OTBANK Co., Ltd. Unlimited listening plan for corporate audiobooks “audiobook.jp corporate version” won the Excellence Award in the human resources development and training category of the Japanese Human Resources Department “HR Awards 2022”

Otobank Co., Ltd.
All-you-can-listen audiobook plan for corporations “audiobook.jp corporate version” Won the Excellence Award in the Human Resources Development and Training Category of the Human Resources Department “HR Awards 2022” in Japan
Employee education changes with ear clearance time! More than 70 companies have introduced it in 9 months since the service started
Otobank Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President: Yuya Kubota, hereinafter “Otobank”), which operates “audiobook.jp”, which distributes the largest number of audiobook book lineups in Japan (* 1), is for corporations. All-you-can-listen audiobook plan
“audiobook.jp corporate version” won the Excellence Award in the professional human resource development and training category of the Japanese Human Resources Department “HR Award 2022” (sponsored by the “HR Award” Steering Committee, supported by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare) We are pleased to inform you that you have received *1. Japan Marketing Research Organization November 2021 survey. Research on the number of Japanese audiobooks in the lineup. [Image 1

■ What is Japan’s HR Department “HR Award”?
It is an award system that aims to develop companies nationwide through HR by focusing on initiatives that encourage the growth of companies and individuals in areas related to people and organizations and widely communicating to HR personnel. This is the 11th year of the system, which is highly transparent and trusted as the most
authoritative award in the HR field, due to its fair management method and member-participation-based selection process that gives a sense of satisfaction.
In 2022, 15 of the 388 entries were awarded in the professional category in the first selection. In addition, after voting by 240,000 HR people nationwide and final selection by the selection committee, our corporate audiobook unlimited listening plan “audiobook.jp corporate version” was selected as a representative example of HR in 2022. rice field.
● “HR Award” official website: https://hr-award.jp/
■ About HR Award 2022 Excellence Award in Human Resource Development and Training Category “audiobook.jp Corporate Edition”
Audiobooks are “listening books” read aloud by a narrator or voice actor. Currently, new work styles such as remote work are spreading after the corona disaster, and human resource development and employee training at companies are rapidly switching to online. Therefore, in January 2022, Otbank started offering the “audiobook.jp corporate version”, an all-you-can-listen audiobook plan for corporations.
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“audiobook.jp corporate version” allows you to listen to all over 15,000 books, mainly business books, in audio. You can “read while commuting, doing housework, before going to bed, etc.” as long as your ears are open. In addition, there is data that “reading time increased by an average of 1.7 times before and after using audiobooks” (*). 2). It has been well received not only by management and human resources, but also by employees who want to read to improve their business skills but cannot find the time to do so.
*2. Audiobook White Paper 2021 Reading Week Special Edition
●audiobook.jp corporate version details: https://pages.audiobook.jp/business/ ● Contact form: https://form.run/@otobank-1639003654
● Works that can be heard on “audiobook.jp corporate version” (example) [Image 3

■ Comment from Wataru Ueda, chairman of Otobank
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I am very happy to receive this award.
We operate Japan’s largest audiobook distribution service
“audiobook.jp”. The background to the founding of the company is the presence of my grandfather, who lost his eyesight due to glaucoma and became unable to read. We established our company in 2004 with the desire to create a world in which people can enjoy books with their ears.
Currently, the number of people who use audiobooks for purposes such as “wanting to be educated” and “learning for work” is increasing, and in June 2022, the number of members of “audiobook.jp” will reach 2.5 million. breakthrough. It is used by many customers.
At the end of January this year, we released Japan’s first
all-you-can-listen service for corporate customers, “audiobook.jp corporate version” (*3). We have received comments from companies that have introduced the service, such as “Some employees now listen to 20 or more audiobooks every month” and “Communication between employees has increased.” In an era when remote work has increased due to the corona wreck and the eyes are overworked, the number of companies that have introduced it has already exceeded 70.
We will continue to do our best to contribute to human resource development in your organization through voice learning.
*3. In-house research (as of January 26, 2022) Among domestic audiobook service providers
[Award Commemoration] Companies that have introduced the “audiobook.jp corporate version” by the end of November will receive one of their favorite audiobooks that is not eligible for all-you-can-listen! ! To commemorate this award, from October 18th to the end of November 2022, companies that have started using the “audiobook.jp corporate version” will receive their favorite audiobook works that are not included in the “all-you-can-listen target”. We will present one book (up to 20 people / 1 company, upper limit price 2,500 yen / book). ● Inquiry form for “audiobook.jp corporate version”:
■ Otobank Chairman and CEO Wataru Ueda will be on stage at “HR Conference 2022” Japan’s largest HR event held for 6 days from November 8th (Tuesday) Japan’s Human Resources Department “HR Conference 2022-Autumn-” (Sponsored by: “HR Conference” Steering Committee, Sponsored by: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare) Otbank Representative Director and Chairman Wataru Ueda took the stage. Today, it is essential to establish a culture of continuous learning throughout the organization in order to increase corporate value.
-Outline of events and lectures-
Event: Japan’s Human Resources Department HR Conference 2022-Autumn- Organizer: Japan Human Resources Department “HR Conference” Steering Committee Support: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Period: November 8th (Tuesday) to 11th (Friday), 15th (Tuesday) to 16th (Wednesday), 2022
Participation fee: Free (online format)
Lecture title: “Voice learning” is the key to creating a culture of continuous learning! ~ What is a method to promote self-directed learning that anyone can practice based on brain science ~
Lecture date and time: November 9, 2022 (Wednesday) 13:50-14:40 URL: https://jinjibu.jp/hr-conference/202211/interview_detl.php?anc=G4 *We have reached capacity and are no longer accepting applications. If you would like to hear a lecture, please contact us directly. We will inform you about the priority invitation frame.
● Contact: business_sales@otobank.co.jp
■ What is an audiobook?
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Audiobooks are “listening books” read aloud by a narrator or voice actor. Because you can enjoy reading with just your ears, you can enjoy “reading while reading” in every scene of your life, such as running, traveling by train or car, and doing housework, in addition to those who have difficulty reading.
■ audiobook.jp (audiobook.jp)
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This is an audio distribution service operated by Otobank Co., Ltd. that distributes the largest number of audiobooks in Japan. Renewed from “FeBe”, which started distribution in 2007, and started service in March 2018. We aim to expand the platform to popularize the audiobook category. The number of members will exceed 2.5 million in 2022.
[Service overview]
・ Service name: “audiobook.jp”
・ Site URL: https://audiobook.jp/
・ App Store page: https://app.audiobook.jp/ios
・Google Play page: https://app.audiobook.jp/android
·Fee structure:
The unlimited listening plan is 950 yen (tax included) per month. You can use it for free for 2 weeks after joining.
Individual purchase is possible for each work.
(* Mainly distributed in the same price range as books (1,200 yen to 1,500 yen).)
■ Otobank Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; President: Yuya Kubota) [Image 7d34798-258-42cee5edec7dc375aee5-6.png&s3=34798-258-06425c8667954d9ad8dd65708e82961c-257x111.png
Developing business centered on audio content, aiming to achieve “creation of listening culture”, “rear-free for visually impaired people” and “promotion of publishing culture”, boasting the largest number of distributions in Japan. Audiobook company. We have partnered with over 500 publishers, and our main business is the sale of audiobooks on Japan’s largest audiobook distribution service “audiobook.jp”, as well as the online book guide “Shinkan JP” (https://sinkan We are also engaged in book promotion business centered on .jp/). http://www.otobank.co.jp/
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