Basic stance (Policy)

Our company will disclose corporate information in a timely and appropriate manner based on accuracy, fairness, and transparency, aiming to maintain and develop a relationship of trust with all stakeholders, including shareholders, investors, employees, customers, business partners, creditors, and local communities. In addition to information required by laws, regulations, and rules, we actively disclose financial and non-financial information that is useful for constructive dialogue with shareholders, investors, and other stakeholders.

Disclosure standards

We disclose information in accordance with the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, other laws and regulations, and the rules for the timely disclosure of corporate information set forth in the “Securities Listing Regulations” of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (hereinafter referred to as the “Timely Disclosure Rules”). When information arises regarding decisions, facts occurred, or financial results that may have a material impact on investment decisions, we will promptly disclose such information in accordance with the standards of the Timely Disclosure Rules, and even in cases not pertaining to the Timely Disclosure Rules, we will proactively disclose information that we consider useful for making investment decisions. We will not disclose personal information, customer information, or information that could infringe on the rights of related parties.

Disclosure method

Information pertaining to Timely Disclosure Rules will be promptly posted on our website after being disclosed via the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s “TDnet (Timely Disclosure Network).” Information not pertaining to Timely Disclosure Rules will also be disclosed as fairly and widely as possible through posting on our website, etc.

Insider trading prevention and fair information disclosure

Our company promotes awareness and understanding among all employees for the purpose of proper management of important corporate information, prevention of insider trading, and fair disclosure of information.

Internal system for disclosure

The officer in charge of the Corporate Planning Division is responsible for timely disclosure and the department in charge of public relations will manage cases. When disclosing information, the department in charge of public relations decides the content of external announcements in cooperation with the Control Division and other related departments.

Items related to future projections (Treatment of performance projections and future information)

Forward-looking statements in the information we disclose are based on information available at the time of disclosure and involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, actual results may differ greatly from these statements due to the economic conditions surrounding our company group’s business domain, market trends, exchange rate fluctuations, and other factors.

Establishment of a period of voluntary restraint from IR activities (quiet period) 

In order to prevent leaks of financial results and ensure fairness in information disclosure, our company observes a quiet period from the day following the end of each quarter to the day of the announcement of each quarter’s financial results. During the quiet period, we refrain from answering questions or commenting on financial results. However, even during the quiet period, when a significant deviation from the earnings forecast is expected, we will disclose information as appropriate in accordance with the Timely Disclosure Rules.

Effective October 1, 2021