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D-Quest Holdings, Inc.

Corporate Name D-Quest Holdings, Inc.
Business Details Corporate risk consulting
Address Ryumeikan-Honten Bldg. 5F,
3-4 Kanda-Surugadai,
Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0062, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5296-8380 / Fax: +81-3-5296-8360
Date Established November 1, 2017 (via a split of D-Quest, Inc.)
President / CEO Daisuke Wakiyama
Alliance Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) [website]
D-Quest Group Affiliates InterMark, Inc. [website]
ACFE JAPAN [website]
Certifications ISO/IEC 27001:2013 / JIS Q 27001:2014 [ISR025]

D-Quest, Inc.

Corporate Name D-Quest, Inc.
Business Details Corporate risk consulting (DQ Helpline; a whistleblower hotline service)
Address Ryumeikan-Honten Bldg. 5F,
3-4 Kanda-Surugadai,
Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0062, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5296-8333 / Fax: +81-3-5296-8331
Date Established July 1, 1987
Date Reorganized April 1, 2000
President / CEO Daisuke Wakiyama
Certifications ISO/IEC 27001:2013 / JIS Q 27001:2014 [ISR025]

DQ Europe (D-Quest Europe GmbH)

Corporate Name D-Quest Europe GmbH
Address Opern Turm 13F
Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4,
60306 Frankfurt am Main
Deutschland / Germany
Date Established October 11, 2018
President Frank Becker
Contact +49 69 2731 5657(Deutschland / Germany)
+81-3-5296-8333 (Japan)

D-Quest America Office

Address 1308 Huntington Dr,
South Pasadena,
CA 91030 / U.S.A
Date Established April 1, 2020

D-Quest Group Affiliates

ACFE JAPAN

Corporate Name ACFE JAPAN
(Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Japan)
Address Ryumeikan-Honten Bldg. 5F,
3-4 Kanda-Surugadai,
Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0062, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5296-8338 / Fax: +81-3-5296-8337
Website https://ACFE.jp
Date Established April 1, 2005: ACFE JAPAN (private group)
December 2007: ACFE JAPAN (intermediary corporation)
December 2008: ACFE JAPAN (general incorporated association)
Chairman of the Board Tsuguoki Fujinuma, CFE, CPA in Japan

 

InterMark, Inc.

Corporate Name InterMark, Inc.
Address Ryumeikan-Honten Bldg. 5F,
3-4 Kanda-Surugadai,
Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0062, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5296-0033 / Fax: +81-3-5296-8331
Website http://www.intermark.co.jp/
Founded July 1996
President / CEO Daisuke Wakiyama
Certifications ISO/IEC 27001:2013 / JIS Q 27001:2014 [ISR025]

