Contributing to Society

Developing Talent in IT for the Future

As an initiative to develop talent to lead the way forward in information technology, NSD supports activities to foster creativity as well as programming courses for children.

Sponsor of the All Japan KOSEN Programming Contest

Since fiscal 2019, ended March 31, 2020, NSD has been supporting the KOSEN Programming Contest for technical colleges across Japan hosted by the Japan Federation of KOSEN Association. The contest invites technical college students from national, public, and private schools nationwide to submit programs and source codes with the aim to supply the very best talent to the IT industry.

Sponsor of the PCN Kids Programming Contest

NSD has been supporting the Kids Programming Contest, hosted by the Programming Club Network (PCN), since fiscal 2017. PCN is a nationwide activity group based around the concept of providing programming opportunities for all children. The contest invites elementary and junior high school students from across Japan to participate in games, online programming, digital crafts, and more, providing children with the opportunity to take on new challenges and create new things.

Sponsor of CyberSakura

NSD has been supporting CyberSakura (a cyber security education program), hosted by the non-profit organization L community, since fiscal 2022. CyberSakura is an educational program aimed at fostering future talent in cybersecurity. The program aims to improve literacy in computers, networks, and security for junior high and high school students nationwide through practice sessions where students can gain practical experience, as well as competitions where students compete for the highest score.

Sponsored "Generative AI 100 School Project" Targeting Elementary, Junior High, and High Schools

Starting in fiscal 2023, NSD has supported "Generative AI 100 School Project" undertaken by NPO "Code for Everyone * ". This project provides a beta version of "Generative AI Course" to one hundred elementary, junior high, and high schools. Code for Everyone provides an environment where teachers can learn from videos at any time, from the basics of generative AI to practical classroom examples, through this project and other efforts. NSD will contribute to the development of IT talents who will lead the future.

  • *Code for Everyone is an organization that supports children's IT education, and works to develop information and technology education in all elementary, junior high, and high schools.

Contributing to Local Communities

Regional revitalization initiatives

In addition to our main offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka, NSD is branching out to regional areas, opening offices in Sendai and Hiroshima from fiscal 2022. With this expansion into regional areas, we are responding to the needs of those choosing to remain in their communities, creating employment opportunities in local areas, as well as helping to develop and provide work for IT engineers.
We donate to regional revitalization projects operated by local governments, and support the promotion of the IT industry and the development of IT human resources through industry-academia-government collaboration.

Donations to date are as follows.

  • Dec 07, 2023 Hiroshima Sabae City's promotion project for IT education
  • Apr 21, 2023 Hiroshima City's support project for universities developing human resources who contribute to the local society
  • Oct 03, 2022 Sendai City's promotion project for growth industries to develop IT human resources

Initiatives to support disaster-affected areas

In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, in addition to providing network diagnostic services * free of charge and gifting money to affected areas, NSD passed on donations from employees to the West Japan Heavy Rain Disaster Relief Fund, helping to provide disaster relief and assist with recovery from natural disasters.

  • *A service that quickly collects and analyzes the communication status of network equipment and work devices such as the servers, switches and routers of companies in disaster-stricken areas, and then makes proposals for system recovery and business continuity.

Social Contribution through a Shareholder Benefit Program

NSD offers shareholder benefits that allow shareholders to select preferential products from a product catalog. With this shareholder benefit program, we have established the following donation options as a way for our shareholders to contribute.

Supporting IT education for the children of the future

Through donations to Code for Everyone, an NPO that supports IT education for children, shareholders can help to provide an environment where all children from many different families and economic backgrounds can come into contact with cutting-edge technology free of charge.

Supporting children's cafeterias

Through donations to the National Children's Cafeteria Support Center, Musubie, an NPO that helps run children's cafeterias, shareholders can help to provide a warm space with free or inexpensive nutritious meals, as well as opportunities for people of all ages to eat together.

Support for disaster areas

Since raising donations for the Great East Japan Earthquake in fiscal 2011, shareholders have been working to support affected areas through donations for natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, and torrential rains.

Support for developing countries

Shareholders can make donations through the international non-governmental organization, Plan International Japan, to support initiatives for health and education in developing countries, as well as to help protect the natural environment.
To date shareholders have supported many projects including aid for food crises in African nations, tree planting to protect water source environments in Indonesia, and helping to improve the educational environment in ethnic minority areas in Vietnam.

Support for medical workers and medical institutions fighting the pandemic

During the pandemic shareholders have supported, through donations to the Japan Medical Association, medical workers and medical institutions diagnosing and treating infected people.