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: https://www.nissha.com/english/company/philosophy.html

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

Presentation of Nissha Award at 13rd Supreme Moving Toy Contest in Kyoto

Nissha Co., Ltd. is a sponsor of the Children’s Monodzukuri Project run by the Kyoto City Board of Education. In a show of support for its basic ideas, as a manufacturing (monodzukuri) company that aims for a sustainable society, 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.

 

As part of these activities, Nissha supported the 13th Supreme Moving Toy Contest in Kyoto (hereafter, “Toy Contest”) held on January 20, 2019, at Kyoto Kogakuin Senior High School by providing teaching materials, and exhibited at a corporate booth. Some 500 elementary school pupils from a hundred schools, mainly from Kyoto, took part.

 

The Toy Contest is a competition, sponsored by the Kyoto Children’s Monodzukuri Project Promotion Committee and Kyoto City Board of Education, in which 3rd to 6th grade elementary school pupils in Kyoto are participating to make their own rubber-powered toy and join the competition. By working on "making moving toys", it aims to cultivate creativity, independence and sociality by raising familiarity with manufacturing by "coexistence of tradition and innovation", which is a characteristic of Kyoto. We provided a racing car assembly kit and original stickers for the beginners’ category targeting third and fourth graders, and presented the Nissha Award to the top racers. At our corporate booth, we set up a corner to answer the quiz on the technology hidden in our products through a tablet under the theme of “Find the 5 Mysteries!”. Many elementary school students visited the booth and enjoyed.

Beginner's competition lane

Beginner's competition lane

Nissha display booth

Nissha display booth

Nissha award presentation

Nissha award presentation

“Let’s Make a Safari Park” Workshop at Kyoto Prefectural Tanba Special-Needs School

Nissha Co., Ltd. holds workshops in collaboration with the NPO Kids Meet Artists (Director Haruka Idegami). On December 7, 2018, we held the “Let’s Create a Safari Park” workshop at Kyoto Prefectural Tanba Special-Needs School (Nantan City, Kyoto), which was attended by 15 pupils from the middle school class.

 

The workshop invited artist duo HANAJOSS, based in Osaka Prefecture, to introduce participants about the traditional Indonesian music form gamelan and shadow puppet theater wayang. The junior high school students then tried their hand at making puppets around the theme of a safari park. A lion, a snake, a ghost, and so on—having created unique characters, the students put on a wayang show to the accompaniment of gamelan by HANAJOSS, taking in a fun moment of fusion between musical and performing arts.

 

For this session, Nissha provided disposable electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes as a material for making puppets. The product of the Medical Technologies business segment designed for one-time use offered students the opportunity to explore a medical device through the filter of their own worldview.

Wayang making

Wayang making

Wayan using Nissha products

Wayan using Nissha products

Wayang show by students

Wayang show by students

Environmental Workshops at Local Elementary Schools

Employees at the Nissha Group in Japan, especially at production bases, visit local elementary schools to conduct environmental workshops. Participants in this initiative, which started in the fiscal year ended March 2008, number about 4,600 children at 94 schools to date.

 

The Nitec Precision and Technologies Co., Ltd. Kaga Factory has carried this out in its home city of Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, every year since 2008. Along with learning about the environment such as how global warming works or how to separate garbage, we teach them about how touch panels, which are related to our business, work, aiming to spark an interest in “monozukuri,” or manufacturing and local companies. In the fiscal year ended December 2018, employees visited Kaga Municipal Bungyo Elementary School and Kohoku Elementary School. Employees have now visited all elementary schools in Kaga City, a total of 36 schools.

Learning in the classroom

Learning in the classroom

Experiment of energization

Experiment of energization

Seasonal food quiz

Seasonal food quiz

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.
[FY2019]
Exhibition / event Schedule Venue
Unrivaled Calligraphy:
Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy
January16 to February24, 2019 Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Special Exhibition "National Treasures of To-ji Temple:
Kukai and the Sculpture Mandala"
March 26 to June 2, 2019 Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
MOOMIN:
The art and The story
April 9 to June 16, 2019 Mori Arts Center Gallery
June 29 to September 1, 2019 Oita Prefectural Art Museum
*The schedule of other traveling exhibitions are undecided. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and others
KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival 2019 April 13 to May 12, 2019 the Museum of Kyoto etc.
Matsukata Collection June 11 to September 23, 2019 The National Museum Art of Western Art
[FY2018]
Exhibition / event Schedule Venue
The 6th KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival April 13 to May 13, 2018 the Museum of Kyoto etc.
200 Years Special Exhibition After Death, Daimyo and a master of tea ceremony, Matsudaira Fumai -Lord’s Aesthetic eye- April 21 to June 17, 2018 Mitsui Memorial Museum
September 21 to November 4, 2018 SHIMANE ART MUSEUM
TV-U Fukushima, Inc. Opening 35th anniversary "Masterpieces of POLA MUSEUM OF ART from Monet and Renoir to Picasso" April 28 to June 24, 2018 Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
July 6 to August 26, 2018 OKAYAMA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART
September 4 to November 18, 2018 The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
NHK Historical Drama “Segodon” Special Exhibition May 26 to July 16, 2018 THE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
July 28 to September 17, 2018 Osaka Museum of History
September 27 to November 18, 2018 Reimeikan, Kagoshima Prefectural Center for Historical Material
Daigoji Temple: A Shingon Esoteric Buddhist Universe in Kyoto September 19 to November 11, 2018 Suntory Museum of Art
January 29 to March 24, 2019 KYUSHU NATIONAL MUSEUM
Making the Difference: Vermeer and Dutch Art October 5, 2018 to February 3, 2019 The Ueno Royal Museum
February 16 to May 12, 2019 Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque October 16, 2018 to January 20,2019 The National Museum of Western Art
[FY2017]
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 Special secretary Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Industrial Association 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.

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