Topics 2010

Nov9 Commemorating the 130th Anniversary of Magosaburo Ohara's Birth and the 80th Anniversary of the Founding of the OHARA MUSEUM of ART
Airing of the television program, Kuraray Special: OHARA MUSEUM of ART 80 Years of Creation and Innovation

This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Kuraray founder, Magosaburo Ohara, as well as the 80th anniversary of his founding of the OHARA MUSEUM of ART in Kurashiki.
Nov8 Promoting Forest Preservation Activities in Coordination with Local Governments
Implementing "Afforestation Activities" around the Niigata Plant

Kuraray's Niigata Plant participated in the "Niigata Afforestation Support Project (Japnese language only)" being promoted by Niigata Prefecture from the current fiscal year.
Oct4 Meisa Kuroki and Others Take the Prize! Kuraray Holds the Eighth Annual CLARINO Beautiful Legs Grand Prix
Kuraray held the Eighth CLARINO Beautiful Legs Grand Prix awards ceremony (hosted by the CLARINO PARCASSIO Club*) on Monday, October 4, 2010, at the Westin Hotel in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. This ceremony is held each year to celebrate healthy, "beautiful legs."
Sep14 Niigata Plant Honored as Workplace that Hires Disabled
Collaboration with Local Authorities and Welfare Organization
Offers Workplace for Intellectually Challenged

Kuraray's Niigata Plant (Kurashiki, Tainai City, Niigata Prefecture; General Manager: Noritsugu Nagatomo) received the JEED Director's Award 2010 sponsored by the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (JEED) and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Sep6 "Providing Opportunities for Children to See and Experience Their Parent's Workplace"
Kuraray Sponsors Company Visit for Children on Summer Holiday at Its Osaka Headquarters

On August 23, 2010, Kuraray sponsored a Bring Your Kid to Work Day at its Osaka Headquarters (8-1, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka City) during school's summer holidays.
May28 Kuraray to Implement Summer Business Casual Clothing Measures at the Tokyo and Osaka Headquarters
Kuraray Co., Ltd. announces that summer business casual clothing measures will be implemented starting on June 1, 2010. Such measures were first initiated by the Company in 2003. Details are as follows.
May7 Video Introduces Kuraray's New MICROFADE
Ballast Water Management System

Kuraray Co., Ltd. has made available a video that introduces its new MICROFADE ballast water management system, sales of which are targeted to commence from October 2011.
May6 Kuraray to Relocate Osaka Head Office
Kuraray announces the relocation of its Osaka Head Office from May 6, 2010.
Jan12 Kick-Off Event for the "Sending School Bags Across the Sea Campaign" Held at Odaiba, Tokyo
On Saturday, January 9, 2010, the TOKYO FM "Holiday Special" Public Recording Event Kuraray "Mirabakesso" Presents "Sending School Bags Across the Sea" was held.
Jan6 TOKYO FM "Holiday Special" Public Recording Event
Kuraray "Mirabakesso" Presents "Sending School Bags Across the Sea"
with Appearances by Ai Kawashima, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Riko Narumi, and "Kuraray-chan" the Alpaca

Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo; President: Fumio Ito; hereafter "Kuraray") will sponsor the TOKYO FM "Holiday Special" Public Recording Event, Kuraray "Mirabakesso" Presents "Sending School Bags Across the Sea," at Mediage in Odaiba on Saturday, January 9,.