Japan trails behind many nations in digital competitiveness. Photo: Kyodo
Japan trails behind many nations in digital competitiveness. Photo: Kyodo
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Japan moves to fix its low-tech computer systems as coronavirus forces digital shift

  • Economists say old-school systems are affecting competitiveness in a nation where faxes and handwritten forms are still the norm
  • While the government wants to promote digital services, physical stamps required for most official documents are still preventing people from going paperless

Japan trails behind many nations in digital competitiveness. Photo: Kyodo
Japan trails behind many nations in digital competitiveness. Photo: Kyodo
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