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Japan Digital Agency Head Hits Out at Slow Progress: FT

Karen Makishima says Tokyo bureaucrats moved too slowly to loosen rules on emerging technologies, stifling companies and industries


Karen Makishima declared that Japan’s technological ambitions were being stifled by its “laws, systems and customs”. Photo: Kyodo via Reuters

 

The minister in charge of Japan’s new digital agency has blamed decades of conservative regulation for holding back the country and declared that the nation’s technological ambitions were being stifled by its “laws, systems and customs”.

Karen Makishima told the Financial Times in an interview that the country had moved too slowly to loosen rules on emerging technologies, stifling companies and industries in areas where they might otherwise be global leaders.

Read the full report: Financial Times

 

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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