For the thirty-third time in its history, the Inamori Foundation has conferred the Kyoto Prize to researchers who have contributed to the fields of “Advanced Technology”, “Basic Science” and “Arts and Philosophy”

The semiconductor engineer Dr. Takashi Mimura, the plant physiologist Dr. Graham Farquhar and the musicologist Dr. Richard Taruskin accepted the Kyoto Prize for their life work at a ceremony held in the old Japanese imperial city today. Along with the Nobel Prize, it is considered one of the world’s most important awards that pays tribute to important figures in the fields of technology, science and culture.

Kyoto/London - This year’s award winners were presented the Kyoto Prize for their contributions to “Advanced Technology”, “Basic Sciences” and “Arts and Philosophy” at a formal ceremony. The prestigious award, which is presented by the Inamori Foundation every year on the 10th November, was bestowed this year for the thirty-third time. All three laureates graciously accepted the award at the Kyoto International Conference Center, located in the old Japanese imperial city, while in the presence of Princess Takamado, who is a member of the imperial family, and over a thousand international guests from the areas of academia, culture, business and politics. The award itself consists of a diploma, the Kyoto Prize medal and prize money in the amount of 50 million Yen (about €400,000) for each category.


KYOCERA Begins Research in AI-based Image Recognition to Help Diagnose Skin Diseases and Cancers via Smartphone

Collaboration with University of Tsukuba to develop AI-based image recognition for eHealth applications to diagnose skin diseases; project targets commercialization by 2020

Kyoto/London - Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced today that its subsidiary, Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (hereafter “KCCS”), has started joint research with the University of Tsukuba to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system capable of detecting melanoma and other skin diseases by analyzing digital images of a patient’s skin. The team aims to commercialize the technology by 2020.


KYOCERA enhances its AI-based Online Image Classifying Service “Labellio” with Higher Capacity for Big Data

Service allows users to easily create image recognition models with new cost-effective options; no expertise in deep learning or programming required

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced today that its subsidiary, Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (hereafter “KCCS”), will launch three new fee-based plans for Labellio, its online image classifying service which enables users to quickly and easily classify digital images by using Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered deep learning technology — without the need for programming or deep learning expertise. The new service plans will be available on October 30.


KYOCERA’s Kyoto Opal Sparkles in New Glitters by Nail Labo

New “Crystal type” Kyoto Opal used for the first time adding its sheer radiance for elegant nail designs

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced today that its new “Crystal type” Kyoto Opal material is being used for the first time in Nail Labo’s Presto Glitters to expand its range of products for professional nail salons. With the new type of Kyoto Opal featuring excellent transparency with rich and subtle hues, the new glitters reflect 14 traditional Japanese colors to add sparkling radiance to nail designs. Ideal for both special occasions and everyday use, the new colors are available now in the United States at Nail Labo’s website and retail store.


KYOCERA Technology Used to Create one of the World’s Smallest Crystal Units Awarded Prestigious Research Prize in Japan

42nd Inoue Harushige Prize given to KYOCERA and Osaka University researcher for ultra-compact crystal units used in smartphones, wearables and IoT solutions

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that the company has received the 42nd Inoue Harushige Prize for developing ultra-small quartz crystal units for smartphones, wearable devices and innovative IoT solutions. The crystal units, which apply plasma CVM technology, were developed by Kyocera and Dr. Kazuya Yamamura, a professor at Osaka University. The 42nd award ceremony took place on July 25, 2017.

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