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The government established a crisis-management task force Friday within the Cabinet to cope with the Year 2000 computer problem and fully prepare itself for the worst, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Muneo Suzuki said Friday.

The team, tentatively called the General Conference on Measures Against the Year 2000 Problem, headed by Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Teijiro Furukawa, consists of eight members, including the heads of six Cabinet bureaus.

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