First Winner of the Social Impact Award for Companies Achieving the Biggest Social Impact in the World, Granted by Plug and Play in Silicon Valley, United States
We are pleased to announce that our company has been selected as the first annual winner of the Social Impact Award for Companies Achieving the Biggest Social Impact in the World (“Plug and play awards LIMEX the first annual Social Impact Award”), by one of the three biggest accelerators in Silicon Valley, United States, specializing in the growth and development of startup companies. We are also pleased to announce that LIMEX was awarded second prize, under the New Materials and Packaging Category, at the pitch event Plug and Play Expo, held on October 27th (US time). TBM was also awarded top position at the pitch event held by Plug and Play in July this year “Batch 2: Plug and Play Companies—New Materials and Packaging Program Selection Day,” becoming the first Japanese company to be chosen for the acceleration program within this category. Following this acceleration program and the achievement of these awards, TBM will maximize its networking and collaboration opportunities with other Plug and Play partner companies, also working together with Times Bridge Management Global, Inc. (TBM United States 100% subsidiary), which was established in July for the purpose of achieving global expansion. Please refer to the press release below for more detailed information.
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LIMEX Featured on NHK News’ Ohayo Nippon
LIMEX was featured on Machikado Johoshitsu of the Ohayo Nippon program on NHK News, on October 21st (Fri).
Based on the title of “Is this paper?” the program showcased our company’s business cards made of limestone, rather than paper, presenting applications for this new material and broadcasting footage of our factories in Shiroishi.
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Participating in the Water Project Promoted by the Ministry of the Environment
As of October 21st, 2016, our company has started taking part in the Water Project promoted by the Ministry of the Environment.
Following the announcement of the Basic Act on Water Cycles in April, 2014, the Ministry of the Environment launched the Water Project as a public-private partnership project, aimed at widely promoting the importance of healthy water cycles and water sources among the community. As a recycling-oriented materials
manufacturer, our company is currently working on the conservation of water resources in the manufacturing of its new material LIMEX. We are also working on the development of LIMEX ACTION, an awareness program that promotes the protection of our depleting resources, by converting the amount of LIMEX materials manufactured and sold, into saved water resources. Going forward, we shall continue to endorse the objectives of this project, contributing to the conservation of water resources through all our business activities.
See below for more details on the Water Project.
Featured on Visual Shift
An interview with our Corporate Officer, Takayuki Sasaki, has been featured on media site Visual Shift, managed by Amana Inc.
The interview is based on the topic of “Visual Strategies for Conveying the Company’s Vision,” including discussions on the key aspects of website management, and the concepts behind our new offices. Please feel free to read the article!
LIMEX Featured at the Invest Japan Forum 2016, organized by Nikkei Inc.
LIMEX was featured at the Invest Japan Forum 2016, organized by Nikkei Inc., on October 7th (Fri). Invest Japan Forum 2016 is an important initiative created by the Japanese government, positioned as being part of Japan’s Revitalization Strategy, and aimed at the promotion of direct investments in Japan. The forum invites managers from overseas companies, foreign companies that already do business in Japan, and Japanese companies with an interest in working in collaboration with foreign
Takayuki Sasaki to Take Part in Joint Seminar by TBM and Stripe International, Titled “Conveying the Business through Visualization, and Communication Methods for Connecting Employees,” Organized by Amana
A seminar titled “Conveying the Business through Visualization, and Communication Methods for Connecting Employees,” will be presented by CHO and HR General Manager of Stripe International Inc., Mitsunori Kanda, and our Corporate Officer, Takayuki Sasaki (Corporate Communications). We hope to see you all at the seminar!
See an overview and more details about the seminar.
Featured on Nikkei Trendy, November 2016 Issue Award of Excellence Granted in the Lifestyle Category for the Top Life-changing Startup Products
LIMEX was featured in the opening article “Startups! 120 Products to Make your Dreams Come True” of Nikkei Trendy’s November issue, sold on October 4th, announcing the product as the winner of the Award of Excellence in the Lifestyle Category for the Top Life-changing Startup Products.
LIMEX is introduced as “a new type of material that is highly durable, resistant to water, and which contributes positively to our global environment.” Please feel free to read the article!
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Featured in Yomiuri Kodomo Shimbun
LIMEX has been featured in a special article on Yomiuri Kodomo Shimbun, published on the issue of September 29th, 2016. Yomiuri Kodomo Shimbun is a newspaper aimed at primary school children, issued every Thursday by Yomiuri Shimbun, boasting over 200,000 printed copies.
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Featured in JETI Magazine
An article has been featured in the September, 2016 issue of the monthly magazine JETI, announcing the sales representation agreement signed between Dentsu Inc. and TBM.
In addition to strengthening the corporate promotion of LIMEX business cards, going forward, we shall be focusing on the sale of business cards, as well as posters, leaflets, POP advertising, and product packaging.
