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October 20, 2005

NHK's Mobile Eikaiwa

NTT Learning Systems has teamed up with NHK to launch a new English learning service for mobile phones. "eLesson NHK Shuppan" will feature contents from the NHK TV show "100-go de Staato! Eiakiwa" (100 Words - Beginning English Conversation). It allows users to learn new vocabulary and watch skits from the TV show. There is also an Enjoy New York corner with the latest fashion and music news from the city. Currently available for i-mode users at ¥315 a month, the service will expand to VodafoneLive and EZweb users next month. It is the first time for NHK to make it educational contents available to all three companies. NTT Learning Systems aims to have 20,000 users within a year. Mobile access only at http://elesson.lab.nttls.co.jp/.
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