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Administrative reform minister Taro Kono’s push to rid central government offices of their entrenched fax culture has hit a snag after being met with fierce resistance from bureaucrats who insist it needs to be preserved for security and other reasons.

A crusade against the fax — an old-fashioned method of communication that remains pervasive in many corners of Japanese society — has been one of Kono’s most symbolic gestures as a buster of red tape.

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