Saturday November 17, 2018

Japan's Cyber-Security Minister Has "Never Used a Computer"

Japan appointed a new cyber-security minister last month, but his qualifications are up for debate following a recent admission: Yoshitaka Sakurada told a committee of lawmakers this week he "never used a computer" in his life. Sakurada, who will be overseeing cyber security for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, suggested the lack of computer experience won’t be a problem.

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A politician from the opposition Democratic Party, Masato Imai, whose question had prompted the admission, expressed surprise. "I find it unbelievable that someone who is responsible for cyber-security measures has never used a computer," he said. But Mr Sakurada responded that other officials had the necessary experience and he was confident there would not be a problem.