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Promoting Learning & Education, and Cultural and Sponsorship Activities

Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation

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The Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation originated from a nonprofit educational institution founded by Fujitsu providing graduate level education. JAIMS was originally founded in 1972 in Hawaii, a place where Eastern and Western cultures meld with one another. The purpose of JAIMS was to foster mutual understanding between Japan and the U.S. and cultivate human resources. Since its founding, JAIMS had more than 23,000 graduates from 55 different countries and received the Foreign Minister's Commendation in 2006. It had become highly regarded for its efforts to promote international exchange.

To strengthen ties with Asia, which has come to play an important role in global business in recent years, the Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation was established in Japan in July 2012. In April 2013, JAIMS moved its headquarters functions to the Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation and embarked on a new stage of activity. Under a unique structure, with multiple virtual campuses forming a network, the Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation works with the Hawaii campus (JAIMS) and its Asian partners to fulfill its mission of contributing to form a new community through human resources development and knowledge co-creation in the Asia-Pacific region, and by promoting knowledge collaboration that is flexible and multi-dimensional.

One of the main programs offered by the Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation is Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge, an international management program developed based on the vision of Dr. Ikujiro Nonaka (Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University), the global authority in knowledge creation theory. The goal of the program is to "nurture innovative leaders armed with a global perspective and local knowledge, so that they can create a virtuous future of their own accord." The participants study for 3.5 months in the Asia-Pacific region (Japan, the U.S. (Hawaii), Singapore, and Thailand) to nurture leadership capabilities, gain insights on how to capture the essence of situations at hand, exercise good judgment, and take action within a changing context. Not only can they refine their global sensitivity and knowledge, but also gain the perspective and ability to overcome obstacles to become leaders at the forefront of global business, through working hard in diverse cultural environment by competing with skilled participants mainly from East and Southeast Asia, as well as discussion with instructors who are preeminent authorities in their respective fields and experts in each country. A total of 140 participants from 15 countries such as Japan, the United States, and nations in the Asia-Pacific region have completed the program, which the Foundation has been offering twice a year since April 2013.

Fujitsu has contributed working capital and has an organization within the company that has been supporting Fujitsu-JAIMS' activities. In addition to comprehensive support of the Foundation, Fujitsu has been coordinating with Fujitsu-JAIMS by incorporating its own practical wisdom, ICT, and expertise into the Foundation's activities. Fujitsu has thus been pushing forward with its social contribution activities, furthering promotion of academic and educational fields as well as international exchange.

Fujitsu Scholarship Program

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Picture: Fujitsu Scholarship RecipientsFujitsu Scholarship Recipients

Fujitsu established the Fujitsu Scholarship Program in 1985 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding. The aim was to foster business leaders who, through their deep understanding of Japan's culture, society, and business methods, will connect Japan with the rest of the world. 521 people have received scholarships as of April 1, 2017.

Although this program was started to provide scholarships for studying Japanese-style business management, it now provides opportunities to participate in the Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation's program for business people in 18 countries and areas in the Asia-Pacific region.

Every year, Fujitsu receives many applications for its scholarships. Scholarship recipients are selected based on criteria that include English language skills and work experience, as well as a desire to make a contribution to their home country. Through efforts that include joint-recruiting programs, Fujitsu is working with Fujitsu Group companies doing business in the Asia-Pacific region to provide scholarships to people considering helping their country or community, and contribute to society by providing education rooted in local communities worldwide, aimed at developing business leaders and promoting cultural exchange and mutual understanding.

Support for Mathematical Olympiad and Olympiad in Informatics

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Picture: The 16th International Olympiad in Informatics awards ceremonyThe 16th International Olympiad in Informatics awards ceremony

Fujitsu supports the Mathematical Olympiad Foundation of Japan and the Japanese Committee for the International Olympiad in Informatics (the latter being a non-profit organization) to help discover and foster valuable human resources who will play leading roles in the future development of society. The Mathematical Olympiad Foundation of Japan was established in 1991 in order to discover gifted mathematicians for selection and entry as national representatives in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and to further develop their skills. The foundation is also committed to helping improve and promote education in mathematics from an international perspective. Fujitsu provided the basic funds for the establishment of the Foundation along with two other companies and one individual. It provides additional support including offering supplementary prizes to the top performers at the Japan Junior Mathematical Olympiad (JJMO) and the Japan Mathematical Olympiad (MMO), the latter from which national representatives for the IMO are selected.

Meanwhile, the Japanese Committee for the International Olympiad in Informatics was established in 2005 to train human resources in support of Japan's mathematics and information science sector. It provides support for participants of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), a programming contest for junior and senior high school students.

As a supporting member, Fujitsu provides assistance in the committee's operation, and presents supplementary prizes to the top performers at the Japanese Olympiad in Informatics, from which national representatives for the IOI are selected.

Supporting a Programming Contest for Technical College Students

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Picture: Students from National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College received the Fujitsu Company Prize in the 27th Japan technical college programming contest.Students from National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College received the Fujitsu Company Prize in the 27th Japan technical college programming contest.

Through special corporate sponsorship, Fujitsu supports ProCon, the Japan technical college programming contest. We have established "Fujitsu Company Prize", and we provide Fujitsu PCs to the winner.

In FY 2016, the Fujitsu company prize was given to National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, which created a system that uses sensors on jump ropes to synchronize movements with music for a more enjoyable exercise experience.

Fujitsu will continue to support the development of young ICT technicians.

Fujitsu Kids Project: shaping tomorrow with children

ICT for Everyone Challenges

Fujitsu Kids: Giving Shape to Dreams website for children:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k5rOOmF9Ew

Cultural and Sponsorship Activities

ICT for Everyone Community Engagement

Information on Fujitsu's cultural and sponsorship activities:

http://www.fujitsu.com/jp/about/resources/advertising/event/index.html