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A week in Japanese tech

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- The Japanese government drafted revisions to its e-Japan programme promoting IT, with the changes emphasizing telecommunications deregulation and strengthening of copyright protection on content such as video images and music. The proposed revisions are aimed at promoting competition in sectors such as high-speed internet services and electronic commerce. The centrepiece of the measures will be deregulation of the telecom sector by reducing the red tape that hinders firms aiming to enter the telecom business.

- Softbank and McDonald's Co. Japan have formed an alliance in broadband Internet services. The alliance is expected to focus on installing Net access points via wireless LAN, operated by the...

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