Jointly-developed The Basics of Compliance Course to launch on May 10, 2021
TOKYO, JAPAN, April 28, 2021
EdulinX Corporation (Head Office: Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President: Peter A. Owans), a provider of EdTech solutions for English language learning and human resources development, is going to launch The Basics of Compliance Course, a new series of e-learning content jointly developed in partnership with the law firm ZeLo, a Foreign Law Joint Enterprise (Head Office: Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Attorney: Masataka Ogasawara).
Sample image of the e-learning course “The Basics of Compliance”
In recent years, corporate improprieties and data breaches have been increasing in Japan, including scenarios where a company’s future is put in jeopardy. For businesses, compliance measures should not end with the drafting of internal regulations, but rather it is important that employees have a firm understanding of the meaning and significance of each regulation. However, the scope of corporate compliance is broad, and it is very difficult to educate employees in a way that covers all aspects. EdulinX and the team of lawyers at ZeLo, a Foreign Law Joint Enterprise, have jointly developed The Basics of Compliance, a new e-learning content series that every employee needs for their day-to-day business operations. Leveraging the strengths of EdulinX’s expertise in education and technology, and ZeLo’s expertise in legal affairs, this course has been designed to help employees learn a wide range of essential topics related to compliance.
Key facts about The Basics of Compliance Course
- Created by legal experts
This specialized e-learning course was co-created in partnership with Naoki Ajika, Attorney-at-law, who is also a subject matter expert in compliance. Ajika lends his knowledge and experience in a wide range of compliance-related topics such as insider trading regulations, and also as an attorney who has been on assignment to Japan’s regulatory authority (Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission of the Financial Services Agency).
- Covers the latest regulatory and legislative changes
The course includes the latest regulatory and legislative changes, such as the recent amendment of laws regarding Power Harassment (Act on Comprehensive Promotion of Labor Policies, Stabilization of Employment and Improvement of Workplace Environment), which came into effect in June 2020 for large companies and will come into effect in April 2022 for small and medium-sized companies.
- Provides a general introduction and perfect starting point
Using simple activities and concise explanations of the key points, the course is designed to cover the basic essentials, and also serves as the ideal starting point for this broad topic of compliance in the workplace. In the course, participants learn compliance concepts through images and videos, as well as case studies that incorporate actual examples and cases.
- Enhances knowledge retention
This course has been designed to maximize knowledge retention using EdulinX’s microlearning courseware by following the learning steps of receiving a lecture, reviewing, and confirming with a quiz on each topic. In the course, the mini-test and lesson test questions are based on real-life business situations, which are designed to provide an immersive learning experience for participants.
Course Supervisor Profile: Naoki Ajika
Naoki Ajika is a lawyer who has been admitted to the Daini Tokyo Bar Association at ZeLo, a Foreign Law Joint Enterprise. He graduated from the University of Kyoto in 2010 (LL.B), and the University of Kyoto School of Law (J.D.) in 2012. In 2013, he joined Habataki Law Firm. In 2017, Ajika joined ZeLo and was assigned to the Financial Service Agency’s Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (Feb 2018-Jan 2020). His main fields of business as a lawyer are personnel and labor issues, corporate legal affairs, crisis management and compliance, and matters related to bankruptcy. With hands-on experience drafting insider trading regulations at the Financial Service Agency’s Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, Ajika has deep specialized knowledge in matters of corporate compliance.
ZeLo Foreign Law Joint Enterprise is a law firm established in March 2017 with a focus on corporate legal affairs. Under the slogan “From Zero to Legal Innovation,” ZeLo provides legal services in a wide range of corporate legal fields, from startups to small and medium-sized companies, as well as stock exchange-listed companies. ZeLo was established by the founders of LegalForce, Inc., which develops an AI contract review platform among other legal tech products, and actively incorporates legal tech and IT tools into its operations to support legal advisory for clients and business growth. In collaboration with ZeLo FAS Corporation, which was established in 2020, the company also plays an active role in M&A advisory and IPO guidance.
About the partnership between EdulinX and ZeLo Foreign Law Joint Enterprise
EdulinX and ZeLo have formed a strategic partnership to develop e-learning courses for preventing compliance violations and data breaches in the Japanese market. These new corporate compliance and governance courses will be added to the EdulinX content portfolio, to continue to provide a wide range of learning solutions to support corporations’ business needs. * Prospera Training Solutions is a core brand of EdulinX Corporation that provides consulting services focused on bite-sized on demand learning content and business skills training.
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