Association Guide

A word from the Chairman of the Board

 

Ken Miyauchi
Chairman of the Board

 

The Telecommunications Carriers Association was established in 1987 with the aim of contributing to the sound growth of the telecommunications industry and to improved convenience for the public by addressing common issues faced by telecommunications carriers.

 

The roles of information and communications technology (ICT) as social infrastructure to support daily life and economic activities, and as an essential lifeline in people’s lives, have become increasingly important. ICT serves as an essential key to economic growth and job creation, greatly contributing to solving various social challenges affecting our country, such as the rapidly shrinking and aging population, the rise of energy and environmental constraints, the revitalization of local economies, the frequent occurrence of large-scale disasters, and measures to contain the novel coronavirus, and thus is expected to play a more and more significant role toward the realization of Society 5.0.

 

Given this, I believe that we are charged with the great responsibility of fulfilling our social responsibility as a general incorporated association whose members are telecommunications carriers at the very heart of ICT. In FY 2020, the fifth-generation mobile communication system (5G) ̶ a key infrastructure for technologies in the era of Society 5.0, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) ̶ has seen a full-scale launch, and we will continue strengthening initiatives to support consumers and to serve society, as well as improving the safety and reliability of information and communication networks, an important form of social infrastructure that supports the livelihoods of people nationwide. All members of the Telecommunications Carriers Association will continue to work as hard as we possibly can, while competing with each other, towards the further growth of the info-communications industry, with our first priority being increased convenience for the people of Japan.

 

June, 2020