| The Association of Radio Industries and Businesses
(ARIB) was established to promote research and
development (R&D) of new radio systems, and to serve
as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) to
advance the unification of international standards
and related activities in the telecommunications
and broadcasting fields. The establishment was also
aimed at providing quick and accurate responses to
such trends as the growing internationalization, the
convergence of telecommunications and broadcasting,
and the need to promote radio wave use in business.
ARIB was chartered by the Minister of Posts and
Telecommunications as a public service corporation
on May 15, 1995. Its activities include those previously
performed by the Research and Development
Center for Radio System (RCR) and the Broadcasting
Technology Association (BTA). On April 1, 2011 ARIB
renewed its organization under the provisions of
the General Incorporated Association and General
Incorporated Foundations Act.
|(note) In 2001 the Ministry of Posts and
Telecommunications was reorganized as the Ministry
of Internal Affairs and Communications.