Japan Gets a Sample of Y2K-Like Chaos

Treece, James B.
September 1999
Automotive News;9/6/1999, Vol. 74 Issue 5836, p16
Trade Publication
Describes an incident that illustrated the negative aspects of Japan's reliance on smooth-running electric and electronic systems and the need for the country to be vigilant about possible ramifications of the year 2000 date conversion problem in computer systems. Effect of the resetting of the Global Positioning System satellites' clocks on Japan's transportation system; Breakdown of the JR East train system in Tokyo.


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