Nihon Rikagaku Industry Co.

[Kawasaki Factory]2-15-10 Kuji, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 213-0032 [Bibai Factory]3-2-10 Tomeinijo, Bibai-shi, Hokkaido 072-0804

Our Intellectual Disability Employment Efforts

We create work environment where each of employees can show their ability to the full, by improving tasks to meet with each of their understanding levels.

More than 70% of our employees are with intellectual disabilities (62 out of all 83 employees, as of January 2017). We improve work method so that the employees with disabilities can perform their work with their existing abilities.

To deliver reliable products…

All of our employees use specialized, easy-to-understand test jig which we have invented.
Also, we give thorough product control to deliver reliable products to the customers.

Our workplace

test jig to meet with each of employees' understanding levels

Another Mission of Nihon Rikagaku -

We Nihon Rikagaku Industry co.,ltd. is a manufacturer of chalks which are used at schools, with 62 of employees with intellectual disabilities out of all 83 employees (including 27 severely disabled employees with below IQ50).

Our company was founded in 1937, and in 1960 we started intellectual disability employment with hiring 2 employees. The reason we aimed to realize multiple intellectual disability employments was a teaching from Zen priest, saying, "the real bliss of human being is not receiving thorough care from someone, but it is 1) to be loved, 2) to be praised, 3) to be of help to the people, and 4) to be needed by the people; welfare facility does not necessarily make human being happy, but it is the company to help people through labor that makes human being happy."

Chairman Yasuhiro Oyama

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Word carved for stone monument

Zen priest, saying, the real bliss of human being is not
receiving thorough care from someone, but it is
1) to be loved,
2) to be praised,
3) to be of help to the people,
and
4) to be needed by the people.

People can receive all except love through labor.
However, I believe people can receive even love.

Chairman, Yasuhiro Oyama

statue of working happiness