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Japan's bureaucracy to go paperless in 1-year digital revolution

Nation will move away from hand-stamping documents as telework spreads

Japanese government agencies will try to move away from physical documents as part of its digitization push.

TOKYO -- Japan plans to take most government paperwork online, streamlining cumbersome processes blamed for delayed payments of pandemic assistance, in an ambitious digital revolution it aims to complete in a year. 

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