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October 3, 2003
The New Face of Janomet

imageMemory Craft 10001
A perfectly versatile machine ready to take the hard work (and the guess work) out of even the toughest projects. With the stitch quality you have come expect from Janome, the Memory Craft 10001 offers beautiful pre-programmed embroidery designs, four standard hoops, an interactive touch screen and so many more fantastic features in a wondrously sleek machine. Go to www.janome.com to find out more about what the new Memory Craft 10001 has to offer.

imageMemory Craft 9500
With a huge range of stitches and power to match its precision, the 9500 will make your sewing experience pain-less and pleasurable. This machine is jam-packed with features and functions and with user-friendly navigation, it will keep you coming back for more. Take a further look at this classy new Memory Craft 9500 at www.janome.com.

imageMemory Craft 300E
The E in 300E stands for embroidery and that's just what this machine is all about.
Utilize the variety of built-in designs to create something full of individuality and character, and create it fast! At 650 stitches per minute, you'll be finished before the hard work begins. Go to www.janome.com to view this innovative machine."

imageMemory Craft 6500P
A Janome World First, this machine combines the power and speed of a utility machine with the fine details necessary for home sewing. Loaded with time-saving features such as an Independent Bobbin Winding Motor, it also includes a myriad of functions designed for serious sewers. Be the first to see this marvelous machine at www.janome.com.

July 3, 2003
The New Face of Janomet


On June 26th 2003, Mr. Sumikazu Kato was appointed as the new President of Janome Sewing Machine Company, succeeding from Mr. Koichi Seki who had been President since 1997.

The above appointment was made after Janome’s annual Shareholder's Meeting on June 26th and his first official appearance as President to the public was at Janome Institute held in Las Vegas June 29th-July 2nd, 2003.
During his speech to Janome's dealers at the Institute, he commented on the excitement of his appointment and his responsibility as the new President of Janome:

"I have been working with Janome since 1965 and during this time I have had many exciting opportunities. I would like to tell you that my new assignment to work with all of you as President of Janome Tokyo is the most exciting of my career. I pledge to you that I will work hard not only for Janome but also for the entire sewing machine industry. That is my mission and promise to you."

After entering the company in 1965, Mr. Kato has had a long and distinguished career in Janome beginning with his promotion to General Manager of Production Control and consequent appointment as Vice-Chairman of Janome Taiwan in 1988, followed by promotion to Director of Janome in 1990. His appointment as President is the culmination of 38 years of dedication to Janome.

Mr. Kato has pledged to reinforce Janome's position as the world's leading manufacturer of sewing machines and his strong leadership and vivacity will surely add to the growth of Janome in the coming years.


April 1965 Entered Janome Sewing Machine Company
July 1988 General Manager of Production Control Vice-Chairman of Janome Taiwan
June 1990 Director of Janome Sewing Machine Company
June 1991 Managing Director
April 1992 Senior Managing Director
April 1997 Executive Vice-President
June 2003 Appointed to President of Janome Sewing Machine Company

Janome Netherlands' WWW Debut

Janome Nederland B.V. is proud to announce the launch of their own Internet website. The site will allow Janome's Dutch-speaking customer base in the Netherlands to access information regarding products and services, as well as provide a portal for clientele to contact Janome Nederland B.V. directly by e-mail. It can be viewed at www.janome.nl