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Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. (MHIR) 2005f
2-3 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-8443, Japan
tel:81-3 5281 7500

Organizational Status: Profit-making, Independent institute, founded in 2004.

General Description: MHIR was formed from the merger of DKB Information Systems, Fuji Research Institute Corporation, and IBJ Systems Ltd. IT has become firmly fixed as a major infrastructure that supports daily lives as well as business, and information systems are now used not only as tools for business management but as an important foundation that supports a company's entire management process. It may be no exaggeration to say that a strong organization cannot be created without a sophisticated information infrastructure. Taking full advantage of the achievements and specialties of the three founding companies and as a total information corporation with IT as its core, MHIR responds to the needs of its varied clients and provides the most suitable solutions to the problems and issues they face. On a wider scale, MHIR aims to create new values for the global society.

Annual Budget: JPY 134.2 billion (sales) (2003)

Staff: 4501 (347 research administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. ANNEN, Mitsuru (President & CEO)
Mr. TSUTSUI, Masato (Managing Executive Officer)
Mr. IMAI, Nobushige (Managing Executive Officer)
Mr. YOSHIMOTO, Kazuhiko (Senior Managing Director & Managing Executive Officer)
Mr. KAKEI, Shuji (Senior Managing Director & Managing Executive Officer)

Public Relations:
Mr. HAYASHI, Hideo (Senior Managing Director & Managing Executive Officer)

(As of November, 2004)

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