During the past decade, structural reforms under the Government of Japan’s ICT Strategy have supported the introduction of high-speed, large-capacity ICT infrastructure, lowering of communications rates, and the development of e-commerce and e-government.
Internet access costs have decreased dramatically and access to broadband infrastructure is now amongst the most developed in the world. The Government of Japan is taking strategic measures to further strengthen Japan’s competitive edge in the global telecommunications market, in terms of research, development, standardisation and structure of the domestic market. The EBC works to encourage the Government of Japan to further strengthen international competitiveness, innovation and productivity in the sector. It also urges the government to work towards mutual acceptance of technical standards and certifications for