kogai

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kogai
kogai are tools that Japanese samurai would store in the side of their sword, these where more commonly daggars, but my pair shown above are chopsticks

their a mixture of gold and iron
the leaf design is in gold

the pair shown are anywhere from 1600-1800’s

happy easter :)

it’s so neat to have parents that get along even though they aren’t together anymore.
we’re having koga'i at our house and the house is lively with my niece and the whole family here (except anson and Jr).
it’s been a good sunday… neeks opens her call today and I’m so excited to see whereabouts she’s going to serve!!!
it’ll be good

Hey guys, if any of you are interested, fujisan-ni-noboru-hinode and I have made a Suburban-Japanese blog.

kogai-seikatsu

http://kogai-seikatsu.tumblr.com

is the blog. 

If any of you guys are interested in modern Japanese architecture, city/suburban blogs or anything of the sort please give it a check. We want to make this blog as professional as possible and having some support will be great. Of course nothing is expected and everything is appreciated. 

Mazda Publishes Mazda Sustainability Report 2015 and Annual Report 2015

Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 31, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation today published the Mazda Sustainability Report 2015 in Japanese and Annual Report 2015 in English and Japanese on the company’s official website. The English version of the Sustainability Report will be published in September.

The Sustainability Report 2015 outlines Mazda’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and achievements(1) for the fiscal year ended (FYE) March 2015. The Annual Report 2015 features management information and financial news.

Highlights of the Sustainability Report 2015

- In Top Message, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO Masamichi Kogai discusses his views on CSR and introduces some CSR activities that link to the company’s business strategy as well as recent revisions to Mazda’s Corporate Vision.

- A special feature entitled “New Demio/Mazda2 - Embodies the Mazda Brand” focuses on Mazda’s attempts to shatter preconceptions about the compact class and advance its global production footprint.

- The report outlines Mazda’s CSR activities during the FYE March 2015 in line with the company’s CSR Targets.(2)

- To enhance the credibility of disclosed figures, the report includes social data (employee data and incident rate) and environmental data (CO2 emission volumes at the four major production bases in Japan) independently verified by a third party.

- Mazda Sustainability Report 2015 Social Contribution Version will be published at the same time. It focuses solely on Mazda’s social contribution activities (in Japan and overseas).

Highlights of the Annual Report 2015

- In Message from Management, President and CEO Masamichi Kogai looks back at FYE March 2015, explains the progress in the Structural Reform Plan and outlines Structural Reform Stage 2 announced in April 2015. Additionally, Akira Marumoto, Representative Director and Executive Vice President, explains Mazda’s approach to strengthening its financial base and achieving “qualitative growth.”

- A special feature introduces the key initiatives of Structural Reform Stage 2 aimed at achieving qualitative growth and brand value improvement.

- Review of Operations section introduces achievements and sales initiatives in Japan, North America, Europe, China and other markets.

Mazda began serious efforts towards implementing Brand Value Management in 2013. Both the Sustainability Report and Annual Report illustrates activities, organizations and people of Mazda as it work towards becoming a brand that enriches people’s lives through a variety of touch points and builds a special bond with its customers.

Mazda’s Sustainability Reports and Annual Reports can be downloaded from the company’s global website.

Sustainability Report(3) http://www2.mazda.com/en/csr/download/
Annual Report(4) http://www.mazda.com/en/investors/library/annual/

(1) Mazda’s CSR initiatives are divided into the following six categories; Customer Satisfaction, Environmental Protection, Social Contribution, Respect for People, Compliance and Information Disclosure
(2) Mazda’s CSR Targets were formulated in 2013 based on core subjects of ISO26000 (Organizational governance, human rights, labor practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, and community involvement and development)
(3) The full report for 2015 is available for download in Japanese now. A Japanese digest version/corporate profile featuring highlights of the full report and the Social Contribution edition will be available in both printed and online format in September. The full report and the Social Contribution edition in English will be available online in September, and the English digest version/corporate profile will be available in October in both printed and online formats.
(4) Both the English and Japanese versions available only in online format.

About Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan’s leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visitwww.mazda.com

Contact:

Corporate Communications Division
Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan
+81-3-3508-5056 [Tokyo]
+81-82-282-5253 [Hiroshima]
mailto: media@mazda.co.jp

Copyright 2015 ACN Newswire . All rights reserved.

Mazda Publishes Mazda Sustainability Report 2015 and Annual Report 2015

Mazda Publishes Mazda Sustainability Report 2015 and Annual Report 2015

HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation today published the Mazda Sustainability Report 2015 in Japanese and Annual Report 2015 in English and Japanese on the company’s official website. The English version of the Sustainability Report will be published in September.

The Sustainability Report 2015 outlines Mazda’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and achievements*1 for the fiscal year ended (FYE) March 2015. The Annual Report 2015 features management information and financial news.

Highlights of the Sustainability Report 2015

  • In Top Message, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO Masamichi Kogai discusses his views on CSR and introduces some CSR activities that link to the company’s business strategy as well as recent revisions to Mazda’s Corporate Vision.
  • A special feature entitled “New Demio/Mazda2 - Embodies the Mazda Brand” focuses on Mazda’s attempts to shatter preconceptions about the compact class and advance its global production footprint.
  • The report outlines Mazda’s CSR activities during the FYE March 2015 in line with the company’s CSR Targets.*2
  • To enhance the credibility of disclosed figures, the report includes social data (employee data and incident rate) and environmental data (CO2 emission volumes at the four major production bases in Japan) independently verified by a third party.
  • Mazda Sustainability Report 2015 Social Contribution Version will be published at the same time. It focuses solely on Mazda’s social contribution activities (in Japan and overseas).

Highlights of the Annual Report 2015

  • In Message from Management, President and CEO Masamichi Kogai looks back at FYE March 2015, explains the progress in the Structural Reform Plan and outlines Structural Reform Stage 2 announced in April 2015. Additionally, Akira Marumoto, Representative Director and Executive Vice President, explains Mazda’s approach to strengthening its financial base and achieving “qualitative growth.”
  • A special feature introduces the key initiatives of Structural Reform Stage 2 aimed at achieving qualitative growth and brand value improvement.
  • Review of Operations section introduces achievements and sales initiatives in Japan, North America, Europe, China and other markets.

Mazda began serious efforts towards implementing Brand Value Management in 2013. Both the Sustainability Report and Annual Report illustrates activities, organizations and people of Mazda as it work towards becoming a brand that enriches people’s lives through a variety of touch points and builds a special bond with its customers.

Mazda’s Sustainability Reports and Annual Reports can be downloaded from the company’s global website.

  • *1 Mazda’s CSR initiatives are divided into the following six categories; Customer Satisfaction, Environmental Protection, Social Contribution, Respect for People, Compliance and Information Disclosure
  • *2 Mazda’s CSR Targets were formulated in 2013 based on core subjects of ISO26000 (Organizational governance, human rights, labor practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, and community involvement and development)
  • *3 The full report for 2015 is available for download in Japanese now. A Japanese digest version/corporate profile featuring highlights of the full report and the Social Contribution edition will be available in both printed and online format in September. The full report and the Social Contribution edition in English will be available online in September, and the English digest version/corporate profile will be available in October in both printed and online formats.
  • *4 Both the English and Japanese versions available only in online format.