For the thirty-third time in its history, the Inamori Foundation has conferred the Kyoto Prize to researchers who have contributed to the fields of “Advanced Technology”, “Basic Science” and “Arts and Philosophy”

The semiconductor engineer Dr. Takashi Mimura, the plant physiologist Dr. Graham Farquhar and the musicologist Dr. Richard Taruskin accepted the Kyoto Prize for their life work at a ceremony held in the old Japanese imperial city today. Along with the Nobel Prize, it is considered one of the world’s most important awards that pays tribute to important figures in the fields of technology, science and culture.

Kyoto/London - This year’s award winners were presented the Kyoto Prize for their contributions to “Advanced Technology”, “Basic Sciences” and “Arts and Philosophy” at a formal ceremony. The prestigious award, which is presented by the Inamori Foundation every year on the 10th November, was bestowed this year for the thirty-third time. All three laureates graciously accepted the award at the Kyoto International Conference Center, located in the old Japanese imperial city, while in the presence of Princess Takamado, who is a member of the imperial family, and over a thousand international guests from the areas of academia, culture, business and politics. The award itself consists of a diploma, the Kyoto Prize medal and prize money in the amount of 50 million Yen (about €400,000) for each category.


KYOCERA Begins Research in AI-based Image Recognition to Help Diagnose Skin Diseases and Cancers via Smartphone

Collaboration with University of Tsukuba to develop AI-based image recognition for eHealth applications to diagnose skin diseases; project targets commercialization by 2020

Kyoto/London - Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced today that its subsidiary, Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (hereafter “KCCS”), has started joint research with the University of Tsukuba to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system capable of detecting melanoma and other skin diseases by analyzing digital images of a patient’s skin. The team aims to commercialize the technology by 2020.



Hoofddorp, The Netherlands – 30 October, 2017: KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe B.V. (KYOCERA) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of the first ECOSYS laser printer, a ground-breaking innovation that heralded a new era of environmental sustainability.


KYOCERA’s Kyoto Opal Sparkles in New Glitters by Nail Labo

New “Crystal type” Kyoto Opal used for the first time adding its sheer radiance for elegant nail designs

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced today that its new “Crystal type” Kyoto Opal material is being used for the first time in Nail Labo’s Presto Glitters to expand its range of products for professional nail salons. With the new type of Kyoto Opal featuring excellent transparency with rich and subtle hues, the new glitters reflect 14 traditional Japanese colors to add sparkling radiance to nail designs. Ideal for both special occasions and everyday use, the new colors are available now in the United States at Nail Labo’s website and retail store.



Hoofddorp, The Netherlands – 2 October 2017: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that a new packaging material for protecting the paper feeder of its printers has won the Technical Packaging Award in the Japan Packaging Contest 2017.


KYOCERA Technology Used to Create one of the World’s Smallest Crystal Units Awarded Prestigious Research Prize in Japan

42nd Inoue Harushige Prize given to KYOCERA and Osaka University researcher for ultra-compact crystal units used in smartphones, wearables and IoT solutions

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that the company has received the 42nd Inoue Harushige Prize for developing ultra-small quartz crystal units for smartphones, wearable devices and innovative IoT solutions. The crystal units, which apply plasma CVM technology, were developed by Kyocera and Dr. Kazuya Yamamura, a professor at Osaka University. The 42nd award ceremony took place on July 25, 2017.


Solar Technical Service Center from KYOCERA gets DEKRA certification

Comprehensive all around service for solar panels from any manufacturer alliviates problems caused by a lack of available maintenance service throughout Europe

Kyoto/London − No matter who the manufacturer is, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH Solar Technical Service Center offers an all around service for the inspection and repair of solar panels. What’s more, the service is now DEKRA-certified.



Hoofddorp, The Netherlands – 13 September 2017: KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe B.V. has announced the appointment of Erwin Douglas as the Senior Manager of its Global Accounts Division. Douglas will oversee the delivery of exceptional service quality for all multinational clients and ensure that KYOCERA’s Global Accounts strategy continues to contribute high levels of innovation and added value.


Spice up the table with the latest salt and pepper mills from KYOCERA

Finely powdered or coarsely ground, with just a push of a button the KYOCERA electric ceramic mill grinds salt, pepper and other spices just the way gourmet chefs demand.

Kyoto/London − Pepper does not fully develop its full taste until finely ground, and salt can provide dishes with even more delicious flavor depending on the degree of grinding. There is a reason why high quality salt and pepper mills find a place as standard equipment in any good kitchen: they not only help refine the flavor of what you are cooking, but are also add flair to a nicely set table.

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