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Menicon Announces French Affiliate Menicon SAS’s 40th Anniversary and Completion of its New Premises


Menicon Co., Ltd.’s French affiliate, Menicon SAS (hereinafter “M-SAS”), recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its establishment. In line with its corporate principle “Contributing to society by providing superior visual correction,” since launching its business in Europe, Menicon has been dedicated to pursuing the company’s mission of disseminating accurate knowledge rather than just developing the market. With great appreciation for your support, we are pleased to announce M-SAS’s 40th anniversary and completion of its new premises in the business park near Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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CEO Hidenari Tanaka of Menicon Co., Ltd. to receive the Medal with Blue Ribbon


We are pleased to inform you that CEO Hidenari Tanaka of Menicon Co., Ltd. has been selected to receive the Medal with Blue Ribbon in spring 2018, in recognition of his over 13 years of dedicated service toward achieving sound development of the contact lens industry and promotion of the industry in general in his capacity as the Chairman of the Japan Contact Lens Association since April 2004, thereby contributing to advancement of the welfare of the Japanese people. The award ceremony is scheduled for May 15, 2018. The Medal with Blue Ribbon is one of the six Medals of Honor conferred biannually in the spring and fall by the Emperor of Japan to individuals who have made prominent efforts to promote public welfare in the interests of the community.

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Apology and notification of voluntary recall of certain contact lens care products


We sincerely thank you for using our products.

We have discovered an issue with the manufacturing process of contact lens care products manufactured by our subsidiary Menicon Nect Co., Ltd. We have decided to voluntarily recall the affected lots of these products.

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Meni-one Co., Ltd., a veterinary ophthalmology specialist, launches sales of supplements for dogs and cats in Malaysia


Meni-one Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Meni-one”) is a veterinary ophthalmology specialist that sells medical devices and supplements. In September 2017, it received permission from Malaysia’s Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) to import three products*1 in the Meni-One Eye Series of canine and feline supplements, and began sales to Malaysian veterinary clinics.

The products in the Meni-One Eye Series are designed to maintain animal eye health and vision. The products in the series include Meni-One Eye II, compounded with the antioxidants, vitamin E and astaxanthin, Meni-One Eyecare II, which includes grape seed extract, a substance reported to slow down the progression of cataracts, and Meni-One Eye R/C, an allergy-conscious preparation, which does not include eggs, milk, or similar substances. All products are devised to enhance palatability.

The products have already shown sales results overseas in China, South Korea, and Taiwan. Sales have been launched through the Malaysian agent Anihealth*2 with the goal of market expansion in the ASEAN countries, where the pet market is showing remarkable growth. In future, the company intends to begin sales in Thailand and Singapore.

At Meni-one, we work to create an environment where animals and humans can live in closer harmony, hoping that pets—who are precious members of your family—will enjoy constant and long-lasting good health.

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*1Three products in the Meni-One Eye Series: Meni-One Eye II, Meni-One Eyecare II, and Meni-One Eye R/C

*2Anihealth: Founded in 2012, this veterinarian-managed company sells veterinary products. The company is leveraging its specialized veterinary knowledge and networks to develop its business, with a focus on Malaysia.

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Rose K Inventor Receives Prestigious Honor for Contributions to Optometry


NAGOYA, Japan – February 6, 2017 – Mr. Paul Rose, Dip Opt, B Sc., FCCLSNZ, inventor of the Rose K brand of contact lenses for irregular cornea, is to become a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), it was announced in early January. Rose’s appointment is in recognition of his contributions to the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. The award is one of the highest honors bestowed on individuals in New Zealand distinguished for their services and contributions.

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Menicon Appoints Remco Engelhart as Business Development Director Europe


January 2017


Menicon Co. Ltd. Announced: Remco Engelhart has joined the company taking up the position of Business Development Director Europe.

He has over 25 year experience in contact lens industry.

Remco begins his new role effective January, 2017.

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Menicon and Starbucks Share Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Award at Food Industry Mottainai Awards for Efforts to Recycle Coffee Grounds (into Cattle Feed) – Awards Ceremony –


In recognition of their efforts to recycle coffee grounds into feed for dairy cows, the first time anything like this has been tried in Japan, Menicon Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture; CEO: Hidenari Tanaka) and Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jun Sekine) have been jointly honored with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Award, part of the 2nd Food Industry Mottainai Awards organized by the Japan Organics Recycling Association (JORA).

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TMC and Menicon Jointly Develop Improved Livestock Manure Composting Product


Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and contact lens manufacturer Menicon Co., Ltd. (Menicon) have jointly developed a livestock manure composting product that will join the “resQ45” series of TMC-Menicon developed manure composting systems. The new product, “New-Tokubetsu-Kyuko” (new special express enzyme), will be manufactured and sold by Toyota Roof Garden Co., Ltd., a TMC subsidiary, starting today, and distributed through the livestock feed sales channels of Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Toyota Tsusho).

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Magic Scores Gold at “Big 3” Advertising Awards


NAGOYA, Japan – Menicon Co., Ltd.’s "Magic," a daily disposable contact lens pack that provides wearers with both functionality and ultra-thin portability through its minimalist design, won the 2012 Gold Award for Brand and Identity Experience at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Gold Awards for package design were also clinched at the CLIO and The One Show awards, adding to Magic’s list of accolades.

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Menicon to Introduce World’s Thinnest Daily Disposable Contact Lens Flat Pack


Initial rollout in Japan heralds new convenience and functionality for contact lens wearers.

MAGIC 1 day Menicon Flat Pack
NAGOYA, Japan, November, 01.- Menicon Co., Ltd. announced today "Magic," a daily disposable contact lens packaged in a revolutionary wafer-thin and exceptionally hygienic flat-pack, which will be introduced at the company's Magic Store concept shop in Tokyo, Japan on November 7. Nationwide marketing in Japan will begin next spring.

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