April 4, 2003

Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications

MPHPT designates 8 areas nationwide as IT business model areas concepts



The MPHPT has designated IT business model areas from among the regional public bodies listed below, which had applied for the IT business model area concept promotion plan.

Applicant Regional Public Bodies Areas Concerned
Sendai City Sendai City (Sendai IT Avenue)
Yokosuka City Yokosuka City
Gifu Prefecture Ogaki City (SOFTOPIA JAPAN)
Osaka Ciry Osaka City
Wakayama Prefecture Shirahama Town, Tanabe City
Okayama Prefecture Okayama City
Fukuoka Prefecture Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka City, Iizuka City
Miyazaki Prefecture Miyazaki City, Kiyotake Town


   For details refer to the Japanese web site
   http://www.soumu.go.jp/s-news/2003/030404_3.html

For further information about this press release, please contact:

International Policy Division, International Affairs Department
Telecommunications Bureau
Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications
Tel: (03) 5253-5920 Fax: (03) 5253-5924
feedback_e-telecom@soumu.go.jp