2010

November 29, 2010
4th Meeting of the "Task force on Obsolescing Mansions"

Index convened the 4th meeting of the "Task Force on Obsolescing Mansions" at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies from 10:00-12:00 on Monday, November 29, during which various government housing development managers presented the successes and problems they experienced first hand in grappling with the rebuilding of their developments. Index's Kimikazu Uemura and Ken Hashizume, members of the research committee, added their expert observations and opinions to the ensuing discussion. There were 66 participants in this open forum, including both formal members of the task force and various observers.
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October 6, 2010
3rd Meeting of the “Task force on Obsolescing Mansions”

Index convened the 3rd meeting of the “Task Force on Obsolescing Mansions” at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies from 10:00-12:00 on Wednesday, October 6, during which various government housing development managers presented the successes and problems they experienced first hand in grappling with the rebuilding of their developments.  Index’s Kimikazu Uemura and Ken Hashizume, members of the research committee, added their expert observations and opinions to the ensuing discussion.  There were 78 participants in this open forum, including both formal members of the task force and various observers.
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September 2, 2010
2nd Meeting of the “Task force on Obsolescing Mansions”

Index convened the 2nd meeting of the “Task Force on Obsolescing Mansions” at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies from 14F00`16F00 on Thursday, September 2.@The meeting primarily centered around multifamily condominium owners’ associations who presented the realities they are encountering in dealing with the rebuilding of their homes.  Index’s Kimikazu Uemura and Ken Hashizume, as vice-chair and research committee member (respectively), added their expert observations and opinions to the discussion.  There were 62 participants in this open forum, including both formal members of the task force and various observers.
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July 29, 2010
1st Meeting of the “Task force on Obsolescing Mansions”

Index convened the 1st meeting of the “Task Force on Obsolescing Mansions” at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies from 10F00`12F00 on Thursday, July 29.  Members of the research committee presented information about the real issues that condominiums and government housing developments are facing, which was followed by an active exchange of ideas.  There were 48 participants in this open forum, including both formal members of the task force and various observers.
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July 14, 2010
Presentation at seminar “On School Administration: Towards Generating Revenue and Increasing Efficiency.”

Index Consulting CEO Kimikazu Uemura presented at the July 14 seminar intended for educational corporations and school operators, sponsored by Aioi Insurance Co., Ltd.  In that presentation, he provided an overview of the potential benefits for universities from campus restructuring and improved space utilization, as well as from more efficient facility management to reduce operating costs.

June 9, 2010
Founded “Task force on the Obsolescing Mansion Issue”

A ceremony was held on June 9, 2010 to mark the establishment of the “Task force on the Obsolescing Mansion Issue,” created and vice-chaired by Index Consulting, Inc.  This task force will examine the systemic and policy changes that are required to address the issue of the growing number of obsolescing condominiums, and recommend a set of proposals for various government-related institutions.
Specifically, this group aims to help condominium owners deal with the safety, health, and quality-of-life issues they suffer as owner-occupants of obsolescing buildings.  This collaborative effort between policy-makers, owner groups, academic experts, and business leaders in various fields is tasked with isolating the myriad legal, systemic, and economic barriers that hinder or prevent owners from renovating or rebuilding their building, as their situation requires.  It also seeks to establish a unified understanding of the problems, create a shared and comprehensive vision of the solutions, and build consensus among the disparate branches of government that would need to implement a multi-pronged solution to this multi-faceted problem.  An offshoot, if the task force is successful,, would be the shot in the arm that it would also give to the ailing construction industry and economy, At the general kickoff meeting Index CEO Kimikazu Uemura--the creator of the task force--was officially appointed vice-chair, and Index was chosen as the business office in charge of the task force.
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Media coverage of the event is here yasahi.com “‘Rokyuka manshon taisaku kaigi’ga hossoku kubun shoyusha no tachiba de teigen he (6/10)”z

April 23, 2010
Website Redesign

Complete redesign of the Index Consulting website, providing easier to understand information and better usability.