Policy & Approach
As part of the Group’s social contribution activities—which are one of a company’s obligations—Prestige International has long been carrying out initiatives to enrich the local community. Through our establishment of BPO centers, beginning with the Tohoku region, the Group is continuously working to provide environments in regional areas where young people and women can play active roles with peace of mind over the long term and achieve community invigoration.
Utilization Rate (as of the end of March 2022)
||Number of places
||Capacity Rate *1
|Akita BPO Main Campus
|Yamagata BPO Park
|Toyama BPO Town
|Yamagata BPO Park Tsuruoka Branch
|Akita BPO Yokote Campus
|Niigata BPO Uonuma Terrace
|Iwate BPO Ichinoseki Branch
|Akita BPO Nikaho Campus
- *1 Number of incumbents (including temporary workers)/Number of places) (Iwate BPO Ichinoseki Branch operates as a temporary center and is therefore not included in the capacity rates.
- *2 Number of places at the time operations were carried out at the previous office. Since April 2022, operations have been carried out at Akita BPO Nikaho Campus (500 places).
Cooperation with Municipalities
Prestige International concluded agreements with the municipalities where our BPO centers have been established with the aim of promoting mutual cooperation and other initiatives.
Collaboration with Municipalities
Holding/Participating in/Cooperating with Events
To enable the Group to operate as a company rooted in the communities where the BPO centers are located, Prestige International undertakes independent initiatives to assist in community invigoration in addition to participating in and providing cooperation for local events.
Regional Revitalization Fund: PI Re-Turn Fund
Since October 2016, following the 30th anniversary of the company’s foundation, Prestige International has operated a regional revitalization fund, the PI Re-Turn Fund, which aims to provide community contributions that go a step beyond creating employment.
Prestige International offers support to regions in Japan where the Group operates BPO centers—Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Toyama, and Niigata prefectures—by providing funds for initiatives that contribute to community invigoration, such as industrial development, new working styles, and employment creation.
Takaoka Copperware is the traditional industry of Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture. In order to conduct business that passes on and further develops these traditional copperware techniques and disseminating them throughout Japan and the world, Prestige International joined together with representative Takaoka Copperware manufacturer Nosaku to establish Nosaku Prestige. Based on concepts and designs planned by Nosaku Prestige, the Group works together with Takaoka manufacturers and artisans to produce and develop copperware products. Through a hands-on approach, the Group is supporting the dissemination of information throughout Japan and the world.
press release [PDF: 135KB]
Prestige International presents
TGC TOYAMA 2019 by TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION
Held under the theme of “Bringing Japanese girls’ culture to the world,“ the Tokyo Girls’ Collection (TGC) is the largest fashion festival in Japan. Since 2009, this festival has also been held in regional cities as a regional revitalization project. Because TGC’s philosophy matches the goal of promoting women’s empowerment and invigorating communities and the Group feels that the event has the potential of realizing further community invigoration, Prestige International sponsored the first TGC event to be held in the Hokuriku region, “Prestige International presents TGC Toyama 2018 by Tokyo Girls’ Collection,” in 2018, and the second held in the region, “Prestige International presents TGC Toyama 2019 by Tokyo Girls’ Collection,” in 2019 as a Platinum Partner. Over the two years, the event attracted around 14,350 visitors in total, promoting Toyama Prefecture as a region that is appealing for young people and women—a place where they can fulfill their dreams and shine.
press release [PDF: 520KB]
Opening New BPO Centers
New Center: Akita BPO Nikaho Campus
Since 2014, Prestige International has conducted business in three locations within Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture. In 2022, these offices will be consolidated in the new company building, the Akita BPO Nikaho Campus, with part of the enhanced facilities made available to members of the local community as a security-free area.
press release [PDF: 176KB]
||84-1 Aza-Sakaida, Hirasawa, Nikaho-shi, Akita 018
|Total site area
|Number of seats
||Cafeteria, In-house power generator, etc.
|Value of Total Investment
||2 billion yen
2024 – Iwate BPO Center (Provisional name)
Scheduled to open in April 2024, this is the first Prestige International BPO center to be established on the Pacific Ocean side of Japan. The new company building will also serve as a carbon-neutral model facility and IT base within the Prestige International Group. The operations in the region are currently being carried out by a temporary center, the Iwate BPO Ichinoseki Branch.
press release [PDF: 383KB]
2026 – Akira BPO Katagami Campus (Provisional name)
For a long time, Prestige International had more than 2,000 employees at three bases within Akita Prefecture. However, because the region’s attractiveness and value are becoming known and praised by customers due to the services, it was decided to establish a fourth Akita base in Katagami City, and a location agreement signing ceremony was held with Akita Prefecture and Katagami City in April 2022. Under the concept of “Bringing prosperity to the region’s future,” the Group is planning a base that will be the culmination of the existing bases in the region.
press release [PDF: 362KB]