Along with Local Communities

Promoting Communication with Local Communities

Nissha Group’s brand statement "Empowering Your Vision" expresses the relationship of co-existence between Nissha and our stakeholders. Both we and our customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, and society have visions, and we mutually affect each other toward realizing it. Through various forms of communication, we aim to be a corporate group that is trusted by local communities and needed by society.
*Nissha Philosophy: Our Mission and Brand Statement can be viewed here.

We promote communication in various ways such as by disclosing information about Nissha Group companies and business activities widely on our website, and by enhancing mutual understanding between production bases and local communities through briefing sessions on factory activities, factory tours, and social events. Our efforts also extend to cleanup activities near production sites, environmental workshops by Nissha Group employees at local elementary schools and nursery schools, and next generation support in collaboration with NPOs, all with the aim of realizing the “Co-existence” cited in our corporate mission.

Basic Social Contribution Policy

We at Nissha Group set forth our approach to social contribution in the Basic Social Contribution Policy. We devote our management resources to four fields we recognize as important: environmental protection, next generation support, promotion and support of arts and culture, and human support activities.

Basic Social Contribution Policy

 Nissha and Nissha People contribute to society under the spirit of global citizenship by using their management resources effectively toward the achievement of our Mission.

Main fields of contribution: "environmental protection", "next generation support", "promotion and support of arts and culture", and "human support activities".


Initiatives for Next Generation Support

Children’s Workshop “Machikusa Mikke!”

In collaboration with the NPO Kids Meet Artists (Director Haruka Idegami), we organize the children’s workshop “Machikusa Mikke!” (Wild-plant Hunt) with the aim of developing in children an interest in the environment and unleashing their creativity and imagination. Since its launch in the fiscal year ended March 2010, the program has been conducted a total of 21 times with participation of about 800 children.

In the workshops, guided by artist Shimpei Shigemoto, aka “Professor Machikusa,” the children observe weeds (Machikusa, or “city grass”) that generally go unnoticed in daily life, give them original names of their choice, and photograph them with a digital camera. Later, the children make presentations of their findings and use the photographs to create Machikusa cards.

On October 28, 2017, we organized a session of “Kyoto Rakuhoku Machikusa Mikke!” sponsored by the NPO Kyoto Rakuhoku Moritomizunokai, comprising 30 shrines and temples in the Rakuhoku area of Kyoto, at Kyoto City Shimogamo Elementary School (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto). Sixteen pupils from the 3rd to 5th grade hunted for Machikusa in the school playground, named and photographed them, used the photos to create Machikusa cards, and made presentations of their findings.

Presentation of Nissha Award at 12nd Supreme Moving Toy Contest in Kyoto

In the field of next generation support given in our Basic Social Contribution Policy, Nissha Co., Ltd. is a sponsor of the Children’s Monodzukuri Project run by the Kyoto City Board of Education. We host a corporate booth at the Monodzukuri Hall of Fame in the Kyoto City Inquiry Learning Center for Career Education, and provide teaching materials and programs for elementary school pupils with the hope of nurturing children’s curiosity in “monozukuri,” or manufacturing.

As part of these activities, we supported the 12th Supreme Moving Toy Contest in Kyoto (sponsored by the Children’s Monodzukuri Project Promotion Council, the Kyoto City Board of Education, and others), held on January 21, 2018, at Kyoto Kogakuin Senior High School. Our role was to provide teaching materials and run a corporate booth.

The toy contest invites elementary school pupils from the 3rd to 6th grade to make their own rubber-powered toy and join the competition. Events include a speed and distance competition of racing cars made by the children, and a design and performance competition of decoration cars.

This year’s event attracted about 1,100 visitors including some 600 elementary school pupils. The intense race saw the setting of numerous new records, each kindling such excitement that it chased away the winter chill. We provided a racing car assembly kit and original stickers for the beginners’ category targeting third and fourth graders, and presented certificates of merit, trophies, and medals to top-ranking contestants as the Nissha Award.

Our corporate booth featured a quiz titled “Explore Nissha’s 5 mysteries,” where visitors searched for hints in a display panel and answered questions on a tablet computer. The corner attracted a lively crowd of elementary school pupils, who read and reread the panel, interacted with the tablet, and enjoyed the game with parents and friends.

Environmental Workshops at Local Elementary Schools

Our employees at Nissha Group mainly at production sites in Japan visit local elementary schools and nursery schools and conduct environmental workshops.

In the fiscal year ended December 2017, workshops were held at two elementary schools in Kyoto, home to our Global Headquarters, and two in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, home to one of our production bases. The children learn about preventing global warming, how to separate garbage, and other environmental activities closely associated with their daily lives. As a uniquely Nissha program, we introduce the secrets of printing and of touch panels with the aim of sparking interest in “monozukuri,” or manufacturing, and fostering a sense of professional values. Participants in this initiative, which started in the fiscal year ended March 2008, number about 4,600 children at 91 schools to date.

Sponsorship of Museum Exhibitions and Art Events

As part of our efforts in “promotion and support of arts and culture” cited in our Basic Social Contribution Policy, we cosponsor museum exhibitions and art events held throughout Japan. In fiscal year ended December 2017, we cosponsored the exhibitions and events given below.

Exhibition / event Schedule Venue
Kyoto National Museum 120th Anniversary Commemorative Special Exhibition "Kaiho Yusho" April 11 to May 21, 2017 Kyoto National Museum , Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan April 11 to June 4, 2017 Tokyo National Museum Heiseikan
The 5th KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival April 15 to May 14, 2017 TORAYA Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex,etc.
Alberto Giacometti June 14 to September 4, 2017 The National Art Center, Tokyo
2017 NHK Historical Drama “Naotora: The Lady warload” “Sengoku! from Ii Naotora to Naomasa” Special Exhibition July 4 to August 6, 2017 Edo-Tokyo Museum
Wonderland of Buddhist Hell Scenes July 15 to September 3, 2017 Mitsui Memorial Museum
Kyoto National Museum 120th Anniversary Commemorative Special Exhibition
"National Treasures: Masterpieces of Japan”
October 3 to November 26, 2017 Kyoto National Museum , Heisei Chishinkan Wing

Membership in Community Organizations

We participate in various community activities with the aim of being a company that is needed by society.

Organization / host Position / membership status Company registered
Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry Permanent member Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Employers’ Association Executive director Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives Chair Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Industrial Association Director Nissha Co., Ltd.
Printers Association of Japan Executive director Nissha Co., Ltd.
The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation Director Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Institute of Technology Joint management council member Nissha Co., Ltd.
Ritsumeikan University Business School Advisory board member Nissha Co., Ltd.
Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology Representative director Nissha Co., Ltd.
Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology Councilor Nissha Co., Ltd.

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