Kiyoshi Ichimura History
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~ The great man who left a big contribution to the father of the Ricoh Sanai Group founded in Miyaki Town and Saga Prefecture On April 4, Meiji 33, Mr. Ichimura was living in the Ichibaru area of Miyaki town. He graduated from the local Hokumoyasu Elementary School and entered the prestigious Saga Prefectural old system Saga Junior High School, but he dropped out of Saga Junior High School in two years because of his poor life. Starting with vegetable peddling, especially in Kurume city next door, we will help households at the age of fourteen.
Poverty in childhood has created strong aspirations and values.

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When faced with power and money, was thorough Kiyoshi, but he was indifferent about his assets. Moreover, ' the most important one is trust in any case though it is said that a lot of people are even money. Trying to save money is very tiring, but you have to work hard to get credit. Then, money will follow by itself. 』
The belief was advocated immediately after the end of the war, and will lead to the three Love Spirit "love the country who loves the person love work".

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Love people
Kiyoshi was carrying out the belief that the servant was a coworker of the business. When the Kiyoshi and Mrs. Yukie call the servant, it is called by "Kimiza", and the monthly wage increases sixty percent of the market price. He said that his three meals and his work hours were all equivalent to his employer, Kiyoshi. There was not a child treasure in the Kiyoshi couple, and it was to have valued it naturally and mentally like my children.

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Love the country, love the work
In the scorched earth after World War II, Kiyoshi thought that it would not have the meaning of existence if it was not a company which connected to "peace" from now on. As a result of the thought of the meaning of mankind repeating a serious struggle, I concluded that love must be the foundation of our work.
To love is to be rich in life. It was necessary to create a "love of work" and an environment where employees could enjoy working as a company.
If you work out your ingenuity, your work will become more and more interesting. The technology of the work itself is also adept. As a result, the position of the office rises and the life can be made, and it comes to be able to think about others, and to love people. If we go that far as an individual, we will soon become the love of society, and that will lead to a "loving country" spirit. It is perfection to eliminate the phenomenon of human evil, such as war, "Kiyoshi said later.

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Mr. Ichimura, the president of Ricoh Co., Ltd., has overcome numerous challenges, and, while diversifying the company, has boosted the company into a large company called the Ricoh of the world, with Inborn's analytical capabilities, observational power, and persistence. Since the late 1950s, the name of Kiyoshi Ichimura will be widely known by the business community as well as through mass media.
Kiyoshi, who held the word "love the People" in the first of the founding philosophy, "The Spirit of Love," was a person who was loved by a lot of people and was adored by the great and the shortcomings, and expressing them without anyone.
In addition to corporate activities, Ichimura Memorial Gymnasium in Saga City, the donation of Kitashigeyasu Elementary School auditorium in Miyaki town, and a large donation to the Thousand Chestnut Hachimangu shrine, Mr The way of the Kiyoshi, which overcame a number of difficulties while patiently thinking about the purpose and squeezing out ideas, continues to influence various places including the Saga Prefecture which is the hometown now.

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Biographical

1900 (Meiji 33) Born on April 4, the eldest son of Ichimura Toyokichi in the Miyaki-gun Kitashigeyasu village (now Miyaki town), Saga Prefecture.
1913 (Taisho 2), age 13 Entered the prefectural Saga Junior High School.
He was the first person to pass from Kitashigeyasu village, but dropped out because of economic hardship in July of the following year.
They come to help households by selling vegetables.
1920 (Taisho 9), age 20 Chuo University (at night) enter the law.
He dropped out in three years to join Daito Bank of Japan-China merger.
After joining the company, he joined Beijing, Shanghai, accounting chief and branch manager, and became a director.
1925 (Taisho 14), age 25 Married Yukie Matsuoka
1929 (Showa 4), age 29 He took over the rights of the RIKEN Yang image paper developed by the Science Training Center and opened his own business in Haruyoshi Fukuoka City.
1936 (Showa 11), age 36 Founded as Riken Kansei Paper Co., Ltd. and became senior managing director.
1937 (Showa 12), age 37 Senior managing director of Asahi Optical Industries, Ltd.
1945 (Showa 20), age 45 War. Founded Sanai Shoji. Entering the service industry
1946 (Showa 21), age 46 Opened a new store in Ginza 4-chome
1957 (Showa 33), age 58 Opened Nishi-Ginza Department Store
1962 (Showa 37), age 62 The Japan economic newspaper "My CV" will be published for a month.
Became President of Japan-U. S. Beverage Co., Ltd. and obtained the right to sell Coca-Cola Kitakyushu area
1963 (Showa 38), age 63 Donated a gymnasium to promote youth sports in Saga Prefecture
1965 (Showa 40), age 65 It is a desperate start to rebuilding while taking public criticism.
1967 (Showa 42), age 67 In two and a half years, Ricoh rebuilt. Be admired as an indomitable fighting soul
1968 (Showa 43), age 68 For acute hepatic atrophy, final resting place