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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has made it a priority to push for the digitalization of not only the government but also the private sector in an effort to transform the economy and society. And the digital agency, slated to be launched next year, is expected to be at the vanguard of what is becoming Suga’s key policy as leader.

On Wednesday, the government set up a preparatory office for the creation of the agency with around 50 staff.

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