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Japan cyber security minister has never used a computer

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Stranger things have happened, I guess, but based on the latest news, Japan cyber security minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has never used a computer and doesn't even really know what an USB drive is.

Yoshitaka Sakurada is the deputy chief of the government's cyber security strategy office and he is also the minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that Tokyo will be hosting in 2020.

He admitted during a parliament session that he has never used a computer, saying that "Since the age of 25, I have instructed my employees and secretaries, so I don't use computers myself."

This all didn't come as a surprise to other lawmakers in Japan but to people around the world. As, lets be honest, this is all pretty ridiculous.

More than that, he seems to be rather incapable of grasping numbers as well. When asked how much funding the central government would contribute to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, he answered that the sum is 1500 yen which is around $13. The real number, of course, is slightly higher, 150 billion yen.

His excuse to it all? "Since there was no prior notice about the questions, I had no idea what would be asked at the session."


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