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No.21, March 19, 2012icon PDFicon web

STATISTICS
State of Numbers of Contracted Telecommunications Service Subscribers, etc.(End of December 2011)
TOPICS
MRA International Workshop 2012
TOPICS
Video content proposal selection relating to "Promotion for Information Provision Overseas"

No.20, February 29, 2012icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
Outcome of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 2012 World Radio Conference (WRC-12)
STATISTICS
Results from January 2012 "Survey of Communications and Broadcasting Industry Trends"
TOPICS
Official Announcement of Final Report on the Maintaining Communications Capabilities during Major Natural Disasters and other Emergency Situations

No.19, February 8, 2012icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
Japan-U.S. Trade Principles for ICT Services
TOPICS
"Working Group on the user information sent through smartphone" to be opened under Study Group on consumer issues with ICT services
TOPICS
Results from International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-12)

No.18, January 16, 2012icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
The MIC-ITU Symposium on Disaster Communications
TOPICS
The 2011 Basic Survey on the Information and Communications Industry (preliminary report)

No.17, December 26, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPIC
International Standardization of Best Practices for Green Data Centers
TOPIC
Results from Meeting of Japan and ASEAN Information and Communications Cabinet Ministers
STATISTICS
Quarterly Data on Telecommunications Service Contract Numbers and Market Share Published (FY 2011 Q2 (End of September 2011))

No.16, December 12, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPIC
Result of the Fourth Japan-ASEAN Information Security Policy Meeting
STATISTICS
State of Numbers of Contracted Telecommunications Service Subscribers (End of September 2011)
STATISTICS
Results from October 2011 "Survey of Communications and Broadcasting Industry Trends" (Quick Report)

No.15, November 30, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPIC
Results of the Election for the Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
"Re-election of the incumbent Secretary General, Mr. Toshiyuki Yamada"
TOPIC
Outcome of Japan-UK ICT Policy Dialogue

No.14, November 14, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPIC
State of Japanese Communications Utilization in Terms of Traffic
TOPIC
"Recommendations on the Development of an Environment that Provides Safe and Secure Internet Use - Towards Protection for Minors in the Smartphone Age - " from Study Group on Examining Issues around ICT Services from the User Perspective
INFORMATION
(1) 2011 White Paper on Information and Communications in Japan (Outline)
(2) Official announcement of "Action Plan for Spectrum Reallocation" (revised in September 2011)
(3)Presentation Material

No.13, October 31, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPIC
Government of Republic of Maldives Decides to Adopt Japanese System of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting
TOPIC
Authorization of Terrestrial basic broadcasting for mobile equipment Carrying Out V-High Multimedia Broadcasting

No.12, October 14, 2011icon PDFicon web

STATISTICS
Quarterly Data on Telecommunications Service Contract Numbers and Market Share Published (FY 2011 Q1 (End of June 2011))
STATISTICS
Aggregation and Preliminary Calculation of Internet Traffic in Japan Publication of aggregate results as of May 2011
TOPIC
Official Announcement of Results from Appeal for Opinions on "Interim Arrangement of Points at Issue concerning Introduction of Frequency Auctions"

No.11, September 30, 2011icon PDFicon web

STATISTICS
Status of Income/Expenditure of Commercial Broadcasting Businesses in FY 2010
Information
ICT Innovation Forum 2011 to be held

No.10, September 12, 2011icon PDFicon web

STATISTICS
State of Numbers of Contracted Telecommunications Service Subscribers, etc. (as of End of June 2011)
STATISTICS
State of Telephone Number Usage (Current as of End of FY 2010)

No.9, August 29, 2011icon PDFicon web

STATISTICS
Installation Status of Fixed Terminal System Transmission Line Facilities at End of FY 2010
―Share of subscriber lines held by NTT East and NTT West―
STATISTICS
Results from July 2011 “Monthly Survey on Telecommunications and Broadcasting Industry” (Quick Report)
Study Group and Council
(1) Interim Report from “Information and Communications Council”
(2) Official Announcement of “Study group on examining issues around ICT services from the user perspective”
(3) Report from “Commission on Approaches to ICT Global Expansion”

No.8, July 29, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
Japan Completed Analog Switch Off in Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Successfully
STATISTICS
Quarterly Data on Telecommunications Service Contract Numbers and Market Share Published (FY 2010 Q4 (End of March 2011))
TOPICS
Survey Results concerning Actual Industrial Structure of Mobile Content

No.7, July 19, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
"Survey of Domestic and Foreign Price Margins for Telecommunications Services (FY 2010 survey results)"
TOPICS
"Result of Japan-EU ICT Policy Dialogue"
TOPICS
"State of Numbers of Contracted Telecommunications Service Subscribers, etc.(As of end of March 2011)"

No.6, July 4, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
"Second Director General-level meeting of the US-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy"

No.5, June 16, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
"Report from Information and Communications Council concerning State of Radio Wave Utilization Environment Committee's Partial-Body Absorption Guidelines Local Absorption Guidelines"
TOPICS
"Results from 2010 “ Communications Usage Trend Survey” "
TOPICS
"Results from Investigation concerning Effects of Radio Waves emitted by WiMAX Wireless Communication Terminals on Implantable Medical Equipment, Including Cardiac Pacemakers, etc."

No.4, May 16, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
"Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on telecommunications and broadcasting services and associated response"
TOPICS
"Annual Report 2010 from Telecommunications Business Dispute Settlement Commission"
TOPICS
"The use of “Disaster Message Services” to confirm the safety of individuals in disaster"

No.3, May 2, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
"Results of "The 3rd Japan - ASEAN Information Security Policy Meeting""
STATICTICS
"Quarterly Data on Telecommunications Service Contract Numbers and Market Share Published (FY 2010 Q3 (End of December 2010))"
TOPICS
"The publication of "Guidelines (Handbook) concerning Information and Communications Technology for Promotion of using ICT in Education Field, 2011""
TOPICS
"Dealing with Exhaustion of IPv4 Address pool in Asia-Pacific Region"

No.2, April 27, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
"Results from The 5th ASEAN + Japan Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting"
TOPICS
"Results from The 5th China - Japan - Korea ICT Summit"
TOPICS
"Memorandum on Cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technologies with the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Republic of Angola"

No.1, April 14, 2011icon PDFicon web

TOPICS
Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on telecommunications and broadcasting services and associated response
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