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IIJ Announces Proposed Management Structure

May 28, 2021
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

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TOKYO - May 28, 2021 - Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ", TSE1: 3774) today announced the nomination of the candidates for positions on the Company’s Board of Directors. The nomination is subject to the approval of IIJ's 29th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that will be held on June 29, 2021 in Tokyo as well as of the Board of Directors meeting that will be held on the same day. If all approvals are obtained, IIJ's management structure will be as follows:

Position Name Area of Responsibility,
Significant Concurrent Positions
Chairman Koichi Suzuki
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director
President Eijiro Katsu
Co-Chief Executive Officer , Chief Operating Officer and Representative Director
Executive Vice President Satoshi Murabayashi
(New appointment)
Corporate Management
Senior Managing Director Koichi Kitamura
(New appointment)
Business Unit Director
Senior Managing Director Akihisa Watai
Chief Financial Officer and Division Director of Finance Division
Managing Director Tadashi Kawashima
Deputy Director of Business Unit and Division Director of Central Japan Business Division
Managing Director Junichi Shimagami
Chief Technology Officer and Technology Unit Director
Managing Director Naoshi Yoneyama
Chief Information Officer and Division Director of Corporate Planning Division
Director (Part-time) Shingo Oda (*1)
Director (Part-time) Takashi Tsukamoto (*1)(*3)
Honorary Advisor of Mizuho Financial Group
Director (Part-time) Kazuo Tsukuda (*1)(*3)
Special Advisor of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
Director (Part-time) Yoichiro Iwama (*1)(*3)
(New appointment)
Outside Director and Chairman of the Board of Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Company Auditor Kazuhiro Ohira (*2)
Company Auditor Masako Tanaka
Company Auditor (Part-time) Takashi Michishita (*2)(*3)
Attorney at law
Company Auditor (Part-time) Koichi Uchiyama (*2)(*3)
Japanese Certified Public Accountant
  • (*1)Independent outside directors
  • (*2)Outside company auditors
  • (*3)Concurrent positions described are the major ones as of May 28, 2021
  • (*)Takeshi Kikuchi, Tadashi Okamura, Shinobu Umino, and Toshinori Iwasawa will retire from Senior Managing Director and Director followed by the closing of IIJ’s 29th Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results.

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