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No.24, March 24, 2005
APT-ITU Joint Meeting on the Role of ICT for Disaster Reduction Convened
Number of Unauthorized Computer Access Incidents and Current Status of R&D on Access Control Technologies
Report Compiled at the "Study Group on Protecting Personal Information in the Field of Broadcasting and Satellite Broadcasting in the IT Era"
No.23, March 10, 2005
Technical Requirements of Medical Implant Communications System
"Standard Contract Tariffs for Pay-per-view Digital Broadcasting Services Using Artificial Satellites" to Be Set Forth
FY2004 Survey on Supply-side and Demand-side Trends for Telecommunications Services Vol. 2 (Mobile communications domain)
No.22, February 25, 2005
Radio Regulatory Council Compiles a Report on Amendments to Ministerial Ordinance for Adding Special Exemption thereto
"Study Group on High-Speed Power Line Communications" Held
Spam Blocking Support Project
No.21, February 10, 2005
Japan-India Joint Statement in the ICT Field Signed
FY2004 Survey on Supply-side and Demand-side Trends for Telecommunications Services Vol. 1 (Broadband, IP Telephony, Data Communications (Corporate Use))
Estimate of Internet Traffic in Japan Compiled
No.19-20, January 28, 2005
Bilateral Collaboration between Japan and China in ICT Field to Be Strengthened
Results of 28th Session of the APT Management Committee
The Ninth Japan-France Consultation Successfully Closed
"Policy Roundtable for Realizing a Ubiquitous Network Society" Compiles Final Report
"Study Group on Telecommunications Numbers in the IP Era" Established
Partial Report Submitted from Information and Communications Council concerning Technical Conditions for High-Power Passive Tag Systems Using 950 MHzmegahertz band
Telework for MIC Employees to Be Introduced
No.17-18, December 24, 2004
Ms. DODEN Aiko Appointed as Goodwill Ambassador to WSIS Tunis Phase
"Web Content Volume Has Increased Sixfold in 4 Years to 1.3 Terabytes"
Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions Show Continuous Growth
Report from Information and Communications Council Concerning Technical Conditions for 5 GHzgigahertz Band Wireless Access Systems
Introduction of High-Speed, High-Capacity Maritime Satellite Communications System Using ESV
Maximum Permitted Power Levels for Spurious Emissions to Be Reviewed
No.16, November 15, 2004
Results of World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-04)
Release of "Basic Approach of Competition Review in the Telecommunications Field" and "FY2004 Details for Implementation of Competition Review in the Telecommunications Field"
No.15, November 2, 2004
Rep. YAMAMOTO Koichi Appointed Senior Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Final Report of the "Study Group on Policies for Effective Radio Spectrum Use" Compiled
"Study Group on Countermeasures against SPAM" Held
"Consultative Group on the Future Image of Radio Broadcasting in the Digital Age" Convened
No.14, October 18, 2004
Results of APEC TEL 30
Efforts to Ensure Frequencies for Cellular Telephones
"Study Group on Telework Security" Held
No.13, October 4, 2004
MIC Participates in ITU TELECOM ASIA 2004
Results of FY2003 Survey on Price Variances of Telecommunications Services between Japan and Foreign Countries
Report from "Study Group on Networking of Digital Information Consumer Electronics" Compiled
No.12, September 21, 2004
FY2005 ICT Policy Principles
Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions Show Positive Growth
"Action Plan for Radio Spectrum Reallocation" Formulated
No.10-11, September 10, 2004
Results of the First ASEAN+3 Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting
Results of Public Comments on Draft Amendment to "Guidelines on the Protection of Personal Information in the Telecommunications Business" and Interim Report from "Study Group Concerning Information Privacy in the Telecommunications Business Field"
Basic Framework for Protecting Personal Information in the Broadcasting Field
No.9, August 23, 2004
Further Promotion of Cooperation among China-Japan-Korea in ICT Field
Desirable R"D Scheme toward Ubiquitous Network Society
Establishment of "Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Disturbance Characteristics of Electrical Lighting and Similar Equipment"
New Measures against Violation of Human Rights on the Internet
No.8, August 2, 2004
Interim Report on Results of "Verification Experiments on Copyright Clearance System"
Development of Technical Requirements Regarding Provision of Location Information on Callers Sending Emergency Messages from Cellular Phones
Results of Survey on Actual Status of Information Security Measures
No.7, July 20, 2004
Results of the Asia-Pacific Broadband Summit
Release of "Information and Communications in Japan: White Paper 2004"
Results of the 2004 Session of the ITU Council
"Promotion Conference on 21st Century Network Key Technology Research"Convened
No.6, July 5, 2004
First Report Compiled by "Study Group on Next Generation IP-based Infrastructure"
Guidelines for Privacy Protection with Regard to RFID Tags" Compiled
No.5, June 22, 2004
Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions Show Recovery
Report Released from the "Study Group on Future Aeronautical and Maritime Communications Systems in the Ubiquitous Network Age"
No.4, June 7, 2004
Mr. TAKAHARA (Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination) Attends EU Ministerial Broadband Conference
First Meeting of China-Japan-Korea Digital Broadcasting Working Group Held
Report from the "Study Group Concerning Secure-type OS" Released
Info-Communications Promotion Month 2004 Started
No.3, May 28, 2004
Minister ASO Visits the U.S. and Germany
Report of "Study Group on Mobile Number Portability" Released
Report by the "Study Group on Long-Run Incremental Cost (LRIC) Model" Released
No.1 and 2, April 28, 2004
Bilateral Consultation between Japan and Finland
Interim Report of UWB Radio Systems Committee Compiled
Communications Usage Trend Survey in 2003 Compiled