• A Sharp Journey

    Tokuji Hayakawa, Sharp Founder

    Story of Founder Tokuji Hayakawa - Chronology

    1893 - 1901
    Tokuji Hayakawa's Background
    1901 - 1912
    Experiencing Work and Human Kindness
    1912 - 1914
    September 15, 1912: Tokuji Sets Up His Own Business
    1915 - 1923
    Invention of the Hayakawa Mechanical Pencil
    1915 - 1926
    Never Giving Up Until Making the Sale, No Matter What
    1923
    September 1—The Fateful Day When Everything Was Lost
    1924
    Making a Comeback in Osaka, a New Land
    1925 - 1928
    "This Is It!" -An Instinct that the Era of Radio Would Come
    1926 - 1935
    Foresight Not Only for Products, but Also in Developing Sales Channels
    1929 - 1931
    Growing as a Radio Manufacturer
    1936 - 1937
    Developing a New Conveyor, Striving for Production Efficiency
    1937
    Thinking Back on His Own Misfortune—Building a Place for Young People to Learn
    1937 - 1945
    Even in Wartime, Constantly Striving for Business Continuity
    1945
    Moving Toward Postwar Reconstruction—Starting With Repair Services
    1950
    Gratitude to the Visually Impaired—Establishing a Special Metalworking Plant
    1951 - 1953
    Twenty Years after Predicting the Age of Television, Achieving a Long-Cherished Wish
    1952
    A Spirit of Service that Impressed the Social Entrepreneurs of the World
    1953
    Tokuji's Conviction: There Will Soon Be "One Television Set Per Household"
    1954
    Opening a Day-Care Center to See the Smiles of Children Opening the Ikutoku-en Nursery School
    1954 -
    Business Friends Across the Sea Ultimately Become Friends Dedicated to Service
    1959 -
    Predicting the Future: "The Biggest Challenge Will Be to Make Use of the Heat and Light of the Sun"
    1962 -
    "Make Products that Others Want to Imitate"
    - 1980
    A Life of Always Moving Forward, Always Looking One Step Ahead

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