Kyocera Receives Japan’s Environment Minister’s Award for Record 9th Consecutive Year

Award cites energy conservation efforts at Nagano Okaya manufacturing plant and community-based environmental awareness activities

Kyoto/London – Kyocera today announced that its Nagano Okaya Plant has received Japan’s 2018 Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity in the “Implementation of Countermeasures / Dissemination” category. This represents a record ninth consecutive year that Kyocera has received the award starting in 2010, marking the most consecutive wins ever by a company in Japan. It also caps a trend of Kyocera receiving environment-related honors worldwide — including Mexico’s highest award for environmental excellence, the national “Recognition of Environmental Excellence” award, which has been won for three consecutive years.


Kyocera to Participate in Self-Driving Bus Test Project on JR East BR Lines

Seven companies to test autonomous bus technologies for public transit

Kyoto/London – Kyocera announced that it will participate in a self-driving bus test project organized by the “Mobility Innovation Consortium,” an organization to promote autonomous driving led by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). Other corporations participating in the test project will include Advanced Smart Mobility Co., Ltd., Aichi Steel Corporation, SoftBank Corp., Nippon Signal Co., Ltd. and NEC Corporation.


Innovative, durable, and beautiful: Kyocera presents high-quality kitchen tools demonstrating the advantages of its ceramic technology at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham from November 29 – December 2, 2018.

Kyoto/Birmingham - In 1984, Kyocera was one of the first companies in the world to begin manufacturing and selling kitchen knives with blades made from fine ceramics. Since then, Kyocera has been continually enhancing the material technology and design of its ceramic kitchen tools, developing its product range with various colours and styles, expanding its sales network, and converting customers around the world to fans of ceramic kitchen tools. Recently the popularity of Kyocera’s knives has been growing even more rapidly, with total shipments since 1984 surpassing over 10 million units (as of March 2013).


Inamori Foundation Awards the 34th Kyoto Prize to Scientists and Artist in the Fields of "Advanced Technology", "Basic Science", and "Arts and Philosophy"

On 10th November 2018, neuroscientist Dr. Karl Deisseroth, mathematician Dr. Masaki Kashiwara, and artist Joan Jonas received the Kyoto Prize in the ancient Japanese imperial capital. In addition to the Nobel Prize, this prize is considered one of the most important awards for the lifetime achievements of dignitaries in science and culture across the world.

Kyoto/London - This year's laureates received the 34th Kyoto Prize in the categories of "Advanced Technology", "Basic Sciences", and "Arts and Philosophy." The highly prestigious honor is always awarded on November 10th in a formal ceremony at the Kyoto International Conference Center by the Inamori Foundation. All three laureates accepted the prize in the ancient Japanese imperial capital in the presence of Princess Takamado, a member of the Imperial Family of Japan, and more than one thousand international guests from the fields of business, culture, and politics. The Kyoto Prize includes a diploma, Kyoto Prize medal, and prize money of 100 million yen (roughly EUR 770,000) per category.


Kyocera wins CEATEC Award for “Amcenna” IoT Antenna

Innovative technology yields compact antenna that solves performance challenges when mounted on metals or near water

Kyoto/London – Kyocera announced that its Amcenna IoT antenna has received Japan’s Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award. Amcenna, a compact antenna that performs well even when mounted on metals or near water, was recognized during the 2018 CEATEC Awards, organized by CEATEC JAPAN 2018 — one of Asia’s largest IT and electronics tradeshows.

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