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DOCOMO

NTT Docomo President Motoyuki Ii (left) and Monex Group Chairman Oki Matsumoto hold a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
NTT Docomo to make online brokerage Monex a subsidiary
With the move, the firm aims to strengthen its revenue base by entering in the field of asset formation services.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 14, 2023
Rakuten is hanging on. It should consider hanging up
Rakuten is selling whatever it can to plug a hole in its finances caused by a misadventure into mobile.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2023
Japan looks to bridge digital divide between young and old
With some 20 million older citizens estimated to be unfamiliar with how to operate smartphones and other digital devices, classes are being offered in collaboration with cellphone companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Apr 4, 2023
Competition among video-streaming services heating up in Japan
Aided by demand among people spending more time at home amid the spread of the coronavirus, the video-streaming market in Japan has grown over the past few years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 3, 2023
Network service disruption hits NTT phone and internet services
NTT Docomo and SoftBank, which both use NTT"s optical line services, also experienced connection issues following the disruptions at NTT.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 12, 2023
Two Japan firms to join hands with Britain in new network technology
NTT Docomo and Rakuten Mobile are expected to join with British entities to promote development of the Open RAN communications network to counter China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 8, 2023
Can you feel that? Japan researchers develop haptic information sharing technology
The “Feel Tech"" technology has vast array of applications, and the developers hope it will help expand the scope of human communication.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 28, 2022
Japan's big mobile carriers say roaming needed during network outages
In early July, KDDI suffered a network outage that lasted over 60 hours, affecting at least 30.91 million people, with users unable to make emergency calls for an extended period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 10, 2022
Fair Trade Commission to probe Japanese mobile carriers over '¥1 smartphone'
Subject to the investigation are the country's four major mobile phone carriers u2014 NTT Docomo, KDDI, SoftBank and Rakuten Mobile u2014 and their outlets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 8, 2022
Communications failure hits NTT Docomo 5G internet service in Japan
The problem began around 6:15 p.m. and was fixed at 7:25 p.m. Voice calls were not affected.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 26, 2021
NTT Docomo hit with government order after 'serious' system failure
The ministry ordered Japan's largest mobile carrier to prevent a recurrence after many users nationwide were left without voice and data services at one point on Oct. 14.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 27, 2021
Japan's top mobile carriers scrap exit fees on legacy contracts after ministry scrutiny
From October 2019, a revised law required the firms to cut such fees to u00a51,000 or under, but they kept charging for contracts inked before the rule went into force.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 19, 2021
NTT Docomo system failure was 'serious incident,' Japan's communications ministry says
The firm will be required to report by Nov. 13 the cause of the failure, which left some 2 million customers without services at one point, and measures to prevent a recurrence.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 2, 2021
As unpredictable Olympics loom, Japan's sponsors struggle to adapt
More than 60 Japanese companies together paid a record of more than $3 billion to sponsor the Tokyo Games, an event most Japanese now want canceled or delayed again.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 25, 2021
Tokyo mobile data fees second lowest among six world cities, survey finds
In the previous government survey conducted last year, the Japanese capital saw the highest fee for 20GB plans.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 26, 2021
NTT Docomo cuts mobile fees, intensifying price battle with rivals
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who took office in September, has repeatedly demanded mobile phone service operators slash their fees.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / EXPLAINER
Mar 5, 2021
Japan may soon allow wage payouts in digital cash. What will that look like?
The government is looking to introduce an option that will allow people to have their salaries transferred to smartphone virtual wallets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 1, 2021
NTT Docomo lowers 20-gigabyte monthly mobile plan to ¥2,700
SoftBank Corp. also said last month it will offer a 20-GB monthly data plan for u00a52,480 from the middle of March.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 11, 2021
Will mobile carriers' price cuts boost smaller rivals or doom them?
Budget SIM providers face an uphill battle in differentiating themselves from the likes of NTT Docomo and SoftBank based on price and innovative services.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 29, 2021
Rakuten cuts mobile fees for light users to maintain edge over bigger rivals
The firm now says it will lower the cost depending on the amount of data used within the space of a month, saying the fee will even be free for particularly light users.

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At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation