Fujitsu Limited (JCN Newswire)
Tokyo, July 31, 2012 - ( JCN Newswire ) - Fujitsu established the Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) as a Hawaii-based nonprofit educational institution in 1972 in its efforts to contribute to the international community. In the 40 years since its founding, JAIMS has trained more than 23,000 graduates.
In light of the expansion of business in Asian countries in recent years, Fujitsu has decided to establish the Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation (Fujitsu-JAIMS) in order to reorganize JAIMS as an educational institution that also emphasizes Asia. The headquarters functions of JAIMS, which have been in Hawaii up until now, will be transferred to Fujitsu-JAIMS in April 2013. Fujitsu plans to further strengthen the Fujitsu-JAIMS management structure by incorporating the practical knowledge, ICT know-how, and human resources it has gained through its business into the activities of Fujitsu-JAIMS. In addition, to foster the development of business leaders from Asia that will drive innovation in that region and transform the world, Fujitsu-JAIMS will hold a short-term international management program, "Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge," which in addition to Hawaii, will take place in Singapore, Thailand and Japan. Recruitment for the program will take place globally starting from today.
With the establishment of Fujitsu-JAIMS, Fujitsu strengthens its commitment to the continued development of business leaders in the Asia Pacific region, with Japan as a cornerstone.
The Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge Program
1. Knowledge Leadership Training
Based on Ikujiro Nonaka's theory of "Knowledge-Creation Management," the program will train students in the knowledge-creation process and proper leadership techniques from both theoretical and applied perspectives.
2. Multi-campus Network
By adding Singapore and Thailand as footholds for the implementation of educational programs, the program encompasses a multi-campus network (Japan, the United States (Hawaii), Singapore, and Thailand). Through a short-term program (around three and a half months in length) with a condensed curriculum of both theoretical and applied learning, the wide-ranging knowledge as well as self-confidence required by leaders who will promote global business will be cultivated.
3. Constructing a human network together with Asia
By studying diligently together with excellent participants from many countries centering primarily on East and Southeast Asia, and by interacting with lecturers from visiting counties, students develop more global viewpoints and cultural sensitivity, while also learning how to achieve synthesis amid diversity. Furthermore, students will construct human networks which will carry on long past graduation.
For more detailed information regarding Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge, as well as important points concerning recruitment, please visit the related web sites.
1. Name of Organization: Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation
2. Establishment: July 2012 (JAIMS was established in January, 1972)
3. Location: Fujitsu Solution Square, 1-17-25 Shin-kamata, Ohta-ku, Tokyo, Japan
4. Mission: By training future business leaders who can demonstrate extraordinary abilities in an increasingly interdependent global society, Fujitsu-JAIMS seeks to develop human resources in the Asia Pacific region and work together in generating knowledge, thereby contributing to the development of a new community.
5. Board of Trustees:
- Michiyoshi Mazuka, Chairman and Director, Fujitsu Limited
- Masami Fujita, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President and Representative Director, Fujitsu Limited
- Naoki Tanaka, President, Center for International Public Policy Studies
6. Board Chairman: Kazuo Ishida. Corporate Technology Advisor, Fujitsu Limited
7. Board of Directors:
- Ryoko Toyama, Professor, Chuo Business School (Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management)
- Tatsuya Miyake, Managing Director, Fujitsu Limited
8. Executive Advisor: Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
9. Alumni and Program Participants: More than 23,000 students from 55 countries (including seminars held outside of Japan)
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
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