Happy New Year!
We wish you all good health and much happiness. Thank you very much for subscribing to our newsletter and for following our information. In this special New Year’s issue, we would like to bring you a picture of Mt. Fuji, the auspicious symbol of the Japanese New Year and also send you the New Year’s greetings from our president and the president of our parent corporation, Micro MIM Japan Holdings Inc.
Micro MIM Europe GmbH
CEO Hideaki Tanaka
We wish you a very happy and healthy new year. Thank you very much for your extraordinary kindness and support during the past year.
In 2022, Taisei Kogyo Co., Ltd. marked its 50th anniversary of the establishment and the MIM business section in the whole group companies expects to set a new record for sales. To develop the entire group for the next 50 years, we are experimenting with new research and development, investing in new equipment, and forming new technological partnerships. Moreover, we established Micro MIM Europe GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany, and we are now ready to meet the demands of our European and U.S. customers in a more timely manner.
In 2023, we updated our group company philosophy to “Bring joy to many people”, and under the corporate philosophy, we will work as one team and devote ourselves to making even greater contributions to as many people as possible.
We look forward to working with you on bringing metal components for your products from concept to creation.
Micro MIM Japan Holdings Inc.
CEO Dr. Shigeo Tanaka
We wish you a very happy new year and best wishes for the early spring of 2023. We deeply appreciate your continued support to Micro MIM Holdings Inc. and the Taisei Group.
On a personal note, in January I watched a play at the Osaka Shochikuza, which opened in 1923, marking its 100th anniversary. This time they held “Yugen” as you can see in the picture at the bottom, a new performance based on a Noh play which is the oldest Japanese traditional performing art and a Japanese musical with dance and music at its core, performed by a leading Kabuki actor, Tamasaburo Bando. Based on the classics but with new wonderful inspirations, it was a piece beyond the traditional art, blending the graceful dance and the heroic musical performance by the Japanese traditional drum performing group Kodo. Our group companies will also continue to take on the challenge of meeting the new demands of our clients for the next 50 years.
We look forward to working with you on more projects and we sincerely hope that this year will be a great one for all of you.
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