TOKYO, March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) ("UBIC" or "the Company"), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based big data analysis services, announced today that it has completed providing a one-year training program regarding advanced digital investigation and analysis techniques to the Kanagawa Prefectural Police's cyber-crime investigation team. Starting in April, UBIC will reengage the Kanagawa Prefectural Police department to provide another similar one-year training program.

UBIC launched this training program in April 2015, recognizing the urgency for law enforcement to develop sophisticated investigative and analytic practices to examine digital data. UBIC understood the need to provide the police with tools to combat increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber-crimes and other, related crimes. UBIC utilizes cutting-edge technology and sophisticated proprietary AI systems to develop and provide digital forensic products to support the discovery of evidence in legal cases, including international litigation and civil suits, and cases involving potential employee wrongdoing.

In the police training program, UBIC supported the advancement of investigation technology and techniques employed by the Kanagawa Prefectural Police in cyber-crime cases by providing various curricula regarding the use of AI among other advanced technologies and the handling of data. One police officer who participated in the program said, "Through this practical training, I not only learned techniques necessary for dealing with existing types of crimes, but also gained a perspective and attitude to prepare for what the future may have in store." In order to further improve techniques and readiness, a similar training program will be provided to officers in the Kanagawa Prefectural Police again in 2016.

On March 29, 2016, following the completion of the 2015 training program, UBIC held a commemorative ceremony for the members of the cyber-crime investigation team who finished the program and awarded them a certificate designating them as UBIC Certified Examiners.

Since its establishment, UBIC has been providing products and services to law enforcement agencies as Japan's pioneer in digital forensic support. It is one of the few Japanese companies engaging in this business. UBIC will continue to contribute to the realization and development of a secure and safe society through its investigation and analysis technology.

About UBIC, Inc.

UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "KIBIT". UBIC's KIBIT technology is driven by UBIC AI based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. The KIBIT incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. UBIC continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing. UBIC was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. UBIC provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View ®", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages.

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