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

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

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