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    Japan Communications - 2004

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      71.149 million (2002)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      81,118,400 (2002)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: excellent domestic and international service
      domestic: high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind
      international: country code - 81; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (4 Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region), and 1 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions); submarine cables to China, Philippines, Russia, and US (via Guam) (1999)

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 215 plus 370 repeaters, FM 89 plus 485 repeaters, shortwave 21 (2001)

      Television broadcast stations:
      211 plus 7,341 repeaters
      note: in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services (1999)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      9,260,117 (2002)

      Internet users:
      57.2 million (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan Communications 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan Communications 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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