Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ) established

Press Release AIC-Japan

Asia Internet Coalition Japan
September 25, 2013

The first Japanese corporate group in the global Internet industry: Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ) established

The Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ) was established on September 25, 2013 by seven Internet companies (see appendix). Its mission is to properly represent industry opinion on policies and institutions in order to ensure the sustained and robust growth of the Internet industry and to encourage public debate on Internet related issues.

Why the AICJ was established
Fair and uninhibited flow of information on the Internet is imperative for the robust growth of the Internet industry and innovative businesses in Japan.

While many innovative services are introduced daily due to the rapid development of technology, there are times when the necessary social institutions or means of access are insufficient for the people to benefit from these services. As these areas advance in Europe and the US, it is crucial to progress swiftly in Asia as well—arguably the place with the most potential for growth—and Japan is expected to help lead the way in this endeavor.

Future activities
The AICJ seeks to compile opinions from the Internet industry—particularly from those players in the upper layer of the Internet. Its goal is to conduct research and promote understanding of Japan’s Internet policies in order to support the establishment of innovative businesses, protect and promote the application of intellectual property, ensure fair and uninhibited flow of information, and create user friendly Internet services.

About the Asia Internet Coalition
The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) is an industry association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce and Yahoo! Inc, which seeks to promote the understanding and resolution of Internet policy issues in the Asia Pacific region. More information at http://www.asiainternetcoalition.org

Contact information for press inquiries:
The AICJ Secretariat

E-mail: secretariat@aicj.jp
URL: http://aicj.jp/

Appendix: About the Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ)
Name: Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ)
Date Established: September 25, 2013
Contact Information: Asia Internet Coalition Japan (AICJ) Secretariat
E-mail: secretariat@aicj.jp
URL: http://aicj.jp

Operation Overview: The AICJ’s mission is to conduct research and promote understanding of Japan’s Internet policies in order to properly represent industry opinion, encourage public debate on various issues ensuring the sustained and robust growth of the Internet industry.

Organization Overview: The AICJ is currently composed of the following members(as of September 25, 2013):

Chair: Google Japan Inc.
Vice-Chair: Yahoo Japan Corporation
Executive Member: eBay Inc.
Executive Member: Facebook
Member: Amazon Japan K.K.
Member: GREE, Inc.
Member: DeNA Co., Ltd.

Press and News Coverage:
INTERNET Watch
Googleなど大手7社、政策提言団体「アジアインターネット日本連盟」設立
http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20130925_616764.html
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130925-00000059-impress-sci

ITmediaニュース
Google、ヤフーなどネット7社「アジアインターネット日本連盟」 著作権制度見直しなど提言
http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1309/25/news107.html
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130925-00000079-zdn_n-sci

時事通信社
ネット情報利用で提言=日本に組織設立―グーグルなど7社
http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=eco_30&k=2013092500581
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130925-00000098-jij-bus_all

msn 産経ニュース
グーグルなど7社が政策提言団体 著作権制度見直しなど求める
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/economy/news/130925/biz13092516080008-n1.htm
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130925-00000552-san-bus_all

朝日新聞デジタル
ヤフーなど7社が連盟設立 ネット関連の政策提言へ
http://www.asahi.com/business/update/0925/TKY201309250318.html
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130925-00000037-asahi-ind

FNN
http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00254577.html

ITpro
http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/NEWS/20130925/506862/
http://ceron.jp/url/itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/NEWS/20130925/506862/
http://hanoiquote.com/d/50207

YOMIURI ONLINE
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNASDD250LK_V20C13A9TJ2000/
http://t.news.goo.ne.jp/news/863949
http://newschina.jchere.com/newsdetail-id-2852906.htm#.UkN5LNKZ8f8

Sankei Biz
http://www.sankeibiz.jp/business/news/130926/bsj1309260601002-n1.htm
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130925-00000013-fsi-bus_all
http://www.excite.co.jp/News/it_g/20130925/Itmedia_news_20130925079.html

MdN DESiGN INTERACTIVE
http://www.mdn.co.jp/di/newstopics/32216/?rm=1
http://news.ameba.jp/20130926-23/
http://www.mapion.co.jp/news/itnews/mdndi32216/