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JUSTSYSTEM Inaugurates First U.S.-based Research Center.

PITTSBURGH, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 6, 1996--In an effort to expand its software technology development to a broader global community, JUSTSYSTEM Corp., based in Tokushima, Japan, announced the inauguration of the Justsystem Pittsburgh Research Center (JPRC) in Pittsburgh.

Established in cooperation with faculty members of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and based near CMU's School of Computer Science, the opening of the center marks the first of its type for JUSTSYSTEM in the United States.

"The JPRC will focus on both the fundamental and applied studies of computer science and technology," said Kazunori Ukigawa, president and CEO of JUSTSYSTEM Corp. "While JUSTSYSTEM has proven its leadership in the areas of business productivity software and component software technology in Japan, it is committed to breaking new barriers in software development by combining U.S. computer science research with its achievements in the Japanese software market."

The company will leverage research efforts with CMU, thus furthering its goal to improve global research facilities for software development. Dr. Scott Fahlman of CMU heads the research center as president and Chief Technology Officer.

Fahlman, a principal research scientist in the School of Computer Science, is well-known for his contributions in the development of Common Lisp, a computer language for natural language processing and artificial intelligence. Fahlman has also made major contributions in the research of neural networks. JUSTSYSTEM plans to employ approximately 20 research specialists and scientists at the center within its first two years.

Carnegie Mellon University, originally named the Carnegie Technical Schools, was founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1900 in Pittsburgh. CMU is a highly renowned U.S. research center in the field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

JUSTSYSTEM Corp., based in Tokushima, Japan, is the leading supplier of business productivity software in the Japanese market. Holding a top share in the market of word-processing software in Japan, and boasting revenues of more than $270 million, JUSTSYSTEM brings to the U.S. a wealth of experience in creating products that both simplify and enhance the day-to-day tasks of corporate users. The company's flagship products include Ichitaro(TM), word processing software for the Japanese language which has sold 5.5 million copies to date and JustNet, a Web-oriented, multimedia online service which is the first of its kind in Japan.

JUSTSYSTEM Inc., in Menlo Park, CA, is a U.S. subsidiary of JUSTSYSTEM Corp. The company's business focus in the U.S. centers around providing Web-oriented business solution environments and multimedia products.

Additional information on JUSTSYSTEM and its products is available on the company's World Wide Web site at (US) or (Japan).


Kimberly McDaniel, 412/683-3936
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