First of all, please allow me to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for your continued support.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that a society that severely restrains social-interaction can inflict immense damage on the economy. Achieving “a sustainable society” is no longer just a slogan, but a responsibility towards future generations that confronts each and every one of us living today.
Against this backdrop, we are striving to reform our management model under the current Medium-Term Management Plan, centered on the "balanced creation of both social value and economic value," by tackling the issues confronting Japan's financial and social sectors head-on.
Meanwhile, the Japanese economy and social structure are changing at an accelerating pace, and our clients are facing new challenges. Our clients' needs are becoming increasingly diverse, with individual clients preparing for an age of 100-year life and corporate clients taking on ESG initiatives, and we are aware of increased expectations for us to provide comprehensive solutions by utilizing our trust functions.
We aspire to achieve sustainable and stable growth together with our clients and society by utilizing the power of trust that we have cultivated over the years to refine our unique solutions and work towards solving various social issues.
We will continue to be your invaluable "Best Partner," and sincerely ask for your continued warm support.