Telecommunications Policies of Japan

  • Hitoshi Mitomo

Part of the Advances in Information and Communication Research book series (AICRES, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Basic ICT Policies

  3. Radio Spectrum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Tomoo Nemoto
      Pages 67-90
    3. Yasuo Shinozawa
      Pages 111-130
  4. Personal Data, Privacy and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Wataru Aikawa
      Pages 133-148
    3. Yoshikazu Okamoto
      Pages 149-164
    4. Teppei Koguchi
      Pages 165-177
  5. Cutting-Edge ICT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Takanori Mashiko
      Pages 181-200
    3. Toshiya Jitsuzumi
      Pages 201-220
    4. Tetsuya Yamano, Chie Fukushima, Koji Toda
      Pages 221-236
  6. ICT in the Global Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Yuji Hatakeyama
      Pages 267-286

About this book


This book provides a detailed description of Japan’s telecommunications policies. It discusses how Japan has addressed a variety of policy challenges ranging from traditional regulatory issues, such as the provision of a universal service, to the latest tasks, including the promotion of cutting-edge technologies.

Japan is a global leader in information and communication technologies (ICT). In addition to technological advances, an impressive nationwide optical-fiber and advanced mobile network infrastructure has been developed, which has boosted the economy and benefited society.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has played an important role in ICT deployment. Japan has a unique ICT policy framework that does not separate regulation and promotion, unlike many other countries, which have an independent regulator. However, since relatively little information has been provided in English, it has been difficult to learn much about Japan’s policies. Written by specialists from MIC, industry and academia, this is the first collaborative work to provide a comprehensive discussion of Japan’s ICT policies, allowing readers to gain an understanding of the topic.


Japan Telecom Policy ICT Policy Japan ICT Telecom Regulation Network MIC

Editors and affiliations

  • Hitoshi Mitomo
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Asia-Pacific StudiesWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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