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Japan will aim to bring high-speed fiber-optic networks to 99.9% of households before the fiscal year ending in March 2028 is over, a government policy showed Wednesday.

The plan is a key pillar of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s vision to ensure not just major cities but also regional areas can have smooth access to digital services in everyday life. Japan has been seen as a laggard in digital transformation globally and the COVID-19 pandemic made the contrast clearer.

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