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No.24, March 23, 2007
  • Inquiry to the Radio Regulatory Council Pertaining to "Draft MIC Ordinance, etc. for the Partial Amendment of the 'Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Law' and the 'Rules for Regulating Radio Equipment'", and Results of Public Comments
  • Topics in Competition Review in the Telecommunications Business Field
    --Using the FY2006 implementation details as materials--
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No.23, March 9, 2007
  • "Study Group on Network Architecture" to Be Convened
  • Results of Public Comment Procedures on Use of New Frequencies for BS Broadcasting
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No.22, February 23, 2007
  • MIC Minister SUGA Yoshihide Visits Vietnam, Indonesia and India
  • International Standardization of "Guidelines for Telecommunications Accessibility"
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No.21, February 9, 2007
  • Number of Subscription Contracts to Broadband Services (as of the end of September 2006)
  • Looking Ahead to the Introduction of High-Speed Wireless LAN - Partial Report from the Information and Communications Council
  • Technical Requirements for Effective Spectrum Use in the 1.5 GHzgigahertz Band - Partial Report from the Information and Communications Council
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No.20, January 26, 2007
  • MIC establishes Study Group on Communications Terminals in IP Era
  • Results of First ASEM ICT Ministerial Meeting
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No.19, January 12, 2007
  • Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions
    --Results of October 2006 Survey on "Overall Results of Japan's Communications Industry" (Prompt Report)--
  • Request to mobile telephone operators concerning encouraging the spread of filtering services to limit access to harmful sites
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No.18, December 22, 2006
  • International Cooperation in the ICT Field
    --Collaboration with Brazil, China, India, Korea and Russia--
  • Evolution of Japanese Broadband Services
  • Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Setting-Up of the Mutual Recognition Agreement Law (MRA Law) for Telecommunications Equipment
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No.17, December 8, 2006
  • Approaches to Nationwide Installation of Broadband
    (Next-Generation Broadband Strategy 2010)
  • u-Japan Promotion Program2006
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No.16, November 24, 2006
  • On draft ministerial ordinances for the partial amendment of the Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Law, the Rules for Regulating Radio Equipment and the Ordinance Concerning Technical Regulations Conformity Certification of Specified Radio Equipment (Inquiry No.31 of October 11, 2006)--Putting in place a system in conjunction with the introduction of 5GHz wireless LAN that can be used indoors and outdoors and does not require a license--
  • Results of the Tokyo meeting of ITU-T'S SG9
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No.15, November 10, 2006
  • Inquiry of the Information and Communications Council on Regulatory Frameworks Pertaining to Telecommunications Numbers for Introducing Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) Services
  • Study Group for the Development of Digitalization and Broadcasting Policy Announces Final Report
  • MIC to host the 8th International Forum on Advanced Satellite Communications in the Asia-Pacific Region
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No.14, October 27, 2006
  • nicter: the Network Incident Analysis Center for Tactical Emergency Response -- Toward a Safer and More Secure Internet Environment --
  • MIC Announces New Competition Promotion Program 2010
  • State of Subscriber Numbers for Telecommunications Services (End of June 2006)
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No.13, October 13, 2006
  • MIC announces New Competition Promotion Program 2010
  • Revision of Asia Broadband Program
  • Outline of the Report on a Framework for Competition Rules to Address the Transition to IP-Based Networks
  • Final report from the Study Group on Countermeasures against Illegal/Harmful Information on the Internet
  • Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions
    -- The Results (Prompt Report) of July 2006 Survey on "Overall Results of Japan's Communications Industry" --
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No.12, September 29, 2006
  • Announcement of final report from Study Group on a Framework for Competition Rules to Address the Transition to IP Based Networks
  • Study Group on Comprehensive Legal System Governing Communications and Broadcasting set up
  • Report from Study Group on Systematic Problems of Ubiquitous Network Society
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No.11, September 15, 2006
  • Japan's Candidate for the Post of Director of ITU-T Dr. Yuji INOUE
  • Concerning the promotion of the privatization of Japan Post for a smooth transition to the new company following privatization
  • Results of the Annual Survey on Media Content Production and Distribution in Japan
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No.10, September 1, 2006
  • Looking ahead to the introduction of the active tag system using 433MHzmegahertz band-- Partial report from the Information and Communications Council --
  • Outline of report on economic trends in the ICT industry (first quarter of 2006)
  • MIC receives report from the Information and Communications Council concerning technical conditions for the improvement of narrow-band CS digital broadcasting system
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No.9, August 18, 2006
  • Disclosure of Results of "FY2005 Survey and Assessment on Actual Radio Spectrum Usage"
  • Report from the Radio Regulatory Council about Rulemakings for Introducing UWB Radio Systems and Results of Public Comments Thereon
  • Interim Report from "Study Group on 'ICTs for Realizing Safe and Secure Society'" -- Contribution from ICTs to Safe and Secure Society --
  • Brazil Adopts Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting System Based upon Japanese System
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No.8, August 4, 2006
  • Outline of the Draft Report on a Framework for Competition Rules to Address the Transition to IP Based Networks
  • Permissible Values and Measurement Methods for High-Speed Power Line Communications Facilities
  • Announcement of Results of Annual Survey of Content Market in Japan
  • Meetings of ITU-R/SG9 Working Parties Held in Kobe --International Standardization of Fixed Wireless Services--
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No.7, July 21, 2006
  • Study Group on Telecommunications Numbers in the IP Era Announces Second Report
  • Subscription Contract Numbers for Broadband Services (as of the end of March 2006)
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No.6, July 7, 2006
  • Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions --The Results (Prompt Report) of April 2006 Survey on "Overall Results of Japan's Communications Industry"--
  • Penetration Status of Cable TV Services
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No.5, June 23, 2006
  • MIC Minister TAKENAKA Visits Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong
  • Results of Additional Solicitation for Public Comments Concerning the Framework for Competition Rules to Address Progress in the Move to IP
  • Japan's Trend in Regional ICT Promotion --Approaches by the Regional Communications Development Division and the Local Governments ICT Promotion Office--
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No.4, June 9, 2006
  • Japan-France Joint Statement Signed on Exchange of Human Resources in the Field of Information and Communications Technologies -- Further Promotion of Cooperation between Japan and France in ICT Field --
  • "Communications Usage Trend Survey in 2005" Compiled
  • Report on "Survey/Research Concerning Current Status of Organizations That Support SOHOs and Measures for Supporting SOHOs"
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No.3, May 26, 2006
  • "Report of IPv6 Transition Field Trial"--Towards a Ubiquitous Network Society--
  • Survey on Supply-side and Demand-side Trends for Telecommunications Services (Current Status in FY2005)
  • Basic Concept on the Management of Price Cap Regulations --Report from the "Study Group on the Management of Price Caps"--
  • Report from "Study Group on Utilization of ICT in Medical Field"
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No.2, May 12, 2006
  • MIC announces Information Security Management Guidelines for Telecommunications
  • "FY2005 Competition Review in the Telecommunications Field" -- Release of "Market Definition of Fixed Telephone Segment"
  • Preparatory Meeting Held for the Establishment of Hotline Center
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No.1, April 28, 2006
  • Cooperation among China-Japan-Korea to Be Strengthened Further --Results of the Fourth China-Japan-Korea ICT Ministers'Meeting--
  • Estimate of Internet traffic in Japan --Announcement of figures as of November 2005--
  • System Development and Demonstration toward the Practical Use of a Safety Mark on Website Content
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