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Corporate Officer of TBM, Taichi Yamaguchi, Featured on Nikkei Career
An article about our Corporate Officer, Taichi Yamaguchi, has been featured on the Nikkei Career editorial column “Perspective of Next-generation Leaders Who Foster Innovation.”Yamaguchi worked at Fuji Xerox for three years doing new business development, then joined PwC and focused on business recovery, M&A and PMI. This interview explores his views on careers, and the thoughts behind his desire to join a startup company. Please feel free to read the article!
Featured on Materia
An article titled “LIMEX: LIMESTONE MATERIAL TO REPLACE PAPER AND PLASTIC” featured on Materia.
Materia is the global network in the area of innovative materials. Materia encourage joint innovation on the road to a more beautiful, sustainable and high-quality built environment.
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Published in a “JAPAN TODAY”：Taichi Yamaguchi (Corporate Officer)
Our Corporate Officer Taichi Yamaguchi interviewed about LIMEX by Japan Today appeared in the topics of “FEATURES (EXECUTIVE IMPACT)”.
Japan Today is the News Site for abroad to report of Japanese various information.
And also Japan Today facebook page is the most popular SNS page for foreign people to know about Japan info.
We would appreciate it if you could see the article.
The article can be found here >>
The NIKKEI broadcast about TBM -LIMEX by the special TV program on ‘The Cambria Palace by their 10 anniversary 500 times Memorial.
August 4 (Thursday) at 22:00～ TV program, The NIKKEI broadcast about TBM -LIMEX by the special TV program on ‘The Cambria Palace by their 10 anniversary 500 times Memorial. Performer : Mr. Nobuyoshi Yamasaki (TBM Co., Ltd Chief Executive Officer) Kazuhide Sekiyama ( CEO of Spiber Co., Ltd.) Host : Mr. Ryu Murakami and Ms. Eiko Koike. The program has been introduced as many as five hundred people’s various episode by lot of business manager. We TBM were selected by the program at the event which marks the stages of their 10 anniversary 500 times Memorial, for the venture corporation which can change the future for the another 10 years. It is the utmost honor for me to be treated like this and We are grateful for everyone’s cooperation now. I would appreciate it if you could watch the TV program.
≪The NIKKEI broadcast about TBM -LIMEX by the special TV program on ‘The Cambria Palace by their 10 anniversary 500 times Memorial.≫
Published in a magazine -Forbes 〔Create paper by stone without water〕 Start up ・TBM, From Japan to all over the world..
August 3, 2016, The title of article Forbes 〔Create paper by stone without water〕”Start up ・TBM, From Japan to all over the world” in the web-site by world amount International Finance Magazine Forbes. We would appreciate it if you could see the article.
〔The article by Forbes〕can be found here ≫≫
To conclude the fundamental contract of sales representation agreement with DENTSU INC.
We (TBM) concluded the fundamental contract of sales representation agreement with DENTSU INC. (Head Office at 1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-7001, Japan, Mr. Tadashi Ishii, President & CEO, and so forth : DENTSU). it has been implemented already by the product of LIMEX. We propose strengthening “LIMEX name cards” to enterprise. And not only name card but study for the sales & service collaboration for the “ADVERTISEMENTS COMPRISING PRODUCT” for future examination.
〔The press release〕can be found here ≫≫
Published in a web-site of 〔Like!! Japan〕 : Interview by Editor-in-chief
August 3rd, Published in a web-site for the interview article between the editor-in-chief Mr. Oda of 〔Like!! Japan〕 to dispatch of Information transmission “Like!” by all over Japan with our Yamasaki. Make our future together with the revolutionary new high-tech materials LIMEX which can contribute both problem-solving in the world and regional revitalization in Japan. We would appreciate it if you could see the article.
〔The article “Like! Japan”〕can be found here ≫≫
Establishment of the first overseas subsidiary “Times Bridge Management Global Inc. in SAN FRANCISCO, USA.
We report that TBM established our first overseas subsidiary “Times Bridge Management Global Inc. in SAN FRANCISCO, USA with completed registration. We will accelerate our overseas marketing activity for USA and all over the world to proceed our global business development from now on. Please see the press release as below :
〔The press release”〕can be found here ≫≫
Published in a 〔Nikkei financial news on Web-site〕 Title : TBM has started to sale special paper product which is environmentally friendly in USA.
Published in a magazine of TOYOKEIZAI 〔Great Venture 100 companies in Japan〕 TBM in the list of 60 of promising venture companies.
Published in a International public relations magazine of [We are Tomodachi Summer 2016] issued by the government of Japan. Title : Cutting-Edge Technologies: Making Paper from Stone.
Published in a International public relations magazine of [We are Tomodachi Summer 2016] issued by the government of Japan. Introduce Japanese superior technology and products to all over the world. (two(2) pages). We would appreciate it if you could see the article.
〔The article “We are Tomodachi Summer 2016I”〕can be found here ≫≫