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Chancellor George Osborne explores the future of tech at Fujitsu Forum in Tokyo

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, May 26, 2016

Chancellor George Osborne points at a presentation during Fujitsu Forum in Tokyo

During his visit to Japan for the G7, the global IT company, Fujitsu, were delighted to welcome the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to Fujitsu Forum Tokyo.

Fujitsu Chairman Masami Yamamoto along with Head of EMEIA and the Americas, Duncan Tait, were proud to host the Chancellor at this year’s Fujitsu Forum – an annual two-day event where Fujitsu demonstrates its latest technology and ideas to over 20,000 visitors – introducing him to the latest innovations intended to bring about a human centric intelligent society. The Chancellor visited Fujitsu’s Ideas Development area and took a tour of its new virtual workspace and saw the technologies intended to enable better sharing of information between emergency services.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said, Fujitsu is the largest Japanese investor in the UK employing over 14,000 people across the country.  So it was fantastic to attend its global Forum in Tokyo last week to see first-hand how cutting edge technologies being deployed in the UK and the rest of the world are already transforming the way business and government work.

Fujitsu employs more than 14,000 people across the country – something that the Chancellor recognised as part of the company’s long term commitment to the UK, where Fujitsu technology touches 99% of the UK population through its work across the Public and Private Sectors.  Sharing innovation between the UK and Japan has the potential to contribute significantly to the UK’s continued economic growth.

During the visit to Fujitsu Forum, the Chancellor asked Fujitsu to outline its position on the up-coming EU referendum in the United Kingdom.  Chairman Yamamoto set out his belief that it was a matter for the British people to decide the outcome, but that from a business point of view, Fujitsu supports the UK’s continued membership of the EU.  He added that a “leave” scenario would cause uncertainty and the majority of Fujitsu’s major customers and partners – some of which have expressed an opinion to the company – both in the UK and across the EU – support the UK remaining in the EU.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu in the UK & Ireland

Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer IT. For more information, please see http://uk.fujitsu.com.

Lorna Hughes

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Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 843 354 9568
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Date: 26 May, 2016
City: London

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