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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
  • Personnel Change
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
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