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Half of Japan’s businesses are still using Internet Explorer

Microsoft has been reminding everyone willing to listen that the end of Internet Explorer is nigh, but many businesses in Japan seemingly did not take heed.

Almost half are reportedly still using the browser. According to Nikkei, many of those companies put off making the switch to other browsers, whether that’s Microsoft’s own Edge, or others. This could cause chaos for months across the country.

Many were trapped using Internet Explorer because of systems their clients used, while others are using the browser to handle things like employee attendance and expenses. Over a fifth of the respondents didn’t have a plan for how to move away from the now-unsupported browser.

Japan does have a tendency to cling to older tech. The country’s love of technology, robots and gadgets – – is balanced out by its insistence on and the of its feature phones during the smartphone boom.

-Mat Smith

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