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Making All-out Effort to Fulfill ‘JSR20i6’ Mid-term Business Plan—JSR

New Year’s Top Interview: JSR President Mitsunobu Koshiba President Mitsunobu Koshiba of JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) said recently in an interview with the Japan Rubber Weekly that his company’s future does not lie in an extension of the pattern its success has followed up to now. He instead stressed the crucial nature of nonlinear thinking. Koshiba said that an all-out effort...

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How Long Will Global EPDM Rubber Oversupply Last?

by Yasuhiko Shimizu, Chief Editor E-media   Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), a synthetic rubber used in products including automobile parts and electrical cables, is currently in global oversupply. EPDM is a synthetic rubber with superior electrical properties and outstanding resistance to weather, ozone, heat, cold and chemicals. A large share of overall production is used in the manufacture of...

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Rubber Companies Post Higher Revenues, Profits in First Half

The 25 listed rubber companies (including the two synthetic rubber manufacturers JSR Corp. and Zeon Corp.) have reported their earnings for the first six months (April-September) of fiscal 2015. Twenty of the 25 companies reported higher revenues, while 21 increased operating profits, 19 had higher ordinary income, and 20 increased net income. Seventeen increased both revenues and profits (sales, ordinary...

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Former JSR President Yoshida Honored by Japanese Cabinet

On Nov. 3, 2015, former JSR Corp. President Yoshinori Yoshida received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from the Cabinet Office of the government of Japan. The Cabinet was conferring its autumn decorations and medals of honor. Yoshida was cited for accomplishments including spearheading global diversification that restructured JSR’s business and led to growth; contributing to...

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