2015- Aiming to Realize DNP's Third Corporate Founding

The DNP Group Vision 2015 was formulated and announced in 2015. The Vision came with a new corporate philosophy: "The DNP Group connects individuals and society, and provides new value." DNP has made it known both to its employees and to the public that it strives to achieve change and create new value to solve social issues.
DNP is currently aiming to realize its Third Corporate Founding. Inherent in this founding is the determination that the company must go beyond the Second Corporate Founding that took place in the post-war reconstruction period and create new value in today's rapidly changing social environment.
Moving forward, the company will leverage its strengths in Printing & Information (P&I) and create new value for people and society through Taiwa (dialogue) and cooperation with its many partners.

  • Interactive art installation "Diversity", Expo Milano 2015
  • DNP Ichigaya-Kagacho Building
  • ID photo booth
  • "Globes in Motion" exhibition
  • DNP Plaza
  • DNP’s in-house magazine, “DNP Family,” received the Japan Business Federation’s top award for a “recommended in-house publication”
  • Skin display
2015February
Developed reflective film for agricultural use
March 18
DNP selected as a winner of “The FY2014 Diversity Management Selection 100” project sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
April 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
August 6
Acquired Tamura Plastic MFG. Co., Ltd. as a consolidated subsidiary under the name DNP Tamura Plastic Co., Ltd.
August 8
Completed DNP Ichigaya-Kagacho Building
August
Began offering "augmented reality (AR) videos" as one of the services available through the "DNP Imaging Mall"
October 1
Announced the "DNP Group Vision 2015"
October 20
Began offering "My Number" citizen ID card application service through ID photo booths
October
Developed “lighting film” that brightens a room by reflecting and diffusing sunlight entering from windows
2016January
Began offering BPO services that help corporations respond to the introduction of Japan's "My Number" citizen ID numbering system
February 19
Held "Globes in Motion" exhibit in collaboration with the National Library of France (BnF) until September 4
March 10
Began "DNP Carton VR Smartphone Theater" service, producing virtual-reality videos for use at events including sales promotions and tourist attractions
March 16
Launched Cyber Knowledge Academy Co., Ltd. to train personnel capable of countering cyber-attacks
March
Established a smart card personalization joint venture, PT. Wahyu DNP Bureau, with Wahyu Kartumasindo International of Indonesia
August 25
Opened DNP Plaza in Ichigaya, Tokyo
October 1
Established DNP Communication Design Co., Ltd.
December 13
Received Grand Prize in the "9th Work-Life-Balance Awards" sponsored by Japan Productivity Center
2017February 7
Produced a replica of the Japan-Denmark Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, and Denmark presented it to Japan
March 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
June
In collaboration with Yusen Logistics Co, Ltd., constructed a temperature-controlled international transportation service that makes use of the "DNP Multi-functional Insulated Box"
September 21
Participated in the FinTech Demonstration Testing Hub established by Japan’s Financial Services Agency
October 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
October 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
October 28
Opened Tokyo Anime Center in DNP Plaza(Open in a new window)
December 11
Tested the "&HAND" project aimed at connecting pregnant women on subways with fellow passengers of goodwill
December 12
Certified by the Japan Sports Agency as a "sports yell company," i.e. a company that encourages employees to engage in sports
2018February
Developed an ultra-thin elastic skin display in collaboration with the University of Tokyo
March 6
"Ichigaya no Mori (Ichigaya Forest)" acquired ABINC (Association for Business Innovation in Harmony with Nature and Community) Certification
April 1
DNP-SIG Combibloc established as a new company as a joint venture with SIG Combibloc group (Switzerland)
May 21
DNP received an award from Fairtrade Label Japan for reaching one million cups of Fairtrade-certified coffee consumed at the company. DNP is the first company to have received this award in Japan.
May
DNP's monitoring system, Your Manager (Package Type) adopted for use in clinical research at the Cardiology Department of Tokyo Women's Medical University
May
Developed a transparent screen that can display vivid images even in bright places
June 28
Yoshinari Kitajima assumed the role of president
July
DNP Group's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target recognized under the Science Based Targets Initiative
August 10
Published the "DNP Group Integrated Report"