- 1980

A Life of Always Moving Forward, Always Looking One Step Ahead

In 1980, the eventful life of Tokuji Hayakawa came to an end at the age of 86. With his visionary thinking, indomitable spirit, grateful dedication to service, and focus on personal bonds, he won the empathy of numerous people. In addition, he lived his life constantly practicing creativity and innovation, and the large number of products produced with his hands and his ideas have brought about new and enriching lifestyles. We at Sharp are continuing to carry out Tokuji’s wishes—to develop one-of-a-kind products that benefit society.