The Japanese Government minister in charge of major changes to a key cyber security law has admitted he rarely uses a computer. Yoshitaka Sakurada made the revelation while being questioned by a lower house parliamentary committee.
Asked if he used a computer, Mr Sakurada appeared confident as he replied that he did not.
“I’ve had my own business since I was 25 years old and I’ve been instructing my employees and secretaries,” he said.
“So I don’t touch a computer.”
Mr Sakurada is responsible for revising a key cyber security law, part of which will facilitate intelligence sharing between government agencies and private companies.
He said he was confident that cyber security challenges would be tackled by the Government as a whole and that he was blameless.
Independent MP Masahito Imai was stunned.
“I can’t believe a person who has never touched a computer is responsible for cyber security,” he said.
Mr Sakurada is also the minister responsible for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.