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JAPAN References 1.

For more on the issues in this dispatch, see: Murakami Wood (2020). Apps, Face Masks and Fax Machines: Japan, Technology and COVID-19. Unpublished paper, available from the author.

2. See: https://www.alt-movements. org/no_more_capitalism/ blog/2019/07/04/society50hihan 3.

See e.g. the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s dedicated COVID-19 website: https://stopcovid19.metro. tokyo.lg.jp

4. Coopersmith, J. (2015) Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine. JHU Press. 5.

See: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/ nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1088

6. See Note 5 above. 7.

According to Shigeru Omi, deputy head of the government’s advisory panel on the virus. See: https://asia. nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/ Coronavirus-Why-Japan-tested-sofew-people

8. See: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/ news/2020/05/09/national/tokyoreleases-covid-19-data

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9. See: https://asia.nikkei.com/ Spotlight/Coronavirus/Tokyo-sexcess-deaths-far-higher-thanCOVID-19-count-data-shows

10. All translations done using Google Translate and corrected by the author. See https://hatarakikata. net/11189 11. See: https://www.alt-movements. org/no_more_capitalism/ blog/2020/04/23/cyclical-pandemic 12. See: https://toyokeizai.net/ articles/-/349413 13. See: https://asia.nikkei.com/ Spotlight/Coronavirus/CoronavirusWhy-Japan-tested-so-few-people 14. See: https://doi.org/10.1186/14712458-12-1065 15. See: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/ articles/13362712 16. See: https://foreignpolicy. com/2020/05/14/japan-coronaviruspandemic-lockdown-testing 17. Code for Japan, see: https://www. code4japan.org 18. See: https://note.com/hal_sk/n/ n0e05f3482d28 19. See: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/ rd/p/000000008.000039198.html 20. See: https://english.kyodonews.net/ news/2020/04/7fc1fa19ec2djapan-govt-to-release-coronaviruscontact-tracing-app-in-may.html 21. See: https://globe.asahi.com/

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