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Japanese Information Infrastructure Initiatives: A Politico-Economic Approach


Michael Latzer

In: Telecommunications Policy, 19(7), 515-529

This article provides an empirical-analytic survey of initiatives toward the Japanese Information Infrastructure (JII), with reference to the aspired-for ‘Intellectually Creative Society’ of the 21st Century. The politico-economic analysis examines the policy network, interests involved, major strategies, plans and pilot projects, and discusses multidisciplinary factors which influence the choice of strategies and the degree of difficulty in their realization.