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No.11, March 24, 2006
Subscription contract numbers for broadband services (as of the end of December 2005)
Results of FY2005 Survey on Overall Results of Japan's Communications Industry (facilities and equipment investment)
No.10, March 10, 2006
Implementation of World’s First International Transmission Experiment of 3D High-Resolution Graphic Images
Announcement of Quarterly Data Concerning State of Competition in the Telecommunications Business Field (the Second Quarter of FY2005)
Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions -The Results (Prompt Report) of January 2006 Survey on “Overall Results of Japan's Communications Industry"
Promoting the Digitization of Education -Approaches to Promoting the Installation of in-School LANS in Public Schools
Conference on the Future Digital Economy Held in Rome
The Tenth Japan-France Consultation Successfully Closed
No.9, February 24, 2006
Minister TAKENAKA Delivers Speeches at World Economic Forum in Davos
Statistical Outlook of the Internet in Japan (2005) -Current status of the Internet as seen through 11 statistics
Usage Trends of Telecommunications in Traffic -FY2004 Reports on Traffic Data from Telecommunications Carriers
Rulemaking on Provisions for Ensuring Effectiveness of Foreign Capital Restrictions on Broadcasting -"Draft MIC Ordinance to Amend Part of 'Regulations for Procedure for Obtaining a Radio Station Licensec"
No.8, February 10, 2006
Results of Public Comments on Final Report from "Study Group for Wireless Broadband Promotion" and Release of Final Report
Proposed Rulemaking to Introduce Mobile Number Portability -Results of Public Comments on i2) Draft MIC Ordinance to Amend Part of "Regulations for Telecommunications Numbers" and ii2) Draft MIC Ordinance to Amend Part of "Rules for Reporting on Telecommunications Business" ; and Report thereon from Information and Communications Council
Public Comments to Be Invited on "Licensing Procedures For Introducing High-speed and Large-capacity Maritime Satellite Communications Systems" and MIC Notices Related Thereto
No.7, January 27, 2006
Final Report from Study Group on Universal Communications Technologies -Starting up for "Value Evolution in Intelligence"
Decision reached on an Agenda for Consideration of a Framework for Competition Rules to Address Progress in the Move to IP
No Effects on Melatonin Synthesis (Hormone Inducing Sleep) in Brain Confirmed -Research results from ''Committee to Promote Research on the Possible Biological Effect of Electromagnetic Fields"
Preparation of Provisions for Advancement of Emergency Reporting -Council Report on "Regulations for Telecommunications Facilities for Telecommunications Business" and Public Comments Thereon
No.6, January 13, 2006
Results of the 10th Session of the General Assembly and the 29th Session of the Management Committee of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity
MIC to Receive Applications for Registration of Wireless Access System Radio Stations Using Frequencies between 4,900 MHz through 5,000 MHz Bands in Kanto, Tokai and Kinki Areas
MIC National Council for Promotion of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting -Roadmap to Construct Relay Stations for Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting
Results of FY2004 Survey on Price Variances of Telecommunications Services between Japan and Foreign Countries
No.5, December 16, 2005
WSIS Tunis Phase Concluded Successfully - "Tunis Commitment" and "Tunis Agenda for the Information Society" Adopted -
Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions -Telecommunications Business Shows Continuous Growth; Commercial Broadcasters Still Sluggish-
Technical Regulations, Etc. for 1.7 GHzgigahertz Band IMT-2000 (FDD system) and 2 GHzgigahertz Band IMT-2000 (TDD system) to Be Drawn up - Report from the Radio Regulatory Council and Result of Public Comments on Draft MIC Ordinances for Amending Part of the "Rules for Regulating Radio Equipment," Etc. -
No.4, December 2, 2005
The Result of the "15th Japan-EU High-Level Consultations on ICT" and "Japan-EU ICT Symposium"
MIC Announces Action Plan for Radio Spectrum Reallocation (revised)
The Study Group on a Framework to Support ICT Use by People with Disabilities Announces Its Report
No.3, November 18, 2005
Telework Trial for MIC Employees to Be Expanded
MIC to Set up Study Group on a Framework for Competition Rules to Address Progress in the Move to IP
No.2, November 4, 2005
FY 2006 Budget under MIC Jurisdiction (Information and Communications Policy Related) -- Outline of Rough Estimate Request
Looking to promote the penetration of a 950MHzmegahertz band RFID tag system Partial report from the Information and Communications Council
Data on "Competitive Situation in the Telecommunications Business Field" Compiled
No.1, October 20, 2005
Broad Outlines of FY 2006 ICT Policy Principles
MIC announces results of Japan-India Ministerial Meeting and Japan-India ICT Forum
"IPv6 Transition Field Tria" -towards a ubiquitous network society