Topics 2009

Dec25 "Mirabakesso" Mobile Site Launched
Kuraray Commercial Also Viewable via Mobile Phone

As a continuation of its corporate advertising campaign, Kuraray has launched a "Mirabakesso" website that is accessible via mobile phones.
Dec25 "Taeko Utsugi's Family Catch-Ball Caravan in Okayama" Held at Kuraray's Okayama Plant
On December 19, 2009, an event called "Taeko Utsugi's Catch-Ball Caravan in Okayama"was held at Kuraray's Okayama Plant (Address: 1-2-1 Kaigan Dori, Minami-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture; General Manager: Takayoshi Ohsaki).
Second Randoseru (School Bags) Treasure Box Event Held

Kuraray-which produces and sells CLARINO, the man-made leather that is an important material used in making school bags-in concert with the Japan Luggage Association/Randoseru Industry Association (an assembly of school bag manufacturers), held the second "Randoseru (School Bag) Treasure Box" event on Sunday, December 13. The purpose of this event was to once again acknowledge the value of and encourage the growth of children via the school bag.
Dec16 Participation in Osaka Prefecture's Adopt-a-Forest Gojo "Ikoma Mountain Range Flower Folding Screen Activities"
Group of 32 Employees and Family Members Participate in Planting of Mountain Cherry Trees on the Ikoma Mountain Range in Higashiosaka City's Gojo District

Chemical manufacturer Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Kita-ku, Osaka; hereafter, "Kuraray") decided to participate in Osaka Prefecture's Adopt-a-Forest Gojo* "Ikoma Mountain Range Flower Folding Screen Activities," signing an agreement with Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City and the forest owner on December 3. On December 12, 32 employees and family members from Kuraray's Osaka headquarters planted mountain cherry tree seedlings.
Dec14 Kuraray-Supported Tetsuya Utsumi School Bags (Randoseru) Foundation Holds Presentation Ceremony
Kuraray Co., Ltd. supports and cooperates with the Tetsuya Utsumi School Bags (Randoseru) Foundation, which held a presentation ceremony at the Seibi Home orphanage located in Kita-ku, Tokyo, on December 12.
Nov16 ~Providing Opportunities for Children to Think about Their Future Dreams and Work~
Kuraray Sponsors "Company Visit for Junior High School Students" at its Tokyo Headquarters

On November 12, 2009, in partnership with the School Support Center ("SSC"), a specified nonprofit corporation, Kuraray sponsored a "Company Visit for Junior High School Students" at its Tokyo Headquarters.
Nov9 Masami Nagasawa and Others Won the Prize!-Kuraray to Hold CLARINO Beautiful Legs Grand Prix together with the Green CLARINO Eco-Friendly Man-Made Leather Launch Event
More than 40 years after its introduction, CLARINO, the leading man-made leather that gained fame as the material for making randoseru (school bags), volleyballs and sports shoes, is being joined by an eco-friendly version that incorporates new technologies.
May13 Kuraray Chosen by Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Asia Pacific (DJSI Asia pacific)
Kuraray Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Kuraray" or "the Company") has today announced its selection for inclusion in the index composition offering from Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Asia Pacific (DJSI Asia Pacific).
Feb24 Kuraray-Chan, the Alpaca made Famous in the "Mirabakesso" TV Commercial Series, Meets Peru's Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism at the Kuraray Headquarters in Otemachi, Tokyo on Tuesday, February 24
On February 24, 2009, Ms. Mercedes Araoz Fernández, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism for the Republic of Peru—the world's largest source of alpacas—made a courtesy call at the Kuraray Headquarters.