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Japan has announced a policy to modernise its government with a massive new program of digitisation, because the nation has decided it needs better information infrastructure to cope with both the current pandemic and other future challenges. The novel coronavirus is the driver for the change: the documents describing the plan …

  1. osakajin Bronze badge

    What will al the desk jockeys at the ward office do now?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Fax-geddon

    What will happen to all the fax machines?

    1. Sudosu

      Re: Fax-geddon

      They would go to Silicon Heaven, along with all of the calculators.

      1. sev.monster
        Devil

        Re: Fax-geddon

        Not all faxes go to heaven.

  3. prismatics

    Somehow I have a feeling that, unlike in other parts of the world, the planning of theirs will be executed perfectly.

    1. seven of five Silver badge

      Using utmost discipline and massive, unrecorded overtime.

  4. Aleph0

    Hanko stamps

    Wondering if they're thinking of doing away with those stamps they use in place of signatures.

    Always thought of those hankos as a massive security issue, whoever steals (or compels the owner to hand over) them can legally sign everything in the owner's place. Like giving away your card and PIN to a mugger but worse...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hanko stamps

      There is talk of abolishing them.

      1. sev.monster

        Re: Hanko stamps

        But how will you accept packages without your seal?? - Probably at least one Japanese person

    2. Dhanadar

      Re: Hanko stamps

      I was wondering will humans be replaced with robots, there are already waiter robots in the market. future is horrifying.

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