Happy New Year to you all.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nanophoton’s founding. For the past 20 years, both the Japanese economy and university rankings have continued to decline, but Nanophoton has managed to survive and will celebrate its 20th birthday on February 3 this year. From now on, as an “adult” company, we aim to be more socially responsible in our manufacturing processes, quality control, sales and management systems, as well as in our relationships with shareholders, customers, and business partners. Internally, we call this “Nanophoton’s second founding” or “Nanophoton 2.0,” but to use the words I used when I spoke and wrote here and there over the last year, it is “Nanophoton’s Cambrian explosion.
Life on Earth began 3.9 billion years ago and suddenly evolved and diversified during the Cambrian period, 540 million years ago. This is a “blink of an eye” in the history of life on Earth (Andrew Parker, “In the Blink of an Eye”). The fact that fossiliferous material has been discovered in the Cambrian strata has greatly puzzled Darwinian evolutionists. Like the evolution of life, the evolution of companies cannot be represented by the rightward linear model that investors seek. The fact that unexpected evolution can occur in an instant is what makes both science and corporate management so entertaining and thrilling. Nature and society are both nonlinear complex systems.
Nanophoton is also exploding right now. In the blink of an eye, we may see a major evolution beyond your expectations. This year’s Nanophoton will be noteworthy. Stay tuned!
We look forward to your continued support of Nanophoton in the coming year.
1 Janyary, 2023
Chairman and Representative, Satoshi Kawata