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Suga aims to get new digital agency running by autumn 2021

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Good to see the Japanese government finally trying to enter the 21st century.

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They should get Nintendo on it

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They should get Nintendo on it

I see it now, access your registration via a Switch app. While you are only joking (I hope) I'm sure they couldn't do any worse than what is currently in operation.

Just as long as the system is secure enough to keep out unfriendly actors from Russia and China, then that is a step in the right direction.

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Why not just cut the red tape instead of trying to make it digital.

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How about Inforcing a retirement age? Think that might help. Inforcing anything on bueuracrats not going to happen.

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Trying to cut the bureaucracy only to create another ministry? Gimme a break. Soumusho is in charge of telecom, just start another section inside the existing ministry. Creating another silo is not going to streamline anything. Geezus...

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I only believe when I see the fax machines away for good.

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They will buy fax machines with WIFI.

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Awesome! Should be up and running by 2030 then!

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Asked how long it would take to set it up, Hirai said:

"I think the prime minister will give us specific instructions."

I think. Not very reassuring is it?

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Better late than never. At least it's a step in the right direction.

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Suga daddy, digitalize the crap out of Japan. It's high time!

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After faxing the appropriate people and briefing their drivers to appraise them of the forthcoming meeting to decide the next meeting, after getting their exorbitant pay checks most members of the group decided to hold a new meeting that will discuss when a new meeting will be held. The result will be posted on paper with several Hanko , then put in several envelopes delivered in 2 to 5 days, with a follow up fax. The group has decided they have no idea and have come to no conclusion. But as they are being paid next year they might hint they have no idea.

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Autumn 2021? More than a year later?.... Great to see the snail pace of govt bureaucracy going at the usual pace.....By autumn 2021 Suga might be out of the PM job and nothing will change as usual ...can gets kicked down the road

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"Why not just cut the red tape instead of trying to make it digital." Cutting red tape would be an existential threat to bureaucrats' jobs...

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Next year's autumn !

Does it qualify with digital speed in Japan ?

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Even with the lead up time of a year, expect zero integration inter-agency, even with the other "efforts" to cut red tape .

A year later: The various bureaucratic forms have been put online, which much be downloaded from pdf and stamped, scanned, faxed or otherwise printed and sent to the appropriate ministry in physical form.

After which the versions are compared as a group of 5 or 6 bureaucrats hiss and sigh over a space on a line or an entry which is not on their very limited database of prescribed answers.

Then they decide to mail a form for a request for clarification.

Payment possible by IC card payment at a convenience store, but none of those foreign online payment systems like Paypal .

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They should get Nintendo on it

Nintendo that has been unable indefinitely to meet demand

for it's Switch game consoles.

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About 20 years too late.

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Hirai who Suga chose as "Digital transformation minister" is former ”leader” of ”LDP Internet supporters" group who disguise general public to mislead public opinion advantageously and to slander or exclude criticism to Govt. 

Hirai himself has "experience" that insulted lawmaker of opposition party anonymously.

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