History of Social Contribution Activities

Japan
| 1960- | 1970- | 1980- | 1990- | 2000- | 2010- |

 1960-
1963 · Began contributing to year-end fundraising campaigns to help local people in need (ongoing).
           
         
1969   · Donated scholarship funds to Gamo Town (now Higashiomi City) in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, and three grand pianos to elementary and junior high schools.   Photo: Donation of three grand pianos
           
    · Established the Inamori Scholarship Fund in the Kagoshima University Faculty of Engineering, Kagoshima Prefecture (Japan).
   

 1970-
1970 · Donated grand pianos and electronic pianos to Kagoshima Municipal Nishida Elementary School, Shiga Prefecture Hino Junior High School, and other schools.
         
           
1973 · Donated teaching materials to elementary, junior high and other schools in Kokubu City (now Kirishima City), Sendai City (now Satsumasendai City) and in other cities, towns and villages in Kagoshima Prefecture, and also to schools in Kyoto City.
         
           
1974 · Donated musical instruments to 10 elementary and junior high schools in Kokubu City, Kagoshima Prefecture.
         
           
1976 · Established the Kyocera Children’s Overseas Study Tour to promote international understanding. By 2000, 860 people from Japan had visited the U.S.A. on 25 tours.   Photo: the Kyocera Children’s Overseas Study Tour
         
           
1978   · Established the Japan Study Tour for children of U.S. employees, to promote international exchange. By 2002, 514 people had visited Japan on 25 tours.   Photo: the Japan Study Tour for children of U.S. employees
         
           
1979 · Donated a small vehicle with a search light to Yamashina Ward Fire Station in Kyoto City, and two Siberian tigers to Kyoto City Zoo.
       
  · Donated color televisions to 10 elementary schools in Yamashina Ward in Kyoto City.
       
  · Donated a microbus to Gamo Town Office, Shiga Prefecture.
       
  · Donated a fire truck and three clock towers to Kokubu City, Kagoshima.

 1980-
1980 · Donated a grand piano to Horikawa Senior High School in Kyoto City.
           
· Helped establish the Reizeike Shiguretei Library Foundation to preserve Meigetsuki , the diary of 13th century Japanese cultural leader Fujiwara-no-Teika.
           
           
1983   · Donated a solar power generating system to Kankoi Village in Pakistan, contributing to an improved quality of life in the non-electrified village   Photo: Donated a solar power generating system to Kankoi Village in Pakistan
           
    · Donated a 1.6kW solar power system to Sukatani Village, Indonesia. (The system is used for lighting in the village clinic, refrigeration of medicine, and well pumps.).
           
           
1984   · Funded the construction of the multipurpose Inamori Hall at the Kyoto Trade Fair Center, Kyoto Pulse Plaza (Japan).   Photo: the multipurpose Inamori Hall
           
    · Supported the creation of the non-profit Inamori Foundation, which recognizes outstanding achievements that contribute to peace and prosperity through a balance of science, technology and the human spirit.
Inamori Foundation External Sites
           
    · Endowed Kyocera Distinguished Professorships at MIT and Case Western Reserve University in the United States.
           
           
1985   · Began supporting events surrounding the Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony, an international awards event established by the non-profit Inamori Foundation in the same year.   Photo: Began supporting events surrounding the Kyoto Prize Presentation ceremony
           
    · Co-sponsored Nihonga, a contemporary Japanese painting exhibition, with Wacoal Corporation (now Wacoal Holdings Corporation). Over two years, the exhibition travelled to seven cities in five countries, both in Europe and the U.S.A.   Photo: “Nihonga,” a contemporary Japanese painting exhibition
           
    · Established the Kyocera Corporation Chair at University of Washington, USA.
           
    · Donated a 10kW solar power system to Yuanzi Village, Lanzhou City in Gansu Province, China.
           
    · Established the Kyocera Welfare Fund for the Sendai City Social Welfare Council in Kagoshima Prefecture.
           
