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Kansai Institute of Information Systems and Industrial Renovation (KIIS) 2005f
8th floor, Osaka Ekimae Daiichi Building, 1-3-1-800 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi Osaka 530-0001, Japan
tel:81-6 6346 2441 fax:81-6 6346 2443

Organizational Status: Private company-affiliated institute, founded in 1970.

General Description: KIIS is established with the objective of promoting the development of information-processing expertise in Kansai. KIIS has developed a wide range of activities, including studies on appropriate IT patterns for the development of Kansai industries and regional technology, studies on informatization for governments and for community planning and activation, lectures and international symposiums on the promotion of IT policies, and system development and data processing programs for health insurance societies and educational organizations. KIIS took over some of the programs of the Kansai Industrial Renovation Center in April 2002, following the reorganization and integration of several foundations working in related areas.

Annual Budget: JPY 1,760 million (2004)

Staff: 40 (13 research, 27 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. KAWAKAMI, Tetsuro (Chairman)
Mr. YAMAZAKI, Shuichiro (Senior Managing Director)
Mr. ARAI, Kiyoshi (Managing Director)
Mr. SHINOZAKI, Hikaru (Director)
Mr. FUKANO, Jiro (Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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