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Y2k Gets Front Page Treatment in Japan

Highlights of "Daily Yomiuri" series:

- Most Japanese are not past denial stage. - Many companies have refused interviews about y2k. - Only 20% of financial sector have contingency plans. Less than 20% of Japanese companies have contingency plans. - Only 6% of 324 major government computer systems have y2k risk management plans. - Japan Information Service Industry estimates shortage of 15,000 computer professionals - even working 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. "It is impossible to grasp how serious the shortage of experts will become throughout the nation." (Note: I thought you said you would be testing the remediated software this year?) - Oil and gas. Japan must help other supplier countries. (My Note: How? See previous line.)

-- a (a@a.a), March 09, 1999


Good post. Sad news. Thanks a

-- Watchful (, March 09, 1999.

-- Kevin (, March 10, 1999.

MISPRINT. Should read

shortage of 15,000 computer professionals

-- a (a@a.a), March 10, 1999.

er, MISPRINT again. Should read

"shortage of 150,000 computer professionals"


-- a (a@a.a), March 10, 1999.

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