We were selected as an issuer of the DX Stocks 2022 under the program run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as part of their initiatives to promote the use of IT among Japanese industries for enhancing medium-to-long term corporate value growth and competitiveness. Since 2015, the Ministry and the Exchange have been jointly selecting the corporations that demonstrate innovative management, sufficient profitability, and productivity improvement helped by the proactive use of IT applications. They certify the stocks of such chosen corporations represent the companies on the offensive taking advantage of IT applications. Further, since 2020, those two authorities have been selecting “DX Stocks” as the corporation’s stock that takes on digital transformation to reform its business model radically for achieving growth and increasing competitiveness.
The “DX Stock 2022,” is selected by the Information-technology Promotion Agency in addition to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Securities Exchange. Companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange are selected in each industry category as companies that have established a system to promote DX that increases corporate value and have demonstrated excellent results in digital use.