【Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co., Ltd.】
About concluding a memorandum with Ascoe Partners

Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co., Ltd. About Memorandum of Understanding with Ascoe Partners Toward a joint project review in digital governance, smart city area ………………………………………………………………………………… Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Satoshi Murabayashi) and Ascoe Partners Co., Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Hideyuki Yasui) Announced that it has signed a memorandum aimed at discussing joint projects in the digital governance and smart city field. The memorandum of understanding between MURC and Ascoe is focused on combining the knowledge and expertise accumulated by the two companies to utilize the government’s reform of administrative services through digitalization and promotion of data-utilizing smart cities It is.
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Center left: President MURC Satoshi Murabayashi, center right: Ascoe Hideyuki Yasui President 1. Purpose · Background In Ascoa, administrative service information is standardized as a “Universal Menu (Note 1)” according to the user’s viewpoint and service design method, and it is provided as a database to local governments and companies. We also provide information platforms that match the needs of local governments, such as “child rearing”, “senior”, “health” and “disaster prevention”, according to the needs of users. Meanwhile, at MURC, we focus on initiatives related to digital governance and smart city, with a focus on consulting such as support for extraction and definition of social issues held by local communities, provision of solutions to issues, and so on. In addition, we conduct numerous training sessions including business seminars and correspondence education for nurturing corporate talent. MURC and Asco will combine the knowledge and know-how of both companies to provide administrative services that are easier to understand from the user’s point of view and to improve the efficiency of information dissemination and update work, staff of local governments and administrative services We are considering a training project to learn about universal menus and service design methods for IT companies involved in the construction of the company. 2. Outline of each organization
■ Ascoe Partners, Inc. (ASCOE) Ascoa is a specialist in administrative information sorting, which provides administrative service information by information structure using the method of the universal menu and provides it in a form that can be used better in IT. Providing administrative service information through the universal menu, system related to universal menus, DB, site construction, consulting for municipalities, advertisement related net advertisement, etc. We are developing a wide range of businesses. (Web site) www.asukoe.co.jp/
■ Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co., Ltd. (MURC) MURC is a think-tank consulting firm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). Based on Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, we conduct research and proposals on policies of national and local governments, various consulting for private enterprises, providing management information services, support for cultivating corporate talent, research and proposals on macroeconomics, a wide range of projects We are deploying. (Web site) www.murc.jp/ (Note 1) “Universal Menu (UM)” is a standard menu system related to administrative services of national and local governments. It is designed to be an easy-to-find information structure and easy-to-understand expression for citizens who are users. By creating a web service that conforms to UM, users can easily search and utilize administrative service information, and for site designers such as municipalities and web production companies, the efficiency of site construction and operation is improved I will. Purpose · Background

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