Japan, US to help developing nations tackle Y2K

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Japan, US to help developing nations tackle Y2K - report NEWSBYTES

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Japanese government is to propose to the US government shortly that the two work together to help developing nations tackle the year 2000 computer problem, says a report in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. A plan to send computer experts to help the countries ensure they face no Y2K related problems in the critical areas of finance, electricity, telecommunications, transportation and medical operations is currently being finalised by Japan, said the newspaper.

The experts will diagnose problems and help nations fix their systems.

Japan and the US may also offer aid to help ensure critical systems are Y2K compliant before the end of this year.

The will be proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi when he meets US President Bill Clinton next week's Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in New Zealand.

Y2K will be high on the agenda at the summit is to take place on Sunday and Monday.

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I thought Japan was in too much of a mess themselves to offer help and aid to anyone else.

-- Johnny (JLJTM@BELLSOUTH.NET), September 07, 1999


Japan? The Japanese banks only realized very recently that none of their PCs are compliant. Talk about the blind leading the blind!

-- cody (cody@y2ksurvive.com), September 07, 1999.

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