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Press Release

June 1, 2012

Appeal for Opinions on Draft Report on State of Infocommunication Policy for Realizing the Knowledge and Information Society (Inquiry No.17 of 2011)

  The Basic Strategy Board (Chairman: Teruyasu Murakami, President of Research Institute for Industrial Strategy) was established under the New Business Creation Strategy Subcommittee (Chief Investigator: Ikufumi Niimi, Professor of School of Law, Meiji University) and the Research and Development Strategy Subcommittee (Chief Investigator: Hiroshi Yasuda: Professor of School of Science and Technology for Future Life, Tokyo Denki University) at the Information and Communications Policy Committee, Information and Communications Council as a working team of the two Subcommittees and the board has deliberated on “State of Infocommunication Policy for Realizing the Knowledge and Information Society” (Inquiry No.17 of February 10, 2011) with an eye to 2020.
  A draft report has been compiled and an appeal for opinions on this draft report will be held from June 2 (Sat) to July 1 (Sun), 2012.

1.Background

  The New Business Creation Strategy Subcommittee (Chief Investigator: Ikufumi Niimi, Professor of School of Law, Meiji University) and the Research and Development Strategy Subcommittee (Chief Investigator: Hiroshi Yasuda: Professor of School of Science and Technology for Future Life, Tokyo Denki University) at the Information and Communications Policy Committee, Information and Communications Council have deliberated on “State of Infocommunication Policy for Realizing the Knowledge and Information Society” since February 2011 and submitted an interim report to the Information and Communications Council on July 25 (Mon), 2011.
  The Basic Strategy Board (Chairman: Teruyasu Murakami, President of Research Institute for Industrial Strategy) established under the two Subcommittees has further deliberated on it based on this interim report, and compiled a draft report.
 

2.Subject of appeal for opinions

  Draft report on State of Infocommunication Policy for Realizing the Knowledge and Information Society (Inquiry No.17 of 2011)
 

3.Guidelines for appeal for opinions

  Please see the guidelines for the appeal for opinions.
 

4.Deadline for appeal for opinions

  July 1 (Sun), 2012, 12:00PM (Submission of opinions by mail must arrive by this date)
 

5.Future plans

  A report will be compiled based on results of the appeal for opinions and the New Business Creation Strategy Subcommittee and the Research and Development Strategy Subcommittee will be informed of this report.
 

(Related reports and documents)

  - Inquiry to Information and Communications Council concerning “State of Infocommunication Policy for Realizing the Knowledge and Information Society (Press release of February 10, 2011)
  - Interim Report from Information and Communications Council concerning “State of Infocommunication Policy for Realizing the Knowledge and Information Society” (Inquiry No.17 of 2011) (Press release of July 25, 2011)
 
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For further information about this press release, please fill in the inquiry form and submit it to MIC on the website
https://www.soumu.go.jp/common/english_opinions.html

International Policy Division,
Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC
TEL: +81 3 5253 5920 / FAX: +81 3 5253 5924

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