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11/15/2018
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Japan Cyber Minister Says He Has Never Used a Computer

Yoshitaka Sakurada, who recently took on the role after a cabinet shuffling, says it's up to the government to deal with it.

The debate over whether computer or security expertise should dominate a CISO's credentials is long, but rarely has someone tilted the balance as far as Yoshitaka Sakurada, cybersecurity strategy chief for the Japanese government. Sakurada says he's never used a computer.

The revelation came in response to a question from a lawmaker in the lower house of the Diet. When the lawmaker expressed amazement that the person setting cybersecurity strategy has never used a computer, Sakurada responded, "It's a matter that should be dealt with by the government as a whole. I am confident that I am not at fault."

Sakurada became cyber minister in October after a cabinet shuffling in Prime Minister Sinzo Abe's government.

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REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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11/15/2018 | 1:49:44 PM
Probable safest user EVER
Cannot be personally blamed for an infection save the common cold. LOL.   Incredible dumb or brilliant. 
lunny
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lunny,
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11/19/2018 | 11:13:10 AM
Wanna bet?
If he carries a smart phone, and used it, he's used a computer.  A very powerful one at that.
jrpolan
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jrpolan,
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11/19/2018 | 3:36:21 PM
This approach is working...
for our president! he's never, uh, never done a whole lot of stuff and he's in charge of a whole country. Well, for now. 
michaelmaloney
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michaelmaloney,
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12/3/2018 | 4:42:11 AM
Re: This approach is working...
This whole situation is beyond hilarious on so many levels. One -- in today's modern era that we live in, it is surprising to know that a person has yet to use a computer. Two -- then how could he have been assigned to a cybersecurity role then? Thankfully he has been found out, else security breaches would be no breaking news to Japan's infrastructure as a whole.
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