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Announcement of Winners of the 11th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been conducting the Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards program with the aim of encouraging private enterprises to make a greater commitment to improving product safety as well as to firmly establish the concept of the value of product safety in Japanese society. METI hereby announces that it has selected 11 enterprises and organizations as winners of the FY2017 11th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards.

As one of the efforts involved in Product Safety Inspection Month, on November 16 (Thur.), 2017, the awards ceremony to recognize these winners will be held in Tokyo.

1. Outline of the awards program

The awards program was inaugurated in FY2007, aiming to raise companies’ awareness of product safety, firmly establish product-safety culture in Japan in which the important value of product safety is shared among people beyond companies’ frameworks, and realize a society in which product safety is secured as an effort across society.

2. Winners of the 11th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards

(1)METI Minister's Awards

[Large Manufacturer and Importer Category]
YKK AP Inc.(corporate number: 9010001032685)
[Small & Medium Manufacturer and Importer Category]
Accuphase Laboratory, Inc.(corporate number: 4020001010876)

(2)Director-General for Technology Policy Coordination and Industrial and Product Safety's Awards

[Large Manufacturer and Importer Category]
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.(corporation number: 8010401057011)
[Small & Medium Manufacturer and Importer Category]
Yamamoto Kogaku Co., Ltd.(corporation number: 9122001007961)
[Small & Medium Retailer Category]
Daiichi-Denkasha Co., Ltd.(corporation number: 3150001006581)
Nara-Nikka Service Co., Ltd.(corporation number: 9150001005974)

(3)Excellence Awards(Committee Awards)

[Large Manufacturer and Importer Category]
Laundry Systems and Vacuum Cleaner Business Division, Appliances Company, Panasonic Corporation. (corporation number: 5120001158218)
Fujisash Co., Ltd.(corporation number: 7020001070117)
Wacoal Corp.(corporation number: 9130001026444)

(4)Special Awards(Committee Awards)

Networks Chiba for Better Consumer Administration(no corporation number)
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.(corporation number: 9130001026444)

3. Profiles of winners

See the Appendix.

4. Outline of the Product Safety Inspection Seminar (awards ceremony, etc.)

As part of the events for Product Safety Inspection Month to which METI is committed in November 2017, the 12th Product Safety Inspection Seminar will be held in Tokyo. Taking this opportunity, the awards ceremony of the program will be held on the same date of the seminar. Following the ceremony, winners of the METI Minister's Awards will deliver presentations concerning their efforts.

Outline of the 12th Product Safety Inspection Seminar

Date and time:
November 16(Thur.), 2017; from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Venue:
Sakura Hall, Shibuya Cultural Center Owada(23-21 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)
Organizer:
METI
Co-organizer:
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation(NITE)

[Program](tentative)
(1)Opening remarks
(2)The 11th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards ceremony
(3)Speeches by winners of METI Minister’s Awards
(4)Closing remarks

[How to apply]

Admission:
Free
Capacity:
500
(Acceptance of applications will be closed as soon as the fixed number is reached.)
Application:
If you wish to attend the event, visit the website below and fill out an application form.

[Contact counter]
Secretariat of the Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards(PS Awards)
Telephone:03-5296-8912
E-MAIL:ps_award2017@ms-ad-hd.commail(operated by InterRisk Research Institute & Consulting, Inc.)

Reference: FY2017 Briefing on Product Safety Initiatives

On the same date and at the same venue, NITE will organize and hold an event titled “FY2017 Briefing on Product Safety Initiatives” from 13:00 to 17:00. We will look forward to seeing many of you taking the opportunity to attend the seminar.


FY2017 Best Contributors to Product Safety logo

Appendix

Release date

November 7, 2017

Division in Charge

Product Safety Division, Industrial and Product Safety Policy Group

Related website

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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