Paperwork in Japan: The battle to end faxes and ‘hanko’ seals
13 November 2020 | 1:49 pm
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.