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This photograph shows the "Touch Library," a popular exhibit at the Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan's Nara Research Center. The exhibit employs NEC's Neo-FishLibrary, a multimedia information retrieval system that displays images of a variety of species of fish that appear to be swimming around on a screen. When visitors touch the moving images with a finger, the system--through the interactive use of video and audio--provides such information as the names, characteristics, and natural habitats of fish.

Founded in 1899, NEC Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic products that comprise primarily communications systems and equipment, computers and industrial electronic systems, and electron devices.

All of NEC's activities are based on its synergistic business concept of "C&C," the integration of computers and communications.

In Japan, NEC maintains a network of 89 consolidated subsidiaries, 61 plants, and approximately 420 sales offices. Overseas, NEC's 93 subsidiaries and affiliates in 30 nations operate 40 plants in 18 countries as well as marketing, service, and research and development facilities in 29 countries.

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