Contributing to Local Communities

We operate our plants and offices in a number of locations, both inside and outside Japan, including Shiga Prefecture, where we commenced our business.
We are contributing to local communities by creating economic benefits and job opportunities through our business activities. Our group companies also contribute to their respective local communities in various ways, such as through voluntary cleaning work along the streets in their vicinities, planting seasonal flower seedlings in areas adjacent to each plant/office, and continued exchange and interaction with local residents.
Among our efforts to provide positive support for the development of younger generations and to contribute to local communities, we have been offering factory tours that cater to both children and adults. In addition, we continue to be involved in a wide variety of local events.

Main Activities

  • Since 2007 Concluded a comprehensive university-industry collaboration agreement with the University of Shiga Prefecture

  • On the basis of this agreement, we have engaged in various collaborative projects, such as establishing an endowment course at the university, joint research in glass engineering, technological exchange and cooperation in the development of human resources who will sustain the future of our society.
  • Since 2014 Participated as an exhibitor in “Science Yataimura” held by Otsu City Science Museum

  • This event was aimed at stimulating interest in science among elementary and junior high school students by allowing them to perform science experience and create science-related craftwork. Our booth exhibited unique products, which enabled children to actually see and touch glass products.
  • Since 2015 Cooperated with Otsu City Science Museum in IF( ※Innovation for the Future) Class to popularize scientific knowledge

  • We gave public lectures to local elementary and junior high school students, in which they learned about the characteristics and functions of glass, and also enjoyed the experience of cutting glass.
“IF( ※Innovation for the Future) Class” held by Otsu City Science Museum
“Science Yataimura” held by Otsu City Science Museum
“Science Yataimura” held by Otsu City Science Museum