Paperless is under way in Lower House

April 3 , 2019

Takagi spoke at a Lower House meeting of Komeito members on Apr. 2Takagi spoke at a Lower House meeting of Komeito members on Apr. 2

The Japanese parliament is moving toward a paperless era. Yosuke Takagi, who heads Komeito’s Diet affairs section, reported on April 2 that the House of Representatives will be examining the use of ICT (information communication technology) devices in that legislative chamber, an initiative originally proposed by Komeito. Lower House members will be looking into tablet devices to improve and enhance various parliamentary operations, an examination that will include useage in other countries and local governments, as well as data security protocols.

Komeito’s proposal calls for the intial adoption of tablets for the Lower House Committee on Rules and Administration to assess their paperless impact, with seven million yen allocated in the FY2019 budget as a result.