Japan cyber minister tells parliament he’s never used computers

The deputy chief of Japan’s cybersecurity strategy office told parliament this week that he doesn’t use computers.

“Since the age of 25, I have instructed my employees and secretaries, so I don’t use computers myself,” 68-year-old Yoshitaka Sakurada said, according to local media.

Sakurada, who is in charge of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games slated for Tokyo, also became confused when asked if nuclear plants in Japan used USB drives. He took a drubbing on Twitter for his admission and prompted Democratic Party member Masato Imai to say, “I find it unbelievable that someone who is responsible for cybersecurity measures has never used a computer.”

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