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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.

Information and Communications in Japan 2019 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 How ICT and the Digital Economy Have Evolved
  2. Chapter 2 Requirements for Achieving the Full Benefits of Society 5.0
  3. Chapter 3 Basic Data on the ICT Field
  4. Chapter 4 ICT Policy Directions

Information and Communications in Japan 2018 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 ICT in Japan and the World
  2. Chapter 2 Formation of New Economies through ICT
  3. Chapter 3 Productivity Improvement and Organizational Reform Through ICT
  4. Chapter 4 Promotion of Inclusion through ICT
  5. Chapter 5 Basic Data on the ICT Field
  6. Chapter 6 ICT Policy Directions

Information and Communications in Japan 2017 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Present and Future of Smartphone Economy
  2. Chapter 2 Advent of the Age of Big Data Utilization
  3. Chapter 3 Changes Brought About by the 4th Industrial Revolution
  4. Chapter 4 ICT Utilization Useful for Solving Social Problems
  5. Chapter 5 The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and ICT Utilization
  6. Chapter 6 Basic Data on the ICT Field
  7. Chapter 7 ICT Policy Directions

Information and Communications in Japan 2016 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 ICT-based Innovation and Economic Growth
  2. Chapter 2 Analysis of ICT Industrial Trends in the IoT Era
  3. Chapter 3 New Products and Services in the IoT Era
  4. Chapter 4 ICT Progress and Future Work Styles
  5. Chapter 5 Basic Data on the ICT Field
  6. Chapter 6 ICT Policy Directions

Information and Communications in Japan 2015 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Telecommunications Liberalization and Growth of the ICT Industry
  2. Chapter 2 Development of ICT Use and Application
  3. Chapter 3 ICT and the Future of Regions
  4. Chapter 4 ICT and Future Lifestyles
  5. Chapter 5 ICT and the Future of Industry
  6. Chapter 6 Future Vision of 2030: Overcoming Population Decline and Revitalizing Local Economies with ICT
  7. Chapter 7 Basic Data on the ICT Field
  8. Chapter 8 ICT Policy Directions

Information and Communications in Japan 2014 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 ICT Proliferation on a Worldwide Scale
  2. Chapter 2 Harnessing ICT to Boost Growth and International Competitiveness
  3. Chapter 3 The Future Society Shaped by Data
  4. Chapter 4 The Social Impact of Rapid ICT Advancement
  5. Chapter 5 Current State Of ICT
  6. Chapter 6 Outlook for Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2013 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Utilizing “Smart ICT” Advancement to Create New Values
  2. Chapter 2 Utilizing ICT to Solve Social Challenges
  3. Chapter 3 Attaining Safe, Secure ICT Utilization Environment and R&D Strategy
  4. Chapter 4 Current State of ICT
  5. Chapter 5 Outlook for Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2012 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 ICT - Keystone of Economic Growth Strategy, and Its Expansion into the Global Marke
  2. Chapter 2 Transformation of ICT Industries and Society, induced and accelerated by “Smart Revolution”
  3. Chapter 3 Lessons of the Great Earthquake and the Role of ICT
  4. Chapter 4 Current State of ICT
  5. Chapter 5 Outlook for Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2011 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 How has ICT Changed People's Lifestyles?
  2. Chapter 2 Response to Emerging Challenges
  3. Chapter 3 Possibilities Engendered by a Symbiotic Networked Society
  4. Chapter 4 Current State of ICT
  5. Chapter 5 Outlook for Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2010 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Revitalizing Local Communities and Regenerating "Ties" via ICT
  2. Chapter 2 Environmental Burden Reduction and Local Revitalization via
  3. Chapter 3 Boosting Economic Growth and Competitiveness via ICT
  4. Chapter 4 Current State of ICT
  5. Chapter 5 Outlook for Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2009 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Channels Linking ICT with Growth
  2. Chapter 2 Problems Global Economy and Japan's ICT
  3. Chapter 3 Three Challenges Facing Japan's Revival
  4. Chapter 4 Update on ICT
  5. Chapter 5 Outlook for Information and Telecommunications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2008 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Realization of Dynamic Ubiquitous Network Society
  2. Chapter 2 Current Status of Information and Communications
  3. Chapter 3 Outlook for Information and Telecommunications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2007 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Progress of Ubiquitous Economy and Global Expansion
  2. Chapter 2 Current Status of Information and Communications
  3. Chapter 3 Outlook for Information and Telecommunications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2006 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Ubiquitous Economy
  2. Chapter 2 Current Status of Information and Communications
  3. Chapter 3 Outlook for Information and Telecommunications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2005 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Stirrings of u-Japan
  2. Chapter 2 Current Status of Information and Communications
  3. Chapter 3 Trends of Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2004 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Building a Ubiquitous Network Society That Spreads Throughout the World
  2. Chapter 2 Current Status of Information and Communications
  3. Chapter 3 Trends of Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2003 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Feature: Building a “New, Japan-Inspired IT Society”
  2. Chapter 2 Current Status of Information and Communications
  3. Chapter 3 Trends of Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2002 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 Feature : Stirring of the IT-Prevalent Society
  2. Chapter 2 Current Status of Information and Communications
  3. Chapter 3 Trends in Information and Communications Policies

Information and Communications in Japan 2001 (summary)

  1. Chapter 1 The Accelerating IT Revolition
  2. Chapter 2 Current Status of Information and Communications
  3. Chapter 3 Trends in Information and Communications Policy