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CEO message

Lifelong Ink will continue to be a part of people's everyday lives

 

 

 

When I was appointed the CEO two years ago, I spent one year to visit our offices worldwide to meet and exchange opinion in person with our employees, what we called "team members". That was when I noticed a spark twinkling in each of their hearts. I did not know what those sparks were, but they were noticeable. I also found these sparks in the hearts of Wacom's clients and partners. We need to keep these sparks lit. Through conversations with the team members, I was moved by a strong feeling you could call a yearning. That was the impetus for why I decided to start activities to achieve a sustainable society.


We named Wacom's technology "Lifelong Ink," since our technology is an immediate part of people's lives. Lifelong Ink originates from actions such as "writing/drawing" based on people's instincts/feelings. It depicts people's trajectories; who, when, where, and in what mindset they wrote/drew. We offer technology to continue depicting the varying shades of people's lives, from joy to sadness, as they age from children to adults. The small sparks I saw in our team members, customers, and partners link with Lifelong Ink in my mind. I realized that Lifelong Ink has the power to keep those sparks lit and that this power is the value that Wacom must offer.


We sensed the need for more substantive social activities in current circumstances that are questioning company values to achieve a sustainable society. Wacom faces society in our own unique way while further exploring the potential of Lifelong Ink. Wacom’s way to seek to achieve a sustainable society is never-ending journey to ask hopeful questions – if Lifelong Ink can keep and pass the sparks Wacom related people’s heart, and if our activities may be able to change how people’s live. In order to offer Lifelong Ink as part of human life, while pursuing answers to these questions, Wacom will conduct our business and social activities for future society.


President & CEO
Nobutaka Ide


 

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Our Sparks. “The spark of love” by Jacky Yang

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“Stage KOPPA”, a stage that connects stories

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Keep asking questions and moving forward / Connected Ink

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Our Sparks.
“Mam and Dad’s Child Interest” by Stella Wang

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Our Sparks.
"A moment on an autumn mountain" by Takahiro Yamamoto

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Online drawing class for elementary school students during stay-at-home period

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Wacom's new initiative through soccer

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Our Sparks.
"The spark is in you! Mirror portraits during times of isolation" by Oliver Madlener

We had an internal art contest for our Social Initiatives. Let us share the existence of the spark in our team members’ hearts with their artworks.

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Online Sketchnoting workshop for children during school closures

Our team members in Germany organized an online workshop “Young Wacom” for the children while schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3. How KOPPA began /
The story of the Traveling KOPPA

KOPPA began in April 2019. Tamotsu wanted to make something that can be used again after an exhibition. We asked Team KOPPA about their thoughts.

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2. No need to destroy it anymore /
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We put it together ourselves, set it up, put it back, then travel together again. The Traveling KOPPA, our new display furniture came to be.

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1.Meeting KOPPA /
The story of the Traveling KOPPA

KOPPA started out as a challenge: Tamotsu Ito, an architect from Japan, wanted to utilize leftover building materials. Our meeting was pure happenstance.

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Support the "lives" of artists through customer support

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Our Sparks.
“That Spark Inside” by Simone Wolters

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Marketing lecture for future engineers

We gave a marketing lecture for students who are learning to be engineers at the National Institute of Technology Tokyo College.

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Efforts by our sales member, who are responsible for a pen tablet until the very end

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For the Future of Education
Lifelong Ink x AI

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Publication of the children’s book “Feminism is for Boys”

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The Company's basic compliance policy, such as codes, policies, and systems related to sustainability

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