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Japan – Internet Services

The potential of the internet in Japan was first recognized after 1996. Now we cannot survive without internet access when working and even our private lives. Here I will discuss the types of internet access that are available in Japan and how to use them. Main Types of Broadband (High-speed) Internet in Japan: Fiber optics, …

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Malaysia – Television in Malaysia

Malaysia was slightly behind the rest of the world with television transmission only starting on December 28, 1963. Starting with one channel, television in Malaysia has mushroomed into a huge business and now encompasses free to air analogue television (to be phased out in 2017) and digital television, satellite, cable and IPTV. With the advance …

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Australia – Government Departments Data Sharing

On 5 August 2015 The Australian Taxation Office announced a Data Matching Program with the Department of Immigration aimed at ensuring, inter alia, that visa holders and their sponsors comply with their obligations to pay tax in Australia. Potential risk areas for employers include overseas domiciled sponsors of 457 visa holders, and Australian-domiciled sponsors that …

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China – Internet, Policies to attract Expats, and Investments

Shelley Warner, Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group’s China partner, shares updates on Internet access via VPNs, Shanghai ’s wish to attract more international professionals, and news on China becoming the world’s top investment magnet in 2014. The Chinese Great Firewall gets higher Efficient and easy telecommunication is a major concern for expatriates in China and while …

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India – e‐Governance Update

The good news: it took about eight years for India to hit 1 billion in e-governance transactions and just 55 days to go to 2 billion. The bad news: complete online delivery of services, by the government’s own estimates, is still about a decade away. The ticker on the website that counts transactions done electronically …

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