Business Risks

(As of June 22, 2022)

Cautions Related to Business Forecasts

In this site's present business results forecasts, plans, strategies, etc., for FIELDS and its affiliated companies, those without historical facts are related to future business results. These are management's judgments based on information obtainable at the present time, and include risks and uncertainties. Therefore, investors are cautioned not to depend wholly on these forecasts alone.

Please understand that actual business results may vary considerably from these forecasts because of a variety of important factors. They include the economic situation surrounding the Company's business domains, market directions, and yen/dollar and yen/euro exchange rates.

Risks Related to Our Business and Management Status

The following are risks that we recognize may affect the operating results of our Group (the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries; the same hereafter). In addition, other than the risks described below, if risks that exceed our Group’s expectations materialize, our Group’s operating results, etc. may be affected. Unless otherwise indicated, forward-looking statements in the text are based on our judgment at the present time.

1. Overall management

Risk Item Summary Main measures
Compliance and legal violations ・Failure of our and our Group’s officers and employees to comply with current or future laws and regulations could result in damage to our Group’s social reputation and brand image and damages claims ・Establish compliance guidelines, establish a compliance promotion system, and implement education and awareness-raising for directors and employees in an effort to further improve corporate ethics and comply with laws and regulations
Information security

・Impairment or temporary suspension of business activities may affect the Group’s performance due to cyber-attacks or unauthorized access from external sources, intrusion of viruses or malware, or malfunction of information systems
・External leaks of personal information, etc. may damage the creditworthiness of our Group and result in damages claims

・Strengthen information security measures, educate executives and employees, and ensure thorough information management
Investments, etc. ・Our inability to achieve our intended objectives, including strategic objectives and planned increases in business revenues, in connection with joint ventures with third parties or acquisitions or IP acquisitions, which could have an impact on our Group’s results of operations ・When making decisions, take into account the profitability of the investment in the future and conduct sufficient deliberations to avoid risks
Disasters, etc. ・Uncertain factors, such as the impact on domestic and overseas economic activities and consumer activities associated with the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), may affect the Group’s performance
・Damage to offices, facilities, employees and their families due to natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. may have a direct or indirect impact on our Group
・Efforts will be made to strengthen companywide measures to prevent infectious diseases.
・Efforts will be made to strengthen collaboration with external partners for domestic and overseas expansion of business in content and digital business field.
・Efforts will be made to collaborate with partner manufacturers, strengthen collaboration between distribution and development divisions, and improve product appeal in PS business field.
・Efforts will be made to establish and maintain an immediate response system in the event of a disaster, such as the preparation of disaster response manuals and business continuity plans (BCPs) and the establishment of a system for confirming the safety of employees.

2. Legal and Market Conditions in the Pachinko/pachislot machine Industry

In planning, developing, and selling pachinko/pachislot (hereinafter, “PS”) machine, which our Group are engaged in, our Group are required to strictly enforce legal regulations, including the “Act on Control and Improvement of Amusement Businesses, etc. (the Amusement Business Act)” and the Public Safety Commission’s “regulations for the verification of licenses, formats, and other aspects of PS machines.” Significant changes in these laws and regulations may affect the Group’s sales and operating results.
For this reason, our Group is promoting initiatives for the sound development of the PS machine industry by strictly implementing PS machine in accordance with various legal regulations and standards. In addition, through thorough marketing utilizing our nationwide sales network, we are accurately grasping the potential needs of the world and working to realize the merchandise and services that customers want to wait for.