SUMIDA: Company News

Notice of Bereavement

July 6th 2009
Press Release

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Mr. Ichiro Yawata, founder and current honorary chairman of Sumida Group. Mr. Ichiro Yawata was born on March 12, 1924 and passed away on July 2, 2009, at age 85.
Funeral services for family members have already been held. Farewell ceremony will be scheduled at a later date and will be announced in due course.


Year 1956   Sumida Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was incorporated

Mr. Yawata became its representative director and president

Year 1963   The company was renamed Sumida Electric Co., Ltd.

Year 1992   Mr. Yawata became its representative director and chairman

Year 2000   The company was renamed SUMIDA CORPORATION

Year 2003   Mr. Yawata became the honorary chairman of Sumida Group


For inquiries:
Address: Yaesu Center Building, 1-6-6, Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 103-8589
Phone: 81-3-3272-7801


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