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Kazuo Inamori

Kazuo Inamori, Japanese entrepreneur, air transportation executive. Ordained Buddhist priest 1997. Trustee Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1990—2002, trustee emeritus, since 2002; Member of National Academy of Engineering (foreign associate), Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences (foreign), American Ceramic Society (life).

Background

  • Inamori, Kazuo was born on January 30, 1932 in Kagoshima City, Japan. Son of Kesaichi and Kimi (Tamari) Inamori.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry, Kagoshima University, 1955; Doctor of Science (honorary), University Denver, 1988; Doctor of Science (honorary), Cranfield University, 1995; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Alfred University, 1988; Deng (honorary), Case Western Reserve University, 2006; Doctor (honorary), Kyushu University, 2006; Doctor (honorary), Kyoto Institute of Technology, 2010.

    Career

    • Founder, member board directors Kyocera Corporation (formerly Kyoto Ceramic Limited company), 1959—2005, president, 1966-1985, chairman, 1986—1997, chairman emeritus, since 1997. Founder, chairman DDI Corporation, Japan, 1984—1997, chairman emeritus, 1997—2000, KDDI Corporation (merger between DDI Corporation, KDD Corporation & IDO Corporation), since 2001. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Japan Airlines International Limited company, Tokyo, since 2010.

      Founder, president Seiwajyuku School Business Education, since 1983, Inamori Foundation, Kyoto, since 1984. Founder, chairman Kansai Cellular Telephone Сompany, Limited, 1987—1997, DDI Pocket Telephone Incorporated, 1994—1997. Chairman board directors Taito Corporation, 1990—1997.

      Appointed chairman Kyoto Chamber of Commerce & Industry, since 1995. Co-founder Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, Washington, 2002. Founder Seiwa Social Welfare Association, 2003, Inamori Social Welfare Foundation, 2003, Inamori Academy Management & Technology, Kagoshima University, 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained Buddhist priest 1997.

    Works

    Membership

    Trustee Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1990—2002, trustee emeritus, since 2002, Member of National Academy of Engineering (foreign associate), Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences (foreign), American Ceramic Society (life).

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Asako Sunaga, December 14, 1958. Children: Shinobu, Chiharu, Mizuho.
    • child: Shinobu Inamori
    • child: Chiharu Inamori
    • child: Mizuho Inamori
    • mother: Kimi (Tamari) Inamori
    • spouse: Asako Sunaga
    • father: Kesaichi
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    Born January 30, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1955
      Kagoshima University
    • 1988
      University Denver
    • 1995
      Cranfield University
    • 1988
      Alfred University
    • 2006
      Case Western Reserve University
    • 2006
      Kyushu University
    • 2010
      Kyoto Institute of Technology
    • 2001
      founder
    • 2010
      chairman, Japan Airlines International Company
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 2010
      Chief Executive Officer, Japan Airlines International Company
      Tokyo, Japan
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