For immediate release Tokyo, Japan. ― June 1, 2015 ― Iwata Corporation today announced the appointment of Akira Mizuno as President, and Koichiro Mizuno as Chairman. Akira Mizuno Prior to his appointment as President, Akira Mizuno has led the company as Technical Director for more than 10 years, and also served as Executive Managing Director for the past 2 years. Biography Appointed as Executive Managing Director in 2013 Joined Iwata as Technical Director in 2002 Koichiro Mizuno Koichiro Mizuno has led the company since 1992
The November 20th article on the Adobe Typekit blog, entitled Pan-CJK Partner Profile: Iwata Corporation, introduced Iwata as one of Japan’s oldest and most respected type foundries. http://blog.typekit.com/2014/11/20/pan-cjk-partner-profile-iwata-corporation/
Adobe Releases Source Han Sans: Iwata Extends Japanese Ideographs & Adds Korean Ideographs
Adobe Systems Incorporated released Source Han Sans in partnership with Google, with Iwata responsible for designing additional ideographs for Japanese, along with those for Korean (July 15, 2014 PDT, July 16, 2014 JST).
Iwata Corporation (3-2-9 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Koichiro Mizuno) announced that the company has designed additional ideographs (kanji) for Japanese, along with those for Korean (hanja), that are included in Source Han Sans, whose release was announced by Adobe.
Source Han Sans is an open source Pan-CJK font family released by Adobe in partnership with Google. Source Han Sans forms a font family that supports the glyphs necessary for East Asia, meaning for Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean. Adobe partnered with Iwata to design glyphs that vary by language, appreciating the need to work with an established type foundry with such knowledge and experience.