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As a company with strong roots in the local community,
NTT engages in “community development” efforts that value the region’s history and characteristics by utilizing “newest ICT technologies” and “architecture and infrastructure technologies”
that have supported and protected Japanese communication equipment from natural disasters to this day.

Representative case study

Constantly evolving new urban centers and international business hubs: Shinagawa

The Shinagawa area has been the focus of much attention due to its great potential in terms of initiatives such as plans for the construction of a new station on the JR Yamanote Line and the concept of it being home to the first station on a maglev train line. Shinagawa developed into a prosperous town hundreds of years ago as the first station on the Tokaido road (the route that linked Tokyo and Kyoto at that time), and since then it has become an important transportation hub through which many people, goods and information pass. This attractive area will continue to grow as an international business hub owing to its international strategic zone, concentration of global companies, traffic convenience and large number of hotels. At the same time, it also offers an urban living environment with its many high-rise apartments.

Project for the use and application of public land,
which is the core concept of Eco Town Planning: Shinagawa Season Terrace

Shinagawa Season Terrace is a large-scale public-private project developed through the use of vertical city urban planning by the Tokyo Metropolitan government in collaboration with four companies including the NTT Group's NTT Urban Development.
Based on plans aimed at making effective use of vertical space, the project was implemented alongside the city’s reconstruction of the Water Reclamation Center, and with the collective knowledge, experience, and technology of the NTT Group and other companies, designers and construction companies under the following themes: internationality; consideration for the environment; safety and security; and proposals for new work styles and life styles.

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Smart Hikari Town Project
(Kumamoto city, Kumamoto prefecture)

The Smart Hikari Town Project is intended to make Kumamoto more appealing by using ICT to develop new styles of delivering information and by exploring ways of working with local residents to resolve issues in the area and improve services for residents.

Delivering information through digital signs (Fujisawa city)

Fujisawa city uses a regional intranet service that links 13 civic centers within the city in order to post video content through its signage system. Residents support this system by posting local information themselves.

CCTV system that protects children throughout the entire community (Metropolitan Police Department)

NTT used its know-how and experience to resolve issues related to the installation of CCTV cameras. Operating 24 hours a day 365 days a year, these cameras have been in stable operation since the end of March 2010 owing to the support provided by local crime prevention volunteers.

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