Fuji Seal International, Inc. Founder
Product packaging has become more socially important and is gaining greater attention, not just in Japan but around the world.
This is because product packaging is creating social value. Its roles extend beyond simply maintaining the quality and protecting the contents of merchandise. For instance, product packaging is used to enhance safety by blocking out light, sealing in contents, and shutting out or retaining heat. It is also used to provide information on products including ingredients and expiration dates. Further, packaging serves as the “face” of a product and is designed to make it more appealing.
It is therefore critical to develop individuals devoted to research pertaining to product packaging including its functional and displaying roles, foster motivation for research, and cultivate subsequent achievements.
Masaaki Fujio who established the Foundation noted this early on. With deep and strong commitment, he has constantly taken the initiative to put forth pertinent proposals and measures pertaining to numerous issues facing the packaging industry, not only in Japan but around the globe. He has unceasingly offered guidance and lent a hand on this front.
Mr. Fujio’s established Fuji Seal Packaging Education and Scholarship Foundation to contribute to the development of the economy and industry in Japan and throughout the world by promoting the functional and display roles of product packaging, while nurturing human resources and encouraging and supporting research and development.
To achieve those goals, the Foundation will provide scholarships to university and graduate students in Japan and international students studying applied science (especially plastic products), mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, polymer science and engineering, and design-related fields. The idea is to help foster Research and Development and human resources that are assets to society.
This fundamental purpose will be executed thanks to contributions from Hiroko Fujio and Fuji Seal International, Inc.’s founder Masaaki Fujio. The Foundation’s greatest hope is to contribute however possible to advancing the field and raise the bar for product packaging in Japan and throughout the world.