IIJ Announces New Management Structure

IIJ Announces New Management Structure

TOKYO, May 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ")
(Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774) today announced the nomination of the candidates for
positions on the Company's Board of Directors and Auditors. The nomination is
subject to the approval of IIJ's 21^th Ordinary General Meeting of
Shareholders that will be held on June 26, 2013 in Tokyo as well as of the
Board of Directors meeting that will be held on the same day. If all approvals
are obtained, IIJ's management structure will be as follows:

                                       Areas of Responsibility,
Position          Name                   Significant Concurrent Positions
Chairman          Koichi Suzuki^(1)      Chief Executive Officer and
                                         Representative Director
President         Eijiro Katsu^(2)       Chief Operating Officer and
                                         Representative Director
                 Hideshi Hojo^(1)       Division Director of Regional
Senior Managing   Takeshi Kikuchi        Division Director of Enterprise
Director                                 Business Division 2
                 Hitoshi Imafuku^(1)    Division Director of Enterprise
                                         Business Division 1
Managing Director Takamichi Miyoshi      In charge of Technology Strategy
                 Akihisa Watai          Chief Financial Officer
                 Yasurou Tanahashi ^(3) Outside Director of Murata
                  (5)                    Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
                                         General Manager of Business Planning
                 Takashi Hiroi ^(3) (5) Division of Nippon Telegraph and
                                         Telephone Corporation
Director         Junnosuke Furukawa^(1) Director Counselor of Furukawa
                  (3) (5)                Electric Co., Ltd.
(Part-time)       Shingo Oda ^ (3) (5)   Outside Director of IT Holdings
                 Yoshifumi              Honorary Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui
                  Nishikawa^(5)          Banking Corporation
                  Toshinori Iwasawa ^(2) Chief Executive Officer and
                 (5)                    Representative Director of IIJ Global
                                         Solutions Inc.
Company Auditor  Kazuhiro Ohira ^(4)    
(Full-time)       Chiaki Furuya ^(2)     
Company Auditor  Masaki Okada ^(4) (5)  Attorney at law
(Part-time)       Masaaki Koizumi ^(4)   Japanese Certified Public Accountant

^(1) Re-appointment
^(2) New appointment
^(3) Outside director
^(4) Outside company auditor
^(5) Concurrent positions described are the major ones as of May 24, 2013
^(*) Senji Yamamoto will resign from Executive Vice President followed by the
closing of IIJ's 21st Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders.
^(*) Shunichi Kozasa will retire from Company Auditor followed by the closing
of IIJ's 21st Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. is one of Japan's leading
Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its
group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end
corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality systems
integration and security services, Internet access, and cloud computing.
Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks
in Japan that is connected to the United States and the United Kingdom. IIJ
listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about
our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may
differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred
to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC,
specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify
important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those
contained in the forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: IIJ Investor Relations
         Tel: +81-3-5259-6500
         E-mail: ir@iij.ad.jp
         URL: http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/ir

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