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Asian policy coordinators for the Y2K problem concluded their two-day meeting Tuesday in Tokyo with a pledge to continue efforts to accelerate their preparations for contingencies that the millennium glitch might trigger at the turn of the century.

The Y2K glitch refers to problems computers might cause during the transition from 1999 to 2000. Since many computers are programmed to read only the last two digits when recognizing years, they may interpret 2000 as 1900, resulting in erroneous data or system malfunctions.

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