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NEWS
  • NEWS LETTER
    Measures and policies, reports from study groups, statistical data, results of international conferences and similar information, including press releases from government bureaus, concerning Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (the Information and Communications Policy Bureau and the Telecommunications Bureau) telecommunications policies are delivered through e-mail and published on this home page biweekly in principal.
Study Group And Council
  • COUNCIL REPORT
    Under its jurisdiction, the Telecommunications Council must: Study and discuss important matters related to policies concerning the usage of radio waves and electro-magnetic distribution of information and offer its advice to the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications in response to requests from the Minister; Study and discuss important matters related to the postal service and offer its advice to every minister concerned, and; Study and discuss matters that laws and regulations, such as the Cable Television Broadcast Law and the Telecommunications Business Law, hold under its jurisdiction.
  • STUDY GROUP REPORT
    STUDY GROUP REPORTStudy groups are set up for problems in the telecommunications field wherein the operators concerned and experts engage in, for example, discussing such problems and exchanging views on each topic, and eventually summarize the efforts in a report.
PUBLICATION
  • WHITE PAPER
    The Information and Communications in Japan has been published annually by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for the purpose of making the Japanese public aware of the current status and trend of telecommunications policies in Japan since 1973. This marks the 31st issue.
    Until 2000, the now-defunct Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications published an annual white paper, Communications in Japan (Status Report on Communications). In line with the shift to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications after the reshuffle of government ministries, it decided to modify and publish the report from 2001 so that it would provide more solid information on measures and policies and data related to an electronic government and regional informatization, as well as, from the viewpoint of reflecting its content better, to change its title to Information and Communications in Japan (Status Report on Information and Communications).
    This section provides the outline of the Information and Communications in Japan. If you want to read the full text of it, click on the "Information and Communications White Paper Full Text (Japanese Only)" icon. If you want to read any pre-2000 issue of the Communications in Japan, click on the "Communications in Japan" icon.
  • REGULATORY GUIDANCE
    This booklet summarizes the procedures required for entry into the field of Japanese telecommunications busineses.
ACTS
  • ACTS
    Any act or regulation that has a "HTML or PDF" button provides a version translated into English, and the rest are not translated into English, so you are advised to visit the Japanese HP sites when you want to read them.
STATISTICS
  • STATISTICS
    This site provides the latest data of statistical surveys conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, as well as brief information on the trends of the telecommunications section, broadcasting section, and communications usage.