Japan starts its statement
mentioning the technological advances in the telecommunications sector
reached in the last decades. it strongly hopes that the prosperity that
ICTs have brought can assist in dealing with common issues, such as
global security, and contribute to the development of a better society.
Japan clearly recognizes the importance of the main themes of the World
Summit. In January 2001, the Japanese Government drafted the e-Japan
Strategy, joining efforts between the private and the public sectors; in
January 2003, Japan hosted the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory
Conference in Tokyo; in July 2003, the Japanese government announced the
e-Japan Strategy II.
Japan, in cooperation with other countries, is striving to overcome the
digital divide. Japan has also great expectations for the realization of
a ubiquitous network society where social and economic activities are
supported by “networks that can be used by anyone, anytime and
anywhere”. Japan pledges to continue contributing toward the information