           
1986   · Donated a private collection of about 1,000 photographic works of art to The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (Japan). Known as the Gilbert Collection, it was compiled by Arnold Gilbert and his wife, renowned American collectors of photography.
           
           
           
1987   · Set up the Kyoto Conference Foundation with local companies, aiming for the fusion of Kyoto’s business sectors and academic circles.
           
           
1988   · Supported construction of the Pavilion for Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (U.S.A.).
         
    · Supporting the National Sports Festival, Kyoto Kokutai
           
           
1989   · Supported the establishment of the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan to further the awareness and spread of art and cultural activities.

 1990-
1990 · Sent relief supplies to refugees, following break-up of the Soviet Union.
           
    · Supported the restoration of the Japanese garden in Balboa Park, San Diego, U.S.A. and activities of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, to build understanding of Japanese culture.   Photo: the restoration of the Japanese garden in Balboa Park, San Diego, USA
           
           
1991 · Supported centennial events of The Ceramic Society of Japan, which was established to develop the science, technology and industry of ceramics.
           
    · Supported establishment of the Japan Studies Institute at San Diego State University (U.S.A.).
           
    · Supported landscaping of the Kyoto Garden in London (U.K.).
           
           
1992   · Supported the Foundation for Promotion of Kyoto Industrial Technology (now Kyoto Industrial Support Foundation 21), with the aim of contributing to development of Kyoto’s industries.
           
           
1993   · Cooperated in the Heian Shrine Restoration Project (on the centennial of shrine construction).
           
           
1994   · In the spirit of the J-League’s “100-Year Vision,” and in response to many local residents’ wishes, Kyocera helped to establish the Kyoto Purple Sanga (now Kyoto Sanga F.C.), a professional soccer team that helps bring excitement and camaraderie to the community.
           
           
1995   · Supported the production of Second Symphony Earth, a spiritual documentary that conveys the messages of awe for the Earth and co-existence with nature.
           
    · Supported establishment of an Olympic athlete training center (suburban San Diego, U.S.A.).
           
    · Donated a solar power generating system to Kankoi Village in Pakistan, contributing to an improved quality of life in the non-electrified village.
           
    · Supported research into the oldest civilization in China, by assisting the Japan-China Yangtze River Civilization Survey (until 2001).
           
           
1996   · Collaborated in establishing the U.S.-Japan 21st Century Committee as a forum for experts to discuss mutual relations.
           
    · Supported installation of a telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile through a donation to the Carnegie Foundation (U.S.A.).   Photo: telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile
           
           
1997   · Supported foundation centennial activities of Kyoto University.    
           
    · Established the Japan Study Tour for Chinese children with the hope that firsthand experience of other cultures would facilitate friendship between the two countries. By 2015, 454 people had visited Japan on 16 tours.
           
    · Contributed to sustaining and developing friendly relations between Japan and China by launching the China Youth Japan Friendship Tour, through which children in China are invited to visit Japan.   Photo: the China Youth Japan Friendship Tour
           
           
1998   · Kyocera opened both The Kyocera Museum of Art, a place where visitors can admire diverse artistic works, and The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics, to aid researchers and students who are responsible for developing fine ceramic technology. Both facilities are located at the Kyoto headquarters building (Japan).

The Kyocera Museum of Art External Sites
The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics External Sites
           
    · Donated British Parliamentary documents, covering the period of 1801 to 1986 more than 12,700 volumes), to the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan. In 2006, they were transferred to the Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS) at Kyoto University (Japan).   Photo: British Parliamentary documents
           
           
1999   · Donated a microbus with wheelchair lift to the Sendai City Social Welfare Association in Kagoshima Prefecture.

 2000-
2000 · Contributed to 50th anniversary events for the San Francisco Peace Treaty with Japan to deepen U.S.-Japan friendship.
       
  · Established a Kyocera Business Management Course in Kagoshima University’s Department of Engineering.
           
