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Paperwork in Japan: The battle to end faxes and 'hanko' seals

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Despite having a reputation as a modern technological powerhouse, much of Japan's bureaucracy is steeped in analogue technology, with even fax machines still commonplace. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wants to change that by reducing the use of paper and kickstarting a digital revolution. But in the country of origami, saying "sayonora" to paper is easier said than done. Our correspondents report.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and James Vasina.

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