The Philippines foresees new investments from Japan in the near future, especially with the adoption of Japan’s standard for digital television, according to Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez.

Lopez said some Japanese companies would likely set up shop in the Philippines to produce equipment like set-top boxes.

Earlier this year, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the government was adopting Japan’s Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting Terrestrial (ISDB-T) standard.

This standard, which can be carried through modern mobile devices, supports an emergency alarm system that can warn the public about possible calamities. - The Philippine Star