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Toppan's 110-year Journey The structure of the world economy underwent a major transformation in the wake of the global financial crisis and the rise of BRICs and other emerging markets.

Chronology
2000

Toppan Koishikawa Building completed

Toppan Hall and the Printing Museum, Tokyo opened

Toppan Fair 2000 held in six locations in Japan
Applied research for digitally archiving cultural assets of the Forbidden City in collaboration with China's Palace Museum commenced

2002

Printed wiring board company NEC Toppan Circuit Solutions, Inc. established in cooperation with NEC Corporation

Mécénat Encouragement Award received at the 2002 Mécénat Awards ceremony for operation of Toppan Hall

2003 Institute for Digitization of the Palace Museum Heritage opened within China's Palace Museum
First part of The Imperial Palace VR: The Forbidden City - the Emperor's Palace completed
2004

Award for Distinction as a Corporate Citizen received from Bunkyo Ward in Tokyo

Production of world’s first color filters for sixth-generation-size glass commenced

Shanghai Toppan Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. established

Shares of three printing-related Japan Tobacco, Inc. subsidiaries acquired.

2005

Buyout of DuPont Photomasks, Inc. completed.

A joint development agreement with IBM of the U.S. to develop state-of-the-art photomasks concluded
Industrial Materials Division merged with Toppan Cosmo to establish a new Toppan Cosmo Co., Ltd.

Bitway business spun off to create Bitway Co., Ltd.

2006

TOPPAN SOLUTION WORLD 2006 exhibitions held in seven locations across Japan
Contract concluded with the government of Greece to provide the Greek Secure Document Issuance System
Local subsidiary, Toppan Printing Greece S.A., established

Cartocan paper-based beverage containers presented with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Award at the third Eco-Products Awards
Mie Plant II completed
First-ever production of LCD color filters for eighth-generation-size glass (world's largest) commenced

2007

Toppan named one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (first of three consecutive years with 2008 and 2009)

Toppan Label Co., Ltd. and TMP merged to create Toppan TDK Label.

TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater opened with Tokyo National Museum

2008

Agreement with DuPont of the U.S. for solar cell backsheets concluded

Major Singapore printer SNP Corporation acquired

2009

As a result of joint development efforts with IBM, manufacturing processes for photomasks for 32nm and 28nm semiconductors established

Production at new plant for 10th generation color filters commenced

New plant in Beijing, China constructed for book, magazine and package printing

Printing Museum, Tokyo Toppan Hall

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