Association Guide

A word from the Chairman of the Board


Hiroo Unoura
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.


With the coming era of the Internet of things (IoT), where all types of devices are connected to networks, generating big data to be utilized to create various advantages, the role of information and communications technology (ICT) has become increasingly important, and ICT is expected to greatly contribute to the establishment of a safe, reliable, and convenient society where people can experience a feeling of true abundance.


Based on their recognition that ICT is the key to achieving strong economic growth and an important tool to make people’s lives safer, easier, and more comfortable, the Japanese government has revised the Declaration to Be the World’s Most Advanced IT Nation, and has resolved to make efforts to establish the world’s most advanced IT society by 2020.


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 2016, 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, 2016