Microsoft Announces Automatic Updates for New Era Name

Economy

Tokyo, April 2 (Jiji Press)--Microsoft Japan Co. said Tuesday that it will conduct automatic updates for individual users of its Windows operating system and Office software to handle the era name change to Reiwa on May 1.

Users who have turned on automatic updating do not need to take any other special step because necessary programs will be automatically installed, said the Japanese arm of U.S. giant Microsoft Corp.

Users can also check how to manually update software on the Microsoft group's website.

In order to respond to technical questions during the 10-day holiday period from April 27 related to the Imperial succession, Microsoft Japan will open a consultation desk for three days from April 30.

The company started work to add the new era name to its system after the name was announced Monday. Program updates will be offered in phases.

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