Japan Taro Kono Digital Award, Administrative Online Order
Analog Instruments Required for Current 1,900 Administrative Procedures
[도쿄=AP/뉴시스] On September 18 last year, former Foreign Minister Taro Kono. It is currently the 4th digital prize. 2022. 09. 02.
Floppy disks (diskets), which began to decline worldwide in the 1990s and disappeared in the 2000s, are expected to be withdrawn from the Japanese bureaucracy only now.
This is because the Japanese government has decided to break up with outdated technologies such as diskettes, CDs, minidisks and faxes and modernize and online the administration.
According to foreign media reports such as the British BBC, The Telegraph, and Germany’s Der Spiegel, on the 1st (local time), Taro Kono of Japan announced a war on outdated technology at a press conference on August 30, criticizing the practice of using outdated technology media. .
In Japan, there are 1,900 articles requiring diskettes, CDs, mini-disks, etc. to submit various documents in administrative procedures.
Taro Kono mentioned this on Twitter the next day and emphasized, “The Digital Agency will change regulations to allow online access and use.”
At a press conference, Taro Kono asked, “Is it possible to buy diskettes today?”
The diskette was developed in the late 1960s and was commonly used, but disappeared into history as more efficient storage media were released from the 1990s. In order to clone a 32GB USB memory stick, more than 20,000 diskettes are required. In March 2011, Japanese electronics giant Sony officially stopped producing diskettes in their country.
The fax machine is also an eye-catcher for Taro Kono. He said at a press conference, “We have been working hard to abolish (use) fax machines.”
Taro Kono had a history of ordering the use of the dojo to improve productivity even under the Suga Yoshihide administration.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida asked Taro Kono to lead technological innovation and appointed him as Digital Award in August.
It is not a thing of yesterday or today that Japan rose on the board with analog administration.
In 2018, the then cybersecurity chief Yoshitaka Sakurada remarked, “I’ve never used a computer before. I’ve been entrusting all of my subordinates to use a computer until now.”
It was only in 2019 that the so-called pager service was stopped.
The city of Tokyo announced at the end of October last year that it was going to use the cloud instead of diskette. According to the Nihonza Keishin Shimbun, “Until now, data, including payroll accounting, was stored on diskettes and employees took them to the bank.”
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