           
2001   · Established the Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship Fund to aid regional development in China’s western provinces by supporting economically disadvantaged students of science and technology.   Photo: Established the Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship Fund
           
    · Donated funds for renovation of Kyoto International Student House, for foreign students studying in Japan.
           
    · Held “A Call for Leadership: The United States and Japan” jointly with the U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as a forum for global experts to discuss leadership.
           
    · Contributed to repair of the Main Hall and restoration of sliding door paintings in the Dai-Shoin (Study Hall) of Enpukuji Temple, in Yawata City, Kyoto Prefecture. Enpukuji is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai Sect, Myoshinji School.
           
           
2003   · Supported the Third World Water Forum, sponsored by Kyoto City (Japan).
           
           
2004   · Supported the Special World Winter Olympics — an event where people with intellectual disabilities could share the emotions and joys of testing their physical limits.
           
    · Donated a solar power generation system to a tropical botanical garden at Taida in Tianjin, China.   Photo: Donated a solar power generation system
           
           
2005   · Supported the founding of the Inamori Academy of Management & Technology (now the Inamori Academy) at Kagoshima University (Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan). The Academy was developed from the Kyocera Chair of Management Studies in the Faculty of Engineering, but is now accessible to all departments.
       
    · Supported sponsoring of the 2005 Children’s World summit for the Environment.
       
    · Made a donation to Alfred University (New York State, U.S.A.), an institute renowned worldwide for its education and research in ceramics and glass, which led to the official renaming of its engineering school as the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering.
           
           
2006   · Donated a solar power generating system to Doujiaxian, Lanzhou City, in Gansu Province, China.
           
           
2007   · Aided in establishing the Nanostructures Research Laboratory at the Japan Fine Ceramics Center.   Photo: Aided in establishing the Nanostructures Research Laboratory at the Japan Fine Ceramics Center.
           
    · Supported repair and preservation work on the Western Two-Storied Gate (an Important Cultural Property) of Yasaka Shrine, in Kyoto City (Japan).
           
           
2008   · Supported establishment of Inamori Academy building at Kagoshima University.
           
    · Shiga Gamo Plant and Shiga Yohkaichi Plant first participate as private enterprises in the “Rape Flower Eco-Project” promoted by Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture.
           
    · Contributed to the Pink Ribbon movement through ceramic kitchenware.
           
    · Donated funds to help Mie Prefecture (Japan) acquire the recently-discovered manuscript Suketsunebon Saiku Nyougo-shu for its Saiku Historical Museum, which produced a replica of the ancient manuscript for display.   Photo: Suketsunebon Saiku Nyougo-shu.
           
           
2009   · Opened a corporate display area called the Kyoto Product Creation Center in the Kyoto City (Japan) Learning Pavilion, a municipal career education facility for elementary and junior high school children, to introduce Kyocera’s manufacturing techniques.   Photo: the Kyoto Product Creation Center
           
    · Jointly sponsored the second Nihonga contemporary Japanese painting exhibition with Wacoal Holdings Corporation, featuring works by 45 leading Japanese artists.   Photo: the "Nihonga" contemporary Japanese painting exhibition
       
    · Began donating solar power systems to schools in Uganda, Tanzania and Nepal to help improve education in regions without electricity (until 2014).
 

 2010-
2011   · The Inamori Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum opened at Alfred University (U.S.A.).
       
  · Commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship Fund.   Photo: Commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship Fund established in 2001.
       
    · Supported Matsuyama Ballet’s performance of “The White-Haired Girl” in China to commemorate the 40th anniversary of normalized Japan-China relations.
           
       
2014   · Renovated the Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics in the company’s headquarters in Kyoto with updated product exhibits and interactive displays where the public can explore the characteristics of fine ceramics. The museum holds special interest for researchers and students who will lead the future development of fine ceramics technology.
           
       
2015   · Donated “Kyocera Libraries” to 130 elementary and middle schools near the company’s main facilities in Japan to commemorate our 55th anniversary.
           
    · Donations to Nepal to Support Earthquake Reconstruction
 

   
 
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