Timothy Langley Featured in Nikkei Asia on New Digital Agency
Langley Esquire CEO Timothy Langley was quoted in Nikkei Asia on Japan’s incipient digital agency and the challenges it will face — both from the private sector and other government bodies.
Referring to the sectionalism across the bureacracy, also know as tatewari gyosei, he says, “This is asking for a fight. The setup of a digital agency means: I’m going to take power from all of you ministries; you can’t hide anymore.” He also said the agency should look for quick victories, like abolishing the use of hanko stamps and cutting Japan’s reliance on fax machines.
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