We established a Research & Development Group and have compacted and integrated our management resources and research and development functions. Further, we have eliminated sectionalism in order to increase the collective strength of the whole company.
Among the research and development themes, the "theme related to the business section" has been pursued in collaboration with the marketing team. The "theme related to the whole company" has been pursued with the aim of creating new products and businesses in new fields as well as in the existing fields and to reinforce the technological foundation of the company by fusing internal and external technologies and by incorporating advanced technologies. As a concrete example, we will build up corporate themes and act on it.