Ritsumeikan High School
Industrial Tour
Participants will have a choice of 6 courses, and will visit different companies around Kyoto. In addition to a tour of the company, the participants will also be able to hear from actual researchers. The participants staying at OIC will be attending the same venue.

Nippon Shinyaku was established in 1919 in Kyoto. Through research and development in the fields of pharmaceuticals and nutraceutical products, Nippon Shinyaku aims to help people live longer, more fruitful and more energetic lives. As a pharmaceutical company, Nippon Shinyaku focuses its product development on meeting unmet needs. Looking at rare and difficult diseases where there is still no definitive treatment, we aim to create pharmaceuticals that will contribute to better lives and a happier society. On your visit, our researchers will give lectures about discovery of new drugs. We can also show you some of our Research Laboratories.
I-2 Nissha Co., Ltd.

We are a future oriented company that contributes to the realization of rich lives of people through various products and services, by integrating the diversity of 58 bases in the world and 5,100 employees. Nissha’s “Touch Sensors” lead the way in touch input technology today, our “Surface decoration” technology can change the looks from plastic to wood or metal, and we manufacture medical devices. Nissha progress technologies since our founder started business in 1929. We maximize our capabilities driven by our technology, passion, and leadership to create value for the future. Nissha is changing dynamically! We would like to have an opportunity to think about the future technology and business with you on the day of the industrial tour.
Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. has changed its company name to “Nissha Co., Ltd.” on October 6, 2017.
I-3 OMRON Corporation

Guided by the Mission “to improve lives and contribute to a better society,” which was established in 1959 by its Founder Kazuma Tateisi, Omron Corporation has created numerous global innovations by living up to its Corporate Principles in a bid to achieve sustainable improvement of corporate value. OMRON is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of sensing and control + think. OMRON's business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. In this tour of our Communication Plaza, you will learn how Omron has applied its technologies and expertise in a broad range of businesses to solve social issues over its 83-year history. You will also learn from Omron engineers about the present state of the company and the future that Omron hopes to shape with its technology.
I-4 ROHM Co., Ltd.

Rohm began as a small resistor manufacturer in 1958. Since then we have been expanding our business in various electronics fields and developed LSI and Discrete Device products which are indispensible for all the electronics in our daily lives. “Quality is our top priority at all times,” is our corporate mantra. Through this core value we have provided high quality products to our customers all over the world through a global development and sales network. During the factory tour, you will see one of our state-of-the-art semiconductor production lines. You will also be able to see some of our cutting-edge products that we are developing for the near future. Some of these include the “Silicon Carbide Power Devices” that are able to operate at high voltages and temperatures. We hope you will enjoy these and many other products created by Rohm’s R&D Department.
I-5 SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.

SCREEN was founded in Kyoto in 1943. Since then we have been conducting operations under our founder’s credo of “Shi Kou Ten Kai” for more than 70 years. Our roots go back further to our predecessor, “Ishida Kyokuzan Printing Works” founded in 1868. Growing through the era of copperplate and lithographic printing, it became the first company in Japan to produce glass screens for photographic reproduction which enabled photographic printing. Thereafter, the glass screen division of the company became independent and SCREEN was born. Since then we have grown to one of the best manufacturer of graphic arts equipment in the world. Leveraging SCREEN group’s core technologies to various areas, we have expanded our business into electronic devices, and then into manufacturing equipment of semiconductors and displays, and other important areas within the electronics industry. As one of the world’s top equipment manufacturers in every field of our business, we still continue striving to evolve and grow. On your visit, you will see our product development site, and you will have a talk with our engineers working on-site.
I-6 Yushin Precision Equipment Co., Ltd.

Founded in Kyoto, Japan, Yushin Precision Equipment Co., Ltd. (YPE) is an industrial automation manufacturer specializing in take-out robots for plastic injection molding machines. We lead the world in take-out robot technology, and have built a reputation for delivering reliable and cost-effective leading innovative technologies to our customers. A focus on raising robot operational speeds (we hold the 0.27-second take-out time record) enables customers to take productivity to higher levels, while features such as user-friendly control interfaces ease the robot operator’s job-one embodiment of our ‘Heartful Technology’. A collaboration with Kyoto University to apply design optimization methods to our products resulted in significant decreases in robot weight, allowing higher operational speeds or lower energy consumption, while advancing our drive to improve product eco-friendliness. In addition to the home market, our products are in demand in diverse world regions, including East, South and South-East Asia, Europe and North America. Yushin opened a new company headquarters and factory in December 2016 to enhance productivity. Enjoy the tour of our facilities for robot production and assembly.
The principals who are staying at OIC will be attending the Suntory World Research Center.
I-7 Suntory Holdings Limited

Suntory was established in 1899, starting from the production and sale of wine. Since then The Suntory Group continues to steadily grow as a corporate group that is expanding its wide range of businesses globally around alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Our driving force is the “Yatte Minahare‐Go for it!” spirit, which has been passed down since our founding. We are determined to pursue challenges that others will not and contribute to the society by creating new values. In May 2015, the Suntory Group gathered the Suntory’s basic research and technology which dispersed in three places to the “Suntory World Research Center”. By engaging in continuous global knowledge interactions, the Suntory’s basic research and technology will create the seeds of new businesses and new products which will enable Suntory to give its customers new exceptional experiences.
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