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Datawatch

Over 20% of Japan's 'open dataset' contains unavailable info

Poor management and nervous officials hinder digitization drive

RYO NAMIKI and RYOHEI YASOSHIMA, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- More than 20% of datasets on a Japanese government website that purports to provide "open data" contain unavailable information, Nikkei has learned -- a problem caused by poor management that is stalling Japan's digitalization drive.

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