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Rubber Organization SRIJ Holds Major Ceremony for 90th Anniversary

The Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan (SRIJ) held its 90th anniversary ceremony alongside commemorative speeches on May 31. With 400–500 attendees participating in a series of events between May 30 and June 1, the ceremony was a major event. Speaking at the ceremony, SRIJ President Toshikazu Takata – also a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology –...

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Yokohama Rubber Chairman Speaks at Company’s 100th Anniversary Ceremony

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) held a special ceremony on Oct. 13 to commemorate and express its gratitude for 100 years in business. A total of 660 people, including business partners and customers, attended the ceremony and congratulated Yokohama Rubber on the achievement. Speaking at the event, Yokohama Rubber Chairman Tadanobu Nagumo looked back on the handful of visionaries that...

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Bridgestone Marks 50th Anniversary of Thai Operation Amid Expansion Plans

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) marked the 50th anniversary of its corporate group activity in Thailand with a commemorative ceremony in Bangkok. The ceremony was attended by special guests such as Thailand’s Minister of Science and Technology Achaka and Thai Board of Investment Secretary General Hirunya, as well as local business partners. Attendees from Bridgestone group included CEO Masaaki Tsuya, COO Kazuhisa...

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Kyowa’s Transparent Rubber Bands Reach 100-Year Milestone

Osaka-based manufacturer Kyowa Ltd. is this year celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its transparent rubber band, developed by company founder Hirozo Nishijima. After formulating the bands in 1917, Nishijima went on to start Kyowa in 1923, aiming to manufacture and sell bicycle tire tubes and rubber bands. In early 20th-century Japan, banknotes were often held together using pieces of bicycle...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches Special Website for 100th Anniversary

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently launched a special website to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding, which will be in October of this year. The site reflects on the past 100 years of the rubber manufacturer, and communicates the passion and unyielding spirit that underlie Yokohama Rubber. In addition to covering the company’s 100-year history, the site...

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