History of Social Contribution Activities

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1963 ·  Began contributing to annual year-end fundraising campaigns to help support local people in need.
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 in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

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 had visited the U.S.A. in 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 in 25 tours.   Photo : the Japan Study Tour for children of U.S
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 ·  Donated a grand piano to Horikawa Senior High School in Kyoto City.
1981 ·  Collaborated in establishing the Reizeike Shiguretei Library (Foundation), for preservation of “Meigetsuki” the diary of Fujiwarano-Teika.
1983   ·  Donated a solar power generating system to Kankoi Village in Pakistan, contributing to an improved quality of life in the nonelectrified village.   Photo: Donated a solar power generating system
    ·  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   ·  Supported the creation of the Inamori Foundation (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation), which exists to recognize outstanding achievements that contribute to human peace and prosperity through a balance of science, technology and the human spirit.
External SitesInamori Foundation
    ·  Donated the multipurpose Inamori Hall to the Kyoto Prefecture (Japan) trade fair center, Pulse Plaza.   Photo : the multipurpose Inamori Hall
    ·  Endowed Kyocera Distinguished Professorships at MIT and Case Western Reserve University in the United States.
1985   ·  Supported events surrounding the Kyoto Prize ceremony, an international awards event established by the non-profit Inamori Foundation in the same year.
    ·  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 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.).
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 ·  Sent relief supplies to refugees, following break-up of the Soviet Union.
    ·  Supported the restoration of the Japanese garden in Balboa Park, San Diego, USA 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 construction of the Japan Studies Institute at San Diego State University (U.S.A.).
    ·  Supported landscaping of the Kyoto Garden in London, contributing to Japan-UK cultural exchange
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 is helping to invigorate the region with management support from Kyocera
1995   ·  Supported research into the oldest civilization in China, with commencement of support for the Japan-China Yangtze River Civilization Survey.
    ·  Supported establishment of an Olympic athlete training center (suburban San Diego, USA).
    ·  Supported research into the oldest civilization in China through commencement of the Japan-China Yangtze River Civilization Survey. (until 2001)
1996   ·  Collaborated in establishing the U.S.-Japan 21st-Century Committee as a forum for specialists representing Japan and the U.S.A. to discuss mutual relations.
    ·  Supported installation of a telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile through a donation to the Carnegie Foundation of the U.S.A.   Photo : telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory
1997   ·  Supported foundation centennial activities of Kyoto University.    
    ·  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   ·  To promote cultural awareness, 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 in the Kyoto headquarters building. (Japan)
Separate WindowThe Kyocera Museum of Art
Separate WindowThe Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics
    ·  Donated British Parliamentary documents, covering the period of 1801 to 1986 (about 8 million pages in 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.
    ·  Established a Kyocera Business Management Course in Kagoshima University's Department of Engineering.

2000 ·  Contributed to 50th anniversary events for the San Francisco Peace Treaty with Japan, to further Japan-U.S. friendship.
2001   ·  Established the Inamori-Kyocera Western Development Scholarship Fund to aid regional development in China's western provinces by supporting 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 the U.S.-Japan Leadership Forum jointly with CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies), U.S.A., for world 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.
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.
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 Management Studies Course in the Faculty of Engineering, but is now accessible to all departments.
    ·  Supported sponsoring of the 2005 Children's World summit for the Environment.
    ·  Kyocera 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 : 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.
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 kitchen ware.
    ·  Donated funds to Mie Prefecture (Japan) after discovery of the ancient manuscript “ Suketsunebon Saiku Nyougo-shu.” The funds helped enable the prefecture to purchase the manuscript and make a replica so it could be added to the prefecture's Saiku Historical Museum collection.   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 "Nihonga" contemporary Japanese painting exhibition with Wacoal Holdings Corp., for the first time since 1985. Exhibited works from 45 artists representative of the Japanese art world.   Photo : the "Nihonga" contemporary Japanese painting exhibition
    ·  Began donating solar power generating systems to school facilities in Uganda, Tanzania and Nepal, in order to help improve the educational environment in regions without electricity.

2011   ·  The Inamori Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum opened at Alfred University (U.S.A.).
    ·  Supported the Matsuyama Ballet Troupe’s new performance of “The White-Haired Girl” in China.

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