|Nippon Denshin Denwa Kabushiki-gaisha|
|Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation|
|1985-Present: Public KK |
1952-1985: State-owned enterprise
|Traded as|| TYO: 9432 |
OTC Pink: NTTYY
TOPIX Core 30 Component
|Predecessor||Japanese telecommunications network owned by the Ministry of Communications/Ministry of Telecommunications and adminstered by AT&T Corporation during the Occupation of Japan|
|Founded||August 1, 1952 (as government monopoly)|
April 1, 1985 (Private Company)
|Founder||Government of Japan by command of|
Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
GEN Douglas MacArthur
|Headquarters||Ōtemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan|
(President and CEO)
|Owner||Government of Japan (32.6% by law)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries|| NTT Communications |
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