History

2000
Apr.
D-Quest, Inc. established as a total consulting company focused on corporate-risk management (capital: JPY 10 million; headquarters: Shinjuku, Tokyo) As part of its risk management, began offering corporate investigative services for checking the reliability of companies during mergers & acquisitions or when dealing with new clients
2002
Jun.
Increased capital to JPY 20 million
2003
May
Partnered with Carratu International Plc., a company with 40 years of experience investigating intellectual-property rights and pharmaceutical patent infringement in United Kingdom. Created a system allowing its high-quality investigative services, which it had been providing to top clients around the world, to be offered in Japan as well
Oct.
Developed D-Quest Helpline, a whistleblowing system that enables two-way communication over the Web while maintaining anonymity, as part of our environment for corporate internal controls
Applied for a patent (Application No. 2003-411397)
2004
Jun.
Established I2Brain Inc. in Los Angeles as a local subsidiary in Los Angeles, California. Acquired an license to conduct investigations in the United States (PI24183)
Aug.
Increased capital to JPY 90 million
Oct.
Obtained an exclusive license for Japan from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), a world leader in expert training related to anti-fraud
2005
Apr.
Relocated headquarters to Uchisaiwaichō in Chiyoda, Tokyo and launched ACFE JAPAN. Became a member of the World Association of Detectives (WAD).(a global alliance of investigators and security professionals)
Apr.
Held kick-off meeting as the ACFE JAPAN office
2006
Sep.
Increased capital to JPY 115 million
Sep.
“Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, 2006”, Japanese Edition was published
2007
Apr.
Participated as the only Japanese directing company of the Institution for Fraud Prevention (IFP), an international fraud-prevention organization established through a partnership between the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) are also members of the IFP
Sep.
Relocated headquarters to the Nihonbashi area of Chūō, Tokyo
Dec.
Converted ACFE JAPAN to an intermediary corporation and took charge of office operations
Dec.
Acquired a patent for our whistleblowing system (named “D-Quest Helpline”)
(Patent No. 4059843)
2008
Apr.
Launched the course “Reducing scandals and fraud at retail stores as much as possible” using correspondence materials that capitalize on the ACFE's fraud-prevention know-how (planning: Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs Inc.; sales: Kabushiki Gaisha Kinzai)
Jul.
Relocated headquarters to the Yaesu area of Chūō Ward and absorbed the corporate-investigation division of affiliate IIS International Inc.
Sep.
“Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, 2008”, Japanese Edition was published
2009
Jul.
Increased capital to JPY 194.45 million
Oct.
Entrusted with a project from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry called “Study of Official Development Assistance for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses in FY 2009—Research on the Status of Counterfeit Item Distribution over the Internet”
Nov.
Launched the Risk Search Service (RSS)
Dec.
ACFE JAPAN converted from an intermediary corporation to a general incorporated association in accordance with changes to the intermediary corporation system
2010
Jun.
Released our Chinese Investigation Support service to assist businesses operating in China
Jul.
Released the D-School program “Whistleblowing course for hotline managers”
Aug.
Released “WebCro”(Web-Crawler), a data-collection service targeting blogs and message boards
Sep.
“Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, 2010”, Japanese Edition was published
Oct.
Held the first ACFE JAPAN conference (“Fighting Hidden Fraud—United IN THE FIGHT”) as the Japanese office
2011
Feb.
Published “Examining the theory behind and handling of corporate fraud through case studies” via a collaboration between D-Quest Inc. and ACFE JAPAN
Feb.
Published “Dealing with corporate fraud Q&A”(Dobunkan Shuppan)
Apr.
Released a search service for previous registrations and applications for design trademarks at the Patent Office
Jun.
Became a corporate member of the Japan Trademark Association
Oct.
Held the second ACFE JAPAN conference (“Japan and Fraud—Examining Fraud Prevention the Japanese Way”) as the Japanese office
2012
Feb.
Conducted annual training on receiving reports for a major company
Feb.
Conducted harassment training three times a year for a global pharmaceutical company
Mar.
Decreased capital to JPY 97 million
Jul.
Relocated headquarters to Kanda-Surugadai in Chiyoda, Tokyo due to redevelopment construction
Sep.
“Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, 2012”, Japanese Edition was published
