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  • Youth computer illiteracy on the rise in Japan
  • Youth computer illiteracy on the rise in Japan
    Shinichi Higashi (2014) ©

Youth computer illiteracy on the rise in Japan

Japan may be considered a technologically advanced country, but young people's proficiency on mobile is beginning to create a problem. Students seeking employment are more computer illiterate than their predecessors, complicating job searches and costing companies time and resources.



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