NHK Ohayo Nippon covered Iwata UD Font

NHK News Ohayo Nippon, a news show on the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, covered the Iwata UD Font.

NHK News Ohayo Nippon Special feature
“A new font changes life”: A senior friendly, easy-to-read font for home appliances and newspapers

(Day of broadcasting: Sunday, November 29, 2009)

“A new font changes life” was covered in a special feature on the Iwata UD Font as the senior friendly, easily-viewable font for home appliances and newspapers. The photos below show Ohayo Nippon announcer Shuto collecting news materials and reporting on Iwata’s booth at the Japan Newspaper Production Show (Janps 2009) at Tokyo Big Sight on November 27, 2009.

Iwata UD Font wins Good Design Life-Scape Design 2009

The Iwata UD Font wins the Good Design Life-Scape Design Award 2009 (granted by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry).

The Iwata UD Font (24 families of font) was awarded the Good Design Life-Scape Design Award, (granted by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry). The Life-Scape Design Award is a special prize for a design that has achieved a high degree of perfection leading to a style based on sensibility and value for the current era that is supported by consumers, chosen from among all of the candidates and the winners of Good Design Long Life Design Award. The UD Font was ranked No. 21 among about 3,000 applicants.

Iwata Corporation will sincerely commit to the activities that contribute to consumers, industries and society under its social responsibility as a corporation that leads in universal design fonts.

Encouragement Award for Technology Development

The Encouragement Award for Technology Development granted by Nihon Shinbun Kyokai.

Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (The Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association)awarded the Encouragement Award for Technology Development to the Iwata UD Font. The award aims at honoring the quality of newspaper production technology in terms of possibilities and is awarded to a manufacturer that has contributed to such development. Iwata is the first award-winning font manufacturer.

The commendation ceremony took place at the grand conference room of Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda Ward) on March 14, 2008. President Koichiro Mizuno participated in the ceremony and received a certificate of commendation and a silver medal in front of the representatives of the member companies of Nihon Shinbun Kyokai from all over Japan.

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