Dr. Kazuo Inamori, founder & Chairman Emeritus, Kyocera Corporation; Honorary Advisor, KDDI Corporation; Principal, Seiwajuku
One of Japan’s most dynamic and charismatic entrepreneurs, Dr. Kazuo Inamori’s approach to success in business draws on the traditions of Japanese spirituality and a clear view of the qualities one needs to lead a good life. Dr. Inamori uses analogies from Buddhism to present a fresh way of looking at the entrepreneurial spirit that one need not be Buddhist in order to appreciate.
About Dr. Inamori
Dr. Inamori founded Kyocera Corporation in 1959, at age 27. Kyocera has since grown into a multinational high-tech giant, using fine ceramics technology to develop various products including semiconductor packages, electronic components and a wide range of industrial materials and components. In 1984, after Japan’s telecommunications industry was deregulated, Dr. Inamori established KDDI Corporation to reduce telephone costs for Japanese citizens. Today, the combined annual sales of these two companies, which he still heads, are US$50 billion. Using his own funds, he established the Inamori Foundation in 1984. A large endowment from the foundation backs the Kyoto Prizes, international awards that honor significant contributors to humanity in the fields of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.
5:15 – 6:15 pm Registration
6:15 – 7:15 pm Lecture
This event is not at Japan Society.
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023
This is a free event. However, you must register in advance in order to confirm your seat for the lecture. There is only one seat reservation available per registration. To register for this event, please visit www.seiwajyuku.org. For more information only, please email [email protected].
Consulate-General of Japan in New York
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc.
The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.
The Nippon Club, Inc.
- October 1, 2008
- 5:15 pm