Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Functional Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Safety Systems, and Other. The Functional Chemicals segment provides products in the environment and energy conservation fields based on dye and resin technology. The Pharmaceuticals segment centers on anti-cancer drugs and cancer related fields. The Safety Systems segment handles the improvement of automobile safety through applied explosive technologies that includes airbag inflators and gas generators. The Other segment deals with agrochemicals and real estate leasing. The company was founded by Jotaro Yamamoto, Naokichi Kaneko, and Soubei Mogi on June 5, 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.