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JIN HOME > About This Site
The Japan Information Network (JIN) [http://nippon-jin.com/; mirror site: http://www.jinjapan.org] is an internet website planned and inaugurated by Prof. Makoto Asabuki, and it was operated by the Japan Center for Intercultural Communications (JCIC) until 20th June, 2005.
Prof. Asabuki was the Managing Director and CEO of JCIC and now he is the owner of the copy right of JIN. JIN is now operated by the Japan Information Network, Inc (JIN Inc).
JIN has been introducing Japan such as its politics, economy, society and culture, and enhancing overseas understanding of Japan.
JIN was first created through JCIC and funds raised by Prof. Asabuki. It was a network that utilized a dedicated international line to connect a host computer in Japan with terminal computers "at universities, Japan research institutes and Japanese diplomatic missions" located overseas. JIN has been disseminating information about Japan to the world through computers since 1985 by Prof. Asabuki and was Japan's first computer network for the transmission of information about Japan.
Taking the global spread of the Internet into consideration, Prof. Asabuki took its JIN Project one step further in 1995 by establishing the JIN website on internet. One of its content sitescalled JIN Facts was named Web Japan after 1st April 2004 and its copy right is now owned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As the Portal Site of Japan, JIN Top Page links not only to Web Japan, but also to the Government, the Parliament, the Prime Court, Local Government (towns), Opinion, Business and Urgent sites. News, Japan Overview, Guide, Television, Audio and Commerce sites will come soon.