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Commemorative Party Held To Celebrate 130th Year of TKS Founding

To usher in the 130th year of our founding a commemorative party was held this year on the 20th of February, in the Heian Room of the Hotel Okura in Tokyo. The last time TKS elaborately celebrated its founding day with its customers was the 120th year Commemorative Party in February of 1993.
TKS President, Mr. K. Shiba, on the occasion of this 130th year, expressed his gratitude for the support and patronage to the approximately 440 people representing such fields as the newspaper and commercial printing industries, the governmental agencies, the financial sectors, the various printing related organizations and the TKS customers. Following this, representing the guests, the Co-Chairman of the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association and Chairman of the Board of Kyoto Shimbun Newspaper Co., Ltd., Mr. Morio Sakagami, gave a congratulatory speech.
After this, a “SAKE Barrel-top Breaking” ceremony was held with 14 of the quests participating with our President Kohei Shiba. The Chairman of The Japan Federation of Printing Industries and also Chairman of the Board of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Mr. Hiromichi Fujita, lent his voice in toasting a salute to our 130th year of founding. As our president and vice president mingled with the guests amidst the congenial atmosphere in the banquet hall, there was much pleasant chatter, and instances of warm re-acquaintances between newspaper people and commercial printers were seen. The commemorative ceremony came to an end at a little past seven P.M.

Guests that participated in the “SAKE Barrel-top Breaking” ceremony were:
Mr. Morio Sakagami; Mr. Hiromichi Fujita; Mr. Seiji Murata, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Mr. Yoshifumi Nishikawa, Vice Chairman of the Japanese Bankers Association and President & CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.; Mr. Toshitada Nakae, former Chairman of NSK (Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association) and Adviser to The Asahi Shimbun Company; Mr. Kazuo Ichiriki, former Vice Chairman of NSK and owner and Chairman of the Board of Kahoku Shimpo Newspaper Co.; Mr. Akira Saito, Director of NSK and President of The Mainichi Newspapers; Mr. Hitoshi Uchiyama, Director of NSK and President of The Yomiuri Shimbun; Mr. Takuhiko Tsuruta, Director of NSK and President & CEO of Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.; Mr. Takehiko Kiyohara, Director of NSK and President & CEO of The Sankei Shimbun; Mr. Shigemi Murakami, Managing Director of NSK; Mr. Kensuke Kosaka, Director of NSK and President & CEO of The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Inc.; Mr. Jun Matsui, Director of NSK and President & CEO of The Shizuoka Shimbun; Mr. Jiro Yamamoto, Director of NSK and owner and Chairman of the Board of The Chugoku Shimbun.
 
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