NTT Docomo bundles mobile and broadband, shaking up sector

| Feb 17, 2015

NTT Docomo bundles mobile and broadband, shaking up sector

NTT Docomo Inc. is set to launch a discount mobile phone price plan bundled with broadband communications that use the fiber-optic networks of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. group companies, in a move that’s expected to spur competition in the industry. The nation’s largest ...

Feb 12, 2015

NTT Docomo to hang up on expats in U.S. in 2016

NTT Docomo Inc. is set to terminate its mobile phone service for Japanese people in the United States next year in a move that would mark the effective withdrawal of Japan’s largest mobile carrier from the giant market. It would also highlight the urgent ...

Dec 27, 2014

Over half of mobile phones now smartphones: survey

Smartphone users now account for over half of Japan’s mobile telephone subscribers, a survey of 2,000 adults said Saturday. The Dec. 5 to 8 survey, which drew valid responses from 63.7 percent of the pollees, found the ratio had risen to 52.7 percent from ...

Aug 21, 2014

220 mostly female minors warned against online solicitation

Warnings against online misconduct were issued to 220 minors under 18 in the first half of the year, the National Police Agency reported Thursday. The warnings covered activity ranging from paid sex and dates to underwear sales, and 102 were involved in prostitution or ...

LDP eyes cellphone, pachinko prize taxes

Aug 11, 2014

LDP eyes cellphone, pachinko prize taxes

Some members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are considering seeking taxes on mobile phone owners and the pachinko industry to cover a chronic shortage of government revenue. With the balance of government debts at a record ¥1.04 quadrillion at the end of June, ...