23rd Seiwajyuku World Convention Held
The 23rd Seiwajyuku World Convention was held at the Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center on September 15-16. The two-day convention is held once a year. It was formerly known as the Seiwajyuku National Convention, which started in 1992, until the name was changed to the Seiwajyuku World Convention in 2011.
This year's convention attracted a record number of 4,573 attendees with more than 300 people from the U.S., Brazil, China, Korea, and other countries.
Eight representatives made presentations about their management experiences at the convention. They enthusiastically told personal stories of how they practiced Dr. Kazuo Inamori's management philosophy, which they learned at Seiwajyuku, as well as how they overcame difficulties and developed their companies based on the philosophy. The speakers received enthusiastic applause from the capacity audience after their presentations.
At the end of the convention, Inamori gave a lecture titled, "Attitude for Learning at Seiwajyuku." He explained the meaning, purpose and attitude one should have in learning the philosophy at this school of business management by giving examples from his experiences including the reason he started Seiwajyuku, the importance of the philosophy, and a practical review of how to "Maximize Revenues and Minimize Expenses" based on income statements.
More than 4,500 students (business owners) listened to Inamori's lecture.