Hosokawa Foundation is a public service corporation authorized by the Japanese Government. The purpose of the Foundation is to contribute to advancement of powder technology. For that purpose, the Foundation performs various activities such as granting funds for research and academic meetings, presenting the KONA Award and organizing symposiums besides issuing KONA Powder and Particle Journal.
KONA is a refereed scientific journal that publishes articles on powder and particle sciences and technology. KONA has been published annually since 1983 and is distributed to researchers, members of the scientific community, universities and research libraries throughout the world.