We would like to announce a reorganization of our firm. As of April 1, 2017, Mr. Masatake Shiga, founder and chairman of SHIGA INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE, has stepped down from his position. Mr. Sumio Tanai has been newly appointed as chairman and Mr. Yasuhiko Murayama has been newly appointed as president of our firm. Mr. Shiga will stay on as executive advisor. Under the new leadership of Mr. Tanai and Mr. Murayama, SHIGA will endeavor to continue providing our clients with the highest quality of service that our clients expect and deserve.