The chief of Japan’s Digital Agency, which launched this week to modernize the creaking government infrastructure, apologized on Friday after posting an image in breach of copyright rules.

Yoko Ishikura, an academic and consultant picked as chief digital officer at the new agency, last week wrote a blog post on her personal website commenting on the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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