Japan launches Digital Agency in digitisation and productivity push

The use of digital technology in Japan has not filtered down to the day-to-day operations of individual ministries and agencies. - AFP

TOKYO (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Japan's Digital Agency started work on Wednesday (Sept 1), realising a pet cause of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to streamline and modernise the antiquated administrative processes.

Despite Japan's global reputation as a high-tech nation, the use of digital technology has not filtered down to the day-to-day operations of individual ministries and agencies that rely heavily on paperwork and usually operate in silos.

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