In Japan, coronavirus is accelerating the end of ‘hanko’ ink seals

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “In Japan, coronavirus is accelerating the end of ‘hanko’ ink seals” – below is their description.

    In Japan, traditional ink stamps, known as “hanko”, are used to sign everything from delivery receipts to marriage certificates. However, with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s plan to digitise the nation and with workers unable to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic because they need to physically stamp documents, the future of the seals might be in doubt. Support us:

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