Oct.
Held the seminar “Best approaches and perspectives toward trademarks / Trademark work sought by companies”
Oct.
Held the third ACFE JAPAN conference (“Fraud Prevention and Corporate Governance”) as the Japanese office
Nov.
Released the “Power-Harassment Prevention Training” program
2013
Apr.
Acquired the managing rights of Bay Atlanda, the company operating the InterMark system for similar trademark searches. Began operating a trademark database
Jul.
Held the seminar “The importance of trademark investigations”
Sep.
Held a practical-training course for improving the skill of individuals who receive whistleblowing
Oct.
Held the seminar “Best approaches and perspectives toward trademarks / Trademark work sought by companies”
Oct.
Held the fourth ACFE JAPAN conference (“Fighting Fraudulent Accounting”) as the Japanese office
Dec.
Held “Power Harassment Series #1” with practical training for responding to whistleblowing
2014
Mar.
Held “Sexual Harassment Series #1” with practical training for responding to whistleblowing
Jun.
Held “Dealing with Labor Issues #1” with practical training for responding to whistleblowing
Jun.
Held the lecture “Cultivating the skills needed for managing corporate consultations and reporting hotlines” at the Mizuho Seminar sponsored by the Mizuho Research Institute
Jul.
Sent a lecturer to the “Trademark Usage Research” primer seminar at the 47th seminar of the Corporate Legal & IP Association (CLIP)
Sep.
“Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, 2014”, Japanese Edition was published
Oct.
Held a food-defense primer seminar for corporate managers of food safety (in conjunction with the Japan Frozen Foods Inspection Corporation)
Oct.
Sent a lecturer to “Cultivating the skills needed for managing corporate consultations and reporting hotlines” at the Mizuho Seminar sponsored by the Mizuho Research Institute (Osaka venue)
Oct.
Held the fifth ACFE JAPAN conference (“Fraud Risk in Global Business”) as the Japanese office
Dec.
Held “2014 WorkMAX”, a practical-training course for improving the skill of individuals who receive reports
2015
Feb.
Held a compliance seminar for the Japan Generic Medicines Association
Mar.
Sent a lecturer to “Cultivating the skills needed for managing corporate consultations and reporting hotlines” at the Mizuho Seminar sponsored by the Mizuho Research Institute (Tokyo venue, Osaka venue)
Apr.
Began offering a cloud version of the risk search service (for checking negative things about a client)
May
Held the “Promoting the employment of disabled people” lecture
Jun.
Sent a lecturer to “Cultivating the skills needed for managing corporate consultations and reporting” (Tokyo venue) at the Mizuho Seminar sponsored by the Mizuho Research Institute
Oct.
Held the “Improved Handling of Harassment Cases Seminar—How to Skillfully Deal with Workplace Problems” at a seminar sponsored by Joyo Industrial Research
Oct.
Held the sixth ACFE JAPAN conference (“Fraudulent Accounting, Revisited”) as the Japanese office
2016
Feb.
“Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, 2016”, Japanese Edition was published
Apr.
Held “White-Collar Crime and Criminology” at a seminar sponsored by ACFE JAPAN
May
Began accepting reports by telephone in the Korean language
Jun.
Sent a lecturer to “Cultivating the skills needed for managing corporate consultations and reporting” (Tokyo venue) at the Mizuho Seminar sponsored by the Mizuho Research Institute
Jul.
Launched the “MentalPort”, stress-checking service
Oct.
Held the seventh ACFE JAPAN conference (“Principles of Fighting Fraud”) as the Japanese office
2017
Mar.
Acquired the ISO/IEC 27001:2013/JIS Q 27001:2014 [ISR021] ISMS: Information Security Management System qualification
Jun.
Sent a lecturer to “Cultivating the skills needed for managing corporate consultations and reporting” (Tokyo venue) at the Mizuho Seminar sponsored by the Mizuho Research Institute
Jul.
Held the seminar “Global Compliance in the Age of Data Protection—Latest Trends in the European Union's GDPR”
Jul.
“Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, 2018”, Japanese Edition was published
Aug.
Sent a lecturer to “Important Points for Introducing and Operating a Global Whistleblowing System,” the second session of “Important Points for Introducing and Operating a Whistleblowing System” sponsored by the Business Research Institute
Nov.
Established D-Quest Holdings, Inc. via a split of D-Quest, Inc. It inherited the consulting, research, and related business
2018
Jul.
Began partnering with law offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Began developing a global network of law firms
Oct.
Established DQ Europe in the German city of Frankfurt
2019
Jul.
ISMS certifying organization changed to [ISR0125] ASR Co. Ltd.
2020
Apr.
Established D-Quest America Office in U.S.