Japan should open telecom market: Finnish president+.HELSINKI Helsinki (hĕl`sĭngkē), Swed. Helsingfors, city (1998 pop. 546,317), capital of Finland, located in Southern Finland prov., S Finland, on the Gulf of Finland. , May 10 Kyodo
Finnish President Tarja Halonen Tarja Kaarina Halonen (IPA: on Wednesday said the Japanese ) (born December 24, 1943, in Helsinki, Finland) is the eleventh and current President of Finland. telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. market should open to foreign competition and voiced hopes for increased cooperation between Finland and Japan.
In an interview with Kyodo News Kyodo News (共同通信社 Kyōdō Tsūshinsha) is a nonprofit cooperative news agency based in Minato-ku, Tokyo. It was established in 1945 and it distributes news to almost all newspapers, and radio and television networks in Japan. , Halonen said that the May 26 visit by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to the country will be a good chance for Japanese to realize that Finns respect and admire Japanese culture very much.
Halonen said the relationship between the two countries is "excellent" as diplomatic ties have existed for about 80 years. The two share common political ideas such as valuing the work of the United Nations and supporting U.N. reform.
Halonen also emphasized that deregulation Deregulation
The reduction or elimination of government power in a particular industry, usually enacted to create more competition within the industry.
Traditional areas that have been deregulated are the telephone and airline industries. and the opening of markets would benefit Japan's economy, referring to Finland's success in the high-tech market.
He said Finland was especially successful in the mobile phone market after being the first country to open its telecommunications market in Europe.
"Competition is not dangerous," he said.
The Japanese royal couple will leave May 20 for official visits to the Netherlands and Sweden. After a stopover in Switzerland, they will arrive in Amsterdam on May 23 and move on to Finland on May 26 for a private visit before arriving in Sweden on May 28 for an official visit, government officials have said.