Junnosuke Furukawa Receives "The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star"
Junnosuke Furukawa, honorary advisor of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star during the 2016 autumn conferral, in recognition of his efforts to help advance Japanese industry.
Comment from the recipient:
It is truly an honor to receive this unexpected conferment.
Rather than accepting on my own, I accept it as a representative of the associated industries and of our corporate group, with which I have been involved for many years. It was due to the advice and encouragement of many people that I was able to receive this honor. Thank you very much, everyone.
With the Japanese economy in a stagnant state, I intend to continue to do what I can to help develop society with the latest technology.
|Birth date||December 5, 1935|
|March 1958||Graduated from Keio University, Economics Department|
|April 1959||Entered Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.|
|July 1977||Wire Sales HQ, #3 Sales Division Manager|
|Oct. 1978||Winding Sales Division Manager|
|Oct. 1984||Electronics Sales Division Manager|
|Jan. 1985||Electronics Sales Division Manager & Telecommunications Corporate HQ, Electric Wire Material Operations Division Manager|
|June 1985||Director, Electronics Sales Division Manager & Telecommunications Corporate HQ, Electric Wire Material Operations Division Manager & Sales Division Manager|
|June 1986||Director, Telecommunications Corporate HQ, Electric Wire Material Operations Division Manager & Sales HQ Division Deputy Manager|
|June 2003||Chairman & CEO|
|June 2004||Director & advisor|
|Dec. 2015||Honorary advisor (current)|
About Furukawa Electric Group
Furukawa Electric (TSE; 5801, ISIN; JP3827200001) Group started business in 1884, when its copper-smelting facility and wire manufacturing factory was established. Since then Furukawa Electric has become pioneers in the latest technologies by addressing diverse technological issues. Furukawa Electric has released products in a number of areas, including telecommunications, electronics, automobiles, and construction, with the three types of materials it works with at their core, namely, optics, plastics, and metals. Many of these products have attained the top global market share, and all of its products have contributed to society in numerous business areas. Furukawa Electric reported consolidated revenues of JPY 874.9 billion (approximately USD 8.0B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.