lest he lose the energy and inspiration needed for his work.
People are affected for better or for worse. How you are affected is up to you…! How seriously do we face problems? It’s very important for life how well we deal with problems. Fear of failure prevents us from dealing with difficulties! We can’t even begin to start when we are afraid of failure. Happy are the people who face challenges without fear and open new paths for new opportunities.
Each generation continues to make progress in learning of life and the world. We are very happy when we connect to life in pleasant ways… It is uncommon for a person to have such a brilliant father as I had. I was greatly influenced by him. He raised me in love. He brought trust and security into my life. He was an entrepreneur. My father, Kentaro Kitamura, was born in the Meiji era. He started a pharmaceutical company before WWII and after the war ran a publishing company and printing company. Even though his company ended after his death, his entrepreneurial spirit and nature are engraved forever in my heart! I therefore am proud to introduce Kitamura Kentaro, the brother of the Honorary President of Olympus.
I wrote about father Kentaro Kitano in “Half of Rinko’s Life”. If you are interested in reading about the lives of others, please come to the Rinko Blog. You might learn a lot from him …!
My deceased uncle from Hikone, Shigeo Kitamura, became president of the Olympus company. He quit his job at the local Shiga Bank and decided to get a job at Olympus. Olympus at that time did not make medical equipment. Though Olympus was a first class manufacturer of microscopes, their cameras were considered second class products.. Shigeo Kitamura marketed all over the world with confidence and pride an end oscope (stomach camera) developed by an Olympus engineer. My uncle’s slogan was “make Olympus a world class company!” As a medical device manufacturer, Olympus has built a position of over a 60% share of world’s market thanks to a single engineer. I think that it is because engineers are the treasure of a company and new product development and technological innovation are a requirement for the company’s fate. This keeps Japan a technological superior state, maintains national strength and achieves results in every field. I am very pleased to have opportunity to introduce Japan’s proud technology to the world.
Here I would like to introduce more cutting edge companies.
THK’s name derives from the initials of toughness “Toughness”, “High Quality”, and “Know-how”. I had no idea what kind of products THK is offering to us. It’s existence is like the edge of the edge. The company’s name is always invisible and unlikely to become well known to the world!
I had the opportunity to cooperate with THK ‘s Seed Solution robot development project, and learned of THK’ s seismic isolation device. There is always fear of a big earthquake, which can happen anytime in the immediate neighborhood …! I visited the showroom of the head office and experienced first hand the seismic isolation device. The tremor of the strong earthquake with seismic intensity of 6 was like a swinging on a swing. I was amazed by the wonderfulness of Japanese technology to protect the building and protect people’s lives and property.
Here I would like to introduce THK again. Read more
Participation in the 2017 International Robot Exhibition of the magnificent Noh Robot project by Rising Cloud was suddenly decided in November 29, 2017. Preparatory period was less than two weeks.
Talk about collaborative force! It was a big deal and a big ambition, a consolidated effort together! It was very exciting to work on an unprecedented project! It was big, worthwhile work …. redefining state-of-the-art science and technology through Japanese civilization, in order to create a new civilization! ! ! Nobu (right brain) opens up, a new robot …!
The age of AI has arrived,,,! Ancient art has been revived in this modern era, and fused with AI, the beauty of the subtle and profound takes wings, and the wisdom of the Japanese civilization creates the future of humanity! Much appreciation to the leadership of THK who show interest in such a magnificent project. Thank you very much. THK! We will do our best too.
As soon as the Noh robot is completed, Rising Cloud will also be promoting its sale all over the world. Japanese robots will be the cutting edge robot technology of the world. By the way, in the year of the Olympic Games in 2020, the Japanese government will declare to the world that Tokyo is an international robot city.
It is my dream that one day Noh robots may greet passengers at airports who just arrived from overseas. Also, Noh robots may perform the Noh dance at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. However, that is still yet to be determined …
We can only do our best for the job at hand.
Yoko Ishikawa, December 10, 2017, in Tateshina, Nagano Prefecture
In today’s world, information is written on paper less and less and is digitized for the Internet more and more. However there is still a company that provides information in magazines for foreign residents living in Tokyo. That company is Metropolis!
Most foreigners living in Japan know this magazine! The chief operating officer of Metropolis is an Australian by the name of Neil Butler. He is one of the foreigners who love Japan. He has a column in the Sankei Shimbun and Tokyo Shimbun newspapers, and writes about Japan as an outsider. Rising Cloud welcomes him as one of its board directors. Read more
He has lived in Japan for 30 years and is a foreigner who can also read and write Japanese. Maybe he is more Japanese than many Japanese …! It’s a wondrous comfortable feeling to talk to him as a compatriot! It brings the comfort of trust and peace of mind!
Japan is a treasure trove! It is as if a whole island of treasure. The Japanese archipelago is shaped like a dragon as if it is a dragon god! I want to share
this country more to the world, a nation that is filled with valuable things unparalleled elsewhere! This is my common dream with Neil Butler. Meeting him at this time gave a mission to my soul. From the perspective of a foreigner such as Neil Butler who appreciates the artistic expression of Japanese aesthetic sensibilities, I am planning a website, Japan Spirit dot com, to sell Japanese works of art! I want to tailor the website to something that people around the world will want to see, hear, read, feel, and experience! I also want to contribute to Japan! I would like to introduce Japan clearly to the world! It is a worthwhile project for me.
Metropolis has skillfully communicated Japan as seen from the eyes of a foreigner. The articles in the magazine show Japan from a perspective which the Japanese people are not conscious of, from a viewpoint which is not possible for them to see! Japanese see shapes. I want to put the spirit of high quality Japanese art products. The honed sensibilities of the craftsman appears in his work. This is what impresses its viewers.
It is essential for Japanese companies to advertise overseas, seek expansion of sales channels, design websites, win new customers and increase regular customers. Without paying huge sums of money to major advertising agencies, with the know how of those well acquainted with conditions overseas, there is a way to grasp the heart of new customers. Metropolis is one of the best magazines for Japanese companies to advertise with and win foreign consumers.
I am pleased to introduce to you this company.
Sun M Color
Like everyone, I love to behold beautiful things, but I was shocked to see from a friend the beauty of a certain printed matter. It was a beautiful calendar that I never imagined would ever be printed. It is a splendid calendar of interwoven gold and silver to make one feel the elegance of the aristocratic culture of the Heian era … and I fell in love with it at first sight! was. When raising a marvelous voice to its beauty, a friend connected me to the person rather than a company that produced it — Katsumi Matsui who is president of Sun M Color. He is a craftsman and an exquisite artist!
My passion to publish printed material with Mr. Matsui is tremendous. Sun M Color embodies Japanese culture through artistic printing. It has also updated its website and started disseminating it to the world. What a wonderful person and acquaintance to have! I am thankful to my friends for introducing Mr. Matsui.
Rising Cloud is introducing Japan’s beauty and technology to the world! I think that daily dreams and wishes can be realized even through artistic calendars. Rising Cloud introduces Sun M Color as a global Japanese company.
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