- Softbank Corp. said it expected to be admitted into the Japan Business Federation or Nippon Keidanren. Softbank applied for membership late last year, with sponsorship from Sony Corp's chief corporate adviser. Admission into Keidanren is expected to elevate Softbank's social standing and public trust in the firm, which will be the key to further expansion of its ADSL internet access service, as well as the success of its cellular phone service to be launched in the near future.
- Vodafone KK said that it will begin offering cellular phones made by Samsung Electronics. Vodafone...