The IT, media and telecommunications of Nihon koku (Japan)

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After Long Delay, Japan Starts to Join Online Trend
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 violence
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 Japan's market
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 years: Mori
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 week.