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1. KDDI Outline

Year of Establishment 1984
Head Office Location Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Representative Tadashi Onodera, President and Chairman
Main Shareholder KYOCERA Corporation, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated, etc.
Number of Personnel 16,967 Personnel (March 2009)
Business Content Telecommunications business

2. DEFTA Partners Outline

Company DEFTA Partners
Year of Establishment 1984
Head Office Location Sanfrancisco, California, U.S.
Representative Chairmen George Hara
(Former Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to IIMSAM under the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and Chairman of the Board of the Alliance Forum Foundation)
Accumulated Investment Amount JPY 20 billion
Business Content Based on the conviction that cutting-edge core technologies are the driver for creating new industries and generating employment, DEFTA Partners has a twenty year history of successfully discovering, investing in, and operating a number of technology ventures in the United States (Silicon Valley), the United Kingdom, and Israel, nurturing many of these into large, successful enterprises. In 2005, the company established operations in Japan.

3. bracNet Outline

Company bracNet (BRAC BD Mail Networks Limited)
Year of Establishment 1996
Head Office Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Representative CEO Mohammad Abdur Rab
Main Shareholder KDDI (50%), gNet DEFTA (29.9997%), BRAC (19.9998%)
Number of Personnel 241 Personnel (August 2009)
Business Content Internet Connection Service Provider

4. BRAC Outline

Organization Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)
Year of Establishment 1973
Representative Founder and Chairperson Fazle Hasan Abed
Activities Outline The world’s largest NGO. Promoting social transformation through the promotion of economic stability, dissemination of education, and encouragement of independence of the impoverished strata in late-developing countries in Asia, and Africa.
Number of Personnel Approximately 110,000
Annual Budget Approximately 53.billion yen

5. Bangladesh Outline

Country People's Republic of Bangladesh
Area 144,000 km2 (Approximately 1.7 times the area of Hokkaido)
Population Approximately 160 million (7th most populous in the world)
Population Density 982 people/km2
Capital Dhaka
Currency 1 Bangladesh Taka = ¥1.31 (Initial conversion rate of November 10th 2009)
Primary Industry Textiles, knit products, fisheries, Jute Processing, Agriculture
Primary Religion Islam, Hindu
Per Capita/GDP1 Approximately USD 538/Person (Actual Conversion Rate Format)
Actual GDP Growth Rate 6.2%
Literacy 52.5%
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