News Releases 2006

Release of the Migaru Bag "SABRINA" Sold via Mail-Order through the JALSHOP Catalog
- A New Product to follow the Best Selling Bikyaku Pumps also listed in the JALSHOP Catalog -

August 29, 2006
Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Migaru Bag "SABRINA"

The September/October 2006 issue of JALSHOP, the in-flight catalog published for the JAL Group by JALUX Inc., will offer the Migaru Bag SABRINA (Migaru is a Japanese term that combines attractive beauty with lightweight convenience). Priced at ¥30,450 including tax, SABRINA is a bag for women made from Kuraray's high-grade man-made leather PARCASSIO. Migaru Bag SABRINA will be introduced in the catalog by the world-renowned violinist Mariko Senju. Approximately 1.2 million copies of each issue of the JAPSHOP catalog are printed, and placed in the seat pockets of JAL airliners.

A key material in the manufacture of the Migaru Bag SABRINA is Kuraray's high-grade man-made leather PARCASSIO. PARCASSIO, to which a natural leather finish has been applied, combines the sense of quality found in natural leather with the lightweight and easy-to-care-for properties of man-made leather.

In addition to everyday use, the Migaru Bag SABRINA caters to the traveler and businesswoman. Designed with convenience in mind, SABRINA comfortably holds A4 size documents and a 500ml plastic bottle. Its functional design includes several pockets including pockets with zip fastener, magnet, an open pocket and pocket for a mobile phone.

Kuraray has also sold Bikyaku Pumps in collaboration with Calzeria Hosono through the JALSHOP catalog since June 2004.
Bikyaku Pumps combine the renowned fashion sense of Calzeria Hosono with Kuraray's man-made leather PARCASSIO to provide a stable and comfortable fit.

Magazine The JAL Group's JALSHOP in-flight catalog
Publication September/October 2006 issue (Copies printed: Approximately 1.2 million)

Migaru Bag SABRINA

  • Outside:Man-made leather PARCASSIO
  • Inside:Rayon
  • Clasps and closures:Die casting
Size Width 38cm×Depth 11 cm×Height 23cm
Color Black
Price ¥29,000 (¥30,450 with tax) Made in Japan


  • Luxurious feel similar to natural leather (feels, bends and wrinkles like real leather)
  • Highly durable finish (flexible, scuff resistant)
  • Moisture and air permeable
  • Lightweight (approximately 70% of the weight of natural leather)
  • Easy to care for

Kuraray Co., Ltd.

President Yasuaki Wakui
Headquarters 1-1-3 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Common stock ¥89.0 billion (as of March 31, 2006)
Principal businesses Manufacture and sale of synthetic resins, chemical products, and synthetic fibers and textiles


President Toshiki Okazaki
Headquarters 2-4-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Common stock ¥2,558.55 million (as of March 31, 2006)
Principal businesses Aviation-related business, lifestyle-related business, and customer service business