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Winners of FY2021 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards

November 18, 2021

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been conducting the Best Contributors to the Product Safety Awards program with the aim of encouraging private enterprises to make a greater commitment to improving product safety and to firmly establish the concept of the value of product safety across Japanese society. METI hereby announces that it has selected eight enterprises and organizations as winners of the FY2021 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards.

The ceremony will be held on November 30 (Tue.), 2021, at Shibuya Cultural Center Owada's Sakura Hall. Please note that only people related to the program can attend, as a measure to prevent COVID-19. Members of the press are able to attend the event if they complete prior registration.

1. Outline of the awards program

METI has been holding the awards program since FY2007, aiming to honor companies' pioneering efforts for product safety and thereby firmly establish product safety as a significant value in business activities and consumers' daily lives as well as ensure product safety across society.

2. Winners of FY2021 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards

(1) METI Minister's Awards

[Large Retailer Category]

Benesse Corporation

[Small & Medium Manufacturer and Importer Category]

Tokutake Sangyo Co., Ltd.

[Small & Medium Retailer Category]

Kaino Denki Corporation

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

[Small & Medium Manufacturer and Importer Category]

ATEX Co., Ltd.

[Small & Medium Manufacturer and Importer Category]

Chikazawa Paper Co., Ltd.

(3) Excellence Awards (Committee Awards)

[Large Manufacturer and Importer Category]

AGC TECHNO GLASS Co., Ltd.

[Small & Medium Manufacturer and Importer Category]

Sakura Paxx Corp.

(4) Special Awards (Committee Awards)

[Online Marketplace Category]

Amazon Japan G.K.

3. Profiles of winners

See the Appendix.

4. The 15th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held as below where winners will also deliver speeches.

Date:

November 30 (Tue.), 2021; from 9:30 to 11:30

Venue:

Sakura Hall at Shibuya Cultural Center Owada
(23-21, Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

Program

(1) Opening remarks
(2) The 15th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards ceremony
(3) Speeches by winners (eight companies)
(4) Keynote speech by Mr. Miyamura Tetsuo, Professor Emeritus at Chuo University
(5) Closing remarks

Information for the press on how to apply

Note: The FY2021 ceremony will not accept general participants as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Details of the ceremony will be publicized via video at a later date.

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METI channel / Nikkei Channel

Capacity:

50

How to apply:

Please call the telephone number of the division in charge shown at the end of this press release for advance registration.

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Division in Charge

Product Safety Division, Industrial and Product Safety Policy Group

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