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Slow Digitization in the Pandemic Japan Posted by on Apr 24, 2021

When is your last time to send or receive something via fax? I would say it was well over 10 years ago? But the facsimile culture (文化 bunka) is very much alive in Japan.   This Twitter tweet describes the core of the problem why Japan has been moving so slowly when it comes to the…

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Japan – A County of Low-Tech Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

When you hear “Japan,” what do you think first?  Anime?  Sushi? Some may think of  “high tech” (ハイテクhaiteku) first.  But sadly, the Fukushima incident and COVID-19 have revealed that Japan was a pretty low-tech (ローテクro-teku) country. Japan has been famous for (〜で有名な de yuumeina) robots for factory automation and entertainment (娯楽goraku).  But none of their technologies worked when the…

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