Promoting Industrial Advancement and Innovation

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Nomura contributes to creating a sustainable society and industrial advancement by leveraging the Group’s global network and high level of expertise to revitalize regional areas, energize various fields including agriculture and healthcare reform, as well as promote innovation.

Regional Revitalization

In Japan, the number of companies is declining as businesses close down due to the aging of business owners and the absence of successors. Ensuring smooth business succession has therefore become a social issue of critical importance to regional revitalization. Nomura Group helps nurture projects promoting the sustainable development of regional areas from a medium- to long-term perspective.

Business Succession Support

In 2015, Nomura Group established the Nomura Institute of Estate Planning, a think tank specializing in business succession and estate planning that comprehensively studies and provides consulting for all aspects related to business succession, including laws and regulations, systems, tax schemes, real estate, financial products, and planning. The institute engages in both
We are a sponsor of take-over, a general incorporated association that promotes venture-style business succession, and support its initiatives focused on young business successors throughout Japan. Venture-style business succession refers to when business successors change a company’s business format, launch new businesses or enter new markets, or otherwise strive to create sustainable businesses and generate new value in society by attempting new challenges. Such entrepreneurial energy injects added value to business succession and increases the overall vitality of society.

Sponsoring Morning Pitch

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Nomura Securities, in cooperation with Deloitte Tomatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd., is holding a presentation event entitled "Morning Pitch" aimed at creating business alliances between venture companies and large corporations. This event has been held since 2013. Each week, five venture companies make pitches to an audience of about 300 people, including large companies, venture capital, and media. "Morning Pitch" is one of the largest matching platforms for ventures and large companies in Japan, leading to business alliances between venture companies and large companies.

Helping Revitalize Regional Economies through a Broader Approach to Agribusiness

Agribusiness is the central theme embodied in the first two United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: "No poverty" and "Zero hunger." It encompasses a wide range of critical issues concerning water resources, forestry and marine resource preservation, food waste and the supply chain, as well as consumer spending patterns, making the industry key to realizing a sustainable world. Agribusiness offers a significant opportunity for the revitalization of regional economies in Japan. This is because of the hidden potential it offers as a pillar of Japan's industrial policy for promoting sixth-order industrialization with agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries. The Nomura Group is supporting the growth of community based agricultural industries through Nomura Agri Planning & Advisory Co. Ltd. (NAPA) by leveraging the financial services know-how and information gathering capabilities of Nomura's nationwide branch office network.

Support for Moonshot Research and Development Program

Nomura Agri Planning & Advisory (NAPA) has provided support for the Moonshot-type Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries R&D Business Development Strategy Roundtable, which is the first national research program to implement the goal of "By 2050, we will create a sustainable food supply industry on a global scale by fully utilizing unused biological functions" in the Moonshot Research and Development Program* led by the Cabinet Office. One outcome was the signing of a comprehensive research agreement on June 30, 2023, between Professor Kazuhiro Chiba (President of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) and the University of Queensland, Australia. As a result, we will promote R&D and demonstration experiments to establish a stable supply system for food and sustainable biofuels, and aim to implement them in society.

A new system that aims to create explosive innovations originating in Japan and promotes challenging research and development based on bold ideas that are not merely an extension of conventional technologies.

Solving Problems in the Healthcare and Nursing Care Fields

The fields of healthcare and nursing care (long-term care), are highly public in nature and important as social infrastructure. These fields are not only indispensable for safe and secure living in each region, but are also attracting attention as fields that contribute to Japan's economic growth. In addition, from a global perspective, medical and health-related problems, including rising medical costs and unknown virus epidemics are universally present, and contributing to solutions to these issues will lead to the achievement of Goal 3 (“Good Health and Well-Being”) and other goals of the UN SDGs. Nomura Group aims to contribute to society by further enhancing and solving problems related to healthcare and nursing care.

Nomura Healthcare Support & Advisory utilizes the Nomura Group's network and expertise in Japan and overseas to provide advice through various consulting services. By providing optimal solutions to various needs in the healthcare field such as hospitals and nursing homes, it is contributing to the sustainable development of the healthcare field as a social public infrastructure and the achievement of the SDGs.

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