Digitization: Japan's authorities still use floppy disks – digital minister desperate

Other technologies are also a thorn in Kono’s side. “I am striving to get rid of the fax machine,” he said at a press conference.

Minister for Cybersecurity without computers

It’s not the first time Japan has hit the headlines for its analogue habits. The Minister for Cybersecurity admitted 2018 that he had never used a computer and stated that he had always delegated IT tasks to his staff.

And only 2019 Japan’s last pager provider stopped its service. The last private subscriber stated that this was his elderly mother’s preferred method of communication.

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