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GKDI Atlanta office moved and held
an open office party in the new office.
GKDI Atlanta office moved and held
an open office party in the new office.
January 17, 2017
Along with the move of the GKDI Atlanta office, GKDI held an open office party in the new office.
This party was attended by Yamaha Motor’s Staff who is an important client of the GK Design group.
At this ceremony, Mr. Okawa (President of Yamaha Motor USA) and Mr.Matsuyama (Exective Officer of Yamaha Motor Co.,LTD RV Division) cut the tape with Mr.Tanaka (President of GK Design Group), Mr.Sugawara (President of GK Dynamics), Mr.Enomoto (President of GK Kyoto), Mr.Kerechuk (President of GKDI) and Mr.Flores (Senior Design Director of GKDI) .
New Address: 1075 Cobb International Place, Suite H Kennesaw, GA 30152 U.S.A.

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GK Design Group will open
a Student Seminar for 2017.
GK Design Group will open
a Student Seminar for 2017.
December 26, 2016
GK Design Group will open a Student Seminar for 2017.
Please note that the seminar will be conducted in Japanese.

Click HERE for more application details (Japanese only).
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Meeting in honor of Takeshi Inoue
Lecture : Takeshi Inoue,
"Myself and GK – Three Propellers –"
Lecture : Takeshi Inoue,
"Myself and GK – Three Propellers –"
November 15, 2016
A meeting was held for Takeshi Inoue, International Operations Adviser to the GK Design Group who was retiring from GK. Over the 57 years since he joined GK Industrial Design Associates in 1959, he has contributed greatly to the development of GK overseas operations, including the establishment of GK’s US office, and a number of projects implemented by all GK member firms.
He talked about his meetings with people who jointly promoted GK overseas operations, and efforts to help GK staff members to have international perspectives through translating foreign design books, and conducting in-house English classes.
At the end, gifts were presented to him from respective companies in the GK Design Group in appreciation for his dedication.

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Lecture : Mr. Yasumi Sone,
"My Days with GK Design – Refining the Sensitivity –"
Lecture : Mr. Yasumi Sone,
"My Days with GK Design – Refining the Sensitivity –"
September 12, 2016
We held P-room Salon by inviting Mr. Yasumi Sone who is one of the founders of GK. He started his talk with the history of his upbringing and went on up to the day being admitted to Tokyo University of the Arts. It continued with other stories like coming across with friends at the University, the discontent mind against the university's conservative educational policy, the awakening to "design" a new genre of the times and so forth. Also, Mr. Sone told about the era in that GK had grown from a group to a company in addition to Prof. Koike's suggestion on the spiritual nature of design and the exchange with those unique operators of the clients.

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From Taiwan, the advance design group visited GK.
From Taiwan, the advance design group visited GK.
August 29, 2016
Design related 19 people from Taiwan, Industrial Development Bureau Ministry of Economic Affairs headed by Ph.D. Mr. Ming-Ji, Wu, Director General, and Mr. Lin, Pi-yu, Director, visited GK.
After GK had introduced its history over sixty years and the idea of design practice, recent design cases and trend in Japan, the group, and GK exchanged vivid discussion about the future of design in both nations.
Also, Mr. Kazuo Tanaka, president of GK Design Group, was requested by Taiwan Design Center to be an overseas design adviser. Mr. Shin-Bou, Lin, CEO of Taiwan Design Center, delivered the letter of commission then.

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Late chairperson Mr. Kenji Ekuan was awarded Special Honor Award by Fukuyama City.
Late chairperson Mr. Kenji Ekuan was awarded Special Honor Award by Fukuyama City.
July 1, 2016
At the ceremony for a hundred years anniversary of the municipality of Fukuyama City, the city awarded late chairperson Mr. Kenji Ekuan Special Honor Award.
The award is to honor the person at the anniversary who highly contributed the city for its development. On July 1 (Fri), at the ceremony held at Fukuyama Hall of Art & Culture (Reed & Rose), Mr. Shoji Ekuan, a former GK member and the brother of late Mr. Kenji Ekuan, received the testimonial. Also, Mr. Kozo Yamada, Executive Director/Advisor of GK Design Group, and Mr. Toshikazu Yanaka, President of GK Design Soken Hiroshima, attended the ceremony.

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Notice of the Reelection of the Board Members of the Company:
Notice of the Reelection of the Board Members of the Company:
June 20, 2016
At the fiscal stockholders meeting and the board members' meeting held on June 20, 2016, Kazuo Tanaka was elected president and assumed the position. The previous president, Kozo Yamada, was appointed to Executive Director / Adviser.
We are making the all effort in succeeding the thoughts of GK Design Group nurtured for the last sixty more years and developing toward a reformation. Your ever favorable support and encouragement will be deeply appreciated.

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St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University and GK Signed the Agreement. St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University and GK Signed the Agreement. June 3, 2016
St. Petersburg State Polytechnical Univ. in Russia and GK Design Group have signed the Agreement on Cooperation for the exchange of design activities. As of May 25, 2016, at the University in the city of St. Petersburg.
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Memorial reception for the late Kenji Ekuan held at the International House of Japan. Memorial reception for the late Kenji Ekuan held at the International House of Japan. February 26, 2016
At Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall of International House of Japan on February 26, 2016, the gathering for the memory of late Mr. Ekuan was held.
More than a hundred fifty people attended the meeting were exchanging nostalgic talks with late Mr. Ekuan’s eighty-five years for the development of design world.
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The funeral of late Mr. Kenji Ekuan, Chairman of GK Design Group, was held at Zojoji. The funeral of late Mr. Kenji Ekuan, Chairman of GK Design Group, was held at Zojoji. March 17, 2015
The funeral of late Mr. Kenji Ekuan, Chairman of GK Design Group was held at Zojoji, the Chief Temple of the Jodo Buddhist Sect from 1:00 p.m. on March 17 (Tue).
We are deeply thankful to the people attended the funeral despite busy daily schedule.
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