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Japan

Internet

- KDDI, in a tie-up with Excite Japan, plans to launch by March 2005 an internet service enabling users of KDDI's au cellular phone services to access similar content via personal computers. Almost all services available to au cell phone users, such as game services, will be available online for PCs. KDDI expects the venture to help expand the number of customers using au's Net services from the current 17 million. KDDI and Excite will establish a joint venture to operate the planned website. To be capitalized at 490 million yen $5 million, the venture will be owned 61.5 percent by KDDI...

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