Japan Government Aims to Digitize All Administrative Services (News)


Tokyo, Jan. 16 (Jiji Press)—The Japanese government adopted on Tuesday an action program to enable people to eventually take all necessary administrative procedures on the Internet.

The government will fully digitize administrative services, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide told a cabinet meeting on e-government. He asked other minsters to vigorously promote the "digital government action plan."

Under the program, the government will initially allow people to inform via the Internet relevant municipalities of their move-out and move-in and electricity and gas utilities of address changes.

Currently, those who are moving to other municipalities have to submit similar documents to various administrative offices and private-sector entities such as utilities. This is burdensome, the action plan stresses.

Also pointing out that the present complicated administrative procedures fail to allow such people to comprehensively figure out what they should do to complete their relocation, it urges all government ministries and agencies to eliminate work that can be done without change-of-address notifications.

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