According to Jp. Cointelegraph, at the Senate Budget Committee meeting on January 30, the Japanese parliament discussed whether to use blockchain in official document management. In response to the questions surrounding the management of official documents, Senator Otoki of the Japan Reform Society proposed a proposal for digitizing official documents and the application of blockchain technology. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not answer directly on the grounds of "technical questions", and he gave it to the Cabinet Minister Seiguchi Kitamura to answer. Masahiro Kitamura stated that "the specific implementation method is being discussed" regarding the electronicization of administrative documents.