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Japan to form digital policy agency led by private-sector figure

Office will promote information technology in paper-reliant bureaucracy

The new agency would promote a shift to e-government and tackle Japan's poor coordination on promoting technology. (Photo from the Tokyo government's Facebook account)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's new government plans to establish an agency for digital policy by fall 2021 to unify policymaking on information technology, Nikkei has learned.

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