To bolster English-language communication skills, Sony recently established an English training program targeted particularly at younger employees. Sony also provides diverse learning opportunities to enable employees to study languages based on their individual level and needs. Sony actively supports employees in their individual efforts for personal growth and learning. In fiscal year 2012, approximately 2,150 employees utilized these programs to improve their English-language capabilities. Sony has a growing number of language training programs and participants for languages apart from English, including Chinese.
Similarly, at Group companies in Japan, employees participate in a variety of programs such as "Self-Improvement," "School Attendance Support" and "In-House TOEIC®."