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Japan’s cybersecurity minister, who doesn’t use a computer, admitted that he doesn’t understand cybersecurity

But honestly.

Yoshitaka Sakurada. Photo from Facebook

Japan’s cybersecurity minister Yoshitaka Sakurada (Yoshitaka Sakurada) admitted that he “does not really understand” cybersecurity. He announced this in front of the country’s parliament during a meeting on the revision of the law on cyber security.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I myself am not very familiar with cyber security issues. My main job [as a minister] is to read aloud the written answers of [other officials] without mistakes.[/perfectpullquote]
Yoshitaka Sakurada
Minister of Cyber ​​Security of Japan

As noted by The Japan Times, Sakurada was occasionally mistaken when reading specialized documents. He also misunderstood some of the deputies’ questions and gave inappropriate answers.

Sakurada, who is responsible for hosting the Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, has been in power since October. On November 14, Sakurada admitted in parliament that he had never used a computer, since he had been engaged in consulting only since 25 years The minister was also embarrassed by the question of whether USB flash drives are being used at nuclear power plants.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]In my youth I worked hard, was very busy and did not manage to master the computer. Then I grew up in the service and began to give instructions to my staff and secretaries. I have no need now to drum on the computer keyboard.[/perfectpullquote]
Yoshitaka Sakurada
Minister of Cyber ​​Security of Japan
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