We are pleased to announce that Mr. Akio Katsuragi, former President and Representative Director of Lehman Brothers Securities Japan Inc. has joined as an outside director and Mr. Hiroki Oka, who works at the Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, has joined as a scientific advisor.

In the area of research and development, which is our challenge, there are still many areas that need to be improved, such as the employment environment and the mobility of human resources.
We have therefore recruited members with proven track records that transcend generations and industries with the aim of steadily resolving these issues and making Japan once again a world leader in research and development.

We hope you will continue to support us and free-ist in the future.