Start of the supply of breeding pairs of the conventional SAM colony of Kyoto University.
Foundation of the Council for SAM Research. Sponsorship of the First Annual Meeting on SAM at Kyoto University. Establishment of a specific pathogen-free (SPF) SAM colony at Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd.. Start of the supply of breeding pairs of the SPF SAM colony.
Sponsorship of the first training course for assessment of the grading score of senescence (16 times as of 2003, at Kyoto Univ.).
Sponsorship of the First SAM Kyoto Symposium at Kyoto University [ Proceedings of the First SAM Kyoto Symposium, T. Takeda, T. Matsuo, I. Akiguchi & M. Hosokawa (eds), Fuji Printing Business Company, Kyoto, 1988] .
Sponsorship of the First International Conference on Senescence: The SAM Model in Kyoto [ The SAM Model of Senescence, T. Takeda, (ed), Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam, 1994] .
Co-sponsorship of the Second International Conference on Animal Models for Aging Research in Kyoto [ Experimental Gerontology 32 (1/2) Special Issue, R. L.Sprott, T. Takeda and C.A. Rocha (eds), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Animal Models for Aging Research, 1997] .
Enactment of the regulations of the Council for Japanese investigators. Start of the periodical publication of a circular for Japanese members of the Council. Establishment of a SPF SAMP1 (SAMP1//Ka) colony at Kagoshima University and start of the supply of their breeding pairs.
Launching of homepage (Japanese) of the Council (http://samrc.md.shinshu-u.ac.jp).
Participation of the breeders, Japan SLC Inc. and Harlan/International Biogerontology Research Institute (IBRI) in a project wherein they were entrusted with the production and distribution of SAM mice by the Council.
Stop of the supply of breeding pairs of SAM and start of the consignment distribution of the SAM model.
Sponsorship of the Second International Conference on Senescence: The SAM Model in Sapporo [The Senescence-Accelerated Mouse (SAM): An Animal Model of Senescence, Y. Nomura, T. Takeda & Y. Okuma (eds), ELSEVIER, Amsterdam, 2004].