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Friday, May 4, 2012

Japan, U.K. see eye to eye on Net consistency rules


LONDON — Communications minister Tatsuo Kawabata and British culture secretary Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday confirmed the need to promote internationally consistent rules on the use of the Internet.

They agreement comes at a time when Internet policies differ from country to country, with some moving to tighten regulations.

Kawabata and Hunt also affirmed the importance of ensuring Internet freedom while agreeing on their countries' intention to deepen talks on measures to better fight intellectual property infringements.

The visiting minister also called for the early launch of negotiations on concluding an economic partnership agreement between Japan and the European Union.

Hunt showed his support for the idea.

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