mixi, Inc.



Nurturing and supporting the next generation

Developing the next generations

Stemming from the desire to give students a chance to think about their career and inspire interest in the IT industry, we began facilitating company visits for students in 2015. Starting in 2020, we began holding company visits online.

facilitating company visits for sutudents
Lecture Title Description Target Audience Location Length
Working in the IT Industry This program gives participants a deeper understanding of what it’s like to work in the IT industry. It gives a simple explanation of the variety of sectors and businesses within the industry, and what jobs are involved in preparing a service (such as a game) for release. Middle and high school students who have been approved for off-campus studies mixi Group Office Around 60 to 90 minutes
Engineering and Programming This program gives participants a deeper understanding of programming and engineering as a job. A real engineer will give a simple explanation of how they use programming to turn ideas for services and features into reality.
(XFLAG Academy) The Design and Operation of Monster Strike At XFLAG Academy, the people in charge of the smartphone app Monster Strike will talk about their jobs and their daily tasks. Before this program, please decide if you’d like to learn about planning or design. For more information, click here.
The Development and Operation of the Social Network mixi The team that develops and operates the social network mixi will give a presentation. *The content of this program can be changed to suit the visiting group’s needs. Please contact us for more information.
Safe Internet and Smartphone Use This program gives participants a deeper understanding of how to safely use social networks and socialize on their phones. Participants will see examples of how to avoid online trouble, learn appropriate ways to enjoy their phone, and understand the knowledge and mindset necessary for properly using their mobile device.

Programming Education Support

As of June 2019, mixi is a member of the Kids VALLEY Future Learning Project, where we help enrich the programming education of elementary and middle schools in Shibuya City and create a foundation for the next generation of IT professionals from Shibuya.

Results for FY2021:
Held hands-on programming classes at all 8 junior high schools in Shibuya City. Hachiyama Junior High School was given special attention as a priority school for science and mathematics education with a compulsory three-lesson series held for all grades.

Career Development Support for High School Students

Including mixi, four IT companies* based in Shibuya launched the Youth Valley project in 2021 to support the career development of high school students. For the first Youth VALLEY initiative, we participated in the 2021 Start Up Lab, held by the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education this year in July-August for metropolitan high school students. At the Start Up Lab, we gave a presentation on the development of Romi, our autonomous conversation robot. Participants learned about the technical differences between Romi and other communication robots. We explained how Romi uses deep learning technology to process large amounts of conversational data and develop speech and how Romi was designed to to be encouraging and comforting.

*CyberAgent Inc., DeNA Co., Ltd., GMO Internet, Inc., mixi, Inc.