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No.25, March 27, 2009
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    Japan’s International Broadcasting Completely Transformed
    - Information on Japan and Asia Broadcast to the World Entirely in English 24 Hours a Day -
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No.24, March 19, 2009
  • TOPICS
    Status of Numbers of Subscribers to Telecommunications Services(As of end of December 2008)
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No.23, March 13, 2009
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    Business Conditions for Major Domestic and Overseas Broadcasters and Media Companies (Fiscal Year 2001 to Fiscal Year 2007)
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No.22, February 20, 2009
  • TOPICS
    Business Conditions for Major Domestic and Overseas Telecommunications Business Operators (Fiscal Year 2001 to Fiscal Year 2007)
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No.21, February 6, 2009
  • STATISTICS
    Report on Economic Trends in the ICT Industry (3rd Quarter of 2008)
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No.20, January 23, 2009
  • TOPICS
    Amendment of Law on Regulation of Transmission of Specified Electronic Mail
    - Introduction of opt-in method as a countermeasure to SPAM emails -
  • Global ICT Summit 2008
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No.19, January 9, 2009
  • STATISTICS
    Figures and Estimates for Japan's Broadband Subscription Numbers and Network Traffic
  • TOPICS
    Elimination of No-Signal Areas for Mobile Phones and the Improvement and Diversification of Services
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No.18, December 19, 2008
  • TOPICS
    Results of ITU Telecom Asia 2008
    Spreading Japan’s Mobile Technology Globally!
    ---FY2008 APT Training Course on “Mobile Communications Technologies and Services”---
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No.17, December 5, 2008
  • STATISTICS
    Results of FY2007 Survey on Price Variances in Telecommunications Services between Japan and Foreign Countries
  • TOPICS
    Report on the Start of the MASTAR Project, a Cooperative Effort by Industry, Academia and the Government for Research and Development of Integrated Technologies for Speech and Text Processing
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No.16, November 21, 2008
  • STATISTICS
    Realization of Dynamic Ubiquitous Network Society
    --The Current State of Information and Communications in Japan as Seen in the 2008 White Paper "Information and Communications in Japan"--
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No.15, November 7, 2008
  • STUDY GROUP REPORT
    Next-Generation Information Security Policies
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No.14, October 24, 2008
  • TOPICS
    "xICT Vision" Final Report from Panel on ICT Growth
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No.13, October 10, 2008
  • TOPICS
    Report from Study Group on Enforcement of the Law Concerning Electronic Signatures and Certification Services
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No.12, September 26, 2008
  • TOPICS
    The Revision of the Specified Electronic Mail Law
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No.11, September 12, 2008
  • TOPICS
    Complete Digitization of 50 Million Households---The Current Status of and Approach towards Terrestrial Digital Television
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No.10, August 29, 2008
  • STATISTICS
    Results of Telecommunications Usage Trend Survey 2007
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No.9, August 15, 2008
  • STATISTICS
    Quarterly Data concerning Competition Review in the Telecommunications Business Field
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No.8, August 1, 2008
  • STUDY GROUP REPORT
    Report from Study Group on ICT Policy for Addressing Global Warming
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No.7, July 18, 2008
  • TOPICS
    - Second Meeting of the Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum
    - Kyoto Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change
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No.6, July 4, 2008
  • TOPICS
    Outline of the Seminar to Promote Social Participation of People with Disabilities by Using ICT
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No.5, June 20, 2008
  • TOPICS
    - A Proposal for Public Applications for Shared Use by Regional Public Organizations
    - P2P Network Experiment Council Symposium
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No.4, June 6, 2008
  • Formulation of Guidelines for Information Security Measures for ASP/SaaS
    - From the Report from the Study Group on ASP/SaaS Information Security Measures -
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No.3, May 23, 2008
  • TOPICS
    Outline of Ubiquitous Network Symposium 2007 (UNS 2007)
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No.2, May 9, 2008
  • TOPICS
    Outline of International Telework Symposium
  • Results of International Telecommunication Union's 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference
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No.1, April 25, 2008
  • Council Report
    Current Condition and Issues Regarding Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting
  • TOPICS
    Revision of "New Competition Promotion Program 2010"
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