In response to the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus, we have, for the purposes of prevention and workplace safety, made available for our employees a remote work program, staggered working hours, and a flexible leave policy. At the same time, we have also implemented a staff cross-training program in order to ensure that we will be able to continue essential business functions.

As the Japan Patent Office is also operating normally, we foresee no delays or problems hindering our normal business activities.

Thank you for your understanding in the above.