The types of services commonly called social media, which include blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, have become a tremendously important means for sharing information, whether personal or corporate. By its nature, social media is different than traditional media in its effectiveness in enhancing the connection with many people. Meanwhile, improper use of social media, such as publishing incorrect information, can mean negative repercussions for both the individual publishing the information and those affected by it. As such, social media can just as easily affect societal perception of an individual or a business negatively. Accordingly, Nagase & Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “NAGASE”) has created this Social Media Policy to clarify our stance to all employees of NAGASE Group Companies (hereinafter referred to as “GROUP”, in which NAGASE shall be included.) regarding their use of social media.