Sony Global Solutions, Inc., runs the "MUSHA" program as a one-year transfer assignment for young employees in the information systems field. Participants work at sales subsidiaries in emerging economies which are positioned as particularly important within Sony's sales and marketing strategy. In fiscal year 2014, three employees took part, undertaking assignments in Thailand, UAE and Russia, respectively. The participants worked as local staff, receiving supervision from local managers while contributing to sales and marketing business operations. Through this program, Sony aims not only to nurture IT solutions capabilities but also to cultivate human resources capable of understanding the operations of sales subsidiaries, thereby supporting the realization of Sony's business strategy.