Acquisition of Mita Corp. (copier manufacturer); established
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
Merged DDI, KDD and IDO into one organization and established
became chairman emeritus of KDDI
Assumed the position of honorary adviser of KDDI
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States
Established Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy
Established Seiwa Social Welfare Association and Inamori
Social Welfare Foundation
Start of Iraq War; Saddam Hussein's regime collapses
Received title of "Envoy of Sino-Japanese Friendship" from China-Japan
Changed DDI Pocket Telephone Inc. to WILLCOM, Inc.
Established Inamori Academy of Management and Technology
at Kagoshima University
Retired from Kyocera Corporation's board of directors
Awarded honorary doctorate degree from Kyushu University
Awarded honorary engineering doctorate degree from Case Western
Reserve University in the United States
Inamori Foundation announced donation to Kyoto University for creation of Inamori Center
Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence established at Case Western Reserve University
Ceremony held at Kyushu University to commemorate the event. Inamori Foundation pledged to fund construction of Inamori Center. Additionally, Kyocera Corporation made an endowment for Kyocera Research Grant.