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SHIKO UEDA, Nikkei staff writer August 31, 2022 04:13 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Japan may be known for its advanced technologies, but government agencies still require some data to be submitted or saved on floppy disks and CD-ROMs. That is about to end.
"Where can you buy floppy disks these days?" Digital Affairs Minister Taro Kono told reporters on Tuesday. "We will change [these rules] promptly."
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