We will quickly examine these procedures, said the minister at the press conference. Where can you even buy a floppy disk these days? he asked himself a question and added that Prime Minister Fumio Kiida gave him full support.
Japan is not the only country trying to weed out outdated technology. The US Department of Defense only announced in 2019 that it had stopped using floppy disks in the dcm system of its nuclear arsenal.
Floppy disks were developed in the 1960s, and Sony stopped making them in 2011. Many young people don’t even know how floppy disks work or what they look like.
Digital Minister declares a war on floppy discs.
There are about 1900 government procedures that require the business community to use discs, ie floppy disc, CD, MD, etc. to submit applications and other forms. Digital Agency is to change those regulations so you can use online.
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According to the report of the government commission for digital technologies, the use of modern technologies, such as cloud computing, is also common in the bureaucracy because of the first benefits. The Commission will therefore ensure a revision of the regulation and by the end of the year, it intends to announce the options on how this situation could be improved.
Kono is one of the most visible politicians of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Voters probably see him as a candidate for prime minister. He is an open critic of bureaucratic inefficiencies caused by outdated procedures, especially fax and hanko.
This unique red stamp is therefore necessary to sign some documents, including those authorized for marriage. When Kono was minister for proper reform in 2020 and 2021, he tried to limit the use of both of these tools. But you talk a lot.