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posted by mrpg on Tuesday June 21, @09:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the big-trouble-in-little-Japan dept.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Internet-Explorer-shutdown-to-cause-Japan-headaches-for-months

Microsoft bids farewell to Internet Explorer on Thursday, stirring a sense of panic among many businesses and government agencies in Japan that waited to update their websites until the last minute.

Since April, Tokyo-based software developer Computer Engineering & Consulting has been inundated with requests for help.

[...] "They have known [about the phaseout] for a long time, but they must have postponed taking actions," said a CEC official, who expects the chaos among the procrastinated customers to last for "a few months."

[...] They said the browser was used for employee attendance management, expenses settlement and other internal tools. In some cases, they have no choice but to use Internet Explorer because of clients' systems used to handle orders. Over 20% of these respondents did not know or had not figured out how to transition to other browsers after Internet Explorer's retirement.

Government agencies are particularly slow to respond. The portal site for information on government procurement and bidding will switch its recommended browsers to Microsoft's new Edge and Google Chrome on Thursday. But for Japan Pension Service, notices concerning online applications must be viewed in Edge's Internet Explorer mode. The website of a government-backed mutual aid corporation for private schools still listed Internet Explorer as its only recommended browser.

Also:

Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21, @10:09PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21, @10:09PM (#1255085)

    you didn't wait until the last minute to order a mail order Japanese bride?

    Oh wait - that's Russia . . .

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21, @10:22PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21, @10:22PM (#1255091)

    Oh, a foreign bride?

    Wouldn't you be disappointed to get her home only to discover she wasn't compatible?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21, @10:53PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21, @10:53PM (#1255101)

      Putin is a fucking a-hole.

      Before his invasion of Crimea, I used to get several electronic letters per month helpfully addressed to my spam folder from Ukrainian nubiles seeking companionship and fun times. Now, none at all.

      Thanks a lot, Vlad.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21, @10:58PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21, @10:58PM (#1255104)

        I vill steal luff you long time, darlink. 😘

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 22, @10:12AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 22, @10:12AM (#1255309)

        I think the nations are getting played against each other big time by world level industrialists and banksters to drain financial resources from everyone to finance the warmongering.

        I believe all of us are being taken for fools. Putin too.

        Everybody is someone else's bad guy. While the banksters sell us arms, made by their industrialists, to annihilate each other.

        I have a hard time considering Putin to be my enemy.

        He's caught up in this web of deceit and lies as much as the rest of us are. If anything, this mess is a result of the military industrial complex Eisenhower spoke of.

        • (Score: 2, Interesting) by khallow on Wednesday June 22, @11:42AM

          by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 22, @11:42AM (#1255322) Journal

          I believe all of us are being taken for fools. Putin too.

          He's already adequately compensated for his role as head of a kleptocracy. It'll be interesting to see how much wealth his family and allies managed to stash away.

          I have a hard time considering Putin to be my enemy.

          I don't have similar difficulties. Brazenly evil choices are never acceptable no matter how many world level industrialists are around.

          He's caught up in this web of deceit and lies as much as the rest of us are.

          He helped spin that web.