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No.24, March 21, 2008
  • STUDY GROUP REPORT
    Outline of Report by Study Group on Mobile Business
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No.23, March 7, 2008
  • Report from Panel on Neutrality of Networks
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No.22, February 22, 2008
  • Status of Numbers of Subscribers to Telecommunications Services
    (As of the end of September 2007)
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No.21, February 8, 2008
  • Final Report from the Study Group on a Comprehensive Legal System for Communications and Broadcasting
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No.20, January 25, 2008
  • Results of Basic Survey on the Communications Industry
    (implemented in July 2007)
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No.19, January 11, 2008
  • YAMADA Toshiyuki Elected to the Post of Secretary General of APT (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity)
  • Japan Attends Commemorative Celebration for the Start of Brazil's Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasts
  • Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions
    - Results of October 2007 Survey on "Overall Results of Japan's Communications Industry" (Prompt Report) -
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No.18, December 21, 2007
  • Outline of Interim Report from Study Group on Countermeasures against Spam
  • Developing Communications Terminals for the IP Era
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No.17, December 7, 2007
  • Report on Economic Trends in the ICT Industry (2nd Quarter of 2007)
  • Disclosure of Quarterly Data concerning Competition Review in the Telecommunications Business Field
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No.16, November 22, 2007
  • Outline of Report from Study Group on Next-Generation Broadcasting Technology
  • Report from the Study Group on Network Architecture
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No.15, November 9, 2007
  • Communications Industry Forecasts on Business Conditions
    - Results of July 2007 Survey on "Overall Results of Japan's Communications Industry" (Prompt Report) -
  • Number of Subscription Contracts to Broadband Services (as of the end of June 2007)
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No.14, October 26, 2007
  • Status of Numbers of Subscribers to Telecommunications Services
    (As of end of June 2007)
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No.13, October 12, 2007
  • Outline of 2007 Information and Communications in Japan White Paper
  • Moving towards Establishing a Usage Environment for Next-Generation Broadband Technology
    - From the Report by Study Group on Establishing Usage Environments for Next-Generation Broadband Technology -
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No.12, September 28, 2007
  • Promotion Measures for "International TV Broadcasting for Foreigners" (Report from the Telecommunications Council)
  • Development of Technological Strategies Focusing on Enhancement of ICT International Competitiveness (for FY2008 Policy-Making)
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No.11, September 14, 2007
  • Report of Study Group on R&D Human Resources Development in the ICT Sector
  • Looking Ahead to Building Ubiquitous Communities - From the Investigation of the Panel on Revitalization of Local Community and Ubiquitous Network Society -
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No.10, August 31, 2007
  • Triggers to enhance competitiveness and growth
    Strengthening international competitiveness in the ICT industry that carries Japan's future with it
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No.9, August 17, 2007
  • Looking to Strengthen the International Competitiveness of the ICT Industry
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No.8, August 3, 2007
  • Communications Industry Forecasts of Business Conditions
    - Results of April 2007 Survey on "Overall Results of Japan's Communications Industry" (Prompt Report) -
  • Moving Towards Setting Up of "Specified Ubiquitous Districts"
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No.7, July 20, 2007
  • Commendations at the 2007 Radio Day and Info-Communications Promotion Month Central Memorial Ceremony
  • Announcement of Final Report from Panel on ICT International Competitiveness
  • Using the Radio Frequencies that Support our Daily Lives More Safely, Securely and Conveniently
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No.6, July 6, 2007
  • On the Report Compiled by the Committee to Promote Research on the Possible Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
    -- Outline of the Report by the Committee to Promote Research on the Possible Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields --
  • Status of Numbers of Subscribers to Telecommunication Services (As of End of March 2007)
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No.5, June 22, 2007
  • An ICT for Realizing a Safe and Secure Society
  • Amendment of the Radio Law and Telecommunications Business Law with a View to Establishing a System for Promoting the Efficient Use of Frequencies
  • Approaches by MIC for the Sound Usage of ICT Media by Children
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No.4, June 8, 2007
  • -- Toward Realization of Safe and Secure Ubiquitous Network Society --
    The "Study Group on ICT for Realizing a Safe and Secure Society" Announces Its Report
  • Results of a Study on the Effects of Electromagnetic Waves on Medical Equipment
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No.3, May 25, 2007
  • Outline of the draft budget for FY2007 as proposed to the Diet by MIC
  • Emergency Location Reporting System --Providing location information in emergencies using mobile telephones--
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No.2, May 11, 2007
  • Order for Conduct of International Broadcasting, etc. in FY2007 for NHK -- Strengthening the dissemination of information overseas from Japan
  • Release of "Report on Economic Trends in the ICT Industry (4th Quarter of 2006)"
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No.1, April 27, 2007
  • Promotion of International ICT Policy
  • International Standardization of Telecommunications Accessibility Guidelines
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