The IT, media and telecommunications of Nihon koku (Japan)
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- After Long Delay, Japan Starts to Join Online
- By Norris Parker Smith, special to WEBster, 1
September 1995. Online services and networking are catching
on at last in Japan. The Japanese love fashion and
fads. This one is following the traditional course: a sudden
surge in demand that soon causes shortages of the objects
that are most desired.
- Poll slams media over sex and
- Mainichi Shimbun, Sunday 27 August 2000. Over
70 percent of Tokyo residents believe children are adversely
affected by sex and violence found in magazines, movies and
on television, and restrictions are needed.
- Bits and bytes take a great big bite of
- By Hau Boon Lai, The Straits Times, 17
September 2000. Japan, often criticised for being slow in
taking advantage of the IT revolution, is experiencing
belatedly an Internet and electronic boom. The electronic
revolution has already taken place here.
- Japan will be a leading IT nation in five
- By Kwan Weng Kin, The Straits Times, 24
September 2000. The Japanese PM, an IT neophyte, received
not only brickbats for thinking in terms of a five-year
framework to create an
e-Japan, but was also
lambasted for failing to tell the nation what IT would do
for them in his key policy speech in parliament last