educacional e Cultural Yehan Numata (BDK South America)
|1981||Started the Seminar on “The Teaching of Buddha” for life
Started the Seminar on “The Teaching of Buddha” for Business
Publication of braille version of “The Teaching of Buddha.”
|1982||Establishment of the Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research (In Berkeley, California).|
|1983||Publication of “The World of Shinto” and “The Teachings of Confucianism.”
Inauguration of the fourth director: Rev. Shocho Hagami.
|1984||Establishment of the first Numata Program in Buddhist Studies at University of California, Berkeley. (2013: 15 universities )
Establishment of BDK Europe e.V.
Establishment of BDK Asia Ltd.
|1985||Inauguration of the second chairman: Rev. Toshihide Numata.
Establishment of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai De México, A.C. (Asociación Promotora de Budismo de México)
|1987||Establishment of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Canada (Canadian Society for the Promotion of Buddhism)
Establishment of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai U.K. (The Society for the Advancement of Buddhist Understanding)
|1988||Initiated the construction of EKŌ-House Japanese Culture in Germany.|
|1989||Inauguration of the fifth director: Rev. Gajin Nagao
Establishment of BDK Taiwan.
|1991||Establishment of BDK Fellowship for Foreign Scholars.|
|1993||The first publication of the English Tripiṭaka series, “The Summery of the Great Vehicle.” (2013: Vol. 43 publications)|
|1994||Rev. Yehan Numata passed away at the age of 97 (May 5th)|
|1995||Inauguration of the sixth director: Rev. Takamaro Shigaraki|
|1997||The 30th anniversary ceremony|
|2000||The 35th anniversary ceremony|
|2005||The 40th anniversary ceremony|
|2007||Publication of sign language DVD version of “The Teaching of Buddha”|
|2008||Inauguration of the seventh director: Taiho Fukuyama|
|2011||Implementation of BDK “The Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami” Aid for Reconstruction Work in the Disaster Areas
Started the English Seminar on “The Teaching of Buddha.”
|2012||Implementation of BDK Financial Aid for Buddhist Kindergartens in the Disaster Areas
Establishment of BDK Fellowship for Japanese Scholar
Publication of “Bukkyo-no-Himitsu” manga or comic book
|2013||Recognized as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation by the Japanese government
Inauguration of the first Chairman: Rev. Toshihide Numata