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Fujitsu and Kanto Gakuin Establish Joint Venture to Provide IT Systems to Schools

Fujitsu Limited,Kanto Gakuin School Corporation


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Tokyo and Yokohama, March 01, 2018

Fujitsu Limited and Kanto Gakuin School Corporation announced that they have today established Education IT Service Limited to provide planning, development, operations, and maintenance of IT systems for schools.

Education IT Service will combine Fujitsuís latest information and communication technology (ICT) and the knowledge it has gained from its extensive experience in building information systems with Kanto Gakuinís operational expertise in the field of education to create high-quality IT systems that it will provide to Kanto Gakuin University and its feeder schools, as well as more broadly to other universities and elementary and secondary educational institutions.

By jointly operating Education IT Service with Kanto Gakuin, Fujitsu will strengthen its relationship with Kanto Gakuin and provide integrated support for the universityís IT systems. In addition, learning from Kanto Gakuinís operational expertise in the field of education, Fujitsu seeks to further enhance its education solutions and raise its profile in the education sector.

Through Education IT Service, Kanto Gakuin will first work to improve Kanto Gakuin Universityís own information systems, optimize its investments, and foster the development of its employees involved in IT systems, and then broaden this initiative to its junior and senior schools, elementary schools, and kindergartens, with the objective of enhancing IT governance for the institution as a whole.

In the Japanese governmentís Third Basic Plan for the Promotion of Education (FY2018-2022), deliberations for which are now moving forward, discussions are now underway on putting ICT to active use and creating ICT environments for education. And, going forward, ICT experts with the knowledge and skills to deploy ICT environments and provide maintenance and oversight will be in increasingly high demand. In consideration of these circumstances, Fujitsu and Kanto Gakuin have established a new company to provide services that integrate their respective areas of expertise to promote the deployment of ICT on the front lines of education.

Overview of Education IT Service Limited

President and Representative Director: Atsuhiko Motohashi
Head Office: 1-50-1 Mutsuura-higashi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Capital: 20 million yen
Ownership Ratio: 51% Fujitsu Limited, 49% Kanto Gakuin School Corporation
Number of Employees: Approximately 10
Description of Business: Outsourcing services for educational institutions; contracted planning, development, operations, and maintenance of IT systems; consulting
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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 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$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see†http://www.fujitsu.com.†

About Kanto Gakuin

Kanto Gakuin traces its roots back to the Yokohama Baptist Seminary which was founded in 1884 in Yokohama, Japan. Currently Kanto Gakuin School Corporation consists of one university, two junior and senior high schools, two elementary schools and two kindergartens. We integrate education and research with other aspects of life, including working with local communities, international exchange and sports, and educate students who will contribute to society and the well-being of others.


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