IT sector in Japan. Michael Thulin is providing access to a few studies which help us understand what the status of broadband subscribers is like in the world and how countries compare to each other (see an excerpt on the left-hand side).
IT in Japan: a survey of IT in the land of the rising sun
Otherwise, the EU report on Japan is giving you insight into what the situation is really like over there. The Internet penetration rate is approximately 62% but what is remarkable is that the learning curve seems to have reached a maximum and growth is reducing now. Internet mobile numbers are also provided in the report (in Winword format).
What I found particularly interesting is the sudden take-off of FFTH (fiber to the home) technology which is bearing the promise of synchronous very high bandwidth rates and is said to enable video on demand.
The ramp-up of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) is also shown. Unfortunately, very little is said regarding video on demand.
Here is the report on the Japanese IT sector