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IUJ Forms Partnership with 35 Major Corporations to Develop Leadership Talent

Niigata, Japan, Feb 16, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - The International University of Japan (IUJ) was founded in 1982 with strong support from Japan's four major business organizations (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Association of Corporate Executives, and Japan Foreign Trade Council) as a graduate school. IUJ has recently launched a "Global Partnership Program (hereinafter referred to as 'Partnership')" with 35 major corporations in Japan having signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the University.

The Partnership aims to accelerate the HR globalization of Japanese corporations, and also to make IUJ become a leading graduate school in Asia. To achieve these goals, IUJ is partnering with Japanese corporations and will jointly beginthe following activities from February 2011:

1) GRADUATE EDUCATION - Providing customized programs to company employees with a faculty supervisor assigned to each employee;
2) PLACEMENT - Partner companies and IUJ collaborating to promote internship placement of IUJ students and employment of IUJ graduates in key roles in order to foster a growth in business activities across borders;
3) TRAINING - Training company employees in programs customized to the needs of companies for management and leadership development, as well as language training (English for Japanese employees, and Japanese for non-Japanese employees); and
4) JOINT RESEARCH - Promoting joint research programs on global management issues.

In order to implement theseactivities, the following measures will be established:
1) Partner corporations will assign a Partnership personnel administrator, and IUJ will appoint a faculty member and a staff member for each corporation; and
2) A Chief HR Officer (CHO) Network will be created to provide a platform to promote globalization and to exchange knowledge and information.

The President of IUJ, Masakatsu Mori, said "Although Japanese corporations have accumulated substantial funds and technologies, there is apressing and immediate need for global leaders who can compete efficiently in this multipolar world. I would like to make IUJ the center of global leader development in order to help Japanese corporations, and Japan as a whole, to advance strategic growth."

Regarding the launch of the Partnership, a number of corporate executives issued messages of support:

-- Mr. Fumio Otsubo, President, Panasonic Corporation
"Panasonic has been sending our employees to IUJ for the past 28 years - sinceits foundation - to fill our needs for well-trained global human resources. With this newly developed Partnership, we would like to actively promote placement, employee training, and joint research projects further."

-- Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, President, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Vice Chairman & President, KEIZAI DOYUKAI
"The Japanese business community is prepared to support IUJ as a global human resource training hub and hope for IUJ's further advancement. Also, our company expects the Partnership with IUJ to promote our globalization, especially in the Asian markets."

-- Mr. Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
"The success of UNIQLO relies on how well we can train a large number of store managers. We would like to collaborate with IUJ in training our employees in order to prepare them to work in the global arena. I expect to see IUJ train both our Japanese managers before they receive assignments overseas, as well as our overseas managers (who have been recruited locally) before they are placed in stores in Japan."

We are very happy to have the following corporations as our partners:

1. Accenture Japan Ltd.
2. CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
3. COSMO OIL Co., Ltd. 4. DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
5. Development Bank of Japan Inc.
6. East Japan Railway Company
7. FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
8. Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
9. FUJITSU LIMITED
10. GE Japan Corporation
11. Hitachi, Ltd.
12. IBM Japan, Ltd.
13. INTELLIGENCE LTD.
14. Japan Tobacco Inc.
15. Kao Corporation
16. Komatsu Ltd.
17. Microsoft Japan Company, Limited.
18. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
19. Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
20. Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
21. Nikko Cordial Securities Inc. 22. NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
23. Oracle Corporation Japan
24. ORIX Corporation
25. Panasonic Corporation
26. Pfizer Japan Inc.
27. SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
28. Sumitomo Corporation
29. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
30. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
31. TERUMO CORPORATION, Japan
32. TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
33. Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.
34. YAMATO TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
35. Yokogawa Electric Corporation

About International University of Japan

The International University of Japan (IUJ) ( www.iuj.ac.jp ) was founded in 1982 with a mission to provide graduate level education in English to develop future leaders in the global society. Students from over 50 countries study and live together at IUJ in an exciting environment that fosters mutual understanding and international friendship. IUJ consists of two graduate schools: the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) and the Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR). The GSIM offers two professional degree programs; a two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a one-year Master of E-Business Management program. The GSIR offers 5 two-year Master's Degrees in; Public Management, International Relations, International Peace Studies, International Development, and Economics.

Contact:

IUJ Public Relations Officer:
Rumiko Anazawa
TEL +81-25-779-1116,
FAX +81-25-779-1180,
E-mail: medi[email protected]




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