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Japan's new Digital Agency needs a serious policy maker

Government's choice for key role must be properly vetted

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Joichi Ito, pictured in Davos in January 2017: what are Ito's views and credentials on digital policy?   © Reuters

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.

How Japan addresses digital policy in the coming years presents a vexingly complex and critical set of problems. National security, economic competitiveness and political values involving free speech and privacy are all vitally at stake.

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