A Message from Inamori about Closing of Seiwajyuku (from 2019 Seiwajyuku World Convention)
Seiwajyuku, which was born in Kyoto and expanded all over the world, will be closing its doors in December of this year (2019). That being said, there is no change to your mission as business owners: to continue learning the philosophy, share that philosophy with your employees, and contribute to the happiness of others by guiding your company towards sound development.
In fact, this is not an end, but rather a new beginning for all of you. Up until now, I have been speaking to you as Jyukucho (Principal). Going forward, you must be the ones to answer your own questions. You must deepen what you’ve learned here at Seiwajyuku and put it into practice.
And just as I did, I would like everyone to expand your deeds to include the people around you, such as your employees and their family members. I believe that the flame that Seiwajyuku ignited within you will certainly not fade, but has the strength to be passed down by you and light up every corner of the world.
I was only able to continue Seiwajyuku’s activities this long because you, Seiwajyuku members, earnestly listened to my words, and I was sustained by none other than your pure desire for answers on how to be better business owners.
I believe that I was able to assist indirectly in making people happy, including the employees of Seiwajyuku members’ companies and family members I did not have the honor of meeting directly. In other words, I believe all of you provided me with this grand opportunity to give back. And for this, I would like to express my most heartfelt gratitude.
Thank you very much.