Corporate History


In 2015, in response to powerful changes in our business environment, we formulated and published "DNP Group Vision 2015". Our updated corporate philosophy is "The DNP Group connects individuals and society, and provides new value," reflecting our determination to proactively initiate change and to create "new value" that solves social problems.
We intend to focus on four areas: Knowledge and Communication, Food and Healthcare, Lifestyle and Mobility, and Environment and Energy. We view these as growth areas in which we aim to contribute to society by creating new value through active dialogue and collaboration both within and outside DNP.

Interactive art installation "Diversity", Expo Milano 2015Interactive art installation "Diversity", Expo Milano 2015

DNP Ichigaya-Kagacho BuildingDNP Ichigaya-Kagacho Building

ID photo boothID photo booth

			in Motion" exhibition"Globes in Motion" exhibition

DNP PlazaDNP Plaza

DNP’s in-house magazine, DNP’s in-house magazine, "DNP Family,” received the Japan Business Federation’s top award for a “recommended in-house publication”

Feb.   Developed reflective film for agricultural use
Mar. 18   DNP selected as a winner of “The FY2014 Diversity Management Selection 100” project sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Apr. 1   With Kinokuniya Company Ltd., established Publishing Marketing Innovation Japan Co., Ltd. as a joint venture
May 1   Expo Milano 2015 opened, with DNP sponsoring the Japanese pavilion
Aug. 6   Acquired Tamura Plastic MFG. Co., Ltd. as a consolidated subsidiary under the name DNP Tamura Plastic Co., Ltd.
Aug. 8   Completed DNP Ichigaya-Kagacho Building
Aug. Began offering "augmented reality (AR) videos" as one of the services available through the "DNP Imaging Mall"
Oct. 1   Announced the "DNP Group Vision 2015"
Oct. 20   Began offering "My Number" citizen ID card application service through ID photo booths
Oct.   Developed “lighting film" that brightens a room by reflecting and diffusing sunlight entering from windows
Jan.  -   Began offering BPO services that help corporations respond to the introduction of Japan's "My Number" citizen ID numbering system
Feb. 19   Held "Globes in Motion" exhibit in collaboration with the National Library of France (BnF) until Sep. 4
Mar. 10   Began "DNP Carton VR Smartphone Theater" service, producing virtual-reality videos for use at events including sales promotions and tourist attractions
Mar. 16   Launched Cyber Knowledge Academy Co., Ltd. to train personnel capable of countering cyber-attacks
Mar.   Established a smart card personalization joint venture, PT. Wahyu DNP Bureau, with Wahyu Kartumasindo International of Indonesia
Aug. 25 Opened DNP Plaza in Ichigaya, Tokyo
Oct. 1   Established DNP Communication Design Co., Ltd.
Dec. 13   Received Grand Prize in the "9th Work-Life-Balance Awards" sponsored by Japan Productivity Center
Feb.  7   Produced a replica of the Japan-Denmark Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, and Denmark presented it to Japan
Mar. 15   DNP’s in-house magazine, "DNP Family,” received the Japan Business Federation’s top award for a “recommended in-house publication”
May. 16   Concluded an agreement with Photronics Inc. of the U.S. to establish a joint venture in China related to semiconductor photomask business
Jun.   In collaboration with Yusen Logistics Co, Ltd., constructed a temperature-controlled international transportation service that makes use of the “DNP Multi-functional Insulated Box”
Sep. 21   Participated in the FinTech Demonstration Testing Hub established by Japan’s Financial Services Agency
Oct. 1 Consolidated two shares of common stock into one share, and changed the number of shares of per share unit from 1,000 shares to 100 shares
Oct. 2   Embarked on joint research with the National Center for Child Health and Development aimed at using next generation gut organoids chips to support pharmaceutical development
Oct. 28   Opened Tokyo Anime Center in DNP Plaza
Dec. 11   Tested the "&HAND" project aimed at connecting pregnant women on subways with fellow passengers of goodwill
Dec. 12   Certified by the Japan Sports Agency as a "sports yell company," i.e. a company that encourages employees to engage in sports