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Japan Communications 1999

    Telephones: 64 million (1987 est.)

    Telephone system: excellent domestic and international service
    domestic: NA
    international: 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)

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 318, FM 58, shortwave 0

    Radios: 97 million (1993 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 7,549 (consisting of 6,995 non-government and non-commercial stations, of which 95 are main stations of 1 kW or greater power and 6,900 are low-power stations, and 554 commercial stations of which 113 are main stations and 441 are repeaters); note—in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable stations (1997)

    Televisions: 100 million (1993 est.)

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