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JRMA President Discusses Recent Activities; Plans to Standardize High-Pressure Hoses for Hydrogen Stations

Ikuji Ikeda, president of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) and chairman of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), spoke recently about just what the JRMA has been up to of late. For one, he noted how a centerpiece of the association’s activities last year was getting the manufacture of rubber products added as an occupation type under Japan’s Technical Intern...

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JRMA Delays 70th Anniversary Celebrations, Highlights Challenges Posed by COVID

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) held its 21st board of governors meeting on Oct. 29. But the JRMA’s anniversary commemoration, which had originally been planned for the same day, did not go ahead. Speaking at the board of governors meeting, Chairman Ikuji Ikeda said that while the JRMA had planned to commemorate its 70th anniversary – crossed on July...

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Sumitomo Rubber to Appoint Satoru Yamamoto as New President

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) plans to appoint Satoru Yamamoto, currently a director and senior executive officer at the company, to the role of President and CEO, effective March 26. Current CEO and president Ikuji Ikeda will then move into the role of chairman and representative director. Yamamoto has a long history of working with domestic tire replacements. Following this,...

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New Year’s Interview: JRMA President Ikuji Ikeda Discusses Priorities for 2019 – Part 2

Following his inauguration as president of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) last May, Ikuji Ikeda has been giving significant thought to where Japan’s rubber industry is headed. After hearing what Ikeda had to say on his role at the JRMA and the hidden potential of rubber, Japan Rubber Weekly found out his thoughts on development trends heading into this...

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New Year’s Interview: JRMA President Ikuji Ikeda Discusses Priorities for 2019 – Part 1

Ikuji Ikeda, president and CEO at Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), was inaugurated last May as the 15th president of the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA). Japan Rubber Weekly recently sat down with Ikeda to hear his thoughts on the association and the industry heading into 2019. Defining his role with the JRMA, Ikeda said that he sees his job...

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Sumitomo Rubber Downwardly Revises Results Forecast for 2018

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced a downward revision to its forecast of business results for calendar 2018. Compared to the company’s initial forecast, the revision sees sales lowered by 1.1 percent, business profit by 6.8 percent and net profit by 10.4 percent. The main factor behind the revision is Sumitomo Rubber’s tire business, for which both sales and...

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