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The Japan Society of Competitive Intelligence was established as a non-profit organization (NPO) in February, 2008, in recognition of the growing need for  Competitive Intelligence (CI) research in Japan and for cooperating with research institutions of Europe and the U.S.A., such as SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals) and the Institute for Competitive Intelligence in Germany.

The Japanese economy faces a severe global competitive environment, and CI is gaining recognition today as an indispensable way to improve the competitive edge of Japan in the international society and to formulate new competitive strategies.






SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals) was established in Virginia, U.S.A. in 1986. SCIP is a nonprofit organization which promotes awareness of the need for CI and trains the CI specialist to improve their knowledge and skills under the highest ethical standards.

SCIP Japan was established by Kenji Maeda, former Commissioner of Police of  Metropolitan Tokyo in April, 2001, but its activity as the Japanese branch of SCIP became difficult in 2006.

As the result, The Japan Society of Competitive Intelligence was established in February, 2008 with the mission of furthering research on CI in Japanand disseminating the results.