Social contribution

Basic policy

Hamamatsu Photonics regards its true goal as the discovery of scientific breakthroughs that benefit society. As they devote themselves to developing groundbreaking photonics technologies and related applications, our employees always bear foremost in mind the higher goal of wielding those discoveries in the service of communities, society and humanity.

Artistic and cultural activities

Once a year Hamamatsu Photonics convenes the Hamamatsu Conference. This conference serves as an opportunity for the Company to contemplate and discuss new directions in serving society. It is also a forum for explaining to communities, in plain, jargon-free language, the significance of the Company’s leading-edge research on photonics technology.


Hamamatsu Conference

Academic promotion activities

In partnership with the Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology, Hamamatsu Photonics works to disseminate and raise awareness of photonics technology through international conferences and research support activities.

Conference of Peace through Mind/Brain Science

The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the pace of economic and industrial globalization has accelerated. For decades Japan has built the foundations of its economic might by learning from the academic and technological advances of foreign countries and developing its own technological innovations and applications on that basis. Today Japan stands on the brink of a new direction. We have reached the stage where we have to create new industries, in turn giving rise to new cultures, and communicate them to the world. The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, established by the Company and its partners, focuses on the study of photonics. The School’s priority is to develop people with entrepreneurial spirit capable of creating new industries by harnessing the unlimited potential of light.


The Graduate school for the Creation of New Photonics Industries

Hamamatsu PET Diagnostic Center, Hamamatsu Medical Photonics Foundation

One of the cherished goals of Hamamatsu Photonics is the realization of a healthy, long-lived society by applying photonics to the early detection and treatment of cancer, dementia and other illnesses. To this end, the Company established the Hamamatsu Medical Photonics Foundation. One of the Foundation’s facilities, the Hamamatsu PET Diagnostic Center, is established on the premises of our Central Research Laboratory. Using PET and other equipment, the Center is working on early detection under the slogan of “eradicating cancer deaths and dementia from this region.”


Hamamatsu Medical Photonics Foundation / Hamamatsu Medical Imaging center