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General Information

Q1 When was IIJ established?

IIJ was established on December 3, 1992 as the first domestic Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Japan by a group of highly motivated and skilled top level IP Engineers from all over Japan.
For details, please refer to Corporate data.

Q2 What is the origin of IIJ's company name "Internet Initiative Japan Inc."?

As a pioneer company that has created the "Internet in Japan," we pledge to take "initiative" in internet related technology and to contribute to the growth of the Japanese network society. This pledge to lead the Internet is what makes us "IIJ" and is in our company name.

Q3 I'd like to know more about IIJ's history.

We are proud that we have created many Internet related prototype services in Japan. As the Internet related market grew, our business has shifted from Internet Service Provider (ISP) to Total Network Solution Provider. As a total network solution provider, we provide Internet connectivity services, outsourcing services, WAN services and systems integration.
For details, please refer to Corporate History .

Q4 I'd like to know more about IIJ's business.

We provide Internet connectivity services, outsourcing services, WAN services, systems construction, and systems operation and maintenance.

For details, please refer to the following :

Q5 How many employees are there?

Number of employees (full-time and contract workers) on a consolidated basis are as follows:

Mar. 2019 Mar. 2020 Mar. 2021 Sep. 2021
3,353 3,583 3,805 4,079

Q6 How is the employee distribution?

Of all of employees on the consolidated basis, about 70% are engineers, 20% are sales and 10% are administrative.

Q7 What is IIJ's stance towards hiring newly graduates?

We believe it is very important to hire and train newly graduates for IIJ to continue its growth in the mid-to-long term.
Number of new graduates hired each year are as follows:

Apr. 2018 Apr. 2019 Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021
175 171 210 190

Q8 I'd like to know more about consolidated subsidiaries and equity method investees.

IIJ and its consolidated subsidiaries and equity method investees are providing a total network solution to customers as "a Group". As of June 29, 2021, IIJ has 17 consolidated subsidiaries and 8 equity method investees.
For details, please refer to IIJ Group.

Q9 I'd like to know more about the management team.

As of June 30, 2021, IIJ's Board of Directors consists of 12 directors, including 4 outside directors and IIJ's Board of Company Auditors consists of 4 company auditors, including 3 outside company auditors. IIJ adopted the executive officer system with an aim to further enhance its corporate governance by separating its decision making and supervisory function from business execution function and to realize its rapid and efficient business execution. As of June 30, 2021, we have 15 Executive Officers. For more information about our directors, company auditors and executive officers, please see this page.

Q10 Please tell me how IIJ considers its corporate governance.

Please refer to this page for how IIJ considers its corporate governance.

Q11 Please tell me how IIJ considers information security.

We have taken a company-wide risk management approach and established an information security management system that we will diligently operate and maintain, and has established a basic policy for information security that constitutes a code of conduct for establishing information security within the company.
For details, please refer to Basic Information Security Policy and Privacy Policy.

Q12 Please tell me how IIJ considers CSR.

We will contribute to the development of the information society by supporting the Internet infrastructure and by creating new Internet related services. In order to do so, we will engage in researches and activities that will lead to the development of the Internet related technologies.
For details, please refer to Sustainability .

For investor inquiries, please contact:

Investor Relations Office
ir@iij.ad.jp
(9 am to 5:30 pm, except Saturday, Sunday, national holidays, new year holidays and other company holidays)


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