2017

September 11, 2017Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index
Awarded to Toppan Printing
Included for first time in socially responsible investing index Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index.
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awarding body
S&P Dow Jones, RobecoSAM
June 30, 2017Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Best Culinary Heritage Book Grand Prix
Awarded to TABEMONO JIKAN (Author: Masayuki Okuda)
A printing director from Toppan Printing produced expression of the highest quality to faithfully present the beautiful photography of delicious-looking food by photographer Jun Hasegawa.
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awarding body
Gourmand International
June 9, 201741st Kinoshita Prize Packaging Technology Category
Awarded to Meisho Series highest quality condiment tubes
If the QR code on the outer box is scanned using a smartphone, the language settings of the phone are automatically detected and information is displayed in the appropriate language (English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese).
October 25, 2017Universal Manners Awards 2017 Impact Category
Awarded to Toppan Printing
Recognized for advancing activities from diverse perspectives, such as those of senior citizens, disabled people, the LGBT community, and foreign nationals.

2016

May 19, 2016D&AD Awards 2016
Wood Pencil in Branding category
Awarded to “Line of life Project”
Client: Suntory Holdings Limited
Agency: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
This piece was planned and created as part of Suntory Bird Conservation Activities, one of the environment-related undertakings of Suntory Holdings. An event was held in which stork-shaped kites were flown with children to symbolize a commitment to creating rich natural habitats in Japan, where storks, which are at the top of the wetland ecosystem pyramid, have become extinct. This video documented the event.
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awarding body
British Design and Art Direction (D&AD) (U.K.)

2015

July 2, 2015Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015
Shortlisted in Design category
Awarded to 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY POSTER “RING” AND “Link” BENDA-KOGYO
Client: BENDA-KOGYO CO., LTD.
Agency: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Overview: The theme of “harmony” was selected with a motif of BENDA-KOGYO’s signature “perfectly round ring gear” as a symbol for the company’s 50th anniversary. Five posters were produced with creative design synchronizing “the beauty of a perfectly round product” with “the expressions of employees who are masters of their crafts.” This expressed BENDA-KOGYO’s firm commitment to manufacturing and the high reliability of its products.
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awarding body
International Advertising Festival Limited (London)

2014

March 4, 2014Diversity Management Selection 100
Awarded to Toppan Printing
The Diversity Management Selection 100 are identified and awarded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to businesses that are making good use of a broad range of personnel, including women, non-Japanese, the elderly and persons with disabilities, to create innovation.
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awarding body
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

2013

December 9, 2013Grand Prize, 62nd Annual Nikkei Ad Awards
Awarded to Toppan Printing,
Advertising Series: TOPPAN. Changing the World with Printing Technologies.
Yasuhiko Kobayashi, head of the judging committee, indicated that it was not just the unique character of Toppan’s products and services, but also its clear business culture that spoke to them. He went on to note that the large use of photographs made it clear that they were aware of the medium, and could draw the eye to the copy, clearly expressing a unique quality.
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awarding body
Nihon Keizai Shimbunsha
July 8, 2013Sixth Place (Fighting Spirit Award), 42nd World Skills Competition (Leipzig, Germany), Printing
Awarded to Marino Taniki, Nagoya Plant, Toppan Communication Products Co., Ltd.
Ever since Printing became an official category at the Shizuoka competition in 2007, we have been training young people in the company to improve their technical skills, and have been selected as the Japan representative three out of the four times the competition has occurred since then.
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awarding body
WorldSkills International/Japan Vocational Ability Development Association (Supervising Agency for Japan’s World Skills Effort)
May 29, 201337th Kinoshita Prize Research & Development Category
Awarded to The Sosogi-Jozu®, a standing pouch that improves the ease of pouring
Toppan Printing
As a standing pouch that makes the pouring spout difficult to close and enables a smooth replacement process, it gets high marks for its improved usability.
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awarding body
Japan Packaging Institute
May 15, 2013Yoshida Award at 1st Japan Advertising Federation Advertising Awards
Awarded to Naoki Adachi, Chairman & Representative Director, Toppan Printing
Recognized for building the foundations for the company of today as one that offers comprehensive solutions by actively pushing forward with involvement in peripheral businesses such as marketing and IT while maintaining printing as a core competence.
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awarding body
Japan Advertising Federation
March 15, 2013General Award in the Bimonthly Publication Section of the Magazine and Newspaper Category at the Fiscal 2012 Keidanren Recommended Internal Communication Awards
Awarded to Toppan Printing for Toppan Group internal newsletter CONVEX
Recognized for selecting management challenges for special features, thoroughly examining matters from multiple angles in each issue, and creating a magazine that has reporting from the field and fosters a sense of unity within the group.
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awarding body
Keidanren Business Services for Internal Communications