New ISOWA-bito

This April, 15 newly-graduated students joined ISOWA.
*“Bito” in the title means “person” in Japanese. Employees are called “ISOWA-bito” at ISOWA.

Let me show you some pictures from the welcome ceremony.

Cherry blossoms welcomed them in full bloom, too!

After the ceremony, I got a two-hour talk session with them.

We discussed out credo ”Aim for the best corporate culture where we can work for our own happiness and for the happiness of our beloved family.”  and what we can do about it.

At first they were being a little insecure and shy ,but, thanks to everyone’s involvement, the discussion got really energetic in the end.

I hope they found their own answer to the question, “What can a freshman do to make ISOWA a company with the best corporate culture in the world”

There might not be so much that you are able to do right now, but I want you to always try to make a difference for yourself, even if it’s a tiny one. Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you.

That’s my message for them.

Good luck to each and every one of you!


Family Open House 2018

We had Family Open House 2018.

The main feature this time is a full-scale corrugated steam locomotive.

Since the theme is “locomotive”, guests need a ticket to pass the ticket gate at the entrance.

Just like real ones.

Through the gate, the locomotive shows itself.

Open House starts with a departing ceremony.

Behind the factory, we got 15 food trucks which had a very wide range of menu, from pizza to Japanese rice balls.

Nearly 600 people came in total.

The reason it looks less than that in the picture above is everyone was so preoccupied with the food that they wouldn’t join the picture.

But it’s still a great photo with not only ISOWA people but also their families!

We had a lot of other fun contents, too.

Machine demo running

Full scale military tank that actually runs.

Paper craft for the kids.

Clown show

Buckwheat noodle making

This time we also invited the alumni.
It was great seeing a lot of faces I hadn’t seen in a while.

ISOWA might not be existing now without any of them.


As you might know, our motto is “Work for happiness of your family and yourself”.

I’m working for happiness of myself, my family, employees and their families.

Employees’ families is one of the biggest reasons that I work.
Seeing them in person is always a huge motivation boost for me.

Lastly, I would like to say thank you to the project staff who made this event successful and amazing.

See you all at the next Open House!


Corrugated Steam Locomotive

Corrugated Steam Locomotive which I wrote about before finally arrived!
I would like to show you what the assembling was like.

Putting the front face on the base.
It weighs much more than you might be thinking.

Besides, it needs to be set in the exact position .

After jointing disk-shaped parts with beams over and over again..

The silhouette becomes clearer.

Then we put up the driver’s compartment.
While they are working on the main structure, others are doing delicate hand works.

What are they making?

They’re “corrugated bolts”.

We had kids help us equip those bolts and finish up the details.

In addition to bolts,


Everything is made from corrugated sheets.

It even has an ISOWA name plate.

After two days of work, it unveiled its full picture.
From another angle,

Pictures cannot express enough its overwhelming presence.

We are having more than 500 people over for a family event this weekend.

I’m sure it’s going to be a great event with the locomotive.


Open House 2017



We had “Open House 2017” for two days at the end of last month.

More than 200 customers came from all over Japan and East Asia.

A lot of young people of ours came under the spotlight this year.


Presenter was Ms. H who just started working this April.


Technical presentation on our latest corrugator production control system “iEM2”.

She was the first and only female engineer at ISOWA when she joined us 10 years ago.


Ever since, she has been engaged in the development of production control system as a pioneer of female engineer.





Technical presentation on our flagship printer "Ibis" featuring the latest technology that makes it possible to feed two sheets for each cylinder revolution and to double your productivity.


He has only been working here for one and half years, and yet, has played a great role in making this new feature come true.