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Quantum computing ambition: Japan aims for 10m users by 2030

First homegrown machine to go online in a year under Tokyo's strategy

The first quantum computer to start operations in Japan is a machine developed by IBM. (Photo by Hiroshi Endo)

TOKYO -- Japan plans to bring into service its first homegrown quantum computer by the end of March next year and have 10 million people using the technology by 2030.

Under a strategy unveiled Tuesday, the government sees wide-spread adoption of the technology by the private sector as key to keeping up with the fierce global race for technological dominance.

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