Japan's cybersecurity minister admits he's never used a computer

CNET | 11/15/2018 | Sean Keane
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Japanese cybersecurity minister Yoshitaka Sakurada -- not a big computer guy.

Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity said Wednesday that he hadn't used a computer, and he seemed clueless about what a USB port is.

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Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, revealed that he has no use for the devices and that he's delegated such work to his secretaries since he started running his own business when he was 25, the New York Times reported.

"I give instructions to my aide and so I don't punch into a computer myself," he said of his relationship with technology in his current role, according to the Associated Press. "But I am confident our work is flawless."

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Sakurada's also overseeing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and The Asahi Shimbun wrote last week that he "showed a stunning lack of understanding of basic issues concerning the event." Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave Sakurada responsibility for cybersecurity and the Olympics in an October cabinet reshuffle.

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