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 infrastructure to support all kinds of social and economic activities, and as an essential lifeline in people’s lives, have become increasingly important, and in this era of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and artificial intelligence (AI), where various devices around the world connect to the Internet, ICT is expected to play increasingly important roles by helping businesses increase productivity, streamline operations, create new products and services, and more.


In the Declaration to be the World’s Most Advanced IT Nation, the Japanese government recognizes that ICT is the key to achieving strong economic growth, and is an important tool to drastically change Japanese society to make people’s lives safer, easier, and more comfortable.


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 2017, 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, 2017