ACCESS Systems America in Cooperation with Workforce Silicon Valley and Junior Achievement, Host Students and Promotes a Strong Valley Workforce

FREMONT, CA – January 30, 2002 – ACCESS Systems America, a global provider of innovative embedded software and server solutions for the wireless and wired industry, will host 12 Milpitas High students on Friday February 1st 2002 for Groundhog Job Shadow Day. Hosted students will get a close up look at the inner workings of a high-technology start-up and gain an understanding about the academic requirements and experiences required for employment.

“We at ACCESS Systems America are proud to be a participant in Groundhog Job Shadow Day 2002. We feel that it is not only important to be an active corporate citizen, but we realize the value in promoting and fostering a well educated and motivated local workforce. Groundhog Job Shadow 2002 is a win-win for local corporations and schools,” stated Kiyo Oishi, President and COO of ACCESS Systems America.

“We are pleased to have a progressive technology company like ACCESS Systems America participate in Groundhog Job Shadow Day,” stated Jim Lawson, President of Workforce Silicon Valley. “Our participating students hosted by ACCESS Systems America will see what it’s like to build a company from the ground up.”

This marks the fifth year that Groundhog Job Shadow Day has been produced nationally. Last year, more than 2,400 Silicon Valley students participated in the event.

About ACCESS
ACCESS Systems America, Inc. (ASA) is the U.S. subsidiary of ACCESS Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a leading global provider of innovative embedded browser software for Internet appliances. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront® and Compact NetFront® browsers power over 150 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ Compact NetFront micro browser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. To date, more than 53 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 40 major Internet device manufacturers. ACCESS Systems America, Inc. is based in Fremont, CA. More information is available at www.access-us-inc.com.


This press release is not an offer of any securities of ACCESS Co., Ltd. for sale in the United States. Such securities have not been registered in the United States under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an exemption there from.


Contacts

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan

Kazunori Takahashi
81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
US Contacts:
ACCESS Systems America
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
mmorales@access-us-inc.com
Antenna Group Public Relations Carrie Bonforte
(415) 977-1925
carrie@antennagroup.com