Japan, though an island nation, has not remained apart from the world of the web. See Xinxin Yang’s full report about public notice in Japan. Below are just some highlights.
- Internet users (per 100 people) in Japan was measured at 79% in 2012, according to the International Telecommunication Union report and the Word Bank report.
- The government has steadily made efforts to expand the utilization of online services as a main part of the e-Government initiative since 1999. Japan e-government was founded from 2001 the “E-Japan Strategy”, then further developed under the “IT New Reform Strategy”, and “i-Japan Strategy 2015.”
- There are many public services (information, document archive, search, application etc.) categories: “Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake,” “Government documents search”, “e Application”, “Law/Regulation search”. The websites also try to attract citizens to be active on public issues.
- Public notice in Japan is more likely to be called as “public announcement.” Japan government provide very clear, dated archives.
 Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012, report from International Telecommunication Union, www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/…/Individuals_Internet_2000-2012.xls, retrieved March 25, 2014.
 http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IT.NET.USER.P2, retrieved March 26, 2014