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JARING Upgraded A-Bone Link to 155Mbps.

TOKYO -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced that its 26.7% affiliate Asia Internet Holding Co., Ltd. (AIH) has completed the upgrade of A-Bone connectivity for JARING (Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Mohamed bin Awang Lah) from 45Mbps to 155Mbps on December 29, 2004.

It is expected that global IP network service will be in greater demand between Japan and Malaysia since Malaysia has strongly developed an advanced information network environment as a national strategy. AIH will also continue to enhance its network services along with value-added services in order to contribute to further improvement of the Internet environment within Asia-Pacific countries.

About JARING:

JARING fully developed and managed by MIMOS Berhad, is Malaysia's first Internet Service Provider (ISP) and main gateway to the Internet. As a pioneer in providing Internet access in Malaysia, JARING is consistently committed in exploring new technologies and offering reliable and user-friendly services.

On December 11 2004, JARING renewed its corporate logo and launched new services encompassing voice, video and data, and is now accelerating to implement a nationwide, aggressive expansion plan enabling to offer high-speed wireless broadband service through innovative technology. The impact of this deployment has been brought to domestic and international attention. Website http://www.jaring.my/

About AIH:

Asia Internet Holding Co., Ltd. (AIH) was established in 1995, to construct and operate "A-Bone", the Internet backbone network covering the Asia Pacific region. A-Bone directly links countries in the region with high-speed and large-capacity circuits, which enables intra-Asian information traffic to be routed effectively. AIH is supported by shareholders in the region such as Internet Initiative Japan, Sumitomo Corporation, NTT Communications, Itochu Corporation, Telekom Malaysia and CAT Telecom Public Company Limited. Website: http://www.abone.net/

About IIJ:

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. The company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. Services range from the delivery of new generation network services over an optical-fiber infrastructure that is optimized for data communications, to the construction of pan-Asian IP backbone networks. The company also offers high-quality systems integration and security services, internet access, hosting/housing, and content design.

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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