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This section lists additional telecommuting and telework-related resources by region and country. The information below is for all of Japan.

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If you know of additional activity in a particular region or country, please e-mail us so we can add it to this section.

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We have listed the resources for this country below. If we have specific resources listed for the country shown on the map, you can find those listings by simply moving your cursor over the map. When you see your cursor change to a pointing finger, that indicates we have individual listings - and you can just click on that area to go to that listing. Otherwise, the information available below applies to the country in general.
Eciffo is a magazine that covers office design issues around the world, including telecommuting and mobile work. Its site is available in Japanese and English.

Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has been involved in promoting telework in Japan. For information, visit the MPT site and use the search option to look for telework-related activities.

The Japan Telework Association is a central source of information about telework activities in Japan. (You can see photos and a summary of the highlights of my 2002 trip to Japan, under the direction of the Japan Telework Association, here.)

The Japan Telework Society is an academic society devoted to research about telework practices and trends. Most of the site is in Japanese; there is also an English version of the site, and you will find the complete archives of the International Flexwork Forum's newsletter 1991-2000 housed there.

Increasing use of teleworking as one component of disaster response and crisis management strategies. For information, email Prof. Koji Sato, Kanagawa University.

Shirataka Telework Group has started its virtual agriculture project, the Shirataka Sake Brewing Workshop - with the serious purpose of expanding the market for its local product.

Shitara Telecottage - for information, contact Tomoyuki Sugano of the Higashi-Mikawa Regional Research Center.

Tokyo Teleport Town is a new town in the Tokyo metropolitan area, which utilizes the latest in satellite and telecoms technology.
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