of market, consumer, customer, marketing communication, businessprocedure, delivery, and payment system.In additions, online business runs in various types, for instance C2C(consumer-to-consumer), B2C(business-to-consumer), B2B(business-to-business) andB2G(business-to-government).
Special Characteristics of the "Digital Economy"
While the full-scale dissemination of electronic commerce is expected in thefuture, in such an age of electronic commerce it is believed that the age of the"digital economy" will arise, which has different aspects of economic activitiesthan there were in the past. That is to say that the following will occur.
Economic activities become possible without the physical movement of people, things, money, etc., and there is rapid development in theglobalization of economic activities. (Dealing with the globalization of the economy will become more urgent.)
Contracts, the transfer of value and the accumulation of assets isconducted by electronic means. (In order for people to be able to feelsecure in conducting such new forms of economic activities, it willbecome necessary to assure security and trust in these activities.)
Information technology, which is the foundation of the "digitaleconomy," continues to develop at a rapid pace, and for this reason therewill be considerable changes in the ideal situation of economic activities.(So as not to lag behind such changes, it is necessary to formulateeconomic rules swiftly and flexibly.)
There is widespread dissemination of electronic commerce, and digitalinformation will pervade into all aspects of the lives of the people. (It isnecessary to consider ways to avoid the occurrence of impediments to the