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Personal / Professional Milestones

  • 1932~1949
  • 1950~1979
  • 1980~1999

  • 2000~2009
  • 2010
Year Personal / Professional Milestones
1980~
1982 Four affiliates, including Cybernet Electronics Corp., merge with Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. to form Kyocera Corporation.
1983 Yashica Co., Ltd. is acquired. Personal img
Inamori starts a private school for business owners called “Seiyujyuku” (now Seiwajyuku).
1984 He establishes the Inamori Foundation with personal funds and becomes the president.
He establishes Daini-Denden Planning Company and becomes the chairman. Personal img
1985 First Kyoto Prize presentation ceremony is held. Personal img
1986 Inamori becomes chairman of Kyocera Corporation.
1987 Kansai Cellular Telephone Co., Ltd. (cell phone carrier) is established.
1989 Electronic connector manufacturer Elco Corp. (now KYOCERA Corporation) is acquired.
1990~
1990 AVX Corp. (U.S. electronic components manufacturer) joins the Kyocera Group. Personal img
1991 Inamori becomes chairman of the committee on “Japan's Position in the International Community” for the 3rd Special Administrative Reform Promotion Committee.
1994 DDI Pocket Telephone Inc. (PHS carrier) is established.
1995 Inamori is appointed chairman of Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
1997 He resigns chairmanship of Kyocera and DDI; retains position of non-representative director; is appointed “founder and chairman emeritus” of Kyocera and DDI.
He enters Buddhist priesthood during ceremony at Enpuku-ji temple of the Rinzai sect, Myoshin-ji lineage.
1950~1979 2000~2009
  • 1980~1999

1980~
1982
Four affiliates, including Cybernet Electronics Corp., merge with Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. to form Kyocera Corporation.
1983
Personal img

Yashica Co., Ltd. is acquired.

Inamori starts a private school for business owners called “Seiyujyuku” (now Seiwajyuku).
1984

He establishes the Inamori Foundation with personal funds and becomes the president.

Personal imgHe establishes Daini-Denden Planning Company and becomes the chairman.
1985
Personal imgFirst Kyoto Prize presentation ceremony is held.
1986
Inamori becomes chairman of Kyocera Corporation.
1987
Kansai Cellular Telephone Co., Ltd. (cell phone carrier) is established.
1989
Elco Corp. (electrical connector manufacturer) (now KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation) is acquired.
1990~
1990
AVX Corp. (U.S. electronic components manufacturer) joins the Kyocera Group.Personal img
1991
Inamori becomes chairman of the committee on “Japan's Position in the International Community” for the 3rd Special Administrative Reform Promotion Committee.
1994
DDI Pocket Telephone Inc. (PHS carrier) is established.
1995
Inamori is appointed chairman of Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
1997

He resigns chairmanship of Kyocera and DDI; retains position of non-representative director; is appointed “founder and chairman emeritus” of Kyocera and DDI.

He enters Buddhist priesthood during ceremony at Enpuku-ji temple of the Rinzai sect, Myoshin-ji lineage.
  • 1932~1949
  • 1950~1979
  • 1980~1999
  • 2000~2009
  • 2010