March 03, 2013 at 19:08 PM EST
Regarding Media Reports on the Changes of IIJ Executive Officers

TOKYO, March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Media carried reports about the changes of the Executive Officers of Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ") (Nasdaq: IIJI)  (TSE1: 3774). However, our board of directors does not have a resolution regarding it.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions provider. 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, hosting/housing, and content design. Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. 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 http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.

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.

The Internet Initiative Japan Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4613

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