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Office tasked with setting up digital agency to be established this month

  • September 20, 2020
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All Sunday papers reported that Digital Reform Minister Hirai announced on Saturday that he will set up an office within the Cabinet Secretariat by the end of this month at the earliest in preparation for establishing a digital agency next year aimed at centralizing the digitization of administrative services. According to the reports, the new office will have 40 to 50 staff members from relevant ministries.

 

In a related story, Monday’s Yomiuri reported that it learned from a senior GOJ official on Sunday that the GOJ has begun making arrangements to establish a digital agency as a non-permanent organization sometime next year. The paper said by making it a non-permanent organization, the GOJ is hoping to move the measure forward in a short period of time.

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