The cost of a videophone call will be 54 yen per 10 seconds (324 yen per minute) to both destinations.
One application that is expanding is the incorporation of videophone functions in 3G mobile phone systems.
The service makes use of new videophone technology allowing the emergency service staff to see the callers.
June German Post Office 's local videophone service in Hamburg is being used for about 20 calls a day.
There is a videophone entry system and high-spec entry doors for added security.