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Japan to Change Floppy Disk Data Storage Rules – Nikkei


Japan plans to change over 1,900 provisions in its laws requiring data to be submitted and stored on floppy disks or CD-ROMs, Nikkei Asia reported.

“We will change [these old rules] promptly,” Digital Affairs Minister Tara Kono was quoted as saying in the report, acknowledging that floppy disks were an outdated technology and outlining plans to move government data online.

Read the full report: Nikkei Asia


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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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