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TANAKA Memorial Foundation Announces Recipients of Precious Metals Research Grants

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Friday, March 29, 2024

TOKYO, Mar 29, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - The TANAKA Memorial Foundation's Representative Director, Hideya Okamoto, announced the recipients of the FY2023 Precious Metals Research Grants.

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  • TOKYO, Mar 29, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - The TANAKA Memorial Foundation's Representative Director, Hideya Okamoto, announced the recipients of the FY2023 Precious Metals Research Grants.
  • This year, the program's 25th year, the Umekichi Tanaka Award was established in honor of the founder, Umekichi Tanaka, who was instrumental in expanding the industrial use of precious metals, and researchers were invited to apply for the program in a wide range of fields where precious metals can make contributions to the research and development of new technologies, and research and development can be applied to precious metals.
  • The recipients and an overview of the Precious Metals Research Grants are indicated below.
  • Purpose of Business: To provide grants for research related to precious metals to contribute to the development and cultivation of new fields for precious metals, and to the development of science, technology, and the social economy.

TANAKA to Install 500 kW Fuel Cell System to Promote the Use of Hydrogen Energy at Production Plants

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

It has decided to install an H2Rex(TM) pure hydrogen fuel cell system manufactured by Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation to optimally control generating efficiency.

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  • It has decided to install an H2Rex(TM) pure hydrogen fuel cell system manufactured by Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation to optimally control generating efficiency.
  • Rendering of the system to be installed at TANAKA; Photo courtesy of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions
    TANAKA is currently carrying out Operation Polaris*2 with the objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • The pure hydrogen fuel cell system to be introduced generates electricity by making use of a chemical reaction that combines hydrogen and oxygen, the reverse of the electrolysis of water.
  • TANAKA will continue to expand its use of hydrogen energy even after the introduction of the system.

TANAKA Holdings Announces Green Loan Financing for Construction of New Head Office Building

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

TOKYO, Mar 27, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Group CEO: Koichiro Tanaka), the pure holding company of TANAKA Precious Metals, announced today that it has entered into a green loan agreement with Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masahiko Kato, hereafter "Mizuho Bank") to finance the construction of the new head office building scheduled to open in April this year.

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  • TOKYO, Mar 27, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Group CEO: Koichiro Tanaka), the pure holding company of TANAKA Precious Metals, announced today that it has entered into a green loan agreement with Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masahiko Kato, hereafter "Mizuho Bank") to finance the construction of the new head office building scheduled to open in April this year.
  • The project received a Green 1(F)* rating from Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR) in the Green Loan Framework Evaluation.
  • * Green 1 is the highest rating in the comprehensive JCR Green Finance Evaluation that takes into account the evaluation of issuers' management, operation, and transparency based on the Greenness Evaluation.
  • Furthermore, TANAKA Holdings unveiled the TANAKA Precious Metals Statement on Carbon Neutrality in fiscal year 2022 to pursue a low-carbon, recycling-centric society with a comprehensive and elevated approach.

TANAKA Holdings to Relocate Head Office to New Building in Kayabacho, Site of Group's Founding

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Operations to commence on April 1, 2024 at site of innovation for exploring the value of precious metals

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  • Operations to commence on April 1, 2024 at site of innovation for exploring the value of precious metals
    TOKYO, Mar 20, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Group CEO: Koichiro Tanaka), the sole holding company of TANAKA Precious Metals, announced today that it constructed a new head office building in Nihonbashi Kayabacho, Chuo-ku, the founding site of TANAKA Precious Metals, and will relocate head office functions to the new building on April 1, 2024.
  • The founding site, located in Kitajima-cho, Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo (currently Nihonbashi Kayabacho, Chuo-ku), was the location of TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
  • 's head office from 1885 to 2006, but the head office functions were relocated to Tokyo's Marunouchi district in 2006.
  • The building also has DOCK2085, a future concept room that will serve as a site for innovation initiatives by TANAKA Precious Metals.