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Date : January 12, 2021

Video Report: Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform Taro Kono—How Japan Will Change with Administrative and Regulatory Reform

post date : 2021.01.12

Regulatory reform is a key policy of the Suga administration which formed in September 2020, with Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform Taro Kono taking the lead. Eliminating the use of personal seals in administrative paperwork, a project which he worked on immediately after assuming this position, is expected to lead to seals being eliminated in over 99% of the approximately 15,000 applicable cases. With the response to the COVID-19 pandemic exposed how Japan is lagging behind in digital government, he also introduced a plan to make all administrative procedures for government agencies available online within five years.


As he implements regulatory reform without being bound by established interests, the FPCJ invited Mr. Kono to discuss how Japan will change with administrative and regulatory reform, and what kind of new Japan will be presented to the international community, at the beginning of the new year.                    


The briefing had a total of 68 participants including journalists from China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and the US.

■Date: Jan. 12 (Tue), 2021, 14:00-15:00

■Briefer: Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation    


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