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Comment: Japan's Covid-19 response debacle prompts belated digitalization and IT-law revamp

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 17 Feb 2021 02:07
  • 17 Feb 2021 02:07
A year has passed since the Covid-19 pandemic exposed what became known as Japan’s “digital defeat:” the rickety fax machines used to report contagion numbers; the mountains of paperwork sent by snail-mail to process government payments; the red tape preventing physicians from moving online.

The lack of digital preparedness made global

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