Kuraray's history is filled with episodes of struggle as we took up the challenge of new business ahead of the rest of the world, beginning with our commercialization of rayon in 1926, followed by KURALON, CLARINO, poval, EVAL, isoprene, and GENESTAR. In the age of turmoil spanning the period of 83 years straddling World War II, we nurtured the Kuraray corporate culture by venturing to create business with a high social value utilizing original technology. This corporate culture is imbued with the idea of social responsibility, which motivates us to "contribute to the world and individual well-being through actions that others are unable to produce", as a good corporate citizen.