Computer Glitches Reported in Japan

From Bloomberg News

Some automatic teller machines in Japan stopped working and the Meteorological Agency reported glitches in its computers today because of disruptions some computer programmers were attributing to the extra day in February this year.

Japan’s Ministry of Posts said that as many as 1,200 of its 25,000 ATM machines stopped working. The ministry, which is investigating, said it hasn’t determined whether the stoppage was caused by the Feb. 29 critical date. The ministry said that as of 10:40 a.m. local time, 370 machines were still down.

Separately, the Meteorological Agency said it reported the amount of rainfall in some parts of Japan incorrectly after some of its computers failed to recognize the date.