10/31/2011 |

Kuraray Europe GmbH is platinum sponsor of JAPAN WEEK 2011 in Frankfurt

Kuraray Europe GmbH (KEG) is the platinum sponsor of JAPAN WEEK 2011in Frankfurt, Germany (www.JapanWeek2011.de).


JAPAN WEEK will be held from November 5-12, 2011 and is one of the highlights of the celebrations to mark 150 years of friendship between Germany and Japan. More than a thousand Japanese will be presenting the cultural, artistic and culinary traditions of their country - from bon dancing to sword-fighting and calligraphy to contemporary art.

Intercultural exchange is part of daily working life at KEG. Based at Frankfurt-Höchst Industrial Park, this European subsidiary of Japanese speciality chemicals producer Kuraray has two managing directors: Dr. Matthias Gutweiler of Germany and Masuo Oba from Japan. In addition, more than 20 Japanese colleagues from the group’s headquarters in Japan work in various functions in Germany. The importance of JAPAN WEEK for the company is shown by the fact that the company’s president, Fumio Ito, and a management delegation from Japan will be travelling to Frankfurt for the event. “By supporting Japan Week, we aim to make a contribution to the cultural life of Frankfurt and further strengthen German-Japanese relations and understanding both within our company and outside,” explains Masuo Oba.

Dr. Matthias Gutweiler (left) and Masuo Oba, managing directors of Kuraray Europe GmbH.

Kuraray Europe GmbH
Kuraray Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global speciality chemical company Kuraray Co., Ltd., which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Kuraray was founded in 1926 and now has around 6,500 employees and annual sales of about EUR 3.2 billion. It is one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibres and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials. Kuraray Europe GmbH is based at Höchst Industrial Park in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and has around 650 employees. It is the leading European producer of PVA, PVB and PVB films. The company’s product portfolio also includes chemical specialities, activated carbon, thermoplastic elastomers, industrial fibres, man-made leather and dental products. For further information please visit www.kuraray.eu.