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Messages for shareholders and investors are presented.

代表取締役 社長執行役員 齋藤 弘和

Since its founding in 1935, our Company has established itself as a manufacturer specializing in optical glass, contributing to the growth of Japans optical industry by developing and supplying optical materials that meet the needs of the time. Today, we maintain the leading share of the optical glass market.
OHARAs optical glass brings out the best in light, and are used as lens blanks for digital cameras and other optical instruments and digital devices to create images with greater vividness and higher definition.

In the long history of optical glass, various compounds have been tried and extensive types of glass have been developed to obtain the optical characteristics (refractive index, dispersion, permeability ratio) in demand.
From a very early stage, OHARA has focused on the ecological aspects of its optical glass, based on a vision of protecting the global environment and using resources effectively. We currently provide most of our optical products in ECO OPTICAL GLASS. We develop and supply in diverse performance variations and shapes low Tg glass boasting impressive quality and performance as the optimum material for the pre-forming lens used in pressing molded small aspherical lenses. We are also pursuing new possibilities in glass, based on our strengths in developing methods of forming optical materials and in manufacturing technology. Using cutting-edge technologies in controlling crystallization, we develop and supply ultra low expansion glass-ceramics as a key, functional material in a wide range of fields such as electronics, to be used for semiconductor manufacturing equipment and liquid crystal exposure devices. We continue to expand our business horizons.

Our Company has recently introduced the OHARA Group Long-term Vision 2020. The values we pursue in this long-term vision statement are contributing to the future of society and humanity, responding to change, practicing management that respects people and encourages personal development, insisting on the highest quality that inherits the OHARA DNA, supplying the global market with innovative materials that embody our development skills in materials, and achieving the value that our clients demand. In operational terms, we will began a business in the environment and energy in addition to our core optical business and electronics business, and we seek to contribute as a corporate citizen to improving the global environment. We are committed to creating technology with the highest quality and developing innovative materials, and we will be a Dream Fulfillment Company that constantly strives to realize dreams and create a prosperous future.
We are committed to achieving further growth for the OHARA Group and meeting the expectations of our stakeholders. We ask for your continued support and advice.

President Chief Executive Officer
Hirokazu Saito


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