Japan - Y2k hits 5 gov't offices & Osaka's earthquake detector

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03.01.2000 (January 3, 2000)


Soft budget

Software used for budget calculations at five local government offices in Gifu prefecture, central Japan, malfunctioned. The software in question was all made in 1991.

Weather or not

Japan's Science and Technology Agency's high-sensitivity earthquake detector in Osaka failed to collect information from 38 sites after systems entered the year 2000.


Source: The New Zealand Herald


-- Lee Maloney (leemaloney@hotmail.com), February 20, 2000

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